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Apr

11 masterfully painted eggs, straight from the bird
Easter may bring on a riot of festively decorated eggs, but birds mastered the art long ago.

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Apr

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Apr

The staff here at Mother Nature Network have been drawing birds in honor of Draw A Bird Day. (How else would we celebrate?)

See all of our drawings here on the MNN Editors’ Blog.

And once you read the story behind Draw A Bird Day, you’ll want to draw one too.

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Apr

On Draw A Bird Day, you know what to doThe unofficial holiday is celebrated worldwide on April 8, and after you read the story behind it, you’re going to want to draw one.
We’ll be drawing birds on Tuesday. What about you?

On Draw A Bird Day, you know what to do
The unofficial holiday is celebrated worldwide on April 8, and after you read the story behind it, you’re going to want to draw one.

We’ll be drawing birds on Tuesday. What about you?

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Apr

How to get birds to eat out of your handWith the proper preparation, you can have little chickadees snacking away in the palm of your hand.

How to get birds to eat out of your hand
With the proper preparation, you can have little chickadees snacking away in the palm of your hand.

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Mar

When an egg breaks, what do you do? Grab the tape and glue and see what hatches.

When an egg breaks, what do you do? Grab the tape and glue and see what hatches.

Endangered nene geese return to Oahu, hatch 3 chicksNene are Hawaii’s state bird, but they haven’t been reported on the populous island of Oahu in centuries. That finally changed this week when officials revealed two nene are raising a family there.

Endangered nene geese return to Oahu, hatch 3 chicks
Nene are Hawaii’s state bird, but they haven’t been reported on the populous island of Oahu in centuries. That finally changed this week when officials revealed two nene are raising a family there.

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Mar

Endangered bird hatches from egg held together with glue, tape
From repairing crushed eggs to developing alluring perfumes that encourage breeding, conservationists are determined to save New Zealand’s rare kakapo.

Why go to this much trouble? You won’t believe how hard these birds are to save.

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Mar

9 photos celebrating the snowy owl irruption
The record-setting number of snowy owls that trekked south for the winter has been a boon for birders and photographers. Larry Keller’s images capture the species at its best.

Watch this rare parrot’s hilarious attempt to mate with a photographerComedian Stephen Fry and zoologist Mark Carwardine traveled to New Zealand to see the kakapo, one of the rarest parrots in the world. The birds are known for their sociable nature and will often approach humans. Carwardine learned just how friendly the kakapo can be when a parrot attempted to mate with him.

Watch this rare parrot’s hilarious attempt to mate with a photographer
Comedian Stephen Fry and zoologist Mark Carwardine traveled to New Zealand to see the kakapo, one of the rarest parrots in the world.
 
The birds are known for their sociable nature and will often approach humans. Carwardine learned just how friendly the kakapo can be when a parrot attempted to mate with him.