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Get started in birdwatching with Chris Packham

From spotting garden visitors to identifying tricky species in far-flung locations, this guide will tell you all you need to know to get the best out of birdwatching

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Why do parrots mimic sounds?

Parrots develop regional accents, and scientists think that they evolved the ability to mimic sounds to get familiar with others by imitating their dialect

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6 Birds that can’t fly

Birds fly to migrate, search for food, or to escape predators but some species have found other ways to overcome these needs rendering the need to fly useless

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Bald eagle superpowers

The majestic predator is the national bird of the United States, chosen as a symbol of strength and freedom.

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How does animal imprinting work?

In the early stages of a bird or mammal’s life they will naturally imprint on their mother, observing and learning from her so that they can survive.

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Extraordinary eggs

Eggs come in all shapes, sizes, and colours but their structure is about more than just aesthetics. Here are some of the world’s most amazing eggs and their extraordinary adaptations

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Zookeepers give helping hand to exotic starling chicks

Bird keepers at Chester Zoo have provided around-the-clock care to six exotic starling chicks. The tiny grosbeak starlings, which are native to Indonesia, have been successfully hand-reared after being fed a combination of pinky mouse and papaya every few hours … Continued

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Why is bread bad for ducks?

The Canal and River Trust conducted a survey and found that around six million loaves of bread had been thrown into the UK’s waterways in 2014. Bread is the equivalent of junk food, doesn’t contain much in the way of … Continued

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The cardinal’s song

In issue 23, we explored why birds sing and spoke about the impressive song of the cardinal, one of the most iconic bird species found in North America. It’s so iconic in fact, this much-loved bird has been named the official … Continued

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Brand new World of Animals Annual bookazine out now!

From the makers of World of Animals comes the new World of Animals Annual! We humans share our planet with the most amazing array of creatures and critters. Celebrating the weirdest and most wonderful residents of planet Earth, this book … Continued

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Owls have a spooky reputation

The hoot of an owl in the depths of the dark forests at night sent imaginations running wild. And throughout history, the shrill cries ringing through the trees haunted those that heard them…   With Halloween approaching and the great … Continued

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