Canada Goose

During the past week, I’ve heard Canada geese calling from a beaver-engineered wetland near my home. Listening to the deep, musical  honking, I decided that Branta canadensis, the Canada goose,...

Laughing Kookaburra

This week’s featured bird is the laughing kookaburra, Dacelo novaeguineae. An Aussie icon, the laughing kookaburra occurs only in Australia. It inhabits non-arid habitats in the eastern mainland...

Double-collared Sunbird

Since I missed last week’s “bird-of-the-week” post (my apologies; I’m writing like mad these days), this week’s featured bird is a two-fer. Both birds are from Southern A...

Crested Pigeon

This week we return to Australia for our featured bird, the crested pigeon, Ocyphaps lophotes. Like other pigeon and dove species, the crested pigeon is a member of the avian family Columbidae, a grou...