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April 15th, 2019, 9:06 pm

Picasso Período Azul Bowerbird:
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Early Georgia O'Keefe BowerBird:
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Andy Warhol Bowerbird:
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And Bankster Bowerbird attracting a female :-))
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Today I saw a crow making strange noises with her beak closed. I thought that the poor thing had eaten chewing gum and glued the beak shut. However, a very attractive lady passing by told me "do not worry, she's been gorging on apricots".

I've been sitting until 2am on Sunday preparing a presentation for work about my recent research results, and the crow flies around the park and stuffs her belly with apricots. There ain't no justice in this world.
 
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April 18th, 2019, 11:31 am

Picasso Período Azul Bowerbird:
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Early Georgia O'Keefe BowerBird:
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Andy Warhol Bowerbird:
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And Bankster Bowerbird attracting a female :-))
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Last summer I cleaned the chimney. It was full of blue razors clothes pegs in the jaybird's nest. They have blue eyes. 
 
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April 18th, 2019, 12:45 pm

What happened to the nesting birds?
 
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April 18th, 2019, 1:09 pm

Don't worry, the nest was empty and jays wouldn't reuse it (it's related to the vegetation period of trees on which they feed).
 
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April 28th, 2019, 10:26 pm

Humans not the only species to domesticate wolves?

https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog ... riendships

https://academic.oup.com/jmammal/articl ... 129/864820

"Mixed-species associations generally form to increase foraging success or to aid in the detection and deterrence of predators. While mixed-species associations are common among mammals, those involving carnivorous predators and potential prey species are seldom reported. On the Guassa Plateau, in the Ethiopian highlands, we observed solitary Ethiopian wolves (Canis simensis) foraging for rodents among grazing gelada monkey (Theropithecus gelada) herds. The tolerant and sometimes prolonged (> 1h) associations contrasted with the defensive behaviors exhibited by geladas toward other potential predators. Ethiopian wolves spent a higher proportion of time foraging and preyed more successfully on rodents when among geladas than when alone, providing evidence that gelada herds increase the vulnerability of subterranean rodents to predation. Ethiopian wolves appear to habituate gelada herds to their presence through nonthreatening behavior, thereby foregoing opportunistic foraging opportunities upon vulnerable juvenile geladas in order to feed more effectively on rodents. For Ethiopian wolves, establishing proximity to geladas as foraging commensals could be an adaptive strategy to elevate foraging success. The novel dynamics documented here shed light on the ecological circumstances that contribute to the stability of mixed groups of predators and potential prey."
 
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April 28th, 2019, 10:50 pm

I feel for the Ethiopian rodents.
 
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April 29th, 2019, 4:26 pm

I knew that the Lotka-Voltera model was wrong!
 
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April 29th, 2019, 10:53 pm

You can improve any model by including monkeys in it.
 
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April 29th, 2019, 11:02 pm

Any Monkey Can Beat The Market

"Princeton University professor Burton Malkiel claimed in his bestselling book, A Random Walk Down Wall Street, that “A blindfolded monkey throwing darts at a newspaper's financial pages could select a portfolio that would do just as well as one carefully selected by experts.”

“Malkiel was wrong,” stated Rob Arnott, CEO of Research Affiliates, while speaking at the IMN Global Indexing and ETFs conference earlier this month. “The monkeys have done a much better job than both the experts and the stock market.”"
 
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