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Category: Birds and Animals

Birds with itchy feathers flock together Claxton, Norfolk: A wood pigeon and blackbird take up bizarre positions to relieve the impact of ectoparasites

The Victorian naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace once called feathers “the masterpiece of nature” and “the perfectest venture imaginable”. Grammar aside, you can see what he meant. The obvious expression of it is their gift of flight. Take the young swifts Read More