Category Archives: Aves

Theropod Thursday 53: Snow White

Last Monday, work took me to the Weltvogelpark Walsrode (wikipedia). It is really weird that I haven’t been there before, and I was determined to make the most of this visit, despite a so-so weather forecast. The Weltvogelpark is a … Continue reading

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Theropod Thursday 52: pulling a leg! Erhm….rather: pulling a tail!

Hungry I am. An aardwolf (Proteles cristata), too. A hungry aardwolf. Yep, that’s it. A hungry aardwolf. Now get me my food. Now! This is the elusive critter that David Hone, my esteemed colleague with plenty of zoo experience, and … Continue reading

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“snapshot” – that word is usually used to describe an amateurish photograph (unless you are talking about a screen capture on your computer). But the term is not so much tied to the low level of professional knowledge as rather … Continue reading

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Theropod Thursday 51: a Spechtschmiede

It’s been a very long time since the last Theropod Thursday post, and I promise to increase the posting ratio a bit in the near future. Theropods are cool – after all, they are the sister group to the really … Continue reading

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Dinosaurs in the Natural History Museum of LA County

The annual meetings of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP) usually include an evening reception with a talk open to a wider audience at the local natural history museum. Usually OK food, expensive booze, and a lot of fun is … Continue reading

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Tierpark hummingbird revisited

Dieser Beitrag auf Deutsch. Last winter I spent a fun day in the Tierpark with my colleague Dave Hone, a day that included some fun in the Krokodilhaus. Dave’s camera got all fogged up inside, whereas mine worked perfectly. In … Continue reading

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Newbie sighting at Tierpark Berlin (not!)

Dieser Beitrag auf Deutsch. Recently, I posted a short piece on my view on the rather ridiculous turns the debate about the Tierpark Berlin-Friedrichsfelde has taken. As I mentioned, there are quite a few points that should see improvement, although … Continue reading

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