New Mama: First Utah condor chick at Zion National Park
by Brett Prettyman
The birth announcement is official — biologists from federal and state agencies, as well as a nonprofit group, have finally confirmed that a pair of California condors nesting in Zion National Park have produced a chick.
"This is the first documented occurrence of California condors raising a chick in Utah," Eddie Feltes, condor project manager with The Peregrine Fund, said in a release. "This is great news.This pair of condors — and their newly-hatched chick — could be a major step toward California condors re-establishing themselves in southern Utah." …
(read more: The Salt Lake Tribune)
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Venomous vs poisonous! If this one’s too small, you can read it on my site here. The animals are: northern copperhead, cane toad, tiger keelback snake, hooded pitohui, northern short-tailed shrew.
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ABC Bird of the Week: Inca Tern
This striking bird occupies part of the same habitat ruled by the ancient Inca Empire in South America. Inca Terns are best known by their dashing white mustaches, which are found on both male and female birds.
The species is found only near the cold waters of the Humboldt Current, where the birds feed on anchovies and other small fish. Like Least Terns, Inca Terns feed by plunge diving and surface dipping. The birds also scavenge scraps from sea lions, dolphins, and fishing boats. Declining fish stocks are one of the reasons for this species’ population decline.
It’s a gregarious species, nesting in colonies of several thousand birds. This recording from Pantanos de Villa Wildlife Refuge outside of Lima, Peru, gives an idea of what these colonies are like…
(read more: American Bird Conservancy)
photo by Greg Homel
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Staff Pick: John La Farge’s “Spring” seamlessly marries Eastern style and composition with a Western-inspired motif. You can see it in the newly renovated American art gallery 111.
“Spring,” 1901-2, designed by John La Farge, assembled by Thomas Wright, and painted by Juliette Hanson
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Can you imagine posing as the face of Christ for Rembrandt van Rijn? Evidence supports that Rembrandt used his neighbor in the Jewish Quarter of Amsterdam as the model for this moving depiction of Christ. Rembrandt, born today in 1606, had an uncanny ability to capture the face of humanity in his work.
”Head of Christ,” c. 1648–56, by Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn
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Happy birthday to Edgar Degas. Although most recognized for his paintings, the French artist also explored sculpture. The original wax version of this bronze ballerina caused somewhat of a sensation when exhibited in 1881. Why do you think it was controversial?
”Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen,” executed in wax 1878–81, cast in bronze after 1922, by Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas
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Part of what made Wonder Woman so popular, especially among girls, was her physicality. She used her strength to save the day as much as she used her intelligence. She’s an Amazonian Warrior after all and can hold her own against some of the strongest Gods. Here Wonder Woman has just decidedly won a boxing match with Mars the Roman God of War.
Splash Page From
WONDER WOMAN #2 (Sept. 1942)
Art by H.G. Peter
Words by William Moulton Marston
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