Parrots

Bird Hears Black Sabbath's 'Crazy Train,' Starts Headbanging

Snowee the Cockatoo has become an internet celebrity of sorts. Thanks to a Facebook page that has garnered over 30,000 likes, videos of the bird have …

Guitar

Are parakeets set to bring havoc to our countryside?

It will soon be harvest time for the vineyards at Painshill Park and Andy Mills is keeping a wary eye on the skies. Wine has been made on this 158-acre estate near Cobham in Surrey ever since the grounds were first created in the mid 18th century by Charles Hamilton, the youngest son of the sixth …

Science

DuckTales introduces the Three Caballeros at Comic-Con

The power of three at Comic-Con 2018 was not just relegated to the <i>Charmed</i> panel.<p>During Disney’s second Comic-Con appearance with the cast of its …

Entertainment

Parakeet pecking orders, basketball match-ups, and the tenure-track

Researchers describe a new algorithm called SpringRank that uses wins and losses to quickly find rankings lurking in large networks. When tested on a …

Algorithms

The Adonit Snap 2 has a selfie camera button for snap-happy creative types

Social media domination in a snap.<p>Whether you’re a social media aficionado or an illustrator, this little gadget might just be the essential you …

Social Media

Winners of the 2018 Audubon Photography Awards

The National Audubon Society has announced the winners of their ninth annual photography contest. The winning photos, which “evoke the splendor, …

Birds

How to Train Your Dog for Your Wedding

Will your beloved pet cooperate down the aisle?<p><i>Photo by Eli Turner Studios; Planning & Design by Engaging Affairs</i><p>As more and more couples are …

Pets

VFL: Cats to face acid test

Geelong’s VFL side will enter its most difficult stretch of the season this week as the third-placed side begins its assault on the top reaches of …

Geelong

WildFire launches virtual coin platform to promote app discovery and engagement

A new platform called WildFire is launching in open beta this week, in the hope that its virtual coins can help apps get noticed and used.Based in …

Apps

Luckless Geelong midfielder injures his knee again

LUCKLESS Geelong midfielder Nakia Cockatoo has re-injured his troublesome left knee less than 10 minutes into his VFL return on Sunday.<p>A visibly …

Soft Tissue

Jonathan Jones: The Land of Parrots

Australia is often referred to as the land of parrots. We have more than 56 species of parrots, from the smallest, the double-eyed fig parrot …

Birds

She Gave The Repairman Some Advice But When He Didn’t Follow It... OH DEAR!

1 day ago<p>Laura's dishwasher quit working so she called a repairman. Since she had to go to work the next day, she told the repairman, "I'll leave the …

Parrots

A Cockatoo Reacts to a Blanket Disappearing Act!

2 hours ago<p>You know how all these people are faking a disappearance on their dogs and such? Here's what happened when the pet in question is a …

Florida

Probability: The Probability Formula | GMAT practice question

Correct.<p>[[snippet]]<p>The number of animals in total is: 200 crocodiles + 250 owls + 150 parrots + 400 fish = 1000<p>There are two types of birds: owls and …

Birds

Cockatoo Panics When Owner Disappears

(YouTube link)<p>Remember the cat that got upset when her owner disappeared? A guy in Romania pulled the same disappearing act in front of his cockatoo. …

Webcomics

New hope for Cockatoo Island's iron ore mine, after two floods and a sale that fell through - ABC Rural - ABC News

It's the iron ore mine that has spent more time under water than in production. The Cockatoo Island mine sits off the remote West Kimberley coast, …

Australia

How the Oregon Zoo's taking visitors 'Behind the Scenes' (Photos) - Portland Business Journal

By Cathy Cheney <br>– Staff Photographer, Portland Business Journal<p>Jul 5, 2018, 2:04pm PDT<p>Remember the 2008 bond measure that gave the Oregon Zoo $125 …

Portland, OR

SOCCER-Parisian parrot's prophecy: France to beat Uruguay

PARIS, July 5 (Reuters) - Newton the parrot, the latest prophet of the animal kingdom to give World Cup forecasts, reckons France will beat Uruguay …

France

10:04am: Bird lovers sound the alarm as macaw numbers dwindle by WLRN - Listen to music

Parrots

Why Do We Not Follow the Bible Sometimes? Some Examples - An Excerpt from The Blue Parakeet, 2nd Edition by Scot McKnight

Our all-too-glib and frequently heard Christian claim to practice whatever the Bible says annoys me. You might be annoyed that I just said this, but …

Christianity

Cockatoo Drawing Hints at Medieval Trade Routes

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA—<i>The Guardian</i> reports that historians have identified a likely image of a cockatoo in a thirteenth-century Latin manuscript …

Archaeology

700-year-old Vatican drawing of Australian bird rewrites medieval trade route history

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A drawing of an Australasian cockatoo by a Roman Emperor has revealed trade routes between Southeast Asia and Europe were flourishing around 250 years earlier than previously thought, according to a paper published by the University of Melbourne.<p>The 700-year-old drawing by Holy …

Science

13th century cockatoo images question Australia-Europe trade history

The drawings of a cockatoo gifted to Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II of Sicily are dated between 1241-1248. The cockatoo would have taken a …

Birds

Bird images in Vatican manuscript suggest early trade route between Australia, Europe

Bird images in Vatican manuscript suggest early trade route between Australia, Europe<p>Source: Xinhua 2018-06-26 14:58:37<p>by Duncan Murray<p>SYDNEY, June …

News (China)

Images of cockatoo on 13th-century Vatican manuscript inspire trade route rethink

Holy Emperor’s falconry guide shows the oldest known European depiction of the bird<p>On the margins of a 13th-century manuscript written by Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II, are more than 900 illustrations of birds and falconers. Among the usual hawks, herons, and sparrows familiar to European readers …

Offbeat News

13th century cockatoo illustration shows Australia wasn't a 'dark continent', and trade flourished

A 13th-century illustration of an Australasian cockatoo debunks the myth Australia was "a dark continent" and reveals trade routes around the …

Entertainment (Australia)

Cockatoo identified in 13th Century European book

<b>Researchers have discovered the oldest-known European illustrations of an Australasian cockatoo, in a manuscript from the 13th Century.</b><p>Four drawings of the white bird were found in a falconry book once owned by Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II. The book is now in the Vatican Library.<p>They pre-date …

News

13th century drawing of cockatoo sparks rethink on ancient trade routes

<b>(CNN) —</b> Drawings of an Australasian cockatoo found in a 13th century manuscript in the Vatican library suggest that trade routes around Australia were thriving during medieval times, according to a study published in the journal Parergon.<p>The four drawings were found in the "De Arte Venandi cum …

Drawing

Discovery of earliest European depiction of cockatoo in medieval book rewrites history of global trade

Historians have found drawings of a cockatoo in an 800-year-old book owned by the Vatican, suggesting far more extensive early trade links between Europe and Australasia than previously thought.<p>The four images of the cockatoo – the oldest of their kind - appear in a medieval book called The Art of …

Ancient History

Medieval Trade Routes Brought a Cockatoo From Australia to Italy

Long before Europeans reached Australia, the two continents were connected.<p>The first time a European ship landed in Australia, as far as anyone can …

University of Melbourne