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A bufflehead duck (Bucephala albeola), photographed at the Bronx Zoo.

A Steller’s jay (Cyanocitta stelleri), photographed at Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah.

The skeletons of female (larger, background) and male (smaller, foreground) Dinornis robustus, with a pigeon skeleton for comparison. From Allentoft et al 2010. A little more than 700 years ago, multiple species of the gigantic, flightless birds called moas were still running around New Zealand. They ranged over almost the entirety of the North and…

A keel-billed toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus), photographed at the Central Park, Zoo.

A short-billed dowitcher (Limnodromus griseus), photographed in Cape May, New Jersey.

This bird has the moves

I can’t say that I’m a fan the music choice, but I have to admit, this bird can dance to the beat better than I can. This is Snowball, “a medium sulphur crested Eleanora cockatoo,” who’s apparently a big fan of the Backstreet Boys.

Photo of the Day #8: Male Peacock

Some of you may have noticed some changes to the front page of Sb and some new photos in the category sections, and I’m proud to say that one of my photos made the cut for this week under the Life Science section. Hence, I’ve decided to post the “full” version of the photo here.…