The Function of Ocelli (false eyes) In Raptors

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Some falcons, hawks and owls have two ocelli (eye-like patches or “false eyes”) on the back of their head. Their function may not be as presumed. […]

Williamson’s Sapsuckers Attending To Domestic Duties

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A whole host of cavity nesting bird species rely on dead and dying trees for their nest holes but when those “snags” are prematurely removed by man the resource disappears and birds suffer. […]