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Wild Stream
In A Nightingales’ Map of Berlin, the city is celebrated as a refuge for these summer visitors. BBC Radio 3, 6 June Presenter and film-maker Hannah Stitfall meets wildlife enthusiasts around the world in this BBC Earth Facebook series.
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Flight Of Fancy
The adult male Stylops, on the face of it, is the most normal-looking stage in the life-cycle, though scrutinise him a little closer and things get a bit squiffy. His flying apparatus is a pair of strange wings with the appearance of a heavily folded
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Number 3 Tigers
CHAMPIONED BY VIVEK MENON founder & executive director of Wildlife Trust of India/senior advisor to IFAW Tigers are the kings and queens of Asian forests. Everything about the tiger is majestic. It’s a keystone species of temperate and tropical fore
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Star Photo
I encountered this beautiful bird on my daily walk with my rescue dog called Bertie Cheesecake. The little robin posed for me on the bush and was happy to model. Robins are my favourite bird and definitely a sign that my lovely nan is watching out fo
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Sound Systems Of The Sea
In oceans around the world, marine animals are making quite a noise. It’s long been known that cetaceans such as whales and dolphins use sound to locate food, to navigate and to communicate, but new research is revealing fascinating other uses for th
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In Focus
Thanks to the nearby Gulf Stream, the waters around South Bimini Island in the Bahamas team with all manner – and size – of sea life, and anglers come to land tuna, marlin and swordfish among other giants. The Bahamas is a shark sanctuary where you’l
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The Sea Of Life
I can see the sea!” my brother and I would shout out in unison as we crested the hill at Mariakani, one of the coastal settlements overlooking the port of Mombasa, where the East African coast meets the Indian Ocean. It was that first glimpse of the
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By contacting us, you consent to let us print your letter in BBC Wildlife Magazine. Letters may be edited. I wonder whether James Fair’s article on orangutans (The $80 million question, April 2021) isn’t unduly optimistic, particularly in its upbeat
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Species To Look Out For
No larger than a blue tit, a combination of a black cap and pale cheeks should eliminate every other species, other than marsh tit. The best way, in fact, to separate these two very similar relatives is by call. Willow tits have unfortunately been in
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The Sea Of Life...
What’s your favourite animal? It’s not the first time you’ve heard that question, and most of us have a stock answer at the ready. Mine, since you ask, is the polar bear. Of course, it’s of little importance to anybody but me which I choose, but that
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The Expert View
The world’s five dipper species are among the most extraordinary of all songbirds in being adapted uniquely to swim, dive and feed on river insects or small fishes. Their UK fortunes are mixed. Slow decline along formerly clean hill streams contrasts
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Your Photos
Amazing images taken by our readers Enter our Your Photos competition at discoverwildlife. com/submit-your-photos I was on an expedition cruise to New Zealand and our group was exploring Doubtful Sound when a pod of bottlenose dolphins appeared and
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Meet the NEW BIG 5
The Big Five is an old term used by colonial-era hunters in Africa for the most prized and dangerous animals to shoot and kill: elephant, rhino, leopard, Cape buffalo and lion. I think there’s a better idea: to celebrate the animals we share the plan
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Now Over To You...
BBC WILDLIFE MAGAZINE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD BBC Wildlife Magazine’s editor Paul McGuinness has selected his Editor’s Choice Award (see p76). But now it’s your turn. Go to bbcwildlife-peoples-choice and you can vote in the inaug
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Young pine martens, or kits, are making their first forays from dens deep in tree cavities this month. Once one of our commonest mammals, second only to weasels in their abundance, pine marten populations plummeted between the 16th and 19th centuri
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The People Behind Our Stories
The writer and ecologist finds out why the British tree bumblebee boom is good news. “They pose no threat to native UK bumblebees by competing for nesting spaces or food resources,” she says. See p32 The Springwatch presenter shares her views on the
BBC Wildlife Magazine3 мин. чтенияBiology
If you want to find an animal that is odd with a host of strange adaptations and a convoluted and complex lifestyle to match, then you can’t go far wrong with a parasite. Parasites are masters of subterfuge that have evolved highly specialised tricks
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The Journey Continues…
The New Big 5 project has worked with wildlife charities around the world, such as the Jane Goodall Institute, Conservation International, WildAid, Greenpeace, Strong Roots Congo and Save Pangolins, to produce articles on the New Big 5 website. There
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Samuel West
It’s a brilliantly odd bird, in habitat, behaviour and appearance. Like a huge, stocky, neckless wren with a white bib; in a country house murder mystery, the dipper plays the butler. They curtsey from a rock in the middle of a fast stream, then thro
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Number 2 Polar Bears
The first time I saw a polar bear was in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, overlooking Western Hudson Bay. I spotted the bear standing along the coast. He sauntered over to the tundra buggy and sat just a few metres away, nose in the air, looking right up
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Wild Salmon Genetic Diversity In Decline Due To ‘Stocking’
A collection of salmon scales kept by generations of Swedish fishermen and fisheries biologists over a century has given a unique insight into the human impact on fish populations. The Swedish study focused on the Baltic region, which is heavily dom
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Number 1 Elephants
Elephants and their relatives have occupied nearly all habitats on earth. They’re ‘ecosystem engineers’. An ongoing study by Princeton University at Mpala Ranch in Kenya reveals that excluding elephants from the environment has a significant impact o
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Rare European Vulture Killed By Livestock Drug
Acinereous vulture in Spain has become the first European vulture to have been killed by diclofenac, the controversial livestock drug that has wiped out millions of vultures across much of the Indian subcontinent. Conservationists are now deeply co
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Species That Use Acoustic Crypsis
Pygmy sperm whales get their groove on with NBHF signals, but add in some colour as well. They eject an ink-like liquid to deter predators, much like squid and octopuses do. It’s a very nifty adaptation. The endangered La Plata dolphin lives in riv
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Give The Hogs A Home
I read Hugh Warwick’s article on hedgehogs (Helping hedgehogs, spring 2021) with interest as I have a lot to do with them in my own way. A few years ago, I found a hedgehog and five hoglets in one of my hoggy boxes in late October, and knew survive t
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Secrets Of The Sleeping Cephalopods
It’s difficult enough to know what’s going on inside the head of a fellow human, let alone a member of a different species – especially one that doesn’t even have a backbone. But new research on the brain function of sleeping octopuses reveals striki
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Whispering Grass
SHANE GROSS is an award-winning Canadian marine conservation photojournalist.
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