Rare ptarmigan chicks hatched in breeding program at Toyama zoo

Jun 18, 2017

Rare ptarmigan chicks hatched in breeding program at Toyama zoo

Two artificially incubated rock ptarmigan eggs have hatched in a government-backed breeding program, according to zoo officials in the city of Toyama. It was the first time that eggs from captive-bred birds of the species, similar to pheasants and grouse, were artificially incubated and hatched ...

Japanese golden eagles face extinction as numbers dive

Mar 16, 2015

Japanese golden eagles face extinction as numbers dive

There are now only 500 or so Japanese golden eagles living in the wild as environmental changes deprive the birds of their habitat, according to a study by a research group. The Society for Research of Golden Eagle Japan warns that the subspecies is facing ...

Natural strategies to cope with winter

| Feb 7, 2015

Natural strategies to cope with winter

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Jan. 19 is officially the coldest day of winter. Called daikan (major cold), the day coincided with some truly bitter weather in northern Japan this year. The mercury plummeted to minus 27.3 in Furano, central Hokkaido, and minus 31.3 in Esashi in the southwest, ...

Jan 30, 2015

Myanmar tallies 1,114 bird species, 20 previously unrecorded

An extensive survey of birds in Myanmar has revealed nearly two dozen not known to have existed in the country, including a large black seabird with a ballooning red neck sack and a tiny black-and-white falconet with a surprised, pandalike expression. The Great Frigate and ...