Tag Archives: Ornithology

Strange Science: Giant Penguins

A paleontologist in New Zealand has found fossilized penguin bones that indicate the existence of a penguin as tall as a human. Crossvallia waiparensis is the name given to this newly discovered species, which features leg bones that indicate this … Continue reading

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More Ornithology and Some Cryptozoology

If you enjoyed this week’s story about unusual birds, you might also enjoy these stories! “Cryptoid Sonics: An Investigation into the Use of Cryptozoological Sounds” by Andy Brown (considerations of cryptids for military and other applications) (available in MSJ Spring … Continue reading

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Fiction: In Communion with the Invisible Flock: Erasmus Karl and the Nidificant Manuscript

An essay by Luisa Sontag, as provided by George Salis Art by Leigh Legler “If thy heart were a nest, thou would begat many birds.” –The Purloined Philosophia by Boris of Aventaria There has been much controversy, even mythology, surrounding … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Communication between Birds and Humans

While many people chirp or make other noises at their pet birds or birds in the wild, humans and birds in Mozambique actually communicate with one another through the sounds they make. The Yao people of Mozambique and the honeyguide … Continue reading

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The Wing Collector

An essay by an anonymous collector, as provided by H. Pueyo Art by Leigh Legler The anatomy of their bodies is quite singular–a single head, two normal arms and legs of varying sizes, a common torso of proportionate shape, slightly … Continue reading

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The Observer’s Paradox

An essay by Sorcha Bell, as provided by Judith Field Art by Leigh Legler I stand on the edge of the giddying cliff. The sea crashes below. “Skildir,” I whisper. The word catches on the wind. Soon the sun will … Continue reading

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