One rarity that only calls from high tree canopies, calls that echo exactly like a water drop. Since they never come down from the canopies, it was extremely difficult to photograph this while balancing high on a tree branch with a torch and camera. The gushing wind and lashing rains added another difficulty level. Got a video and this shot after almost two hours. Happy with the outcome after all that was put at stake. Here's the link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBlowBV9...
It measures approximately 8.5 cm long. The adult male has a green tuft with darker long plume, clear gray belly with a big blue stain. Birds from the south of State of São Paulo to the south have blue tufts. It is green on the back with black and white in the corners of the brown tail. Young males and females are green on the back and light gray on the belly with a white paint behind the eyes; the beak is short and straight.
One of the resident species of Himalayan birds. Spotted this individual on a bank of the stream, taking short flights to catch insects. Fantails are very active and agile birds displaying amazing aerobatic and intricate looping flights while using their fanned tail to catch insects in flight.
For the developers at New York start-up Networked Organisms, smartphones are the butterfly nets of the 21st Century. Their tool, Project Noah, lets people upload photos of plants and wildlife around them, creating a map of the natural world and contributing to scientific research in the process.
Bespectacled scientists of yore would carry around hefty field guides, made up of hundreds of pages of text and photos. But these days, smartphone owners have a lighter option: an app called Project Noah, which aims to help people identify plants and animals as well as collect data from "citizen scientists" about where certain species are located.
Project Noah enables us to be part of a more focused online community where we can learn more about wildlife around us and contribute to scientific research. It pulls participants into deeper, more meaningful engagement by enabling people to go on “missions” to collectively map changes based on sightings.
A modern invention that may also hold the key to saving species in the future. Project Noah is a global study that encourages nature lovers to document the wildlife they encounter, using a purpose built phone app and web community. In addition to the virtual "collection" of species, Project Noah encourages citizen science by linking up with existing surveys including the International Spider Survey and the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network.