Tuesday, 17 Jul 2018
Category: Animal club

A History of Birds. Goldfinch

This bird’s name is of ancient origin, so that even in Anglo-Saxon texts it was referred to as the goldfinc . Yet it has also been widely known for many centuries as the thistle-finch, because of its love of the seeds from that plant. Indeed, the scientific name for the goldfinch, Carduelis carduelis , is […]

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Woodpecker

A History of Birds. Woodpecker

Woodpeckers are colourful birds with unique wood-chiselling behaviour, and this seems to have suggested to our ancient ancestors that they were in some way special. Maybe they were even linked with the gods themselves. The Romans called the woodpecker by the name picus, and held it in particular reverence. The historian Plutarch gives three explanations […]

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the peacock

A History of Birds. Peacock

Despite its origins thousands of miles away on the Indian subcontinent, the peacock was known to the Anglo-Saxons, who called it the po or pauo , a word derived from the bird’s Roman name, pavo. Technically, the word ‘peacock’ describes the male of the species only, the female being the ‘peahen’, and together they are termed ‘peafowl’. However, in modern popular usage […]

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small dogs

Dogs Behavior and its Correction

Dog owners often feel that their dog must be punished to get rid of his aggressive dogs behavior. Unfortunately, even after punishing the dog, even when it was done under the instruction of a trainer, these dog owners end up calling someone like me because their dog still behaves aggressively. When I worked with aggressive […]

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dog bites

Dogs Bites and Their Severity Levels

Has your dog ever bitten anyone? How bad was the dogs bites? If your dog has already bitten, you know why I’m asking these questions. But even if your dog has not bitten yet, thinking about these questions will help you get a handle on how badly the dog may potentially hurt someone. Ian Dunbar, […]

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