Dinosaur of the week: Bateleur

BateleurThese beautiful Terathopius ecaudatus were doing their morning preening in Kruger Park when I spotted them.

This near-threatened eagle species is in danger because of habitat loss, poisoning, pesticides and trapping for international trade.


Dinosaur of the week: Black-chinned Siskin

I saw this Spinus barbatus on Carcass Island. The species seems to be alright and one of the few lucky ones which isn’t threatened.


Dinosaur of the week: Black-browed Albatross

black-browed albatross

Thalassarche melanophris lives circumpolar in the southern oceans. I saw these two and their colony on West Point Island in the Falklands.

The numbers of the black-browed mollymawk are decreasing, and the species is labelled Nearly Threatened. Longline fishing kills the birds as does trawl fishing, and of course plastic intake kills too.