Two EUROPEAN MAGPIES (‘Pica pica’) in Madrid (Spain).
Vital Statistics: Place of Origin: Switzerland Group: Herding dog Height: males 17-21 in., females 16-20 in. Weight: 55-66 lbs. Life span: 11-13 yrs. Trainability: high Good with children: with early socialization, yes Good with other pets: need supervision What is the origin of the Entlebucher? The Entlebucher has its origins in Switzerland. It is one […]
Symbols are used to communicate many different ideas. The use of symbols dates far back and can be found throughout the Bible. Animals and birds are popularly used as symbols to represent areas of importance. As State symbols, animals and birds representative of each State have special meaning for that State. In 1926, Kentucky was […]
Two hundred years ago, North American researchers began the practice of placing leg bands on wild birds in order to keep track of their habits. This practice was continued with imported birds by the United States Department of Agriculture to help avoid outbreaks of diseases. After an outbreak of psittacosis, restrictions were set on bird […]