The Maine
An artful dialogue about the wonders of the state.

Tag: ornithology


text and haiku by Kristen Lindquist Hurricane Sandy, Extra-tropical Storm Sandy, Big Huge Storm Sandy, or whatever you want to call it,  is headed our way after already wreaking havoc on the mid-Atlantic states on up. When a big storm system moves through during a migration season, some birders get excited, anticipating unusual southern–even tropical–species […]

The Belted Kingfisher

text by Tony Oppersdorff photographs as noted Female eastern belted kingfisher, wet from a dive. (photo by David White)  Sexual Dimorphism: Vive la Différence  Sexual dimorphism is a tidy phrase that means males and females of a species can be distinguished by their size, color, shape, or structure. Such phenotypic differences are familiar: male African […]

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