The newsletter is a day late, as I spent Saturday making my way back home from Berlin, where I spoke at a Wikimedia event, at OEB 2019, and on a panel …
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This week’s Columbidae is the red-knobbed imperial pigeon, which lives in the Solomon Islands Archipelago and the Bismarck Archipelago. It is listed as…
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This week’s Columbidae is the mourning dove, once known as the Carolina turtledove, once believed to be the closest living relative of the extinct pass…
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This week’s Columbidae is the socorro dove, a bird that is extinct in the wild. As the Wikipedia entry laments, the socorro “show little fear of humans…
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This week’s Columbidae is the tooth-billed pigeon. Critically endangered and a relative of the extinct Dodo, the tooth-billed pigeon is the national bi…
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This week’s Columbidae is the pink pigeon. The bird, which is native to Mauritius, very nearly went extinct in the early 1990s when there were only ten…
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This week’s Columbidae is the pink-headed fruit dove, also known as Temminck’s fruit pigeon — named after Coenraad Jacob Temminck, a Dutch zoologist. T…
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This week’s pigeon is the kererū, a large, wood pigeon from New Zealand. (Image credits) The bird, which one conservation group describes as “clumsy, d…
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This week’s pigeon is an Indian Fantail Pigeon. (Image credits) According to one story, Indian Fantail Pigeons first came to the US in 1926, shipped in…
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This week’s Columbidae is a diamond dove. This is a very small pigeon — not much larger than a canary. (Image credits) This week was a very long year. …
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This week's Columbidae is a white-winged dove. (Image credits) “Just like a white-winged dove sings a song sounds like she’s singing whoo baby whoo sai…
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Moments after I hit “send” on last week’s HEWN, news broke that the head of the MIT Media Lab, Joi Ito, had resigned. But if his departure was supposed…
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