Friday, October 9, 2009

Recent bird-related news

I have an ongoing fascination with bird-mounted cameras and communications. In fact, last February I did a show about early aerial photography done with carrier pigeons:

Nathan Abels, “Neubronner’s Photographers, 1904”, 11x10”, Charcoal on Paper

In recent news, they've mounted cameras on Antarctic albatrosses:

photo from Antartic albatross cam.

Image/story from Wired:
"Tiny cameras attached to the backs of four Antarctic albatrosses have revealed a clever feeding strategy: Instead of randomly scanning the open ocean for prey, some birds appear to fly alongside killer whales and scavenge for scraps left by the mammalian predators."

and Pigeon transfers data faster than South Africa's Telkom.

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