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Hedwig Pöllöläinen
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The Migratory Connectivity Project seeks to connect people and cultures throughout the Americas by fostering the public’s appreciation for migratory birds
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SQUEEE! This is just too adorable: an adorable young sugar glide practices his gliding skills in front of a fan.
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Wild birds identify “good” seeds without first opening the shells by weighing them and by listening to the sound produced when clicking their beaks on the shell, according to a recent study
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If you love reading about birds, their evolution, ecology and behaviour, as much as i love writing about them, then please take a moment to share this with your circles. i would appreciate this very, very much!
The Sichuan bush warbler was discovered in a bush after its insect-like song attracted the notice of researchers. Nineteen years on, it has finally been relocated and confirmed as a new species to science...
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In these fascinating videos, we see how one man’s quest to merge two passions -- bird watching and beatbox music -- has created an experimental new form of music
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Xeno-canto, which hosts the largest collection of bird sound recordings in the world, recently celebrated its tenth anniversary
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This charming video features a pet cockatiel who whistles a lovely song whilst being accompanied on piano by his human
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This is the most adorable photograph and vidseo I've seen so far in 2015: A large group of tiny birds huddle together for warmth in a garage near Dunedin New Zealand, as a big snowstorm approaches.
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Feeding wild birds on bread and seed alters which species are present in urban areas by encouraging high densities of introduced bird species at the expense of native species, according to a new study
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A long-form story about how a new species of bird was discovered in central China after researchers had first noticed its distinctive song nineteen years ago. Basically, like searching for a needle in a haystack, they went back and -- amazingly -- found this bird again! Their analyses of the bird’s plumage colour, physical measurements, DNA and song confirmed their hunch that this is indeed a new bird species
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Shortlisted for the Wellcome BookPrize, Bodies of Light is a psychological, sociological and historical study of the history of medicine, of feminism, and of poverty in Victorian England.
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scientist; freelance science writer, book reviewer & photographer
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scientist, writer, birder, aviculturist, photographer, artist, bibliophile and book worm, ravenclaw
Introduction
"GrrlScientist" is the blog pseudonym. I am an evolutionary biologist, ornithologist and science writer. I write a science blog for the Guardian and another one for Nature. My writing focuses on the interface between evolution, ethology and ecology, especially (but not always) in birds. I write a popular science blog that is hosted by the Guardian and another hosted by Spektrum/Nature Network. I also research and write for the Seattle-based Bird Note Radio, and was a judge for the 2014 Guardian/Wellcome Trust popular science writing competition.

As a judge who helped select the 2013 Royal Society Young People's Book Prize shortlist, I also have a deep passion for good books, especially good science books, which I review with some regularity. I am a former member of the ScienceBlogs (now defunct) community and a former guest writer for BirdingBlogs (now defunct). 

Social progressive, politically liberal, lacking the credulity necessary to believe in invisible or supernatural life forms, in the benevolence of large corporations or in the humanity of humans. I am a Ravenclaw. 

NOTE: I rarely respond to people on G+; twitter and email are more than enough to keep me busy!


Blogs:

GrrlScientist (hosted by The Guardian)
Maniraptora (hosted by Nature Publishing Group)
Birding Blogs (index of my guest pieces)

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i can fix broken butterfly wings without harming the butterfly
Education
  • University of Washigton
    Zoology/Ornithology (PhD), 1995 - 2002
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