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Not a movie, but I recently got a Nintendo Switch and am playing Zelda:Breath of the Wild.  There are a ton of fairly accurately placed NA bird calls in there.  Chickadees during the day, Whip-poor-wills at night.  I can also take photos of "Lifer" birds in there that I think are fictional (haven't looked it up).🤣  

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1 hour ago, chipperatl said:

Not a movie, but I recently got a Nintendo Switch and am playing Zelda:Breath of the Wild.  There are a ton of fairly accurately placed NA bird calls in there.  Chickadees during the day, Whip-poor-wills at night.  I can also take photos of "Lifer" birds in there that I think are fictional (haven't looked it up).🤣  

The fact that you have to photograph all the wildlife for a task in that game immediately set off that mindset in me.

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3 hours ago, chipperatl said:

Not a movie, but I recently got a Nintendo Switch and am playing Zelda:Breath of the Wild.  There are a ton of fairly accurately placed NA bird calls in there.  Chickadees during the day, Whip-poor-wills at night.  I can also take photos of "Lifer" birds in there that I think are fictional (haven't looked it up).🤣  

All you need now is The Sibley Guide to Hylian birds! 😂

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On 4/10/2023 at 5:50 PM, chipperatl said:

Not a movie, but I recently got a Nintendo Switch and am playing Zelda:Breath of the Wild.  There are a ton of fairly accurately placed NA bird calls in there.  Chickadees during the day, Whip-poor-wills at night.  I can also take photos of "Lifer" birds in there that I think are fictional (haven't looked it up).🤣  

I heard the chickadees in that game!

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I'm currently watching a show on the National Geographic Channel about Biscayne National Park in Florida & in the background of the narration Prairie Warblers are singing almost constantly. I was wondering are they really that common there? They aren't the first bird that comes to mind for the habitat, don't really picture them as being common among the mangroves. I thought they might have just dubbed it in after filming but don't know for sure.

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2 hours ago, stitch58 said:

I'm currently watching a show on the National Geographic Channel about Biscayne National Park in Florida & in the background of the narration Prairie Warblers are singing almost constantly. I was wondering are they really that common there? They aren't the first bird that comes to mind for the habitat, don't really picture them as being common among the mangroves. I thought they might have just dubbed it in after filming but don't know for sure.

According to an ebird checklist (https://ebird.org/checklist/S138042393), they are the most abundant passerine. 

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Continental Divide with John Belushi.  He travels to the Rockies to write a story about a lady studying Bald Eagles.  They go to find one of the juveniles and it is footage of an adult Golden Eagle.  The Eagle eventually lands in a nest with 2 fairly obvious Bald Eagle decoys on the nest.  

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Was watching Dances With Wolves the other day & in one scene the protagonist Lt. John Dunbar arrives at his new post Fort Hays in South Dakota in the 1860's. The fort was abandoned & as he's exploring the empty buildings he startles a Eurasian Collared Dove which flies off. Considering they were accidentally introduced to North America in 1974 this would be a pretty good sighting for the 1860's. Hope he reported it to eBird 😉.

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2 hours ago, chipperatl said:

Continental Divide with John Belushi.  He travels to the Rockies to write a story about a lady studying Bald Eagles.  They go to find one of the juveniles and it is footage of an adult Golden Eagle.  The Eagle eventually lands in a nest with 2 fairly obvious Bald Eagle decoys on the nest.  

This reminds me of a question I can't seem to find a concrete answer to- how many years does it really take for juvenile Bald Eagles to achieve fully adult plumage?

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5 hours ago, Quiscalus quiscula said:

This reminds me of a question I can't seem to find a concrete answer to- how many years does it really take for juvenile Bald Eagles to achieve fully adult plumage?

According to Sibley & Crossley 4-5 years.

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