140 Ecuadorian bird species, video

This video says about itself:

Birds shown: Masked Trogon, Green Jay, Turquoise Jay, Andean Cock-of-the-rock, Red-headed Barbet, Toucan Barbet, Plate-billed Mountain-toucan, Pale-mandibled Aracari, Rufous Motmot, Golden Grosbeak, Mountain Cacique, Russet-backed Oropendola, Squirrel Cuckoo, Thick-billed Euphonia, Orange-bellied Euphonia, Saffron Finch, Plumbeous Sierra-finch, Blue-winged Mountain-tanager, Hooded Mountain-tanager, Black-chinned Mountain-tanager, Blue-grey Tanager, Flame-faced Tanager, Golden Tanager, Summer Tanager, Black-capped Tanager, Blue-necked Tanager, Golden-naped Tanager, Silver-throated Tanager, Emerald Tanager, Rufous-throated Tanager, Scrub Tanager, Flame-rumped Tanager, Shiny Cowbird, Blue-and-yellow Tanager, Green Honeycreeper, White-lined Tanager, Palm Tanager, Common Chlorospingus, Dusky Chlorospingus, Oleaginous Hemispingus, Masked Flowerpiercer, Black Flowerpiercer, White-sided Flowerpiercer, Chestnut-breasted Coronet, Velvet-purple Coronet, Buff-tailed Coronet, Violet-tailed Sylph, Long-tailed Sylph, Shining Sunbeam, Tourmaline Sunangel, Booted Racket-tail, Andean Emerald, Buff-winged Starfrontlet, Speckled Hummingbird, Empress Brilliant, Fawn-breasted Brilliant, Violet-fronted Brilliant, Green-crowned Brilliant, Ecuadorian Hillstar, White-tailed Hillstar, Giant Hummingbird, Black-tailed Trainbearer, Crowned Woodnymph, Green Thorntail, Purple-throated Woodstar, Rufous-tailed Hummingbird, Tyrian Metaltail, White-necked Jacobin, Lesser Violetear, Brown Violetear, Sparkling Violetear, Collared Inca, Bronzy Inca, Glowing Puffleg, Sword-billed Hummingbird, Tawny-bellied Hermit, White-whiskered Hermit, Crimson-mantled Woodpecker, Golden-olive Woodpecker, Montane Woodcreeper, Strong-billed Woodcreeper, Pacific Hornero, Ocellated Tapaculo, Chestnut-crowned Antpitta, Giant Antpitta, Ochre-breasted Antpitta, Yellow-breasted Antpitta, Dark-backed Wood Quail, Swallow-tailed Nightjar, Chestnut-capped Brush-finch, Tricolored Brush-finch, White-faced Nunbird, Dusky Piha, Vermilion Flycatcher, Choco Tyrannulet, Cinnamon Flycatcher, Pale-edged Flycatcher, Rufous-breasted Flycatcher, Golden-crowned Flycatcher, Tropical Kingbird, Masked Water-tyrant, Black Phoebe, Torrent Tyrannulet, Chestnut-winged Cinclodes, Stout-billed Cinclodes, Bronze-winged Parrot, Pacific Parrotlet, Black-winged Saltator, Buff-throated Saltator, Ecuadorian Thrush, Glossy-black Thrush, Great Thrush, Swainson’s Thrush, Canada Warbler, Russet-crowned Warbler, Three-striped Warbler, Spectacled Redstart, Rufous-collared Sparrow, Black-striped Sparrow, Yellow-bellied Seedeater, Mountain Wren, Black-banded Owl, Roadside Hawk, Broad-winged Hawk, Carunculated Caracara, Black-faced Ibis, Tropical Mockingbird, Blue-and-white Swallow, Black-winged Ground-dove, Eared Dove, Andean Gull, Andean Teal, Andean Ruddy Duck, Torrent Duck, Andean Coot, Pied-billed Grebe, Silvery Grebe, Neotropic Cormorant, Cattle Egret and Snowy Egret.

Long ago, I was in Ecuador, and saw, eg, a giant hummingbird sitting on a TV antenna, and an Andean coot in a lakelet.

Amphibian ancestor fossil fish discovery

This 20 March 2020 video says about itself:

This week, scientists discover something in a fish fossil that might give us a hand in finding our earliest land-dwelling ancestors.

Hosted by: Hank Green

That Devonian era fossil fish species is Elpistotege watsoni, discovered in Quebec.

Coronavirus, stay at home, and London homeless?

This 21 March 2020 video from London, England says about itself:


Despite “Emergency“, street homelessness continues as usual, says Martin.

Coronavirus and homeless people in Washington DC, USA: here.

Coronavirus disaster in the USA

This 19 March 2020 video from the USA says about itself:

Coughing Up Blood With No Health Insurance During Coronavirus Spread

Status Coup’s Jordan Chariton spoke with Nathan, an uninsured waiter from California who experienced coronavirus symptoms.

This 19 March 2020 video from the USA says about itself:

Corona Stories: Severe Asthmatic Forced to Use Vacation Time to Avoid Work

Status Coup’s Jordan Chariton interviews Sean, who has been forced to use up vacation time to avoid work due to the coronavirus.

This 21 March 2020 video from the USA says about itself:

Coronavirus DEBUNKS the “How Are You Going to Pay For It” Myth

Status Coup’s Jordan Chariton speaks with Steve Grumbine, founder of Real Progressives, on MMT during a pandemic.

ONE virus receiving little attention in the mainstream media today is that of the conspiracy theory. Yet social media and the internet abound with such theories about the origins and purposes of the Covid-19 pandemic: here.

Britain: Government’s ‘laissez-faire’ attitude to pandemic is putting workers at risk, sick workers say. Labour demanded last night that the Tories put measures in place to protect retail workers, enforce social distancing, ration products and change opening hours in all major supermarkets: here.

Coronavirus and capitalism, Naomi Klein comments

This 17 March 2020 video says about itself:

Coronavirus Capitalism — and How to Beat It

Governments around the world are busily exploiting the coronavirus crisis to push for no-strings-attached corporate bailouts and regulatory rollbacks.

“I’ve spent two decades studying the transformations that take place under the cover of disaster,” writes Naomi Klein. “I’ve learned that one thing we can count on is this: During moments of cataclysmic change, the previously unthinkable suddenly becomes reality.”

In recent decades, that change has mainly been for the worst — but this has not always been the case. And it need not continue to be in the future.

This video is about the ways the still-unfolding Covid-19 crisis is already remaking our sense of the possible. The Trump administration and other governments around the world are busily exploiting the crisis to push for no-strings-attached corporate bailouts and regulatory rollbacks. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is moving to repeal financial regulations that were introduced after the last major financial meltdown, as part of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act. …

But this is not the whole story. In the United States, we have also seen organizing at the city and state levels win important victories to suspend evictions during the pandemic. Ireland has announced six weeks of emergency unemployment payments for all workers who suddenly find themselves out of work, including self-employed workers. And despite U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden’s claims during the recent debate that the pandemic has nothing to do with Medicare for All, many Americans are suddenly realizing that the absence of a functioning safety net exacerbates vulnerabilities to the virus on many fronts.

This crisis — like earlier ones — could well be the catalyst to shower aid on the wealthiest interests in society, including those most responsible for our current vulnerabilities, while offering next to nothing to the most workers, wiping out small family savings and shuttering small businesses. But as this video shows, many are already pushing back — and that story hasn’t been written yet.

There’s nothing so political as a pandemic: here.

Belgium: refugees imprisoned for being refugees on hunger strike against coronavirus threat in prisons: here.