• Gregory J. Irving et al, Collapse of a tropical forest bird assemblage surrounding a hydroelectric reservoir, Global Ecology and Conservation (2018). (phys.org)
  • Στυμφαλίδες ὄρνιθες , Stymphalídes órnithes ) were man-eating birds with beaks of bronze and sharp metallic feathers they could launch at their victims, and were sacred to Ares , the god of war. (princeton.edu)
  • The Birds' Head Haggadah is so called because all Jewish men, women, and children depicted in the manuscript have human bodies with the faces and beaks of birds . (wikipedia.org)
  • Many studies show that feathers had already evolved in forms seen on birds today on dinosaurs long before they had wings, beaks, or lots of other adaptations that all birds today have. (nationalgeographic.com)
  • We watched some of the early arrivals, huge white birds with black beaks, and they were not alone, as eagles, herons, geese, starlings and red-winged blackbirds vied for our attention. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Some shore birds have long beaks to probe the mud for worms. (factmonster.com)
  • Families will find other bird-related activities at the museum, such as visiting the raptor station in the afternoon to look at feathers, bones and talons or dissecting owl pellets at 2 p.m. on Saturdays. (latimes.com)
  • Birds have feathers -except when they lose them for one. (neatorama.com)
  • Filled with detailed illustrations, this informative text explains how birds use their bones, air sacs, and feathers to master the art of flying. (scholastic.com)
  • Birds have wings covered with feathers, which allow most of them to fly. (factmonster.com)
  • Pair some birds of the same feathers together to form large clusters on your screen and you can win real money payouts of up to 13,650 coins per cluster! (gambling.com)
  • LEVEL UP your birds with feathers and up their scoring power. (apple.com)
  • Do not use a box with a perch, as house sparrows are known to sit on a nesting box perch and peck at other birds using the nesting box. (nwf.org)
  • Definitely not, Sparrows are smaller birds and a marshmallow would not only choke it, but the different sugars and preserves, etc. would kill it. (answers.com)
  • Managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Refuge System's 560-plus refuges cover more than 150 million acres and protect nearly 1,400 species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and fish. (fws.gov)
  • Author Louis P. Ianniello provides a handy tool for teachers and students as he brings a refreshing twist to learning the different species of birds in From My Bronx Backyard: The Birds: An educational guide for teachers and students, his new book released through Xlirbis. (prweb.com)
  • There are 230 species of birds in Central Park alone (Johnson, 1). (amnh.org)
  • Different species of birds live in or depend on different habitats. (amnh.org)
  • There are over 9000 species of birds soaring the skies in different parts of the word. (buzzle.com)
  • The scientists began by pulling data from the North American Breeding Bird Survey-a 52-year-old avian monitoring program that tracks hundreds of bird species across the U.S. and Canada. (scientificamerican.com)
  • This document provides interim guidance for clinicians and public health professionals in the United States on follow-up and influenza antiviral chemoprophylaxis of persons exposed to birds infected with avian influenza A viruses associated either with severe human disease or thought to have the potential to cause severe human disease. (cdc.gov)
  • 1 The H5N1 virus isolated from a US wild bird is a new mixed-origin virus (a "reassortant") that is genetically different from the avian H5N1 viruses that have caused human infections with high mortality in several other countries (notably in Asia and Africa). (cdc.gov)
  • Outside of school, the six of them laze around in a heap, shooting the breeze, or go on adventures through the crumbling buildings nearby or in some idyllic-looking woods where they steal wild bird eggs and spot avian rarities. (hollywoodreporter.com)
  • Shannon Hackett and John Bates , the current curators, study the evolution of birds and their parasites at all levels of the avian taxonomic hierarchy, from how orders and families are related to genetic structure at the population level. (fieldmuseum.org)
  • Have your vet that deals with avian health look your pet over before introducing him to the other birds. (bellaonline.com)
  • Avian influenza refers to infection of birds with avian influenza Type A viruses. (cdc.gov)
  • Wild aquatic birds can be infected with avian influenza A viruses in their intestines and respiratory tract, but usually do not get sick. (cdc.gov)
  • However, avian influenza A viruses are very contagious among birds and some of these viruses can sicken and even kill certain domesticated bird species including chickens, ducks, and turkeys. (cdc.gov)
  • Infected birds can shed avian influenza A viruses in their saliva, nasal secretions, and feces. (cdc.gov)
  • Avian influenza A viruses have been isolated from more than 100 different species of wild birds. (cdc.gov)
  • These wild birds are often viewed as reservoirs (hosts) for avian influenza A viruses. (cdc.gov)
  • More information about avian influenza in wild birds is available at the USGS National Wildlife Health Center website External . (cdc.gov)
  • Domesticated birds (chickens, turkeys, etc.) may become infected with avian influenza A viruses through direct contact with infected waterfowl or other infected poultry, or through contact with surfaces that have been contaminated with the viruses. (cdc.gov)
  • The early spring gathering of Sandhills on the Platte River in Nebraska is among the greatest wildlife spectacles on the continent, with hundreds of thousands of birds present at one time. (audubon.org)
  • Remove invasive plants from your wildlife habitat - Many invasive plants out-compete the native species favored by birds, insects and other wildlife. (nwf.org)
  • Reduce your lawn area - Lawns have little value to birds or other wildlife, and they require more energy for mowing, applying fertilizers and watering. (nwf.org)
  • The Office of Law Enforcement contributes to Service efforts to manage ecosystems, save endangered species, conserve migratory birds, preserve wildlife habitat, restore fisheries, combat invasive species, and promote international wildlife conservation. (fws.gov)
  • The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has the primary responsibility for administration of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (1918), its amendments, and subsequent acts. (fws.gov)
  • Conducting a bird census by foot can also be disruptive, David Bird, an emeritus professor of wildlife biology at McGill University, told Popular Science. (mcgill.ca)
  • However, during the nineteenth century and first decade or so of the twentieth century shore birds (and most other hunted species of wildlife) were relentlessly hunted during their migrations and on their wintering grounds. (encyclopedia.com)
  • That scene took place at Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge just south of Rock Hall, Md., an island oasis for migrating birds and home to dozens of other species, including that eagle. (washingtonpost.com)
  • It contains information on how to attract birds and other wildlife to the backyard and other information of interest to outdoor enthusiasts and amateur ornithologists and lepidopterists. (wikipedia.org)
  • Great slaty woodpeckers are one of the birds that have largely vanished following the construction of the Chiew Larn Reservoir some 31 years ago. (phys.org)
  • Not all woodpeckers will visit your bird feeder, but the tiny-but-mighty downy will! (nature.org)
  • Our magazine covers a wide range of topics such as attracting hummingbirds, building birdhouses, gardening for butterflies, feeding birds for less, growing veggies, tales of readers' birding experiences, plus a whole lot more. (zinio.com)
  • Birds & Blooms is an American magazine about backyard plants, birds, butterflies, and other creatures. (wikipedia.org)
  • And as your birding skills grow, we hope you'll continue to learn more about the myriad bird species that thrive in the wetlands, prairies, forests and other wild places The Nature Conservancy and our partners work hard toprotect for people and nature. (nature.org)
  • Give them their own set of binoculars, a field journal, a book on birding and pen to help them track and record the different types of birds they see. (inhabitat.com)
  • Here, seven ways to attract birds to your backyard this winter, and how to get your children excited that they are there. (inhabitat.com)
  • direct contact with surfaces contaminated with feces or bird parts (carcasses, internal organs, etc. (cdc.gov)
  • singing mating goldfinch Raging / He Forcing The female on Take position : bird 2 - Duration: 12 minutes. (youtube.com)
  • Mix natural feed the small nestlings birds / Canary and hybrid goldfinch - Duration: 13 minutes, 48 seconds. (youtube.com)
  • Integrated food for birds in order to produce a bumper (Goldfinch bird, Canary ) - Duration: 11 minutes, 44 seconds. (youtube.com)
  • Cariamidae (seriemas), traditionally considered to belong to Gruiformes, may also be closer to Passeriformes than to most other 'Land Birds', though the support for this is not strong. (tolweb.org)
  • What's neat about the entire show, he said, is that many of the birds--eagles, hawks, condors, falcons, owls, vultures--are mounted in active positions that show them in real-life situations amid natural surroundings. (latimes.com)
  • The young of ground-nesting birds, such as ducks and geese, hatch out as fluffy chicks that are soon able to stand and fend for themselves. (factmonster.com)
  • The majority of the wild birds from which these viruses have been recovered represent gulls, terns and shorebirds or waterfowl such as ducks, geese and swans. (cdc.gov)
  • However, you can make those chilly months more enjoyable for both your family and the birds by making your backyard a bird winter wonderland. (inhabitat.com)
  • Your children will also enjoy making pine cone goodies for the birds by painting peanut butter on pine cones and then rolling them in seed - birds can't resist them when they're hanging in your backyard trees. (inhabitat.com)
  • Inviting birds to your backyard to eat and drink is one thing - inviting them to stay permanently is quite another. (inhabitat.com)
  • Now that you have a backyard filled with beautiful birds, keep your children excited by getting them involved. (inhabitat.com)
  • The first in a series of books, From My Bronx Backyard: The Birds is designed to help teachers and students gain a better understanding and appreciation of the immediate world around them. (prweb.com)
  • Backed with in-depth research, profound discussion, visual images, and interactive exercises, From My Bronx Backyard: The Birds: An educational guide for teachers and students brings urban ecological studies into the home and classroom with easy-to-read information. (prweb.com)
  • The human story begins in a San Francisco pet shop and culminates at the home of Mitch's mother (Jessica Tandy) at Bodega Bay, where the characters' sense of security is slowly eroded by the curious behavior of the birds in the area. (rottentomatoes.com)
  • Nests are safe places where birds lay their eggs and rear their young. (factmonster.com)
  • Use the slingshot to fling birds at the piggies' towers and bring them crashing down - all to save the precious eggs. (apple.com)
  • A bird of the Pacific Northwest, the Townsend's Warbler nests in coniferous forests from Alaska to Oregon. (lanl.gov)
  • Adult birds do not normally sleep in nests, but roost in trees or other sheltered spots. (factmonster.com)
  • It is always a good choice to keep your birds' wings clipped. (yahoo.com)
  • My birds have had their wings clipped---they won't be able to escape out of the house and get lost. (yahoo.com)
  • They can experiment with the wind tunnel machine and fake wings to see how the birds get a lift from the air. (latimes.com)
  • Golden Wings is as much about birdwatching as it is about birds. (newscientist.com)
  • Birds & Blooms was started in 1995. (wikipedia.org)
  • In May 2005, Birds & Blooms began publishing Birds & Blooms EXTRA with magazine issues published six months a year on alternating months to the original Birds & Bloom magazine. (wikipedia.org)
  • Without taking into account the potential for serious mainland edge effects and associated human disturbance of habitat, planners will underestimate the potential impact of hydropower development on bird biodiversity. (phys.org)
  • DOC biodiversity ranger Craig Alexander said many birds succumbed to exhaustion in the winter months and could be washed ashore. (redorbit.com)
  • While we were sad to see him leave, Staff Scientist Jason Weckstein, who has been leading an NSF Biotic Surveys and Inventories grant (DEB-112054): Amazonian birds and their symbionts: Biodiversity surveys of parasites from the most diverse avifauna on earth, recently was hired as Curator of Birds at the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences/Drexel University. (fieldmuseum.org)
  • Feel the rush as you fling those freewheeling birds and piggies down the track at breakneck speed - with plenty of twists and turns in a thrilling race to the finish line! (microsoft.com)
  • Meanwhile, forest-dependent birds have largely vanished, as the once-contiguous rainforest has been replaced by isolated habitat patches overgrown with bamboo and vines. (phys.org)
  • Both scrub-bird species prefer habitat with very dense vegetation cover close to the ground, a thick layer of leaf litter, and a moist microclimate. (encyclopedia.com)
  • In the case of the rufous scrub-bird, suitable habitat occurs mainly in rainforest, associated with natural or human-induced openings in the canopy, or in adjoining moist eucalyptus forest that has been well buffered from fire. (encyclopedia.com)
  • How does habitat affect the diversity and number of bird species in Central Park? (amnh.org)
  • He suggested that I visit different parts of Central Park to observe birds because Central Park has a lot of variation in habitat. (amnh.org)
  • Birds' feet are shaped to help them move in their particular habitat. (factmonster.com)
  • Perch or stick training your birds can help you remove your birds from their cages without being nipped. (yahoo.com)
  • In a bird market in the Mediterranean tourist town of Marsa Matruh, Egypt, I was inspecting cages crowded with wild turtledoves and quail when one of the birdsellers saw the disapproval in my face and called out sarcastically, in Arabic: "You Americans feel bad about the birds, but you don't feel bad about dropping bombs on someone's homeland. (nationalgeographic.com)
  • He kissed his fingers to suggest how good the birds tasted, and I kept frowning at the cages. (nationalgeographic.com)
  • This is no dreary, bookish study of birds. (latimes.com)
  • A phylogenomic study of birds reveals their evolutionary history. (tolweb.org)
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtS3bCuDuxk]YouTube LinkThis bird in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park isn't welcoming the throngs of visitors that the park receives daily. (neatorama.com)
  • Old-growth forests can provide a refuge for heat-sensitive birds as temperatures rise across the Pacific Northwest, according to new research. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Despite their classification in the same order, shore birds are not closely related to each other. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Anatomical and molecular evidence suggest that the scrub-birds are most closely related to the lyrebirds (Menuridae), with these two families diverging from each other 30-35 million years ago. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Closely related to the crow, this hardy bird species is highly intelligent, eye-catching and shows an engaging personality. (buzzle.com)
  • I actually removed a couple birds from my eBird list when I watched the Mockingbird singing perfect renditions. (mail-archive.com)
  • Winter can be a harsh time of year for wild birds. (inhabitat.com)
  • And water is essential for the survival and health of wild birds. (inhabitat.com)
  • Wild birds that are more clever than others at foraging for food have different levels of a neurotransmitter receptor that has been linked with intelligence in humans, according to a study led by. (mcgill.ca)
  • iGamer Such was the original's stellar success it's no wonder resisting the pull of Angry Birds Space is proving more difficult than escaping an event horizon. (theregister.co.uk)
  • It's a good thing then, that while Angry Birds Space isn't quite the revolution many had hoped for, Rovio serves up enough novelty and distinguishing mechanics to ensure the game is a true and worthy sequel to its fowl-flinging phenomenon. (theregister.co.uk)
  • It's a great twist on the Angry Birds formula. (theregister.co.uk)
  • For Angry Birds Space , there is no higher purpose than simple entertainment. (theregister.co.uk)
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  • New to the world of Angry Birds? (apple.com)
  • Angry Birds 2 is the best way to get to know all of the iconic characters and experience the fun gameplay that has captured the hearts (and spare time) of millions of players. (apple.com)
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  • Although Angry Birds 2 can be downloaded for free, there are optional in-app purchases available. (apple.com)
  • Whether it's your first Angry Birds game or your 10th, you'll be flying high in no time. (apple.com)
  • However, most of these shore birds are commonly found in and around the shores, beaches, and mudflats of marine and fresh waters. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Many species of shore birds predictably congregate in large numbers at particular times of year, generally during the spring or autumn migrations, or during winter. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Although we're not yet certain, this behavioral idiosyncrasy appears to stem from island birds evolving advanced cognitive abilities, a trait that may be accompanied by an enlarged brain ( ref ). (forbes.com)
  • Some island birds, such as New Zealand's kiwis, lost the ability to fly because their islands had few predators. (factmonster.com)
  • In another, different birds are lined up, and in front of each is a china plate containing its diet. (latimes.com)
  • Collectively, species in the families listed above comprise a highly varied and widespread group of birds that utilize a great range of habitats, even deserts. (encyclopedia.com)
  • These questions inspired me to focus my investigation on the urban habitats of birds, and to take a survey of the birds in Central Park. (amnh.org)
  • Therefore, I expect to see more birds in habitats that provide these essential components. (amnh.org)
  • Habitats that provide a lot of these necessities will probably be home to birds. (amnh.org)
  • The Sorbs were protected under the GDR and since reunification interest in the culture has been revived through the media and colourful Sorbian festivals such as the Vogelhochzeit ( Birds' Wedding ) on 25 January and a symbolic 'witch-burning' on 30 April. (wiktionary.org)
  • Enter the charming world of the colourful birds and prepare to win payouts in a simple and easy way with the new Birds! (gambling.com)
  • Offer food in feeders - Bird feeders are great sources of supplemental food during times of food scarcity, and also enhance bird viewing opportunities. (nwf.org)
  • They frequent bird feeders throughout the year, particularly if those feeders are stocked with sunflower seeds. (nature.org)
  • You can purchase simple bird feeders at your local garden shop or through Etsy, or you can build them with your children. (inhabitat.com)
  • Feeders that have a roof or cover to protect the birds from snow, wind and rain, are especially favorable during the winter. (inhabitat.com)
  • Once you have picked your bird feeders, place them near shrubs or bushes - giving the birds somewhere to hide from predators -- and in a spot that you can see easily from inside your home. (inhabitat.com)
  • A good rule of thumb is to place the bird shelter in an area that predators and neighborhood cats cannot reach and to place them away from the bird feeders. (inhabitat.com)
  • You'll be surprised how long children of all ages, will curl up on the sofa, field journal in hand, with their binoculars always pointed toward the bird feeders. (inhabitat.com)