Birds: Warm-blooded VERTEBRATES possessing FEATHERS and belonging to the class Aves.Passeriformes: A widely distributed order of perching BIRDS, including more than half of all bird species.Songbirds: PASSERIFORMES of the suborder, Oscines, in which the flexor tendons of the toes are separate, and the lower syrinx has 4 to 9 pairs of tensor muscles inserted at both ends of the tracheal half rings. They include many commonly recognized birds such as CROWS; FINCHES; robins; SPARROWS; and SWALLOWS.Animal Migration: Periodic movements of animals in response to seasonal changes or reproductive instinct. Hormonal changes are the trigger in at least some animals. Most migrations are made for reasons of climatic change, feeding, or breeding.Feathers: Flat keratinous structures found on the skin surface of birds. Feathers are made partly of a hollow shaft fringed with barbs. They constitute the plumage.Charadriiformes: An order of BIRDS including over 300 species that primarily inhabit coastal waters, beaches, and marshes. They are comprised of shorebirds, gulls, and terns.Flight, Animal: The use of wings or wing-like appendages to remain aloft and move through the air.Psittaciformes: An order of BIRDS comprised of several families and more than 300 species. It includes COCKATOOS; PARROTS; PARAKEETS; macaws; and BUDGERIGARS.Animals, Wild: Animals considered to be wild or feral or not adapted for domestic use. It does not include wild animals in zoos for which ANIMALS, ZOO is available.Parrots: BIRDS of the large family Psittacidae, widely distributed in tropical regions and having a distinctive stout, curved hooked bill. The family includes LOVEBIRDS; AMAZON PARROTS; conures; PARAKEETS; and many other kinds of parrots.Anseriformes: An order of BIRDS comprising the waterfowl, particularly DUCKS; GEESE; swans; and screamers.Chickens: Common name for the species Gallus gallus, the domestic fowl, in the family Phasianidae, order GALLIFORMES. It is descended from the red jungle fowl of SOUTHEAST ASIA.Raptors: BIRDS that hunt and kill other animals, especially higher vertebrates, for food. They include the FALCONIFORMES order, or diurnal birds of prey, comprised of EAGLES, falcons, HAWKS, and others, as well as the STRIGIFORMES order, or nocturnal birds of prey, which includes OWLS.Galliformes: An order of heavy-bodied, largely terrestrial BIRDS including pheasants, TURKEYS, grouse, QUAIL, and CHICKENS.Nesting Behavior: Animal behavior associated with the nest; includes construction, effects of size and material; behavior of the adult during the nesting period and the effect of the nest on the behavior of the young.Falconiformes: An order of diurnal BIRDS of prey, including EAGLES; HAWKS; buzzards; vultures; and falcons.Vocalization, Animal: Sounds used in animal communication.Finches: Common name for small PASSERIFORMES in the family Fringillidae. They have a short stout bill (BEAK) adapted for crushing SEEDS. Some species of Old World finches are called CANARIES.Beak: In some animals, the jaws together with their horny covering. The beak usually refers to the bill of birds in which the whole varies greatly in form according of the food and habits of the bird. While the beak refers most commonly to birds, the anatomical counterpart is found also in the turtle, squid, and octopus. (From Webster, 3d ed & Storer, et al., General Zoology, 6th ed, p491, 755)Sparrows: The family Passeridae comprised of small, mainly brown and grey seed-eating birds with conical bills.GeeseDucksColumbidae: Family in the order COLUMBIFORMES, comprised of pigeons or doves. They are BIRDS with short legs, stout bodies, small heads, and slender bills. Some sources call the smaller species doves and the larger pigeons, but the names are interchangeable.Cloaca: A dilated cavity extended caudally from the hindgut. In adult birds, reptiles, amphibians, and many fishes but few mammals, cloaca is a common chamber into which the digestive, urinary and reproductive tracts discharge their contents. In most mammals, cloaca gives rise to LARGE INTESTINE; URINARY BLADDER; and GENITALIA.Bird Fancier's Lung: A form of alveolitis or pneumonitis due to an acquired hypersensitivity to inhaled avian antigens, usually proteins in the dust of bird feathers and droppings.Poultry Diseases: Diseases of birds which are raised as a source of meat or eggs for human consumption and are usually found in barnyards, hatcheries, etc. The concept is differentiated from BIRD DISEASES which is for diseases of birds not considered poultry and usually found in zoos, parks, and the wild.Crows: Common name for the largest birds in the order PASSERIFORMES, family Corvidae. These omnivorous black birds comprise most of the species in the genus Corvus, along with ravens and jackdaws (which are often also referred to as crows).Phylogeny: The relationships of groups of organisms as reflected by their genetic makeup.Species Specificity: The restriction of a characteristic behavior, anatomical structure or physical system, such as immune response; metabolic response, or gene or gene variant to the members of one species. It refers to that property which differentiates one species from another but it is also used for phylogenetic levels higher or lower than the species.Spheniscidae: The sole family in the order Sphenisciformes, comprised of 17 species of penguins in six genera. They are flightless seabirds of the Southern Hemisphere, highly adapted for marine life.Reptiles: Cold-blooded, air-breathing VERTEBRATES belonging to the class Reptilia, usually covered with external scales or bony plates.Haemosporida: An order of heteroxenous protozoa in which the macrogamete and microgamont develop independently. A conoid is usually absent.Poultry: Domesticated birds raised for food. It typically includes CHICKENS; TURKEYS, DUCKS; GEESE; and others.Palaeognathae: A superorder of large, mostly flightless birds, named for their distinctive PALATE morphology. It includes the orders Apterygiformes, Casuriiformes, Dinornithiformes, RHEIFORMES; STRUTHIONIFORMES and Tinamiformes.Feeding Behavior: Behavioral responses or sequences associated with eating including modes of feeding, rhythmic patterns of eating, and time intervals.Seasons: Divisions of the year according to some regularly recurrent phenomena usually astronomical or climatic. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)Biological Evolution: The process of cumulative change over successive generations through which organisms acquire their distinguishing morphological and physiological characteristics.Ecosystem: A functional system which includes the organisms of a natural community together with their environment. (McGraw Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)Dinosaurs: General name for two extinct orders of reptiles from the Mesozoic era: Saurischia and Ornithischia.Coturnix: A genus of BIRDS in the family Phasianidae, order GALLIFORMES, containing the common European and other Old World QUAIL.Influenza A Virus, H5N1 Subtype: A subtype of INFLUENZA A VIRUS comprised of the surface proteins hemagglutinin 5 and neuraminidase 1. The H5N1 subtype, frequently referred to as the bird flu virus, is endemic in wild birds and very contagious among both domestic (POULTRY) and wild birds. It does not usually infect humans, but some cases have been reported.Starlings: The family Sturnidae, in the order PASSERIFORMES. The starling family also includes mynahs and oxpeckers.Animals, ZooGeography: The science dealing with the earth and its life, especially the description of land, sea, and air and the distribution of plant and animal life, including humanity and human industries with reference to the mutual relations of these elements. (From Webster, 3d ed)Population Dynamics: The pattern of any process, or the interrelationship of phenomena, which affects growth or change within a population.Mammals: Warm-blooded vertebrate animals belonging to the class Mammalia, including all that possess hair and suckle their young.Homing Behavior: Instinctual patterns of activity related to a specific area including ability of certain animals to return to a given place when displaced from it, often over great distances using navigational clues such as those used in migration (ANIMAL MIGRATION).Wind: The motion of air relative to the earth's surface.Fossils: Remains, impressions, or traces of animals or plants of past geological times which have been preserved in the earth's crust.Trees: Woody, usually tall, perennial higher plants (Angiosperms, Gymnosperms, and some Pterophyta) having usually a main stem and numerous branches.Conservation of Natural Resources: The protection, preservation, restoration, and rational use of all resources in the total environment.Radar: A system using beamed and reflected radio signals to and from an object in such a way that range, bearing, and other characteristics of the object may be determined.Population Density: Number of individuals in a population relative to space.Canaries: Any of several Old World finches of the genus Serinus.Reproduction: The total process by which organisms produce offspring. (Stedman, 25th ed)Biodiversity: The variety of all native living organisms and their various forms and interrelationships.Strigiformes: An order of BIRDS with the common name owls characterized by strongly hooked beaks, sharp talons, large heads, forward facing eyes, and facial disks. While considered nocturnal RAPTORS, some owls do hunt by day.Alligators and Crocodiles: Large, long-tailed reptiles, including caimans, of the order Loricata.Cockatoos: Large crested BIRDS in the family Cacatuidae, found in Australia, New Guinea, and islands adjacent to the Philippines. The cockatiel (species Nymphicus hollandicus) is much smaller.Hawks: Common name for many members of the FALCONIFORMES order, family Accipitridae, generally smaller than EAGLES, and containing short, rounded wings and a long tail.Clutch Size: The number of offspring produced at one birth by an oviparous or ovoviviparous animal.Parakeets: Common name for one of five species of small PARROTS, containing long tails.Molting: Periodic casting off FEATHERS; HAIR; or cuticle. Molting is a process of sloughing or desquamation, especially the shedding of an outer covering and the development of a new one. This phenomenon permits growth in ARTHROPODS, skin renewal in AMPHIBIANS and REPTILES, and the shedding of winter coats in BIRDS and MAMMALS.WingSexual Behavior, Animal: Sexual activities of animals.Body Size: The physical measurements of a body.Psittacosis: Infection with CHLAMYDOPHILA PSITTACI (formerly Chlamydia psittaci), transmitted to humans by inhalation of dust-borne contaminated nasal secretions or excreta of infected BIRDS. This infection results in a febrile illness characterized by PNEUMONITIS and systemic manifestations.West Nile virus: A species of FLAVIVIRUS, one of the Japanese encephalitis virus group (ENCEPHALITIS VIRUSES, JAPANESE). It can infect birds and mammals. In humans, it is seen most frequently in Africa, Asia, and Europe presenting as a silent infection or undifferentiated fever (WEST NILE FEVER). The virus appeared in North America for the first time in 1999. It is transmitted mainly by CULEX spp mosquitoes which feed primarily on birds, but it can also be carried by the Asian Tiger mosquito, AEDES albopictus, which feeds mainly on mammals.West Nile Fever: A mosquito-borne viral illness caused by the WEST NILE VIRUS, a FLAVIVIRUS and endemic to regions of Africa, Asia, and Europe. Common clinical features include HEADACHE; FEVER; maculopapular rash; gastrointestinal symptoms; and lymphadenopathy. MENINGITIS; ENCEPHALITIS; and MYELITIS may also occur. The disease may occasionally be fatal or leave survivors with residual neurologic deficits. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1996, Ch26, p13; Lancet 1998 Sep 5;352(9130):767-71)Proventriculus: A thin-walled, glandular stomach found in birds. It precedes the gizzard.Crop, Avian: A thin-walled distention of the alimentary tract protruding just outside the body cavity in the distal end of the neck (esophagus), used for the temporary storage of food and water.Bornaviridae: A family in the order MONONEGAVIRALES comprising one genus Bornavirus. This family has a unique form of mRNA processing: replication and transcription takes place in the nucleus.

A survey of serum and dietary carotenoids in captive wild animals. (1/4610)

Accumulation of carotenoids varies greatly among animal species and is not fully characterized. Circulating carotenoid concentration data in captive wild animals are limited and may be useful for their management. Serum carotenoid concentrations and dietary intakes were surveyed and the extent of accumulation categorized for 76 species of captive wild animals at Brookfield Zoo. Blood samples were obtained opportunistically from 275 individual animals immobilized for a variety of reasons; serum was analyzed for alpha- and beta-carotene, lutein + zeaxanthin, lycopene, beta-cryptoxanthin and canthaxanthin. Total carotenoid content of diets was calculated from tables and chemical analyses of commonly consumed dietary components. Diets were categorized as low, moderate or high in carotenoid content as were total serum carotenoid concentrations. Animals were classified as unknown, high, moderate or low (non-) accumulators of dietary cartenoids. Nonaccumulators had total serum carotenoid concentrations of 0-101 nmol/L, whereas accumulators had concentrations that ranged widely, from 225 to 35,351 nmol/L. Primates were uniquely distinguished by the widest range of type and concentration of carotenoids in their sera. Most were classified as high to moderate accumulators. Felids had high accumulation of beta-carotene regardless of dietary intake, whereas a wide range of exotic birds accumulated only the xanthophylls, lutein + zeaxanthin, canthaxanthin or cryptoxanthin. The exotic ungulates, with the exception of the bovids, had negligible or nondetectable carotenoid serum concentrations despite moderate intakes. Bovids accumulated only beta-carotene despite moderately high lutein + zeaxanthin intakes. Wild captive species demonstrated a wide variety of carotenoid accumulation patterns, which could be exploited to answer remaining questions concerning carotenoid metabolism and function.  (+info)

Casts of hepatic blood vessels: a comparison of the microcirculation of the penguin, Pygoscelis adeliae, with some common laboratory animals. (2/4610)

Latex casts of the hepatic blood vessels of the penguin, Pygoscelis adeliae, and of some common laboratory animals were compared. There was general similarity between the different species, but the portal venous and hepatic arterial systems of the penguin were simpler than those of other species. Measurements were made of the volume and length of portal veins and it appears that the portal venous system is capable of being a more efficient blood reservoir in the penguin than in other species studied. The peribiliary plexus was especially well formed in the penguin and was drained by long veins which usually joined portal venous branches. Some of the long veins drained directly into the hepatic venous tree: these translobular veins were more prominent than in mammals. Anastomoses between hepatic artery and portal vein were not present in penguins, and the supply to the sinusoids appeared to be separate. The morphology of small hepatic veins of all the species appeared to be similar.  (+info)

First report of Thelazia sp. from a captive Oriental white stork (Ciconia boyciana) in Japan. (3/4610)

Nematodes of the genus Thelazia were recovered from the cornea and inferior conjunctival sac of an immature Oriental white stork (Ciconia boyciana). The bird hatched and reared at the Toyooka Oriental White Stork Breeding Center, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, but died of chlamydiosis. There were neither gross nor histopathologic ophthalmic lesions. The eye worm from a bird is believed to be first reported in Japan. As regarding reintroduction plan for the Oriental white stork, control measures for prevent further infection with the eye worm will be needed.  (+info)

Evidence for a correlation between the number of marginal band microtubules and the size of vertebrate erthrocytes. (4/4610)

In 23 species of vertebrates the dimensions of erythrocytes and the number of their marginal band microtubules were examined. A positive correlation was found between the size of erythrocytes and the number of microtubules. The absence of microtubules in diskoid erythrocytes of mammals-Camelidae-is discussed.  (+info)

Temperature regulation and heat dissipation during flight in birds. (5/4610)

Core and skin temperature were measured by radiotelemetry in starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) during 30 min flights in a wind tunnel. Core temperature was independent of ambient temperature from 0 to 28 degrees C. The temporal mean of the monitored core temperature during flight was 42-7 degrees C in one bird and 44-0 degrees C in another. These temperatures are 2-4 degrees C higher than the resting temperature in starlings, and are among the highest steady-state temperatures observed in any animal. Skin temperature on the breast was within a few degrees of core temperature. In some locations skin temperature was higher at low ambient temperatures than at intermediate ambient temperatures. An analysis of the data shows that a high core temperature does not function as an aid to head dissipation. On the contrary, insulation is adjusted to maintain a high temperature, presumably because it is necessary for flight. The increase in skin temperature at low ambient temperatures is believed to be a result of a decrease in heat flow through the breast feathers brought about by feather adjustments, to compensate for an unavoidable increase in heat flow in unfeathered or poorly feathered parts of the body.  (+info)

Activities of citrate synthase, NAD+-linked and NADP+-linked isocitrate dehydrogenases, glutamate dehydrogenase, aspartate aminotransferase and alanine aminotransferase in nervous tissues from vertebrates and invertebrates. (6/4610)

1. The activities of citrate synthase and NAD+-linked and NADP+-linked isocitrate dehydrogenases were measured in nervous tissue from different animals in an attempt to provide more information about the citric acid cycle in this tissue. In higher animals the activities of citrate synthase are greater than the sum of activities of the isocitrate dehydrogenases, whereas they are similar in nervous tissues from the lower animals. This suggests that in higher animals the isocitrate dehydrogenase reaction is far-removed from equilibrium. If it is assumed that isocitrate dehydrogenase activities provide an indication of the maximum flux through the citric acid cycle, the maximum glycolytic capacity in nervous tissue is considerably greater than that of the cycle. This suggest that glycolysis can provide energy in excess of the aerobic capacity of the tissue. 2. The activities of glutamate dehydrogenase are high in most nervous tissues and the activities of aspartate aminotransferase are high in all nervous tissue investigated. However, the activities of alanine aminotransferase are low in all tissues except the ganglia of the waterbug and cockroach. In these insect tissues, anaerobic glycolysis may result in the formation of alanine rather than lactate.  (+info)

Molecular studies suggest that cartilaginous fishes have a terminal position in the piscine tree. (7/4610)

The Chondrichthyes (cartilaginous fishes) are commonly accepted as being sister group to the other extant Gnathostomata (jawed vertebrates). To clarify gnathostome relationships and to aid in resolving and dating the major piscine divergences, we have sequenced the complete mtDNA of the starry skate and have included it in phylogenetic analysis along with three squalomorph chondrichthyans-the common dogfish, the spiny dogfish, and the star spotted dogfish-and a number of bony fishes and amniotes. The direction of evolution within the gnathostome tree was established by rooting it with the most closely related non-gnathostome outgroup, the sea lamprey, as well as with some more distantly related taxa. The analyses placed the chondrichthyans in a terminal position in the piscine tree. These findings, which also suggest that the origin of the amniote lineage is older than the age of the oldest extant bony fishes (the lungfishes), challenge the evolutionary direction of several morphological characters that have been used in reconstructing gnathostome relationships. Applying as a calibration point the age of the oldest lungfish fossils, 400 million years, the molecular estimate placed the squalomorph/batomorph divergence at approximately 190 million years before present. This dating is consistent with the occurrence of the earliest batomorph (skates and rays) fossils in the paleontological record. The split between gnathostome fishes and the amniote lineage was dated at approximately 420 million years before present.  (+info)

Prehistoric birds from New Ireland, Papua New Guinea: extinctions on a large Melanesian island. (8/4610)

At least 50 species of birds are represented in 241 bird bones from five late Pleistocene and Holocene archaeological sites on New Ireland (Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea). The bones include only two of seabirds and none of migrant shorebirds or introduced species. Of the 50 species, at least 12 (petrel, hawk, megapode, quail, four rails, cockatoo, two owls, and crow) are not part of the current avifauna and have not been recorded previously from New Ireland. Larger samples of bones undoubtedly would indicate more extirpated species and refine the chronology of extinction. Humans have lived on New Ireland for ca. 35,000 years, whereas most of the identified bones are 15,000 to 6,000 years old. It is suspected that most or all of New Ireland's avian extinction was anthropogenic, but this suspicion remains undetermined. Our data show that significant prehistoric losses of birds, which are well documented on Pacific islands more remote than New Ireland, occurred also on large, high, mostly forested islands close to New Guinea.  (+info)

A large (33 inches) waterbird, the Double-crested Cormorant is most easily identified by its black body and wings, long hooked bill, and orange chin patch. This species may be separated from the related Great Cormorant ( Phalacrocorax carbo) by that species larger size and large white chin patch, from the related Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) by that species smaller size and small white chin patch, and from the similar-looking Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga) by that species longer neck and tail. Male and female Double-crested Cormorants are similar to one another in all seasons. The Double-crested Cormorant breeds in scattered locations along the Pacific coast of North America from Alaska to Baja California, along the Atlantic coast from Newfoundland to Florida, in the northern Great Plains, and in the West Indies. Southern breeding populations tend to be non-migratory, while northern breeding populations migrate south to the coasts, the interior southeastern U.S., and Mexico. ...
STATUS OF THE DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT (PHALACROCORAX AURITUS) IN NORTH AMERICA PREPARED BY: LINDA R. WIRES FRANCESCA J. CUTHBERT DALE R. TREXEL ANUP R. JOSHI UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE 1980 FOLWELL AVE. ST. PAUL, MN 55108 USA MAY 2001 PREPARED UNDER CONTRACT WITH *U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE *CONTENT MATERIAL OF THIS REPORT DOES NOT NECESSARILY REPRESENT THE OPINIONS OF USFWS Recommended citation: Wires, L.R., F.J. Cuthbert, D.R. Trexel and A.R. Joshi. 2001. Status of the Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) in North America. Final Report to USFWS. FINAL DRAFT Executive Summary i EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Introduction: Since the late-1970s, numbers of Double-crested Cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus) (DCCO) have increased significantly in many regions of North America. A variety of problems, both real and perceived, have been associated with these increases, including impacts to aquaculture, sport and commercial fisheries, natural habitats, and other ...
STATUS OF THE DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT (PHALACROCORAX AURITUS) IN NORTH AMERICA PREPARED BY: LINDA R. WIRES FRANCESCA J. CUTHBERT DALE R. TREXEL ANUP R. JOSHI UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE 1980 FOLWELL AVE. ST. PAUL, MN 55108 USA MAY 2001 PREPARED UNDER CONTRACT WITH *U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE *CONTENT MATERIAL OF THIS REPORT DOES NOT NECESSARILY REPRESENT THE OPINIONS OF USFWS Recommended citation: Wires, L.R., F.J. Cuthbert, D.R. Trexel and A.R. Joshi. 2001. Status of the Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) in North America. Final Report to USFWS. FINAL DRAFT Executive Summary i EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Introduction: Since the late-1970s, numbers of Double-crested Cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus) (DCCO) have increased significantly in many regions of North America. A variety of problems, both real and perceived, have been associated with these increases, including impacts to aquaculture, sport and commercial fisheries, natural habitats, and other ...
Knief, Wilfried., 1996: Distribution and population size of cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo in Germany Bestand und Verbreitung des Kormorans Phalacrocorax carbo in Deutschland
Adkins, J. Y. and D. D. Roby. 2010. A status assessment of the Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) in western North America: 1998-2009. Final report to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Corvallis: U.S. Geological Survey, Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. Ainley, D. G. and R. J. Boekelheide. 1990. Seabirds of the Farallon Islands: ecology, dynamics, and structure of an upwelling-system community. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford Univ. Press. Ainley, D. G., D. W. Anderson and P. R. Kelly. 1981a. Feeding ecology of marine cormorants in southwestern North America. Condor no. 83:120-131. American Ornithologists Union. 1998a. Check-list of North American birds. 7th edition ed. Washington, D.C.: American Ornithologists Union. Amos, E. J. R. 1991. A Guide to the Birds of Bermuda. Warwick, Bermuda: E. J. R. Amos. Anderson, D. W. and J. J. Hickey. 1972. "Eggshell changes in certain North American birds." In Proceedings of the XVth International Ornitholological Congress., edited by ...
Great cormorants eat fish and are known for their excellent diving skills. They forage in fresh as well as saline or brackish water. They can rotate their eyes, something most other birds are unable to do. Unlike other water fowl, their plumage is not oily. They absorb lots of water, so they need to spread their wings to dry after a swim. This bird has not had an easy life in the Netherlands. Because it was considered a rival for fishermen, they were shot, poisoned, chased away and even hung in huge numbers ...
Description. This is a medium-large black bird, 68-78 cm long and with a 95-110 cm wingspan. It has a longish tail and yellow throat-patch. Adults have a small crest in the breeding season. It is distinguished from the Great Cormorant by its smaller size, lighter build, thinner bill, and, in breeding adults, by the crest and metallic green-tinged sheen on the feathers. Among those differences are that a shag has a lighter, narrower beak; and the juvenile shag has darker underparts. The European Shags tail has 12 feathers; the Great Cormorant, 14 feathers. The green sheen on the feathers results in the alternative name Green Cormorant sometimes being given to the European Shag.. Habitat. It feeds in the sea, and, unlike the Great Cormorant, is rare inland. It will winter along any coast that is well-supplied with fish.. The European Shag is one of the deepest divers among the cormorant family. Using depth gauges, European Shags have been shown to dive to at least 45 metres. European Shags are ...
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After you have reported a dead bird, you will be contacted to determine the condition of the bird and if it is suitable to be picked up for West Nile virus testing. All dead bird reports are used for surveillance purposes and are extremely valuable to us even if the bird is not submitted for testing.. If you have not been contacted within 24 hours of your report, you may safely dispose of the dead bird in your trash.. Although there is no evidence that West Nile virus can be acquired by handling dead birds, it is best not to handle the dead bird with your bare hands. Use gloves, a shovel, or a plastic bag to place the bird in a trash bag for disposal.. Please DO NOT freeze dead birds.. To find out what happens after you report a dead bird, see this link on the California Department of Public health website: http://westnile.ca.gov/wnv_faqs_basics.php?id=88.. ...
Do you like to feed wild birds in winter? Follow these tips to keep your bird seed fresh.. Putting out bird feeders is a great way to attract more birds to your yard and garden in winter. There are some steps you need to take to ensure that the bird seed you are storing stays fresh and safe for the birds to eat, and to make sure your bird seed supply area stay neat and well stocked.. First, when purchasing seed for birds, avoid bird seed in burlap bags. Insects can easily get through the burlap and infest the bird seed. Mice and chipmunks and other rodents like to eat bird seed. Avoid buying bags that have obvious holes or have been patched. This means that somewhere along the supply chain, rodents have gotten into the bird seed.. At home, keep in mind that open bags of bird seed will attract rodents. When you open a bag of bird seed, transfer its contents into a heavy-duty plastic bin with a locking lid. A metal can with a tight lid will also work to store your bird seed. To store smaller ...
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Now 7 Cattle Egrets in entrance fields at Blatchford Farm, Teigngrace late pm ( and 9 Little Egrets). 5 Cattle Egrets showing well feeding in sheep field by road, 2 Cattle Egrets with 6 Little Egrets in 2nd field on right with cows. 3 more Little Egrets opposite entrance in muddy field. The last time 7 were reported here was 18 December. ...
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Congratulations to Martin Huebeck, SOTEAGs resident seabird monitoring officer, who has recently published an article in the journal Seabird.. Huebeck, M., Mellor, R.M., Gear, S., and Miles, W.T.S. 2015. Population and breeding dynamics of European Shags Phalacrocorax aristotelis at three major colonies in Shetland, 2001-2015. Seabird, 28: 55-77.. The paper can be accessed from Seabird the annual journal from the Seabird Group. The journal contains papers and short communications on seabird biology, conservation, identification, and status.. The European Shag has recently been added to the UK Red list due to a severe decline in population numbers and continued monitoring is important to help protect this species.. ...
Bird trapping techniques to capture wild birds include a wide range of techniques that have their origins in the hunting of birds for food. While hunting for food does not require birds to be caught alive, some trapping techniques capture birds without harming them and are of use in ornithology research. Wild birds may also be trapped for their display in captivity in zoological gardens or for keeping as a pet. Bird trapping was formerly unregulated, but to protect bird populations most countries have specific laws and regulations. Almost all traps involve the use of food, water or decoys to attract birds within range and a mechanism for restricting the movement, injuring or killing birds that come into range. Food, water, decoy birds and call playback may be used to bring birds to the trap. The use of chemical sprays on crops or food can have more widespread effects and are not usually included in trapping techniques although there are some capture techniques that make use of bait with ...
The western cattle egret (Bubulcus ibis) is a species of heron (family Ardeidae) found in the tropics, subtropics and warm temperate zones. Most taxonomic authorites lump this species and the eastern cattle egret together (called the cattle egret), but some (including the International Ornithologists Union separate them. Despite the similarities in plumage to the egrets of the genus Egretta, it is more closely related to the herons of Ardea. Originally native to parts of Asia, Africa and Europe, it has undergone a rapid expansion in its distribution and successfully colonised much of the rest of the world in the last century. It is a white bird adorned with buff plumes in the breeding season. It nests in colonies, usually near bodies of water and often with other wading birds. The nest is a platform of sticks in trees or shrubs. Western cattle egrets exploit drier and open habitats more than other heron species. Their feeding habitats include seasonally inundated grasslands, pastures, ...
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Birds are very popular pets. Many sought-after exotic birds come from other parts of the world. Because of the high prices associated with some of these breeds, the smuggling of exotic birds into the United States has become profitable and dangerous in terms of the chances of introducing diseases such as AI and END into the country.. The USDA quarantines and tests live birds imported into the United States to ensure that they do not have any foreign animal diseases such as the HPAI H5N1 virus. All imported live birds (except from Canada) must spend 30 days at a USDA quarantine facility where they are tested for the AI virus before entering the country. Returning U.S.-origin pet birds (except from Canada) also are tested and are home-quarantined. You must make a reservation at the chosen quarantine facility in advance by contacting the USDA port veterinarian.. To find out more about importing a pet bird, please see the APHIS Web site on animal imports. You may also find the publication "Importing ...
Two street dogs died after eating dead chicken from a poultry farm in India… Azeri dog died from bird flu virus… Suspected bird flu outbreak leaves 4 dogs and about 100 chickens dead in Ivory Coast… Significant numbers of dogs in Thailand carry the H5N1 strain of the bird flu virus. These headlines have caused a lot of dog owners to be apprehensive. Given the fact that dogs are highly valued pets, any dog owner would fear for the health of the pet. What is bird flu? Are dogs really susceptible to this disease?. Avian influenza, commonly known as bird flu is an illness that is caused by any strain of the influenza virus that has adapted to a specific host. As the name suggests, the virus has adapted to birds. Bird flu is a highly transmissible disease of birds. This virus has a wide range of symptoms. While some species of wild birds can carry the virus without getting sick, other birds and poultry would get ill when infected. Infected poultry would show either of the two forms of the ...
Free Shipping on Bird Azithro. Bird Azithro 12 Count Bird Zithro (Azithromycin) is a bird antibiotic that is used for systemic and local infections in pigeons, pet birds, and exotic birds. This antibiotic is effective against gram-positive bacteria, as well as some gram-negative bacteria, spirochetes, anaerobic bacteria, and other types of microorganisms. Bird Zithro is also effective against Chlamydia psittaci in cockatiels. The active ingredient in this medication works by inhibiting the growth of bacteria, which helps to eliminate the bacteria and the infection.. Available Sizes ...
Lets face it, most of us like to have birds around, but we have a problem with their droppings. The major complaint about bird droppings involve unsightly or smelly messes, concerns about property damage, as well as potential health risks.. Unsightly or Smelly Messes. Most of the time this is the real problem with bird droppings-we just dont want to see them. While that is certainly understandable, birds are part of our natural environment so we shouldnt be too upset about the occasional bird dropping on our car, house, or patio furniture. Bird droppings become more of a problem when we create structures like window sills, decks, or utility lines where birds come to sit frequently and do their duty. If bird droppings are accumulating the first thing to look at is how to alter the landscape so that the birds cant physically come and sit where they are making the mess. This may be done with architectural or structural modifications to a building or other structure, or by installing bird spikes ...
The European Bird Census Council (EBCC):. The European Bird Census Council (EBCC) officially adopted the HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World as their reference for nomenclature and taxonomy. It will be implemented in all of the supra-national projects coordinated by EBCC, including the European Breeding Bird Atlas, EuroBirdPortal and Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring Scheme.. With this latest resolution the HBW-BirdLife Illustrated Checklist increases its influence as the taxonomy and nomenclature followed by most European countries.. The European Union:. The European Union adopted the HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World as the standard reference for bird taxonomy and nomenclature. It is used most importantly for the EUs official list of birds, which guides the Birds Directive, whose goal is to protect all of the wild bird species naturally occurring in the European Union. This list is also used for the ...
Urban fauna communities may be strongly influenced by environmental and socio-economic factors, but the relative importance of these factors is poorly known. Most research on urban fauna has been conducted in large cities and it is unclear if the patterns found in these locations coincide with those from smaller human settlements. We examined the relative importance of environmental and socio-economic factors in explaining variation in urban bird communities across 72 neighbourhoods in 18 regional towns in south-eastern Australia. Native bird species richness varied from 6 to 32 across neighbourhoods and was higher in neighbourhoods with more nectar-rich plants. Variation in bird species diversity across neighbourhoods was also strongly positively related to the density of nectar-rich plants, but was higher also in neighbourhoods with higher socio-economic status (reflecting higher levels of disposal income, education and home ownership). The density of native birds across neighbourhoods per ...
The woodpecker has a distinctive long beak, which the woodpecker uses to make holes in trees. The woodpecker does this in order to dig out the grubs living under the bark. The average woodpecker is able to peck up to 20 pecks per second! The woodpecker is only able to peck so much and move its head so quickly without getting a headache due to the air pockets that help to cushion the woodpeckers brain. Woodpeckers are omnivorous birds and feed on a mixture of plants and animals (mainly insects). The woodpecker eats seeds, berries, fruits, nuts and bugs but the exact species of the woodpeckers food depends upon the area which the woodpecker inhabits. Due to their generally small size, woodpeckers have numerous predators in their natural environment that not only prey upon the woodpecker itself but also the woodpeckers eggs. The main predators of the woodpecker include wild cats, foxes, rats. snakes and large birds although many other species of animal will prey on the woodpecker too ...
Many native Australian bird species are declining. Birds of garden, water, scrub and woodland are showing marked falls in their populations says a new report by Birds Australia (BirdLife in Australia). The encouraging news is that the status of some species is improving as a result of conservation action.. This is the sixth the state of Australias birds report, and presents an up-to-date overview of the health of bird populations in Australia and the main challenges to their sustainability. This 2008 report focuses on trends in bird populations revealed by around 50 long-term monitoring programs that have been running for up to 40 years.. Trends in bird populations are mixed, but more species are in decline than were reported in 2003. Common birds are far less common than they once were, for example populations of the familiar Australian Magpie Gymnorhina tibicen have slumped.. Many, and perhaps most, of our native birds are in decline for a range of reasons including habitat loss and ...
Citation: Wagner, B.A., Hoberg, E.P., Somers, C.M., Soos, C., Fenton, H., Jenkins, E.J. 2012. Gastrointestinal Helminth Parasites of Double-Crested Cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus) at Four Sites in Saskatchewan, Canada, 2006-2007. Comparative Parasitology. 79:275-282. Interpretive Summary: Parasites are powerful indicators of ecological structure and interactions, particularly those involving foraging behavior and food habits. Identification of such linkages is dependant on the development of baseline data for distribution and host associations by various parasites on local to regional scales. As a cumulative process, such survey and inventory for faunal structure provides the foundations to explore ecological change and perturbations associated with climate and other forces. We provide the first data for parasite diversity in adult double-crested cormorants from breeding colonies on four very different lakes spanning a major ecotone (borderland between ecological zones) from prairie to boreal ...
Insecticides harm insectivorous birds by attacking the foodchain. Pesticides form an important part of modern agriculture and other vegetation production systems
S: Birds. BC: Its the little things that make life beautiful.. FC: Its the little things that make life beautiful , Birds!. 1: Table of Contents ~Classification of Birds....................2 ~Biomes by Class...............................4 ~Reproduction Method of bird........6 ~Birds Behavior by Order................8 ~Predator/Prey feeding habits........10 ~Type of Symmetry..........................12 ~Era of Birds.....................................14 ~Aptenodytes...................................16 ~Food Web........................................18 ~Food and Body Temperature.........20 ~What is a Bird?................................22 ~Diversity of birds............................24 ~Delivering oxygen to cells...............26 ~How does air move over their wings....28 ~How they reproduce and care for young...30 ~Nervous System...............................32 ~Why Birds are important................34. 3: Classification of Birds , Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Subphylum: Verbrata ...
additional source King, C.M.; Roberts, C.D.; Bell, B.D.; Fordyce, R.E.; Nicoll, R.S.; Worthy, T.H.; Paulin, C.D.; Hitchmough, R.A.; Keyes, I.W.; Baker, A.N.; Stewart, A.L.; Hiller, N.; McDowall, R.M.; Holdaway, R.N.; McPhee, R.P.; Schwarzhans, W.W.; Tennyson, A.J.D.; Rust, S.; Macadie, I. (2009). Phylum Chordata: lancelets, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 431-554. [details] ...
A flock in migration over Israel. Migrating White Storks use the uplift of air thermals to reduce the effort of long-distance flying.. Systematic research into migration began with German ornithologist Johannes Thienemann who commenced ringing studies in 1906 at the Rossitten Bird Observatory, on the Curonian Spit in what was then East Prussia. Although not many storks passed through Rossitten itself, the observatory coordinated the large-scale ringing of the species throughout Germany and elsewhere in Europe. Between 1906 and the Second World War about 100,000, mainly juvenile, White Storks were ringed, with over 2,000 long-distance recoveries of birds wearing Rossitten rings reported between 1908 and 1954.[48]. Routes. White Storks fly south from their summer breeding grounds in Europe in August and September, heading for Africa.[40] There, they spend the winter in savanna from Kenya and Uganda south to the Cape Province of South Africa.[49] In these areas they congregate in large flocks which ...
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Two illnesses that these birds have been unable to avoid are DDT and Lead Poisoning. Prior to the 1980s the population was declining due to the amount of DDT found in their food. Since the DDT ban the population has been on the rise, though Lead Poisoning continues to be an issue. The Turkey Vultures will feed on carcasses that were killed by lead shot, ingesting the lead themselves. Hunting has also hurt their population in the past, as people erroneously believed that they spread diseases. Of course, the exact opposite is true- the Vultures help to stop the spread of disease by consuming the dead and rotting meat. Turkey Vultures are protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and it is now illegal to kill, take, or own one ...
Each spring, Hubbard Brook comes alive with the arrival of migratory birds. Many migrate from wintering areas in the tropics to take advantage of the abundant insects and the long summer days of northern areas, which are beneficial when raising young. Avian ecologists, scientists who study the ecology of birds, have been keeping records on the birds that live in the experimental forest for over 40 years. These data are important because they represent one of the longest bird studies ever conducted!. Richard is an avian ecologist who began this study. He was interested in how bird populations were responding to long-term environmental changes in Hubbard Brook. Every summer since 1969, Richard takes his team of scientists, students, and technicians into the field to count the number of birds that are in the forest and identify which species are present. Richards team monitors populations of over 30 different bird species. They wake up every morning before the sun rises and travel to the far ...
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July 2, 2015 - Today, the U.S. Department of Agricultures (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) released two updated interagency plans related to the surveillance of avian influenza in wild birds. As part of USDAs on-going preparation efforts for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), these updated plans will help USDA with further monitoring of wild birds for the HPAI virus during the fall migration. Between now and March 2016, HPAI surveillance in wild birds will increase as APHIS Wildlife Services biologists and their State partners collect approximately 41,000 samples from apparently healthy wild birds from targeted areas throughout the United States.. The first updated plan- U.S. Interagency Strategic Plan for Early Detection and Monitoring for Avian Influenzas of Significance in Wild Birds-describes a unified national system for migratory wild bird sampling involving Federal, State, university and non-governmental organizations. The second updated plan- 2015 ...
Backyard chickens can be infected because they may have contact with a wild bird. If you have chickens, keep an eye out for any of the symptoms and report it to public health.. A recent outbreak of bird flu in the United States has spread across 19 states and affected more than 30 million birds. California is one of the 19 states and has had two confirmed commercial poultry flocks infected with flu this year. In January, a turkey flock was found to be infected in Stanislaus County, and in February, a flock of chickens was infected in Kings County. The two outbreaks combined to involve more than 100,000 infected birds.. Dean Blumberg, chief of pediatric infectious diseases at UC Davis Childrens Hospital, explains what bird flu is, how its spread and whether Californians are at risk.. What is bird flu?. Bird flu is the common name for avian influenza. The avian influenza virus is related to human influenza, but it primarily affects various bird species.. How is it spread?. In some ways, its ...
Yes indeed, the slaughter of wildlife. But theres not much new here. The investigators attached cameras to a bunch of cats and then counted how many critters they killed. The lead author calls the results "surprising," and the press release from the American Bird Conservancy says the study shows that house cats kill "far more than the previous estimate of a billion birds and other animals each year.". That might be true on the "other animals" front, but not on the bird front. A year ago the American Bird Conservancy estimated that cats killed 500 million birds per year. The new study says that cats kill….500 million birds per year. Last year I looked into this and concluded that this probably represents about 3% of all birds in the United States. Theres more to it than just that (cats might have a bigger impact on specific species in specific places, for example), and you can decide for yourself whether 3% is a lot or a little. Either way, though, this study doesnt seem to change things ...
For my last blog during my tenure at the Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, I decided to focus on adaptations birds evolved for flight. Even though birds arent the only animals that can fly (bats and many insects can fly), part of the reason we are fascinated by them is because of this ability to take to the air. Using their own faculties and without technology, birds can fly almost anywhere in the world. Most of us have imagined what it would be like to be a bird, soaring through the sky, free to go anywhere at any time. But how are birds able to fly and we humans cannot? Over the past 150 million years, birds have evolved many adaptations to not only make flight possible, but to optimize their aerial abilities. Some of these adaptations, like wings, are more obvious, while others are hidden beneath their bodys surface.. Gravity pulls all matter, including animals, towards the earth. Birds overcome this force through unique adaptations. These adaptations are focused on mechanisms ...
The turkey vulture soars with its wings held slightly above horizontal. From below, the turkey vulture shows two-tone wings--black in front, silver in back.
A familiar sight in the sky over much of North America is the dark, long-winged form of the Turkey Vulture, soaring high over the landscape. Most birds are believed to have a very poor sense of smell, but the Turkey Vulture is an exception, apparently able to find carrion by odor.
Its that summer trip, and the company the gray and white bird keeps in Canada, that make it a prime candidate for a new study in which researchers from the Georgia Wildlife Resources Division are testing migratory shorebirds for bird flu.. "There is a potential that they could cross paths with migrant species from Alaska or Iceland, so it is important that we monitor for the presence of highly pathogenic avian flu," said Brad Winn, program manager for the WRD Coastal Nongame Program.. In the first round of sampling on the Altamaha delta between Sapelo and Sea islands late last month, Winn and colleagues launched netting over roosting flocks and caught 14 birds, including seven red knots. The other birds were black-bellied plovers, ruddy turnstones and sanderlings.. Researchers test for avian flu by taking a fecal sample from each bird. The birds are released unharmed.. Federal and state biologists will be capturing and sampling birds in every state as part of the interagency strategic plan ...
Modern birds are characterised by feathers, a beak with no teeth, the laying of hard-shelled eggs, a high metabolic rate, a four-chambered heart, and a lightweight but strong skeleton. All living species of birds have wings; the most recent species without wings was the moa, which is generally considered to have become extinct in the 16th century. Wings are evolved forelimbs, and most bird species can fly. Flightless birds include ratites, penguins, and a number of diverse endemic island species. Birds also have unique digestive and respiratory systems that are highly adapted for flight. Some birds, especially corvids and parrots, are among the most intelligent animal species; a number of bird species have been observed manufacturing and using tools, and many social species exhibit cultural transmission of knowledge across generations ...
From: Ben Creisler [email protected] I dont recall seeing this article mentioned (apologies if I missed it). The pdf can be downloaded for free. Also, this is a new journal called Chinese Birds that might be worth monitoring for paleobird content in the future. http://www.chinesebirds.net:8080/Jweb_bird/EN/volumn/curre nt.shtml http://www.chinesebirds.net:8080/Jweb_bird/EN/abstract/abs tract33.shtml Dongsheng LI , Corwin SULLIVAN , Zhonghe ZHOU1, Fucheng ZHANG, 2010. Chinese Birds 2010, 1(2) 83-96. We use the term ?basal birds? for a relatively small number of primitive fossil birds that fall outside the major clade Ornithothoraces, which includes both modern birds and enantiornithines. Eight genera and twelve valid species have been reported from China in the last 15 years, whereas Archaeopteryx lithographica remains the only basal bird to have been described from non-Chinese specimens (although confuciusornithid material is apparently present in North Korea). Here we briefly review the Chinese ...
At first glance, this readers request is easy. BIRD TALK magazine frequently features lists of toxic and nontoxic plants. Many bird-care books and online resources also list plants believed to be safe or unsafe to display where birds are present.. A planted aviary can be beautiful and beneficial to the pet birds inside, but also consider other factors when adding plants and soil to the avian environment: climate, bird species, aviary size and location. You dont mention whether your aviary is indoors or outdoors. If outdoors, are the plants and soil in a sheltered area or open to sunshine and the elements? Does the aviary have a soil, gravel or concrete floor? How large are the birds? While small birds often find refuge in sheltering branches, larger parrots may simply shred the leaves and strip the bark from tree limbs.. Im not a big fan of planted indoor aviaries because it is difficult to control mold and mildew in a humid, controlled environment. Unless scrupulously cleaned up each day, ...
Reduced Appetite: It is very important that pet birds receive adequate nutrition every day as they have an extremely high metabolism. When a bird loses interest in food and starts to lose weight, it may be due to illness or distress. It may also be a sign of intestinal blockage or impaction. Rapid weight loss can very quickly be life threatening for birds. If your bird is displaying these symptoms you should also monitor the condition of droppings which can indicate ill health.. Unusual Droppings: If you keep the cage regularly cleaned, you will know what your birds normal droppings look like and this will make it easier to detect early any changes. Look for signs of unusual colour or consistency. A change in the colour of the birds droppings could be due to dietary changes or ill-health. Generally, droppings that are yellow, rusty brown, or tarry black are warning signs of serious problems, such as internal bleeding.. Ruffled Feathers: Your birds physical appearance can also give you a sign ...
Scotts failed to disclose that its bird seed contained pesticides that were known to be highly toxic to birds," says the complaint. "Instead, [Scotts Miracle-Gro] knowingly sold millions of units of its defective and toxic bird seed products, knowing the products would be widely used to feed birds at purchasers homes, in back yards and in wild and natural environments across the United States." Scotts Miracle-Gro apparently started using the two chemicals as bird seed coating to prevent insects from ravaging the product in storehouses prior to shipment and use. But neither Storcide II nor Actellic 5E are approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use in bird feed, and the EPA specifically recognizes Storcide II as being extremely toxic to birds, fish, and other wildlife, which means it clearly has no place being used in food given to birds. "Both chemical toxins act as cholinesterase inhibitors that result in overstimulation of the nervous system," says a piece published by ...
During June, as the nesting season of birds shifts into high gear across much of the United States and Canada, a small army of birders hits the road to conduct the North American Breeding Bird Survey. The data from more than 30 years of these surveys is a critical source of information about the state, regional, and continental population trends of about 500 species of North American birds.
e-mail1: [email protected] [email protected] ABSTRACT. Herbivory is a rare strategy in birds. Only 3% of extant birds exploit plant material as an energy source. Both plant chemical composition and bird constraints associated to flight and digestion may explain why herbivory is so scarce in small endotherms such as birds. Here we tackle the question of how herbivorous birds meet energy/nutrient requirements when feeding on extremely poor diets. We focus on Phytotoma rara (Phytotomidae), possibly the smallest herbivorous bird. From our mini-review we conclude that several features such as the fast passage rates, an effective physical breakdown of cell walls, and constant and high activities of digestive enzymes make available the highly nutritious cell contents to the small herbivore, without the energy costs of anatomical structures for bacterial fermentation or slow passage rates. These are possible crucial adaptations in the evolution of herbivory in small birds.. Key words: ...
by Paul Kerlinger (with Illustrations by Pat Archer), Second Edition, is an affordable, up to date (2009 publication) comprehensive and intelligently written book. It is written for the general public but is not dumbed down. The thing about bird migration is that there are many facets to the behavior. There are different kinds of birds, with respect to the nature of their flight, body size, etc (think albatross vs. hummingbird). There are many kinds of landscapes across which birds migrate (terrestrial regions of varying degrees of habitability vs. open ocean). Migrations may vary in length or even fidelity to the process, with some birds in a given population doing it, others not. And, of course, there are numerous mechanisms involved in the process, with some subset of those mechanisms being used by any given bird species. The best way to think about migration is probably as a collection of strategies using a collection of tools by a diversity of bird species. This book does a good job at ...
Birds are an integral part of any habitat, whether natural or unnatural and are often the most visible wildlife wherever we go. This is probably why birds and birdwatching are so popular with a great many people. Not only do they add aesthetic value and interest to our gardens and towns, they also play an important role in ecosystems.. Birds are very varied and they can eat anything from fruit to other birds and live anywhere from hedges to church steeples. Species we see around our gardens and in the local area change with the seasons as birds come and go. Spring migration brings in species such as swallows, martins, cuckoos and nightjars that we only see in the summer whilst our estuaries attract internationally important numbers of waders, ducks and geese in the winter. In order to attract birds to our gardens and protect them in the wider countryside we must make sure we cater for different species the whole year round.. Devon is particularly important for birds with species like the cirl ...
Although birders are welcome, the water levels are such that there isnt a great diversity of birds at the moment. On some occasions it has been very good for shorebirds as well as waterfowl and wading birds. Today the shorebirds were completely absent, except for a single Spotted Sandpiper and a couple of Killdeer. Waterfowl were limited to Canada Geese, Mallards and Wood Ducks. As common as Double-crested Cormorants are becoming, there were even 3-4 of them in the area. A few wading birds were around, including several Great Blue Herons, Great Egrets and Black-crowned Night-Herons. I also saw an adult Common Moorhen, but as is their usual behaviour, it was quite shy and would not let me get its photo ...
Our findings confirm our hypothesis that even low levels of disturbance during territory establishment, with no concomitant habitat alteration, can have a negative effect on both density of breeding birds and species richness. Such an effect was not apparent in long-distance migrants, as they arrived after the end of the experimental disturbance, and thus were not exposed to it. These findings are in agreement with Steven et al. [15] and Monz et al. [14], which state that even low levels of disturbance (such as ours) can have significant importance. Contrary to other experimental studies, which also show a negative link between human disturbance and bird density and/or diversity [46-49], we restricted disturbance to the territory establishment period. Thus, our results suggest that territory establishment may be a sensitive period, in which human disturbances could greatly affect the density and diversity of breeding birds.. During the territory establishment period birds select breeding sites, ...
Due to the potential risk that bird feeders and bird baths pose as transmission sites for Trichomonas it is recommended that these are emptied and taken down during outbreaks. Remove feeders and baths for at least two weeks to encourage birds to disperse from the area, reducing the potential for disease transmission. There is often plenty of other sources of food and water for birds during the summer months.. Clean and disinfect bird feeders and bird baths thoroughly and regularly. It is recommended that you use a weak solution of household bleach to disinfect feeders and baths. Be sure to rinse feeders and baths well and allow them to dry completely before returning them to use.. Recent research suggests that moist bird seed is a more suitable environment for hosting Trichomonas than dry seed, for this reason it is recommended that you only use bird feeders that prevent feed from becoming wet. Do not use table/platform feeders, these feeders can often expose seed to rain and also allow ...
Due to the potential risk that bird feeders and bird baths pose as transmission sites for Trichomonas it is recommended that these are emptied and taken down during outbreaks. Remove feeders and baths for at least two weeks to encourage birds to disperse from the area, reducing the potential for disease transmission. There is often plenty of other sources of food and water for birds during the summer months.. Clean and disinfect bird feeders and bird baths thoroughly and regularly. It is recommended that you use a weak solution of household bleach to disinfect feeders and baths. Be sure to rinse feeders and baths well and allow them to dry completely before returning them to use.. Recent research suggests that moist bird seed is a more suitable environment for hosting Trichomonas than dry seed, for this reason it is recommended that you only use bird feeders that prevent feed from becoming wet. Do not use table/platform feeders, these feeders can often expose seed to rain and also allow ...
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Species testing positive for exposure to the bacteria include feeder favorites such as Black-capped Chickadees, Tufted Titmice, and American Goldfinches. But exposure was also detected in forest species, such as the Wood Thrush.. "That was another surprise," says Dhondt. "How on earth do Wood Thrushes get infected with mycoplasma? Theyre not a feeder bird at all. Everyone has always assumed that feeders play a major role in the transmission of the disease and this study shows thats not necessarily so.". Dhondts team caught and tested nearly 2,000 individual birds from 53 species, looking for evidence of current infections (bacterial DNA) or past infections (antibodies) by Mycoplasma gallisepticum. The birds were studied in and around Ithaca, New York, between January 2007 and June 2010. The diagnostic tests revealed that 27 species of birds were infected by this bacterium. The actual number of species exposed to the bacteria could be even higher than suggested by this study because the test ...
ANALYSIS UNDER 5 U.S.C. Sec. 801(a)(1)(B)(i)-(iv) OF TWO MAJOR RULES ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE ENTITLED "MIGRATORY BIRD HUNTING; FINAL FRAMEWORKS FOR LATE-SEASON MIGRATORY BIRD HUNTING REGULATIONS"; AND "LATE SEASONS AND BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS FOR CERTAIN MIGRATORY GAME BIRDS" (RIN: 1018-AE93) (i) Cost-benefit analysis According to the cost-benefit analysis contained in the filing, the migratory bird hunting regulations (of which these regulations are a part) collectively have an economic impact in excess of an estimated $600 million in direct expenditures. For example, the analysis indicates that $293.3 million will be spent by duck hunters on equipment, $144.3 million on food, $147.1 million on transportation and lodging, plus $73.8 million "other" direct expenditures. Without these regulations, the Service opines that the resources spent in game bird hunting would, to some degree, be spent on other recreational activities. The analysis notes that ...
A new 30-minute film, narrated by actor Richard Chamberlain, explores the on-going bird extinction crisis in Hawaiʻi that has led to about 70 percent of all native bird species in the state becoming extinct.. The film, Endangered Hawaiʻi, was produced by American Bird Conservancy (ABC), the nations leading bird conservation organization, with funding by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. It is being premiered at the Environmental Film Festival in the Nations Capital, March 24 (at 12:30 and 2:00 p.m.) at the National Wildlife Visitor Center in Laurel, Maryland.. With beautiful footage of some of Hawaiʻis stunning birds and their habitats, the film showcases the unique biodiversity of our 50th state and explains the environmental crisis that has caused Hawaiʻi to become known as the "Bird Extinction Capital of the World." It describes the nature of the crisis, its causes, and current efforts to implement solutions for species remaining on the brink.. "It is shocking to many people ...
Some of these changes are minor adjustments. For instance, instead of putting the swifts, treeswifts, and hummingbirds in the same order that includes nothing else, Sibley and Ahlquist put them in the same superorder that includes nothing else, consisting of one order for the hummingbirds and another for the swifts and treeswifts. In other words, they still regard the swifts as the hummingbirds closest relatives. Other changes are much more drastic. The penguins were traditionally regarded as distant from all other living birds. For instance, Wetmore put them in a superorder by themselves, with all other non-ratite birds in a different superorder. Sibley and Ahlquist, though, put penguins in the same superfamily as divers (loons), tubenoses, and frigatebirds. According to their view, penguins are closer to those birds than herons are to storks.[verification needed]. The new research[citation needed] suggested that the ducks and gallinaceous birds are each others closest relatives and together ...
Green-coloured cars are the least attractive for birds seeking the ideal spot to relieve themselves, new research has revealed.. The study showed that vehicles of a green hue are less likely to suffer bird droppings than cars of any other colour.. Overall, 89% of motorists have been on the receiving end of a "bird strike" in the last 12 months, with drivers spending a total of nearly £57 million a year cleaning up their vehicles, the survey found.. Just 86% of drivers with green-coloured cars have suffered bird droppings, compared with 92% of those with silver cars. Meanwhile, 36% of owners of green cars are hit once a fortnight or more, compared with 49% of drivers with silver-coloured vehicles.. South west England is the worst area for bird strikes, with 95% of motorists there suffering in the last 12 months. Yorkshire is the area least likely to see bird droppings on cars, with only 82% of motorists in the region reporting it as a problem.. The worst time for bird droppings is the period ...
Woven by swiftlets from their saliva, Birds Nest is one of the most popular tonics in TCM. Read more about interesting facts & benefits of Birds Nest!
Slither Birds is a fantastic .io game that combines the concept of Slither.io with cute characters from the iconic Angry Birds game in Iogames.name. Before you start the game you can enter a username and pick what type of snake bird you wish to control. The aim of the game is simple. You must gather the multicolored eggs scattered around the map and use them to increase the size of your snake. Fun IO games about weird slithering creatures that just wont stop growing are lots of people favorite ones. In this cool multiplayer online Slither Birds game you get look like some of the characters from the very popular Angry Birds game, only difference is you dont fly, you crawl around like a creepy worm. Collect eggs and kill other players to eat them and grow as much as you can to become the ultimate undefeatable killer slither bird on the screen. Just make them touch your body with their heads to kill them. Surround them once you are big enough, that never fails. For each egg you collect your
When it comes to comparing the abilities of birds and people, its easy to accept there are some ways in which our fellow creatures outperform us. We cannot fly, for one thing, and we are not as good as birds are at travelling accurately for a long time in a particular direction, while birds routinely migrate vast distances without any kind of help. We find it easy enough to appreciate that birds are superior in the sensory department: they see more crisply, have more of an ultraviolet component to their vision, and some, such as owls, also have extraordinary powers of hearing. As it happens, they also have a magnetic sensitivity that we probably lack. Birds are endowed with many physical gifts.. However, when you sit down to have coffee in the kitchen and idly watch the comings and goings of the birds at your feeders, would you be surprised to know that some of your garden companions might actually out-perform you in a more cerebral function? A variety of studies on the cognitive abilities of ...
Birds are known to transmit many diseases to humans. Most people have heard of the so-called "bird flu," which has caused numerous deaths and forced the destruction of millions of infected birds. However, people dont always realize just how many health hazards bird populations present to humans. Viral diseases include meningitis and encephalitis. Bacterial diseases include salmonellosis and listeriosis. Birds have been known to transmit toxoplasmosis and many other illnesses as well. In fact, there are more than 60 diseases and parasites which birds can pass along to humans ...
Reproductive populations of species with nesting areas close to the Arctic "could even disappear from the continent", adds Real.. By monitoring aquatic birds that inhabit marshes, wetlands, fresh water or salt water, coastal waters and 55 river basins, it has also been possible to show that water availability, climatic seasonality, availability of resources and the size of the area inhabited are all secondary factors when it comes to explaining the distribution of these species in Europe. A historical explanation for the dispersion of aquatic birds. The group also suggests that the recent effect of glaciations in the Quaternary Period (from more than 2.5 million years ago up until the present) and the high mobility of aquatic birds could provide a historical explanation for the wide distribution of these species. The fact that some birds from the more geographically restricted groups in Europe are highly dispersed and can be found beyond the continent indicates that only those animals that are ...
Woodpeckers range from tiny piculets measuring no more than 7 cm (2.8 in) in length and weighing 7 g (0.25 oz) to large woodpeckers which can be more than 50 cm (20 in) in length. The largest surviving species is the great slaty woodpecker, which weighs 360-563 g (12.7-19.9 oz), but probably the extinct imperial woodpecker and ivory-billed woodpecker were both larger.[1]. The plumage of woodpeckers varies from drab to conspicuous. The colours of many species are based on olive and brown and some are pied, suggesting a need for camouflage; others are boldly patterned in black, white and red, and many have a crest or tufted feathers on the crown. Woodpeckers tend to be sexually dimorphic, but differences between the sexes are generally small; exceptions to this are Williamsons sapsucker and the orange-backed woodpecker, which differ markedly. The plumage is moulted fully once a year apart from the wrynecks, which have an additional partial moult before breeding.[2]. Woodpeckers, piculets and ...
en] Birds are anosmic or at best microsmatic... This misbelief persisted until very recently and has strongly influenced the outcome of communication studies in birds, with olfaction remaining neglected as compared to acoustic and visual channels. However, there is now clear empirical evidence showing that olfaction is perfectly functional in birds and birds use olfactory information in a variety of ethological contexts. Although the existence of pheromones has never been formally demonstrated in this vertebrate class, different groups of birds, such as petrels, auklets and ducks have been shown to produce specific scents that could play a significant role in within-species social interactions. Behavioral experiments have indeed demonstrated that these odors influence the behavior of conspecifics. Additionally, in quail, deprivation of olfactory inputs decreases neuronal activation induced by sexual interactions with a female. It seems therefore well established that birds enjoy a functional ...
With a $0.99 game, players shouldnt expect much. Perhaps something interesting, or an addicting formula that has you coming back for more, but always something simple. I mean, who can afford to make a complex game for just a buck?. Angry Birds does all three, and marvelously. From developer ClickGamer, Angry Birds tells the simple story of a rivalry between birds and pigs, where the pigs are tired of boring grass and want eggs, either scrambled or sunny-side up. Thankfully, their neighbors, the birds, have a built-in egg production factory ripe for the taking. (Thus the angry.) The birds will do whatever it takes to get those eggs back, and besides a 90-second Looney Toons style video, thats all there is to the story.. Gameplay is simple enough: shoot birds with a slingshot at a selection of pigs, defended only by their glass, wooden or concrete surroundings. The angle you shoot them at makes all the difference, and once the bird is fired, physics takes over and drives the propelled ...
Whenever one finds blood in the cage, or blood on a bird, the first thing to be done is to locate the source of the blood flow. While a bird can certainly bleed to death from an injury, they rarely do because avian blood clots quickly and effectively. Still, one must take immediate steps to staunch blood flow from a bird, as they have very little blood volume in their body. Losing more than 10% of this blood volume is considered unsafe.. Blood Volume in Birds. So, how much blood in inside of your bird? Birds normally have 6-11 mls of blood per 100 grams of body weight. So a cockatiel weighing 100 grams would have about 8-10 mls of blood in its body, and could therefore only afford to safely lose .8 to 1ml of its blood. This equates to about 8-10 drops of blood before the safety line has been crossed.. Each ml/cc equates to approximately 10 drops of fluid.. Keep in mind that the amount of blood in the cage may look to be a much larger quantity than it actually is, because it spreads. Take an eye ...
A new hummingbird species, called the dry-forest sabrewing, has been discovered in the tropical forests of eastern Brazil. A young male of the
In January 1971, a pair of Standard Oil tankers collided under the Golden Gate Bridge and gushed nearly 1 million gallons of crude into the bay. A steadfast group of volunteers, armed with a donation from Chevron, set about the Herculean task of organizing and training volunteers, dealing with government agencies and the media, and learning the delicate art of scrubbing petroleum off pelicans, ducks and other water birds. The result was International Bird Rescue, which has since led bird-rescue efforts for more than 200 oil spills worldwide, including the Exxon Valdez, Deepwater Horizon and Cosco Busan spills, and saved thousands of birds, from penguins to albatross. About 30 to 80 percent of birds taken in by International Bird Rescue are later released, depending on the type of oil, the severity of the spill and the species of bird. Coordinating rescue efforts and training hordes of volunteers, with almost no advance warning, is endlessly challenging.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT BIRD FLU (AVIAN INFLUENZA) 1. What is Bird Flu? Bird flu or avian influenza is an infectious disease of birds ranging from mild to severe form of illness. All birds are thought to be susceptible to bird flu, though some species are more resistant to infection than others. Some forms of…
Cattle Egret: Small, stocky egret with a white body and pale orange-brown patches on the head, neck and back. The eyes, bill and legs are orange. This is the only white egret with both a yellow bill and yellow legs. It feeds primarily on insects. It has a direct flight on quick steady wing beats. The sexes are similar.
Ten years have passed since the first edition of this book. During that time the field of bird migration has experienced many advances which are reflected in this second edition. No other book exists to bring together the vast amount of information currently available on the subject of bird migration. Includes discussion of evolution and history of bird migration, physiology, orientation mechanisms and threats to migrations and is accessible to experts as well as amateurs.
Ten years have passed since the first edition of this book. During that time the field of bird migration has experienced many advances which are reflected in this second edition. No other book exists to bring together the vast amount of information currently available on the subject of bird migration. Includes discussion of evolution and history of bird migration, physiology, orientation mechanisms and threats to migrations and is accessible to experts as well as amateurs.
Author(s): Bech, Claus; Chappell, Mark A; Astheimer, Lee B; Londoño, Gustavo A; Buttemer, William A | Abstract: Life history theory suggests that species experiencing high extrinsic mortality rates allocate more resources toward reproduction relative to self-maintenance and reach maturity earlier (fast pace of life) than those having greater life expectancy and reproducing at a lower rate (slow pace of life). Among birds, many studies have shown that tropical species have a slower pace of life than temperate-breeding species. The pace of life has been hypothesized to affect metabolism and, as predicted, tropical birds have lower basal metabolic rates (BMR) than temperate-breeding birds. However, many temperate-breeding Australian passerines belong to lineages that evolved in Australia and share slow life-history traits that are typical of tropical birds. We obtained BMR from 30 of these old-endemics and ten sympatric species of more recently arrived passerine lineages (derived from Afro-Asian
Narrator: As part of Canadas efforts to continually improve forest management practices, Natural Resources Canadas Canadian Forest Service is studying the birds of the boreal forest.. Each year, an estimated one and a half billion birds make Canadas boreal forest their home.. The boreals immense size, and one and a half million lakes, provides a diverse range of breeding grounds and habitats, attracting over 300 species of birds.. Studying the birds of the boreal forest provides invaluable information for scientists on the state of the forests ecosystems.. Steve Holmes: Birds are excellent indicators of biodiversity in the boreal forest and for a number of reasons. Theyre very very common, theyre ubiquitous, you find them everywhere, but the best thing about them is theyre very easy to measure because they sing and so you can go out during the breading season and you can hear birds singing, and can count their numbers and you can measure whole communities, not just populations of ...
They stand motionless in the river, statues of pure white, pillars of slate gray. Eyes fixed on the water. Watching. Waiting. These still-as-stone creatures are egrets and herons -- great egrets and great blue herons, to be exact. Many people have asked me about them this month, as the birds are convening conspicuously in the Fox River.
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A Federal Bird Banding and Marking Permit is required whenever someone wants to place a bird band or any type of marker on a wild bird that is protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act or on a federally-protected bird that will be released into the wild. To obtain a permit, visit the General Permit Information webpage of the Bird Banding Laboratory.
Drinking water Doves and pigeons are the only North American birds that can suction water into their esophagus. That means they can drink without having to raise their head. Other birds must dip their bill into water, then let the water drain into their throat by raising their head. Thats a very useful ability for doves. Lab studies have shown that some dove species drink as much as 15-25 percent of their body weight in water daily. Some may also depend on cactus fruits water. Some that regularly eat fleshy fruit and berries may get much of their water from the food. In dry areas, doves water needs can require long flights to reach it, maybe even 25 miles. People seeking water have followed doves to a source because doves can remember where theres water and return to it. Early settlers in arid areas learned what a help the birds could be. Sources: Sibley, "The Sibley Guide to Bird Life & Behavior"; Rylander, "The Behavior of Texas Birds"; Tveten, "The Birds of Texas" Paul and Mary Meredith ...
Although birds receive much of their necessary fluids from their food, most species require at least some water for drinking. Most birds drink by dipping their bills into water and tipping back their heads. Other birds, such as doves and pigeons, immerse their bills and suck up the water. Their heads pop up every few seconds to check for predators. For the birds, its all about feeling safe. Place your birdbath near scrubs or trees to allow for a quick escape. A shady spot also helps the water stay cooler in summer and keeps algae under control. A pedestal or raised birdbath will help protect birds from cats and other predators. Slope and water depth are important factors when selecting a birdbath. Choose a style with a gentle slope and depth of no more than 2-3 inches. If birds sip from your birdbath but never seem to bathe, consider placing a large flat rock or a collection of small rocks in the bowl.. Add fresh water to your birdbath daily, especially in hot weather. The California Department ...
Perching birds are the largest of all bird orders, with as many as 5,100 separate species of this type of bird. With this number of species, it is little surprise that these birds consume a huge variety of things.IdentificationPerching birds all possess feet with three toes pointing forward and one pointing backward, which allows them to grasp a branch, wire or other perch. They range in size from the 27-inch-long raven to the tiny warblers.DietMost perching birds survive on a diet that includes seeds, berries and insects, but many will have a much broader diet. Such varied foods as carrion, snails, small amphibians, tree sap, flowers, cat...
Disclosed are: a means for expressing .alpha.-Gal in a virus without using any enzyme; the production of a virus having .alpha.-Gal expressed therein by utilizing the means; the production of a vaccine from the virus; an influenza virus vaccine having a high effect (antigenicity), which is produced using a virus having enhanced immune response to a virus; and others. Specifically disclosed are: a transgenic bird which can express an .alpha.-galactose epitope (Gal.alpha.1-3Gal.beta.1-4GlcNAc-R: referred to as .alpha.-Gal, hereinafter), wherein the bird is a chicken and may be G0 or a progeny thereof; a method for producing a transgenic bird, which comprises introducing a vector that is used for the introduction of an .alpha.1,3-galactose transferase (.alpha.1,3-GT) gene and contains an .alpha.1,3-GT gene in such a manner that the gene can be expressed, into a bird, thereby producing the transgenic bird; a biological sample, such as an egg, obtained from the transgenic bird; and a method for producing
Bird nest is very smart birds, they live in pairs faithful. Twice a year they nest and lay three litters. Females and males take turns nesting within 30 days, and the female lays two eggs. Every morning from about 5am, flew out of the nest to feed, to about 17h-18h birds will fly the nest. We flew for about 12 to 14 hours not think (bird park on the organization ...
Identify birds in North America for bird watching or as a bird guide. Search engine for identifying birds. For birders and identification of wild birds.
Watching birds is more popular than ever! Tens of thousands of Canadians share their energy, skill, and bird observations through Birds Canadas bird surveys. These "Citizen Scientists" provide a tremendous service by volunteering their time to track the health of bird populations.. ...
Watching birds is more popular than ever! Tens of thousands of Canadians share their energy, skill, and bird observations through Birds Canadas bird surveys. These "Citizen Scientists" provide a tremendous service by volunteering their time to track the health of bird populations.. ...
Weve talked about the Merlin Bird ID app before but Im bringing it back up because a new update allows it to do EXACTLY what weve always wanted. It can now ID a bird from a picture.. The Merlin Bird ID app is part of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology which seeks to identify and preserve natures feathered friends in North America. Most of us can identify your common robins, sparrows, gulls, etc but the ones that a bit rarer are more of a mystery to the untrained eye.. Now all you need to do is snap a clear picture of the bird and the app will compare it to the database. It uses information from the picture as well as location and seasonal data to tell you what you are looking at. Though not perfect, provided you get a good picture, the app has a 90% success rate. You can also upload pictures from better cameras, because getting close enough to a bird to capture something on your smartphone is pretty difficult. Merlin Bird ID is free.. ...
Parrots are highly intelligent, curious, playful and tactile. Give your bird a variety of toys and change them every few days. Avoid toys on open link chains, bent wires or other devices that could injure your birds beak. Many household items such as paper towel rolls, cardboard boxes, paperback books, magazines (remove the staples) and cardboard beer six-packs (remove the beer) can occupy your bird for hours. If your bird is afraid of a new toy, leave it in the room within his line of sight and gradually move it closer to the cage. Once the bird shows interest in it, put it in the cage. ...
Birds Collection. Curator: Geoffrey Hill. The ornithological research collection consists of about 2,000 bird skins, 50 bird nests with eggs, and 50 empty bird nests. Approximately 90 percent of the birds preserved as skins were collected in Alabama. The remaining skins are primarily from elsewhere in the Southeast, although a few specimens collected in Central America and Europe are represented. Many of the skins represent the first documentation of the species in the state; a few remain the only documentation of the species for the state.. Also included is a large teaching collection consisting of about 100 bird skins, 50 bird nests, and about 30 full taxidermic mounts of birds.. "The current centerpiece of the bird collection are the thousands of skins of birds that preserve the sample and color of each species," said curator Geoff Hill. "These study skins represent an invaluable tool in teaching Auburn students how to identify birds.". Hill has also built a loose-feather collection, setting ...
As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean. ...
Obesity is the result of taking in more calories than are burned off by the pet. Unlike their wild counterparts, pet birds are not given as much opportunity for daily exercise, which includes flying to escape predators, playing and looking for food. Pet birds burn off very few calories in their daily lives. Additionally, many owners incorrectly feed their pet birds, by offering a diet consisting mostly or totally of seeds. Seeds are deficient in many vitamins and minerals and they are high in fat (the birds like seeds because the fat makes them taste good). A high-fat diet and no exercise predispose birds to obesity.. ...
Smartphone phenomenon Angry Birds was downloaded 6.5 million times on Christmas Day, developer Rovio has announced. The figure includes all three versions of the game - Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons and Angry Birds Rio - and counts both paid and free downloads. According to The Wall Street Journal, thats more than triple what the game managed on the same day in 2010, when it was downloaded two million times. "Were really excited to have such a massive number of new people get acquainted with Angry Birds over the holidays - we have exciting new releases lined up for 2012, and cant wait to introduce them to the public," commented Rovios Ville Heijari. The Finnish developer claims that, as of November 2011, Angry Birds has now been downloaded over 500 million times. "We think we have a good shot at being the first entertainment brand that has a billion fans," said chief marketing officer Peter Vesterbacka at the time. ...
Hundt, P.J., Iglésias, S.P., Hoey, A.S., Simons, A.M.+ 2014. A multilocus molecular phylogeny of combtooth blennies (Percomorpha: Blennioidei: Blenniidae): Multiple invasions of intertidal habitats. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 70: 47-56. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2013.09.001. Halas, D., Simons, A.M.+ 2014. Cryptic speciation reversal in the Etheostoma zonale (Teleostei: Percidae) species group with an examination of the effect of recombination and introgression on species tree inference. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 70: 13-28. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2013.08.014. Hollingsworth, P.R., Simons, A.M. **, Fordyce, J.A., Hulsey, C.D. 2013. Explosive Diversification following a benthic to pelagic shift in freshwater fishes. BMC Evolutionary Biology 13: 272. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-13-272. Hundt, P.J., Simons, A.M.+, Pereira, D.L. 2013. Double-crested cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus) of Leech Lake, Minnesota: Temporal variation of diets and assessment of ...
Birds[edit]. This section is transcluded from Bird#Diet and feeding. (edit , history) ... Hiraldo, F.C.; Blanco, J. C.; Bustamante, J. (1991). "Unspecialized exploitation of small carcasses by birds". Bird Studies. 38 ... Birds' feeding strategies vary by species. Many birds glean for insects, invertebrates, fruit, or seeds. Some hunt insects by ... "How Do Birds Eat If They Have No Teeth? , Blog , eNature". wild.enature.com. Archived from the original on 14 April 2016. ...
V, Birds of Pray and Awake: The Best of Live: 2001-2004[edit]. ... 1.4 V, Birds of Pray and Awake: The Best of Live: 2001-2004 ... In May 2003, the band released the Jim Wirt produced Birds of Pray, which reached number 28 on the US album chart, boosted by ...
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds promotes conservation of birds and other wildlife through the protection and re- ... Game birds, waders and water fowl[edit]. Red-listed western capercaillie and ptarmigan breed in Scotland and are absent ... Among the birds, ptarmigan, dotterel and snow bunting in particular may be affected as they depend on high-altitude habitats, ... "Mingulay birds". National Trust for Scotland. Archived from the original on 2 October 2006. Retrieved 16 February 2007.. ...
Glue to construct bird nests[edit]. Many birds in the swift family, Apodidae, produce a viscous saliva during nesting season to ... Aerodramus nests form the basis of bird's nest soup.[4] Cobras, vipers, and certain other members of the venom clade hunt with ... "Characterization of the edible bird's nest the "Caviar of the East"". Food Research International. 38 (10): 1125-1134. doi ... "Digestion", The Amazing World of Birds, Earthlife Web, retrieved 2012-07-29. ...
Relationship to birds[edit]. Oviraptorosaurs, like deinonychosaurs, are so bird-like that several scientists consider them to ... Paul, G.S. (2002). Dinosaurs of the Air: The Evolution and Loss of Flight in Dinosaurs and Birds. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins ... Kurzanov, S.M. (1987). "Avimimidae and the problem of the origin of birds." Transactions of the Joint Soviet-Mongolian ... Xu, X.; Tan, Q.; Wang, J.; Zhao, X.; Tan, L. (2007). "A gigantic bird-like dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of China". Nature ...
"Grey Go-Away Bird". oiseaux-birds.com. Retrieved 4 May 2016.. *^ a b c d Turner, D.A. (2016). "Grey Go-away-bird ( ... The grey lourie (Corythaixoides concolor), also known as go-away bird, grey loerie, or kwêvoël, is a bold and common bird of ... "Grey Go-away-bird (Corythaixoides concolor) - HBW 4, p. 505". The Internet Bird Collection. Retrieved 2 May 2016.. ... Grey go-away-bird - Species text in The Atlas of Southern African Birds ...
Bird series[edit]. The Bird Series of currency notes is the second set of notes to be issued for circulation in Singapore. ... Bird's-eye view of Benjamin Sheares Bridge. 9 March 1987. [56]. [57]. $100. 165 mm x 78 mm. Brown. Passenger liner "Chusan". ... Bird's-eye view of a shipyard. 22 October 1984. [62]. [63]. $10,000. 195 mm x 93 mm. Red. General bulk carrier "Neptune Canopus ... Bird's-eye view of Singapore Changi International Airport by the fleet Singapore Airlines (B747-400). 1 August 1985. ...
Birds[edit]. Bird hatchlings may be altricial or precocial. Altricial means that the young hatch naked and with their eyes ... In oviparious biology, a hatchling is a newly hatched fish, amphibian, reptile, or bird.[1] A group of mammals called ... Precocial hatching are feathered when hatched, and can leave the nest immediately.[22] In birds, such as the bobwhite quail, ... The reptile hatchling is quite the opposite of an altricial bird hatchling. Most hatchling reptiles are born with the same ...
Mammals and birds[edit]. A large number of mammals and predatory birds have a brown coloration. This sometimes changes ...
His devices, such as temple doors operated by invisible weights or flowing liquids, and mechanical singing birds powered by ...
The rebels figured out the birds' purpose, and defeated it by giving the birds disinformation. When the Capitol discovered this ... Candy-pink birds[edit]. During the 50th Games, Haymitch struck a temporary alliance with a female tribute from his district ... The groosling is an edible wild bird the size of a wild turkey. Katniss hunts it in the first book of the series. Rue states ... Jabberjays are small, crested black birds created by the Capitol during the Dark Days.[6] They possess the capability to ...
On the shore, thousands of birds corpses can be seen with plastic remaining where the stomach once was. The durability of the ... Walker, T.R.; Reid, K.; Arnould, J.P.Y.; Croxall, J.P. (1997). "Marine debris surveys at Bird Island, South Georgia 1990-1995 ... Marine plastic pollution can even reach birds that have never been at the sea. Parents may accidentally feed their nestlings ... In this remote location, the plastic blockage has proven deadly to these birds. These seabirds choose red, pink, brown, and ...
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Birds[edit]. *Order Accipitriformes *Haliaeetus albicilla, white-tailed eagle (2014[63]). *Haliaeetus leucocephalus, bald eagle ... Opperman CH, Bird DM, Williamson VM, Rokhsar DS, Burke M, Cohn J, et al. (September 2008). "Sequence and genetic map of ... Jaiswal SK, Gupta A, Saxena R (5 May 2018). "Genome Sequence of Indian Peacock Reveals the Peculiar Case of a Glittering Bird ... "Whole-genome analyses resolve early branches in the tree of life of modern birds". Science. 346 (6215): 1320-31. doi:10.1126/ ...
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  • Gregory J. Irving et al, Collapse of a tropical forest bird assemblage surrounding a hydroelectric reservoir, Global Ecology and Conservation (2018). (phys.org)
  • Japan's work with non-spacefaring countries will continue with Birds-2 in 2018 with the Philippines, Bhutan, and Malaysia. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • Skylarking refers to the aerial displays including song made by various species of birds, such as Cassin's sparrow (Peterson 1990). (wikipedia.org)
  • citation needed] There are almost 40 species of birds inhabiting the forest in Birds' Paradise. (wikipedia.org)
  • In total there are almost 8640 species of birds worldwide. (wikipedia.org)
  • The survey, which is managed by the U.S. Geological Survey, is one of the most comprehensive long-term data sets on bird populations in North America. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Examples of viruses with the potential to cause severe human disease include avian influenza A(H5N2) and (H5N8) viruses, and a new reassortant avian influenza A(H5N1) virus 1 , all of which were detected in wild and domestic birds in North America in December 2014 and January 2015. (cdc.gov)
  • Birds Eye is a North American international brand of frozen foods owned by Pinnacle Foods in North America and by Nomad Foods in Europe. (wikipedia.org)
  • Some birds, such as the common chiffchaff of Eurasia and the Wilson's warbler of North America, feed actively and appear energetic. (wikipedia.org)
  • Some birds, like the ruby-crowned kinglet and red-eyed vireo of North America use a combination of these tactics. (wikipedia.org)
  • Neotropical Birds Online is patterned after Birds of North America. (wikipedia.org)
  • Scilly is the first landing for many migrant birds, including extreme rarities from North America and Siberia. (wikipedia.org)
  • Birds of Wales have toured Europe five times with everyone from Xavier Rudd to Dragonette to The Sadies, had their video for "Cinderella" on full rotation on MuchMoreMusic, received extensive radio play across North America and the UK. (wikipedia.org)
  • Tracks from Birds of Wales' first CD received significant airplay on Canadian commercial & college radio, and have been broadcast across North America on XM and Sirius Satellite Radio. (wikipedia.org)
  • More outstanding tasks at the cleanup listing on Labs , Category:Birds articles needing attention , and Wikipedia:WikiProject Birds#Tasklist . (wikipedia.org)
  • It has been revived in June 2017 (taking advantage in a surge of activity in editing bird articles). (wikipedia.org)
  • The Rarest Birds" is a song by the British singer-songwriter Alison Moyet, released in 2017 as the second single from her ninth studio album Other. (wikipedia.org)
  • Two Birds is the debut studio album by American drag queen, actor, and singer Trixie Mattel, released in 2017. (wikipedia.org)
  • Angry Birds Evolution is a free-to-play 3-D turn-based role-playing puzzle game that was released worldwide by Rovio Entertainment on June 15, 2017. (wikipedia.org)
  • Angry Birds Evolution - Android Apps on Google Play Google, Retrieved August 28, 2017. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Action Plan for Australian Birds 2000, Garnett, Stephen T. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is now published by BB 2000 Ltd, which is wholly owned by The British Birds Charitable Trust (registered charity number 1089422), established for the benefit of British ornithology. (wikipedia.org)
  • Three weeks after his win in the Tetrarch, Prince of Birds was one of fourteen colts to contest the Irish 2000 Guineas over one mile at the Curragh and with Reid riding the stable's more fancied contender Caerwent, he was partnered by Declan Gillespie. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 2009, in association with Allen & Unwin, BA-VIC published a new bird book, Where to See Birds in Victoria, edited by Tim Dolby, featuring the best places in Victoria for seeing birds. (wikipedia.org)
  • Where to See Birds in Victoria, edited by Tim Dolby (2009), features places in Victoria for seeing birds. (wikipedia.org)
  • That's because warming and precipitation changes can affect insects, the main food source of many bird species, Betts said. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Eliminate insecticides in your yard - Insects are the primary source of food for many bird species and are an important source of protein and fats for growing juvenile birds. (nwf.org)
  • Keep dead trees - Dead trees provide cavity-dwelling places for birds to raise young and as a source to collect insects for food. (nwf.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)
  • Hawking is a feeding strategy in birds involving catching flying insects in the air. (wikipedia.org)
  • Other birds, such as swifts, swallows, and nightjars, also take insects on the wing in continuous aerial feeding. (wikipedia.org)
  • Many birds have a combined strategy of both hawking insects and gleaning them from foliage. (wikipedia.org)
  • The various methods of taking insects have been categorized as: gleaning (perched bird takes prey from branch or tree trunk), snatching (flying bird takes prey from ground or branch), hawking (bird leaves perch and takes prey from air), pouncing (bird drops to ground and takes prey) and pursuing (flying bird takes insects from air). (wikipedia.org)
  • Birds of the nightjar family employ a variety of moves for catching insects. (wikipedia.org)
  • For example, almost any land habitat offers a nice home for a small bird that specialises in finding small insects: the form best fitted to that task is one with long legs for agility and obstacle clearance, moderately-sized wings optimised for quick, short flights, and a large, upright tail for rapid changes of direction. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is also home to many species including a variety of reptiles, amphibians, insects, birds, and aquatic vegetation. (wikipedia.org)
  • Jim Carpenter opened the first Wild Birds Unlimited in 1981 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (wikipedia.org)
  • A shortened version of the album was released in 1981 as Five Birds & a Monk. (wikipedia.org)
  • Night Birds established Shakatak's trademark jazz-funk sound, and contains two of the band's biggest hits, "Easier Said than Done" and "Night Birds", the former reaching the No. 12 spot in 1981, the latter climbing to No. 9 in the following year. (wikipedia.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)
  • These birds are of the size of a crane, and are like the ibis, but their beaks are more powerful, and not crooked like that of the ibis. (wikipedia.org)
  • The company works directly with well-known organizations such as the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Audubon Society, National Wildlife Federation, and the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation to preserve wildlife habitat and educate people about wild birds. (wikipedia.org)
  • Appy days are here for obsessed "Angry Birds" fans jonesing for more of the insanely addictive game. (nypost.com)
  • Rovio, the Finnish company which created the mobile app, will produce an animated "Angry Birds" series for TV or the Web. (nypost.com)
  • Rovio announced a marketing deal for "Angry Birds" last year, when word first surfaced of interest from Hollywood for either a big-screen movie or a TV series. (nypost.com)
  • Hed did not say who he's had discussions with - or if "Angry Birds" will appear on TV, the Internet or both. (nypost.com)
  • 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)
  • The map level selection is similar to Angry Birds POP! (wikipedia.org)
  • The game plays similar to Angry Birds Epic, also developed by Chimera Entertainment, with the exception that a player is slinging birds toward the enemies to defeat them instead of using weapons. (wikipedia.org)
  • This game is a turn-based role-playing game, like Angry Birds Epic, but its battles incorporate the pinball-like elements of Angry Birds Action, in the sense that the player launches birds at a handful of pigs in a rectangular battlefield, bouncing off of its boundaries, obstacles and enemies strategically to cause as much damage as possible and achieve victory. (wikipedia.org)
  • Eggs can also be hatched at the Bird Town to obtain new characters, with a chance to collect characters from The Angry Birds Movie, namely Matilda and her four anger management students and Shirley. (wikipedia.org)
  • The game has a single-player campaign mode where players set out on a quest to stop the pigs from imperiling the Angry Birds' eggs as usual, as well as thwart the schemes of Bacon Corp and its leader Don Bacon, and involves traveling across multiple zones of the game world, each with different terrain. (wikipedia.org)
  • Love Birds is a 1996 Indian Tamil -language romance film directed by P. Vasu . (wikipedia.org)
  • Birds Britannica is a book by Mark Cocker and Richard Mabey, about the birds of the United Kingdom, and a sister volume to Mabey's 1996 Flora Britannica, about British plants. (wikipedia.org)
  • Anaïs Nin's Narratives (2004) p. 27 P. Jason, The Critical Response to Anaïs Nin (1996) p. 102 Anaïs Nin, Delta of Venus & Little Birds (1996) p. 294-7 A. T. Salvatore ed. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Liver Birds is a British sitcom, set in Liverpool, North West England, which aired on BBC1 from April 1969 to January 1979, and again in 1996. (wikipedia.org)
  • Established by the leading naturalist and author Mark Cocker in collaboration with the eminent wildlife photographer David Tipling and the Natural history specialist, Jonathan Elphick, the Birds and People project is a new experiment in natural history and cultural anthropology. (wikipedia.org)
  • Rainforest-dependent birds sharply declined, particularly ground-foraging babblers (family: Pellorneidae) and mixed-species foraging flocks. (phys.org)
  • An exposed person is defined as a person with contact 2 in the past 10 days 3 to infected sick or dead birds , or infected flocks. (cdc.gov)
  • As well this bird is now less likely to be attacked by a predator due to the fact that predators have a lower success rate when attacking large flocks. (wikipedia.org)
  • This simple example demonstrates that flocks are not only seen in bird species or a herd of sheep, but it is also apparent in other animals such as rodents. (wikipedia.org)
  • Thick-knees are birds that are seen in large flocks during particular seasons in various regions of the world. (wikipedia.org)
  • During the nonbreeding season, Peruvian thick-knees in Chile are reported to have an average of 22.5 birds - a mixture of adults and youngsters - in their flocks. (wikipedia.org)
  • Macaulay Library has 175,000 audio recordings representing 75 percent of the world's birds, as well as an expanding catalog of insect, fish, frog, and mammal recordings. (nea.org)
  • 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)
  • Following the completion of the Basement Birds project, Mitchell rejoined Jebediah for its fifth album, Kosciuszko (15 April 2011), Temperley rejoined Eskimo Joe for its fifth album, Ghosts of the Past (12 August), Pyke resumed his solo career, releasing his third studio album, Only Sparrows (19 August), and Parkin relocated to Melbourne. (wikipedia.org)
  • Shortly thereafter, Bruce Palmer joined the band in an unusual bass-player swap: Jack London & The Sparrows gave up Palmer to get Mynah Birds bassist St. Nicholas. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Your support will hellp secure the future for birds at risk from climate change, habitat loss, and other threats. (audubon.org)
  • The breadth of this list reflects the dramatic loss of habitat and the pervasive threats that confront birds and wildlife. (audubon.org)
  • Building Skills helps new birders become more adept in bird recognition by posing a four-step identification process with multimedia tutorials in size & shape, color pattern, behavior, and habitat. (nea.org)
  • Despite being Australia's smallest mainland state, its varied landscapes provide habitat for more than 500 bird species. (wikipedia.org)
  • Actually, it was a member of [email protected]yahoogroups.com Mr. Alain Fosse from France who coined a new name for this method of photography by calling it 'digiscoping' which stands for digital camera scope photography. (angelfire.com)
  • Limusaurus , which makes its debut in tomorrow's issue of Nature , sheds light on one particularly contentious matter about the origin of birds: how the fingers in a dinosaur hand got transformed into the end of a wing. (nationalgeographic.com)
  • Birds made his debut for Nelson on 26 August 1922 in the 2-6 defeat away to Bradford Park Avenue. (wikipedia.org)
  • In January 2005, Birds of Tokyo released their debut EP, Birds of Tokyo. (wikipedia.org)
  • Zoe Camp of Pitchfork dubbed the album Garbage's "strongest effort in 15 years", adding, "Despite these superficial similarities [to the band's self-titled debut album], repeat spins of Strange Little Birds ultimately belie an older, wiser reincarnation of that youthful rage, not just a cheap retrospective. (wikipedia.org)
  • Big Metal Birds is the debut album by American noise rock band Janitor Joe. (wikipedia.org)
  • Birds in Row is a French hardcore punk band that formed in 2009 in Laval and is composed of three members, "T.", "Q." and "B.". The band signed to Deathwish Inc. in 2011 and released their debut album You, Me & the Violence in 2012. (wikipedia.org)
  • Birds in Row had begun writing their debut album in late 2011. (wikipedia.org)
  • Birds in Row's signing was announced in November 2011, and they finished recording their debut album by January 2012. (wikipedia.org)
  • A music video for the song "Pilori" was released in June 2012, and Birds in Row's debut album You, Me & the Violence was released on September 4, 2012. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Yellow Birds is the debut novel from American writer, poet, and Iraq war veteran Kevin Powers. (wikipedia.org)
  • It turned out if the landscape is warmed and had old growth on it, populations tended to not be declining of these two bird species,' Betts said. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Still, he said it provides insight into how bird populations are responding to a changing climate. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Chemoprophylaxis is not routinely recommended for personnel involved in culling non-infected or likely non-infected bird populations as a control measure or personnel involved in handling sick birds or decontaminating affected environments (including animal disposal) who used proper personal protective equipment. (cdc.gov)
  • The Migratory Bird Program is responsible for maintaining healthy migratory bird populations for the benefit of the American people. (fws.gov)
  • All migratory birds are listed as trust species and require USFWS to manage these species.The Migratory Bird Program is responsible for maintaining healthy migratory bird populations for the benefit of the American people. (fws.gov)
  • By avoiding or minimizing the impact of Laboratory activities on migratory bird populations, LANL can reduce or eliminate the biological significance of any potential violation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. (lanl.gov)
  • Most notably, in 2006 Birds Korea developed the Saemangeum Shorebird Monitoring Program (SSMP) in partnership with the Australasian Wader Studies Group, monitoring the impacts of the world's largest known coastal reclamation (the 40,100 ha Saemangeum) on populations of migratory shorebirds. (wikipedia.org)
  • A hundred years later Harry Sandercock observed that even modern agricultural changes had not reduced the bird populations. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • 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 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)
  • 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)
  • In the Senate report titled Commercial Utilisation of Australian Native Wildlife an entire paragraph is set apart for Birds International experience based on a submission: "As an example of the potential for expansion, Ms Anderson noted that an avicultural enterprise in Manila, 'Birds International' which houses six thousand birds on a 6-acre (2.4 ha) property, breeds to order large quantities of birds for overseas markets. (wikipedia.org)
  • Pay Perch Fee on 4 birds and get the fifth for free which goes on rotation! (angelfire.com)
  • Perch Fees are only $25 per bird! (angelfire.com)
  • Be sure to state it is for perch fees and where birds are to be placed! (angelfire.com)
  • Perch fees must be received no later than with the birds. (angelfire.com)
  • Any bird sent without perch fees will not be registered in the race and will be sold. (angelfire.com)
  • Perch or stick training your birds can help you remove your birds from their cages without being nipped. (yahoo.com)
  • In hawking behavior, a bird will watch for prey from a suitable perch. (wikipedia.org)
  • When it spies potential prey, the bird will fly swiftly from its perch to catch the insect in its bill, then return to the perch or sometimes to a different perch. (wikipedia.org)
  • Prey that is very small relative to the bird, such as gnats, may be consumed immediately while in flight, but larger prey, such as bees or moths, are usually brought back to a perch before being eaten. (wikipedia.org)
  • Other birds are more methodical in their approach to gleaning, even seeming lethargic as they perch upon and deliberately pick over foliage. (wikipedia.org)
  • Birds of Eden is the world's largest free flight aviary and bird sanctuary, located near Plettenberg Bay in the Western Cape, South Africa. (wikipedia.org)
  • The sense of freedom evoked by birds in flight has been a source of inspiration alike to tribal communities and the world's major civilisations. (wikipedia.org)
  • All About Birds is an online guide to birds and bird watching with entries for 585 species. (nea.org)
  • Birding Basics provides information on how to attract birds and take photographs as well as tutorials for birding skills and a guide to birds. (nea.org)
  • The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to birds: Birds (class Aves) - winged, bipedal, endothermic (warm-blooded), egg-laying, vertebrate animals. (wikipedia.org)
  • Birds are categorized as a biological class, Aves. (wikipedia.org)
  • Phylogenetically, Aves is usually defined as all descendants of the most recent common ancestor of a specific modern bird species (such as the house sparrow, Passer domesticus), and either Archaeopteryx, or some prehistoric species closer to Neornithes (to avoid the problems caused by the unclear relationships of Archaeopteryx to other theropods). (wikipedia.org)
  • Also included are articles relating to the study ( ornithology ) and the keeping ( aviculture ) of birds, articles on ornithological organisations, biographies of notable ornithologists and their works, and lists of birds found in various human-defined areas (i.e. countries, states/provinces, counties, etc. (wikipedia.org)
  • Indian Birds is a bi-monthly ornithology journal/newsletter that was established in 2004. (wikipedia.org)
  • British Birds is a monthly ornithology magazine that was established in 1907. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Summer Birds Revised edition (London: Bodley Head, 1985) (online document)[dead link] Anita Silvey, ed: Children's books and their creators (New York, Houghton Mifflin, 1995), p. 238. (wikipedia.org)
  • Prince of Birds (10 March 1985 - after 2006) was an American-bred, Irish-trained thoroughbred racehorse and sire. (wikipedia.org)
  • Make a nest of birds in two minutes and accelerated production - Duration: 5 minutes, 27 seconds. (youtube.com)
  • There are a number of ways to attract birds to your garden, from planting native plants to providing safe stopover areas for them to eat, drink and nest. (nwf.org)
  • Some birds will hunt, roost or even nest in brush piles. (nwf.org)
  • Watch for these striking red birds as they grab a snack from nearby bird feeders, forage along the ground and nest in the undergrowth along property edges. (nature.org)
  • But, the first time I became Reggie, I felt I could take my Birds nest anywhere and feel at home. (wikipedia.org)
  • Birds Nest (1970-1994) was a British-bred thoroughbred racehorse. (wikipedia.org)
  • Birds Nest was rated at 176 by Timeform in the seasons 1975/6 and 1976/7. (wikipedia.org)
  • In their book A Century of Champions, John Randall and Tony Morris ranked Birds Nest the ninth best British or Irish hurdler of the 20th century. (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)
  • the angular, yellow birds of the originals who now sport Geordi La Forge -style visors to complement their flagrant disregard of Newton's First Law of Motion. (theregister.co.uk)
  • In most regions of the game world, eggs won from these battles will only produce a bird of a particular plumage, depending on what zone the battle was fought in (i.e. battles won in the Yellow Desert would produce eggs for yellow birds). (wikipedia.org)
  • The Yellow Birds begins: "The war tried to kill us in the spring" and follows Pvt. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Yellow Birds also examines the reactions of soldiers after their deployments. (wikipedia.org)
  • Epigraph to The Yellow Birds "A yellow bird With a yellow bill, Was perched upon My windowsill. (wikipedia.org)
  • One of the major themes of The Yellow Birds is the separation between the American public and soldiers fighting overseas, which has dominated much of the Iraq War. (wikipedia.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)
  • 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)
  • It aims to protect all European wild birds and the habitats of listed species, in particular through the designation of Special Protection Areas (often known by the acronym SPA). (wikipedia.org)
  • Wild Birds Unlimited is a retail store that specializes in bird seed, bird feeders, and many other bird feeding supplies. (wikipedia.org)
  • Wild Birds Unlimited has grown to over 300 stores across the United States and Canada. (wikipedia.org)
  • Love Birds is an original musical with book, music and lyrics by Robert J. Sherman. (wikipedia.org)
  • In its end of the year round-up of regional British fringe musical theatre, Musical Theatre Review hailed Love Birds: "a triumph of whimsy, a children's story written with adult sensibilities and featuring a cracking score that celebrated the lost era of vaudeville. (wikipedia.org)
  • Blessed with an equally strong design from Gabriella Slade and some marvellously sensitive performances, Love Birds was probably the most accomplished piece of musical theatre to arise from the many delights at this year's festival. (wikipedia.org)
  • After two short but successful runs of A Spoonful of Sherman, during the recording of the original cast album in December 2014, Sherman turned to Nicholls with the Love Birds concept. (wikipedia.org)
  • Outside of house, plesiosaur impresario Armitage Shanks (aka the "Loch Ness Monster") hawks his all-avian revue "Love Birds" to passersby on the street. (wikipedia.org)
  • After the show, an outraged Baalthazar storms off, swearing never to return to the Love Birds stage. (wikipedia.org)
  • Overnight the four penguins become a regular fixture in the "Love Birds" revue, singing and dancing alongside Baalthazar's backup singers, the three musical veteran macaws, Vera, Veronica and Valentine (Tinpanorama). (wikipedia.org)
  • is a book by Walter Rothschild which covers globally extinct and rare birds as well as hypothetical extinct species which include bird taxa whose existence is only based on written or oral reports or on paintings. (wikipedia.org)
  • Rare birds in Britain and Ireland a photographic record. (wikipedia.org)
  • Little Birds is Anaïs Nin's second published work of erotica, which appeared in 1979 two years after her death, but was apparently written in the early 1940s when she was part of a group "writing pornography for a dollar a day. (wikipedia.org)
  • The 'little birds' of the title story refer both to the actual birds used by its exhibitionist protagonist to attract young schoolgirls to his attic, and (metaphorically) to the girls' flight when he finally exposes himself. (wikipedia.org)
  • Little Birds is the fourth single by American psychedelic folk band Neutral Milk Hotel, released in 2011 as part of their Walking Wall of Words compilation package which contains two versions of the previously unreleased song. (wikipedia.org)
  • Little Birds" is the only known song by Neutral Milk Hotel written after the release of In the Aeroplane over the Sea of which a recorded version exists. (wikipedia.org)
  • Jeff Mangum played the song live and before the song described what it was about: A-Side "Little Birds" B-Side "Little Birds" (Live) Young, Alex (2011-09-16). (wikipedia.org)
  • Strange Little Birds is the sixth studio album by American-Scottish alternative rock band Garbage. (wikipedia.org)
  • Strange Little Birds was preceded by lead single "Empty" and supported by an international tour. (wikipedia.org)
  • Manson described Strange Little Birds as a "romantic" record. (wikipedia.org)
  • Writing and recording for Strange Little Birds took over two years, beginning in early 2013. (wikipedia.org)
  • Strange Little Birds received generally positive reviews from music critics. (wikipedia.org)
  • That willingness to be uncomfortable and look beneath the surface makes Strange Little Birds a rousing success. (wikipedia.org)
  • Rhian Daly of the NME noted that "Strange Little Birds is a record that's human to its very core, revelling in flaws and failures, but never losing hope. (wikipedia.org)
  • AllMusic's Stephen Thomas Erlewine found that "the impressive thing about Strange Little Birds is how it feels simultaneously familiar and fresh, a record that echoes the past without being trapped by it. (wikipedia.org)
  • Theon Weber of Spin viewed Strange Little Birds as the band's "strongest set of songs since Version 2.0" and stated that despite not being "innovative", the album "successfully excavates old and gorgeous Garbage: digs it up, dusts it off, reassembles it, and lovingly crafts replacements, piece by vivid piece, for the strange little sounds that have rotted away. (wikipedia.org)
  • Slant Magazine's Sal Cinquemani expressed that aside from "Empty" and "We Never Tell", which he characterized as "gratifying but superfluous detours into the well-trodden", Strange Little Birds "emerges as the band's most compelling, adventurous album in 15 years. (wikipedia.org)
  • It publishes the findings of the British Birds Rarities Committee. (wikipedia.org)
  • An article in British Birds by James Gilroy and Alexander Lees in September 2003 suggested that misorientation occurs in random directions, but differential survival in different directions combined with asymmetric observer coverage leads to the observed distribution of vagrants. (wikipedia.org)
  • Here, seven ways to attract birds to your backyard this winter, and how to get your children excited that they are there. (inhabitat.com)
  • 2010 saw the band's self-titled third studio release Birds of Tokyo spend over eight months on the Australian top 20, peaking at number two on the ARIA Albums Chart. (wikipedia.org)
  • Relentless touring in support of these releases with the likes of The Racontuers, The Flaming Lips, Black Mountain, The Fucking Champs, Mudhoney, Monotonix, and Ted Leo, made BIRDS OF AVALON road vets-a band's band with one of the best live rock shows going. (wikipedia.org)
  • Because of this, some paleontologists have suggested that dromaeosaurs are actually basal birds whose larger members are secondarily flightless, i.e. that dromaeosaurs evolved from birds and not the other way around. (wikipedia.org)
  • A bird of the Pacific Northwest, the Townsend's Warbler nests in coniferous forests from Alaska to Oregon. (lanl.gov)
  • Heracles could not go into the marsh to reach the nests of the birds, as the ground would not support his weight. (wikipedia.org)
  • During this time birds are mostly busy in building and maintaining their nests. (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)
  • Greek: Στυμφαλίδες ὄρνιθες, Stymphalídes órnithes) are a group of voracious birds in Greek mythology. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Birds (Greek: Ὄρνιθες Ornithes) is a comedy by the Ancient Greek playwright Aristophanes. (wikipedia.org)
  • The birds lack "depth " and perspective: while Greek and Roman mosaic art involved perspective and three-dimensional depiction, Byzantine mosaic art which developed in Israel in the 5th century was influenced by Eastern art which tended towards "flattening" of images and division of the area into squares or medallions. (wikipedia.org)
  • Stimfaliyski birds (Greek: Στυμφαλίδες Όρνιθες) is a painting by Cypriot artist and sculptor Christoforos Savva from 1960. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • Birds & Blooms is an American magazine about backyard plants, birds, butterflies, and other creatures. (wikipedia.org)
  • An article about the Mynah Birds in a May 1966 Billboard magazine indicated that their first single would be an original song called "I've Got You In My Soul. (wikipedia.org)
  • Birds of Pray debuted at number 28 on the Billboard 200, selling over 37,000 copies in its first week of release. (wikipedia.org)
  • citation needed] Besides, in order to make the environment more suitable for the birds to live, the staffs plant some other plants like Anubias, Salix babylonica, Hedychium coronarium, Nelumbo, Nelumbo nucifera and Argyranthemum frutescens, so that the ecosystem there can be more intact. (wikipedia.org)
  • citation needed] Birds Eye products are produced at the company's processing facilities in Devonport and Ulverstone, Tasmania, and Bathurst, New South Wales, as well as from imported ingredients. (wikipedia.org)
  • citation needed] On 9 February 2006 Unilever announced it was looking to sell the Birds Eye brand, as well as the European version - Iglo (Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands and Portugal). (wikipedia.org)
  • citation needed] In 2013, DNA tests revealed that horsemeat was present in Birds Eye chili con carne that was sold in Belgium and was produced and supplied by a Belgian group named Frigilunch. (wikipedia.org)
  • Included in its scope are articles for all known species, genera, families, and orders of birds (both extant and extinct ), as well as articles relating to bird anatomy, physiology, evolution, behaviours, diseases and parasites. (wikipedia.org)
  • Extant birds range in size from the 5 cm (2 in) bee hummingbird to the 2.75 m (9 ft) ostrich. (wikipedia.org)
  • Extinct Birds (complete title: Extinct birds. (wikipedia.org)
  • An attempt to unite in one volume a short account of those Birds which have become extinct in historical times-that is, within the last six or seven hundred years. (wikipedia.org)
  • The accounts of the extinct bird taxa are based on Rothschild's lecture On extinct and vanishing birds published in the Proceedings of the 4th International Ornithological Congress 1905 in London. (wikipedia.org)
  • Extinct birds : An attempt to unite in one volume a short account of those birds which have become extinct in historical times : That is, within the last six or seven hundred years : To which are added a few which st". doi:10.5962/bhl.title.57941. (wikipedia.org)
  • Rothschild, Walter (1907): Extinct Birds. (wikipedia.org)
  • It has been suggested that up to 10% of Australian bird species may go extinct by the year 2100 as a result of climate change. (wikipedia.org)
  • Wetlands portal Birds portal Songdo International Business District Barter, M. A. 2002. (wikipedia.org)
  • The album is the 15th and final volume of the Japanese Birds series, but is a stand-alone release. (wikipedia.org)
  • Basement Birds were an Australian indie pop rock group which formed in mid-2009 and comprised four singer-songwriters, Kevin Mitchell (of Jebediah, aka Bob Evans), Steve Parkin (ex-Vinyl, Autopilot, solo), Josh Pyke (ex-An Empty Flight, solo) and Kavyen Temperley (of Eskimo Joe). (wikipedia.org)
  • Indeed, G. R. Wilson mentions "some international competitors such as Birds International" as a source of "considerable competition when they target markets with low animal-health standards" in his entry on trade in native birds in The New Rural Industries handbook of the Australian Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation. (wikipedia.org)
  • Birds of Tokyo were nominated for two awards in the 2007 AIR Awards (Australian Independent Record Association) for Best Performing Independent Album and Most Outstanding New Independent Artist. (wikipedia.org)
  • Of the recorded birds, 165 are considered vagrant or accidental visitors, of the remainder over 45% are classified as Australian endemics: found nowhere else on earth. (wikipedia.org)
  • Many species of Australian birds will immediately seem familiar to visitors from the Northern Hemisphere - Australian wrens look and act much like northern wrens and Australian robins seem to be close relatives of the northern robins, but in fact the majority of Australian passerines are descended from the ancestors of the crow family, and the close resemblance is misleading: the cause is not genetic relatedness but convergent evolution. (wikipedia.org)
  • Finding Australian Birds, authored by Tim Dolby and Rohan Clarke (2014), features the best places in Australia for finding birds. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds (HANZAB), the pre-eminent scientific reference, in seven volumes. (wikipedia.org)
  • The New Atlas of Australian Birds, an extensive detailed survey of Australian bird distributions. (wikipedia.org)
  • Reader's Digest Complete Book of Australian Birds was once the standard general reference, but is now somewhat dated. (wikipedia.org)
  • Birds of Eden is one of the three Sanctuaries under The South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA). (wikipedia.org)
  • In 2014 the sanctuary was home to about 3500 birds representing more than 200 species. (wikipedia.org)
  • Vellode Birds Sanctuary (வெள்ளோடு பறவைகள் சரணாலயம்) is an 80 ha (200-acre) sanctuary located in the Erode District in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. (wikipedia.org)
  • This .772 km2 (0.298 sq mi) sanctuary near Erode is home to many foreign birds. (wikipedia.org)
  • The sanctuary features thousands of birds coming from various countries, some of which can be easily identified. (wikipedia.org)
  • Villagers near this sanctuary are very much concerned about the sanctuary and the birds coming to this sanctuary, so they have taken many serious steps to avoid disturbance to the flow of birds. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • If you want to attract this sunny yellow bird to your feeders, fill them with sunflower and nyjer seed. (nature.org)
  • They frequent bird feeders throughout the year, particularly if those feeders are stocked with sunflower seeds. (nature.org)
  • To attract the widest range of bird species to your yard during the winter, it's important to have many different bird feeders available. (inhabitat.com)
  • 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)
  • Have your children help to refill the bird feeders and baths. (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)
  • The International Ornithological Congress (IOC), which has tried to standardize the English-language vernacular names of birds, uses capitalized names. (wikipedia.org)
  • WikiProject Birds is part of WikiProject Birds , an attempt at creating a standardized, informative and easy-to-use ornithological resource. (wikipedia.org)
  • Since that time, I am determined to introduce this unusual yet fascinating method of bird photography to birders and bird photographers around the world. (angelfire.com)
  • A kettle is a term that birders use to describe a group of birds wheeling and circling in the air. (wikipedia.org)
  • Basement Birds supported the album with a national tour during August and September in 2010, thereafter gigs were intermittent and they last performed together in Perth in April 2011. (wikipedia.org)
  • Strange Birds is the fifth studio album by David Usher, released on March 20, 2007 via MapleMusic Recordings and Universal Music Canada labels. (wikipedia.org)
  • Birdtown Birds (subtitled Recorded Live at Montmartre) is an album by American pianist Joe Albany recorded at the Jazzhus Montmartre in 1973 and released on the SteepleChase label. (wikipedia.org)
  • Featuring "Birds" is the third studio album by American indie rock band Quasi. (wikipedia.org)
  • Tell the Birds is the 2007 album by experimental composer Eve Beglarian. (wikipedia.org)
  • Consider the Birds is the second album (not counting the score for Blush) by David Eugene Edwards' Woven Hand. (wikipedia.org)
  • King of Birds" is a song by R.E.M. on the album Document. (wikipedia.org)
  • Eater of Birds is the second album by the Black Metal band Cobalt. (wikipedia.org)
  • Birds and Ballads is a jazz album recorded under the leadership of Johnny Griffin, released in 1978. (wikipedia.org)
  • Birds + Bee Stings is the second album by garage rock side project The Operation M.D., and is the follow-up to their first album We Have an Emergency. (wikipedia.org)
  • It's My Time" remained unreleased, and Motown scrapped plans for a Mynah Birds album. (wikipedia.org)
  • Birds Flying Away is the second album from Mason Jennings. (wikipedia.org)
  • Birds of Fire is Mahavishnu Orchestra's second album. (wikipedia.org)
  • As with the Mahavishnu Orchestra's previous album, The Inner Mounting Flame, Birds of Fire consists solely of compositions by John McLaughlin. (wikipedia.org)
  • Night Birds, released in 1982 on the Polydor label, is the second album by Shakatak. (wikipedia.org)
  • How Many Birds" is a song written by Barry Gibb, recorded by the Bee Gees in 1966 for the Spicks and Specks album. (wikipedia.org)
  • How Many Birds" was recorded around April and May 1966 as part of the sessions for what became the Spicks and Specks album. (wikipedia.org)
  • 13 Japanese Birds is a 15 album series by the Japanese noise musician Merzbow. (wikipedia.org)
  • Birds of Wales released their first full-length album, Belgravia Hotel, on Sparks Music/Emi in Canada on April 13, 2010. (wikipedia.org)