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)Psittaciformes: An order of BIRDS comprised of several families and more than 300 species. It includes COCKATOOS; PARROTS; PARAKEETS; macaws; and BUDGERIGARS.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.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.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.Bird Diseases: Diseases of birds not considered poultry, therefore usually found in zoos, parks, and the wild. The concept is differentiated from POULTRY DISEASES which is for birds raised as a source of meat or eggs for human consumption, and usually found in barnyards, hatcheries, etc.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.Circoviridae Infections: Virus diseases caused by the CIRCOVIRIDAE.EcuadorCircovirus: A genus of the family CIRCOVIRIDAE that infects SWINE; PSITTACINES; and non-psittacine BIRDS. Species include Beak and feather disease virus causing a fatal disease in psittacine birds, and Porcine circovirus causing postweaning multisystemic wasting syndrome in pigs (PORCINE POSTWEANING MULTISYSTEMIC WASTING SYNDROME).Birds: Warm-blooded VERTEBRATES possessing FEATHERS and belonging to the class Aves.Color: The visually perceived property of objects created by absorption or reflection of specific wavelengths of light.Color Perception: Mental processing of chromatic signals (COLOR VISION) from the eye by the VISUAL CORTEX where they are converted into symbolic representations. Color perception involves numerous neurons, and is influenced not only by the distribution of wavelengths from the viewed object, but also by its background color and brightness contrast at its boundary.Starlings: The family Sturnidae, in the order PASSERIFORMES. The starling family also includes mynahs and oxpeckers.Carduus: A plant genus of the family ASTERACEAE. Members contain arctiin and onopordopicrin.Vocalization, Animal: Sounds used in animal communication.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.Photography: Method of making images on a sensitized surface by exposure to light or other radiant energy.Posture: The position or attitude of the body.Wind: The motion of air relative to the earth's surface.Consensus Development Conferences as Topic: Presentations of summary statements representing the majority agreement of physicians, scientists, and other professionals convening for the purpose of reaching a consensus--often with findings and recommendations--on a subject of interest. The Conference, consisting of participants representing the scientific and lay viewpoints, is a significant means of evaluating current medical thought and reflects the latest advances in research for the respective field being addressed.Receptors, AMPA: A class of ionotropic glutamate receptors characterized by their affinity for the agonist AMPA (alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid).Unedited FootageVideotape Recording: Recording of visual and sometimes sound signals on magnetic tape.Video Recording: The storing or preserving of video signals for television to be played back later via a transmitter or receiver. Recordings may be made on magnetic tape or discs (VIDEODISC RECORDING).Ponds: Inland bodies of standing FRESHWATER usually smaller than LAKES. They can be man-made or natural but there is no universal agreement as to their exact size. Some consider a pond to be a small body of water that is shallow enough for sunlight to reach the bottom.Video Games: A form of interactive entertainment in which the player controls electronically generated images that appear on a video display screen. This includes video games played in the home on special machines or home computers, and those played in arcades.Passeriformes: A widely distributed order of perching BIRDS, including more than half of all bird species.Colinus: A genus of QUAIL, in the family Odontophoridae, comprised of at least four different species of bobwhites.DNA, Single-Stranded: A single chain of deoxyribonucleotides that occurs in some bacteria and viruses. It usually exists as a covalently closed circle.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.Renewable Energy: Forms of energy that are constantly and rapidly renewed by natural processes such as solar, ocean wave, and wind energy. (from McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)Inventions: A novel composition, device, or process, independently conceived de novo or derived from a pre-existing model.Newspapers: Publications printed and distributed daily, weekly, or at some other regular and usually short interval, containing news, articles of opinion (as editorials and letters), features, advertising, and announcements of current interest. (Webster's 3d ed)Planets: Celestial bodies orbiting around the sun or other stars.Mass Media: Instruments or technological means of communication that reach large numbers of people with a common message: press, radio, television, etc.Bacteriology: The study of the structure, growth, function, genetics, and reproduction of bacteria, and BACTERIAL INFECTIONS.Environmental Pollution: Contamination of the air, bodies of water, or land with substances that are harmful to human health and the environment.Whales: Large marine mammals of the order CETACEA. In the past, they were commercially valued for whale oil, for their flesh as human food and in ANIMAL FEED and FERTILIZERS, and for baleen. Today, there is a moratorium on most commercial whaling, as all species are either listed as endangered or threatened.Embolism, Fat: Blocking of a blood vessel by fat deposits in the circulation. It is often seen after fractures of large bones or after administration of CORTICOSTEROIDS.Decompression Sickness: A condition occurring as a result of exposure to a rapid fall in ambient pressure. Gases, nitrogen in particular, come out of solution and form bubbles in body fluid and blood. These gas bubbles accumulate in joint spaces and the peripheral circulation impairing tissue oxygenation causing disorientation, severe pain, and potentially death.Diving: An activity in which the organism plunges into water. It includes scuba and bell diving. Diving as natural behavior of animals goes here, as well as diving in decompression experiments with humans or animals.Whales, Pilot: The genus Globicephala, in the family Delphinidae, consisting of two species of DOLPHINS. They are mostly black with a stocky shape and bulbous foreheads.Encyclopedias as Topic: Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)Arcanobacterium: A genus of facultatively anaerobic, gram-positive bacteria in the family ACTINOMYCETACEAE, order ACTINOMYCETALES. They are obligate parasites of the PHARYNX in humans and farm animals.Erysipelothrix: A genus of gram-positive, facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped bacteria that has a tendency to form long filaments. Its organisms are widely distributed in nature and are found in MAMMALS; BIRDS; and FISHES. Erysipelothrix may appear gram-negative because they decolorize easily.Poaceae: A large family of narrow-leaved herbaceous grasses of the order Cyperales, subclass Commelinidae, class Liliopsida (monocotyledons). Food grains (EDIBLE GRAIN) come from members of this family. RHINITIS, ALLERGIC, SEASONAL can be induced by POLLEN of many of the grasses.Hot Flashes: A sudden, temporary sensation of heat predominantly experienced by some women during MENOPAUSE. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)Blogging: Using an INTERNET based personal journal which may consist of reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks.Social Media: Platforms that provide the ability and tools to create and publish information accessed via the INTERNET. Generally these platforms have three characteristics with content user generated, high degree of interaction between creator and viewer, and easily integrated with other sites.Writing: The act or practice of literary composition, the occupation of writer, or producing or engaging in literary work as a profession.Crisis Intervention: Brief therapeutic approach which is ameliorative rather than curative of acute psychiatric emergencies. Used in contexts such as emergency rooms of psychiatric or general hospitals, or in the home or place of crisis occurrence, this treatment approach focuses on interpersonal and intrapsychic factors and environmental modification. (APA Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 7th ed)Green Fluorescent Proteins: Protein analogs and derivatives of the Aequorea victoria green fluorescent protein that emit light (FLUORESCENCE) when excited with ULTRAVIOLET RAYS. They are used in REPORTER GENES in doing GENETIC TECHNIQUES. Numerous mutants have been made to emit other colors or be sensitive to pH.
Their short beaks appear very different than those of other dolphins, and their mouths are known for having 12-19 peg-like ... The finless porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides) is similar and has no back fin; the humpback dolphin (Sousa chinensis) is ... It has a large melon and a blunt, rounded head, and the beak is indistinct. The dorsal fin, located about two-thirds posterior ... The forehead is high and rounded; the beak is lacking. The front of its snout is blunt. The flippers are broad and rounded. ...
The beak is dark. The legs are pink. The female is similar to the male but is less bright. The immature has mottled underparts ...
The juvenile is similar to the female. The blue quail is migratory. It often migrates to regions at the start of the rainy ... The female's beak is brownish. Its underparts are buff, with black bars, and its upperparts have black and rufous mottles and ... The male has a black beak, a brown head, and a black and white throat. There is a white patch on its breast. Its flight ...
Although beaks vary significantly in size and shape from species to species, their underlying structures have a similar pattern ... the terms beak and bill are generally considered to be synonymous. beak colour The colour of a bird's beak results from ... The snow goose, for example, has a reddish-pink bill with black tomia, while the whole beak of the similar Ross's goose is ... A cauterizing blade or infrared beam is used to cut off about half of the upper beak and about a third of the lower beak. Pain ...
The beak consists of three layers; an outer sheath called rhamphotheca, made of scales formed from keratin proteins, an inner ... all picids seem to have been small or mid-sized birds similar to a mixture between a piculet and a wryneck. On the other hand, ... The spongy bones of the woodpecker's skull and the flexibility of its beak, both of which provide protection for the brain when ... Combined, this anatomy helps the beak absorb mechanical stress. Species of woodpecker and flicker that use their bills in soil ...
The beak is long and red. The black hood is mostly lost in winter. There are two subspecies: L. a. megalopterus - (Bruch, 1855 ... Its wings are much darker grey than all other gulls of similar size except the smaller Franklin's gull, and they have black ... Immature birds are always darker than most similar-sized gulls other than Franklin's. First-year birds are greyer below and ...
The beak and legs are orange; the beak has a flesh-coloured tip. Ganders weigh 7-11 kg, females weigh 6.5-8 kg, making it the ... The Scania goose is a large breed similar to the Pomeranian goose, derived ultimately from the greylag goose. The breed is ...
It is also similar to the bar-tailed cuckoo-dove (Macropygia nigrirostris) which is slightly larger than it is and has richer ... It measures 27 to 31 cm (11 to 12 in) in length, and weighs about 87 grams (3.1 oz). It has a relatively short beak. The breast ... The juvenile is barred, and similar to the female Mackinlay's cuckoo-dove or the juvenile Ambonya cuckoo-dove (Macropygia ... has a longer beak, and its upperparts are darker brown than the buffier underparts. In females of that species, the breast is ...
The female has similar head markings, a yellowish patch at the side of the neck, and moss-green upper parts. There is no chest ... The beak and legs are pinkish-grey; the male has an orange iris and the female's is ochre. The song, a high-pitched hissing ...
Subspecies H. l. pallidiventris has a darker grey head and paler chestnut underparts but is otherwise similar. The beak is long ... In appearance very like the brown-hooded kingfisher but with a red rather than red and black bill and similar to the woodland ... south DR Congo to northwest Tanzania and south to north South Africa The sexes are similar. The adult of the nominate race H. l ...
The beak is grey, the feet greenish-grey and the eye brown. Juveniles resemble adults but the general effect is duller. The ... Otherwise the sexes are similar. The head is brown with a slight white supercilium and a narrow darker brown moustachial stripe ... The beak is relatively long and broad. The male has a red hind crown and nape while the female lacks these. ...
It is probably related to such English words as axis and axle and the Latin axilla, from PIE *aks-, or similar. It has survived ... See also: ondwlita, onsīen.) Compare English ness ('promontory'), Dutch neb ('beak'). ōcusta, ōxn: 'armpit'. Armpit first ... bird's beak' and 'an animal's nose', but the last citation given with the meaning 'a person's face' is from 1525. ( ...
The beak is black. There are two subspecies, with extensive intergradation where their ranges contact: Maroon-bellied parakeet ... The specific name frontalis is a reference to its dark maroon frontlet - a feature which separates it from most similar species ... As other members of the genus Pyrrhura, it primarily feeds on fruits, flowers, and similar plant matter; they rarely ...
Beaks are horn-coloured. Combs which hang to either side of the face, white earlobes, or a lack of points on the comb are ... The breed is also very similar in conformation to now-extinct chickens such as the Yorkshire Pheasant and the Lancashire Moonie ... Redcaps can be differentiated from similar looking breeds, especially the more popular Hamburgs, by their red earlobes and ...
Some of the signs and symptoms of Crouzonodermoskeletal syndrome are similar to those seen with Crouzon syndrome. They include ... beaked nose; and an underdeveloped upper jaw. People with these conditions are generally of normal intelligence. Several ...
Similar to C. p. nigrirostris but the lower part of the beak is red. C. p. nigrirostris (Danforth, 1935): Found from The north ... The common ground dove has a yellow beak with a black tip. Feathers surrounding the beak are pink in colour. The feathers on ... The tail feathers are very short and similar colour to the back. The plumage on the back of the bird is brown. The coverts and ... Darker on the back and the bottom part of their beak is darker. C. p. exigua (Riley, 1905): Found only on Mona Island near ...
They prefer the company of other fish of similar sizes and temperament. They are easy to keep at three months old at around 7.5 ... At this age, they have a pronounced beak. They can grow rapidly given sufficient food and space to move. Even under less than ...
Spikes is bright red with a yellow beak. He wears a uniform similar to that of the team. Mittsy is yellow with an orange beak ...
Juveniles look similar to adults, with only a few key differences. Their beaks are usually shorter and stockier. In addition, ... While similar in appearance to the Carolina wren, it has a long tail that is tipped in white. The song is loud and melodious, ... Its beak is long, slender, and slightly curved. Its most distinctive feature is its long tail with black bars and white corners ... Males and females are very similar in appearance. Bewick's wrens, like many wrens, are very vocal. Both females and males make ...
The beak is blackish and the legs grey. The call is a thin "seep-seep" and the song a rather longer suite of similar notes. The ...
Their beak is long and slender. and measures on average 6.77 to 6.95 mm The upper mandible of the beak is brown while the lower ... Juveniles are overall similar to adults but have less streaking on the head and nape and their chest is paler than adults. The ... Another similar hypothesis is that these birds come from various locations where the environmental conditions changed and were ... sedge wren can be differentiated from the similar marsh wren (Cistothorus palustris) by its smaller size, streaked crown and ...
The legs and beak are dark brown. The Guam rail is a secretive, flightless, territorial species that is most easily observed as ... The plumage or feather color and pattern of both sexes is similar, however males can often be distinguished by their larger ...
The long beak is typically red. The skin around the eyes is a dark grey or black, while the eyes themselves can be a yellow ... The female is similar to the male, but is, overall, much duller, with less red and orange, and more yellow and white. ... Males have distinctive black (spotted white), red, and yellow plumage; females and juveniles are similar, but less brightly ...
The beak is reddish, and the iris is whitish. The female has browner upperparts and does not have a white crescent on its ... The juvenile bird is similar to the female, but is duller. The other two subspecies can be distinguished by the patterns on ...
These images are similar to the graffiti found in Indus Valley Civilization. A Sun image with 17 rays is also seen here. The ... These men's faces resemble the beak of a bird. The second picture consists of four human beings standing on a boat. The third ...
Their oddly shaped beaks are specially adapted to separate mud and silt from the food they consume and, uniquely, are used ... They have white plumage and look plump and dove-like but are believed to be similar to the ancestors of the modern gulls and ... In its build and habits it is similar to a turnstone. Its upperparts and breast are pale gray, and the rest of the underparts ... They have large forward-facing eyes and ears, a hawk-like beak, and a conspicuous circle of feathers around each eye called a ...
The material of the humboldt squid beak has been reported as one of the hardest in nature at the tip, yet soft and yielding ... Parrot-like beak of a large predatory humboldt squid held in the hand for scale. ... Similar images.... {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + : }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? 4K : i.hires ? HD : }}{{ i.spl_ ... Parrot-like beak of a large predatory humboldt squid held in the hand for scale. The material of the humboldt squid beak has ...
beak: The horny, projecting structure forming the mandibles of a bird, especially one that is strong, sharp, and useful in ... n. A similar bill in other animals, as the turtles.. *n. The long projecting sucking mouth of some insects, and other ... In cock-fighting, to seize or strike with the beak.. * To ram (a ship) with the beak or prow so as to penetrate the hull in an ... n. Anything ending in a point like a beak.. *n. A gas-burner having a round smooth hole of an inch in diameter; a birds-mouth. ...
Most recently, the last 2 days, the very tip of his beak is now almost white. THe upper half has not changed colors at all and ... At first I thought that it was cracked, then after watching it for a few days, saw nothing different with the beak or any ... Now for about the last 2 months, Ive noticed some changes in his beak. ... Similar Threads. * walking problems/leash problems... By LuvMahMal in forum Dog Behavior and Dog Training ...
Similar to humans, the short-beaked common dolphin is viviparous. Though they have the ability to carry twins, triplets, etc., ... the short-beaked common dolphin and the long-beaked common dolphin (D. capensis). The short-beaked common dolphin is generally ... The short-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) is a species of common dolphin. It has a larger range than the long-beaked ... Seldom do any short-beaked dolphin venture near the Arctic. The short-beaked common dolphin is a medium-sized dolphin, smaller ...
This brings us to Beak version 2, a.k.a. Son of Beak ... As was evident from the pictures, that beak used a lot of ... My first version of the tarp beak emulated a known working solution---a poncho drapped over the end of the tarp. ... Similar Threads. * Cuben GRIZZ Beak from 2QZQ for a hex tarp. By HangingOut in forum [SOLD/WITHDRAWN] Items no longer available ... This brings us to Beak version 2, a.k.a. Son of Beak (SoB).. In addition to a much sharper cut than Beak v1 on the side, SoB ...
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Similar threads. Forum. Replies. Date. P Squid beak sizes. Physiology and Biology. 2. May 4, 2019. ... The beaks look old and quite blackened (as if theyve been burnt in a camp fire).. The incidence of Architeuthis beaks in the ... So where did this beak come from? The Antarctic, Subantarctic or Subtropical New Zealand? Puzzles! The beak is well worn and ... Theres a beak or two (or thousand) amongst that lot that has me scratching my head. Think Ill call it a day there - best go ...
a birds beak. a bird with a yellow bill. snawel مِنْقار човка bico zobák der Schnabel næb ράμφοςpico nokk نوک linnun nokka bec ... 2. A similar horny mouth part, such as that of a turtle. ... noun beak, nib, neb (archaic or dialect), mandible Its legs and ... 1. (Zoology) the mouthpart of a bird, consisting of projecting jaws covered with a horny sheath; beak. It varies in shape and ... before 1000; Middle English bile, bille, Old English bile beak, trunk; akin to bill 3] ...
More recently, similar beak deformities have appeared in other species throughout the state. At least 30 Alaskan bird species ... Stellers Jay with lower beak longer than upper beak A Stellers Jay with a deformed beak, the bottom being longer than the top ... A Black-capped Chickadee with a severely deformed beak where the upper beak is elongated and curved down while the lower beak ... Stellers Jay with deformed beak at a bird feeder A Stellers Jay with a deformed beak at a bird feeder. This photo was from an ...
British Trust for Ornithology - BTO has started the Big Garden Beak Watch program in response to similar beak deformities ... Stellers Jay with lower beak longer than upper beak A Stellers Jay with a deformed beak, the bottom being longer than the top ... A Black-capped Chickadee with a severely deformed beak where the upper beak is elongated and curved down while the lower beak ... More recently, similar beak deformities have appeared in other species throughout the state. At least 30 Alaskan bird species ...
This figure is similar to that of other animals that eat ants and termites; burrowing animals also tend to have low metabolism ... Zaglossus species, which include the western long-beaked, Sir Davids long-beaked and eastern long-beaked echidnas, are all ... often with fossils of the long-beaked echidna from the same period. The ancient short-beaked echidnas are considered to be ... and to a lesser extent for the short-beaked echidna. Short-beaked echidnas feature in the animistic culture of indigenous ...
Declawing of cats, debarking of dogs, ear cropping, tail docking, devoicing of parrots, and beak splitting are all fairly ... Beak splitting is done to stop biting and ... all extremely cruel, and many (with the exception of beak ... Similar Threads. * His tail has gone!. By Barny in forum Budgie Care, Feeding, Dangers, Health ... Neo & Apache Meet Beak to Beak for the first time. By Oh Mowsie in forum Cockatiel Care, Feeding, Dangers, Health ...
The beak consists of three layers; an outer sheath called rhamphotheca, made of scales formed from keratin proteins, an inner ... all picids seem to have been small or mid-sized birds similar to a mixture between a piculet and a wryneck. On the other hand, ... The spongy bones of the woodpeckers skull and the flexibility of its beak, both of which provide protection for the brain when ... They mostly forage for insect prey on the trunks and branches of trees, and often communicate by drumming with their beak, ...
Kepler space telescope used to find solar system similar to ours. Posted Fri, 27 Jul 2012 09:59:36 GMT by Dave Armstrong ... Survey of deep-diving beaked whales helps assess sonar risk. Posted Wed, 27 Apr 2011 21:00:00 GMT by Martin Leggett ...
... beak, somewhat similar to many dolphins. Other distinctive features include a pair of converging grooves under the throat, and ... Cuviers beaked whales must forage on average at 1,070 m (3,510 ft) for 58 minutes and Blainvilles beaked whales typically ... The oldest one ever recorded was 84 years for a male Bairds beaked whale, and the oldest recorded female Bairds beaked whale ... These toothed whales are distinguished by their elongated beaks. Among air-breathing animals, beaked whales are some of the ...
Beak: Black Blue Long Duck-like Chunky Natural habitats: Marine and intertidal Wetland ...
Beak: Black Brown Short Chunky Natural habitats: Woodland Farmland Urban and suburban ...
Out of 45 chickens I only lost two and my Polish hen, Sweetie, has a serious beak injury. She is alert and... ... Also here is another thread with a similar injury. You may find the links helpful Good luck: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t ... Beak injury from raccoon Discussion in Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures started by Chicken Chickita, Jan 4, 2014. ... Out of 45 chickens I only lost two and my Polish hen, Sweetie, has a serious beak injury. She is alert and active, but ...
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This is a summary of the thread Caring for Cross-Beaked and Special Needs Chickens. Flock owners who have a chicken that is ... The beak is very similar in structure to a dogs nails with a quick inside that may be hard to see in dark-beaked breeds. Have ... Both the top and bottom beak should be trimmed to try to create a straight, matched beak edge.. Beak trimming can be done ... Beak trimming. There are no nerves in the very tips of a birds beak! They are made of keratin, the same protein molecules that ...
Its beak is black and slender. Breeding plumage has an overall brownish marbled look. Adult non-breeding plumage is a black ... Juvenile plumage is similar to adult non-breeding but duskier overall. ...
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... fatal viral disease that affects the beak, feathers, and immune system of birds belonging to the Psittacidae family. It was ... Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease (PBFD) is a contagious, ... A similar virus affects doves and other birds.. How is the ... The beak may develop irregular sunken areas. Brown necrotic areas may be found inside the upper beak, and the beak may elongate ... Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease (PBFD) is a contagious, fatal viral disease that affects the beak, feathers, and immune ...
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  • Physical limitations associated with beak deformities can change normal behavior patterns. (usgs.gov)
  • In other cases, females with beak deformities behaved erratically, and eggs were scattered about the nest box haphazardly rather than arranged neatly in a nest cup. (usgs.gov)
  • Chickadees with beak deformities and dirty, almost jet black breast feathers were found dead at residences in winter, most likely due to starvation or hypothermia. (usgs.gov)
  • Although many Black-capped Chickadees in the south-central Alaskan population successfully raise 6-8 young each year, parents with beak deformities face greater challenges. (usgs.gov)
  • Of these, 33 were occupied by pairs in which either the male or the female had a beak deformities. (usgs.gov)
  • Listen to the 12/5/2016 KBBI broadcast interview with USGS Alaska Science center scientist Colleen Handel, "Mysterious Beak Deformities May Be Caused By Virus, Researchers Say" by Shahla Farzan KBBI Homer. (usgs.gov)
  • More recently, similar beak deformities have appeared in other species throughout the state. (usgs.gov)
  • The upper beak of a psittacine is made up of a couple of bones that are attached to a hinge to the bones of the braincase and the horny tissue over it. (animalforum.com)
  • Captive and wild psittacines are vulnerable to the highly contagious psittacine beak and feather disease. (springer.com)
  • Cloning and sequencing of the circular, single-stranded DNA of one isolate of psittacine beak and feather disease virus (BFDV) demonstrate a genome composed of a circular molecule of 1993 nucleotide bases. (nih.gov)
  • In most cases the bony parts of the beak are unaffected, with abnormalities occurring in the dermotheca (the thin middle layer containing blood vessels and nerves) and rhamphotheca (the outer keratinous sheath). (bto.org)
  • Differences in beak shapes, characters, and character states can be subtle, but there is a growing body of literature on the subject to help identify them. (tonmo.com)
  • Ambush bugs are placed in the assassin bug family, Reduviidae, because they are predatory and have three-segmented beaks. (britannica.com)
  • Their larger heads give them their common name "loggerhead" which translates to "blockhead", but is their toothed beaks and keen eyesight that give them their predatory identity. (eol.org)
  • Large numbers of Black-capped Chickadees with abnormal beaks were reported in south-central Alaska in the late 1990s. (usgs.gov)
  • All sequences had characteristic BFDV sequence motifs and were similar in length to those described in the literature. (springer.com)
  • Transverse metaphyseal lines of increased and decreased opacity (Trummerfeld zone) are associated with lateral growth of the metaphyseal calcification zone and periosteal elevation, which produces the characteristic metaphyseal beaks known as Pelkan spurs. (medscape.com)
  • Management practices such as beak trimming may affect bird performance in the field. (biomin.net)
  • 6. Infrared beak trimming improves hen welfare. (usda.gov)
  • Beak trimming, using a hot blade, is a common practice in the poultry industry that is often criticized as inhumane. (usda.gov)
  • ARS researchers at West Lafayette, IN investigated an alternative method of beak trimming which uses an infrared laser, similar to those used in biomedical procedures. (usda.gov)
  • Feeding Behaviors of Laying Hens With or Without Beak Trimming" by Kelly E. Persyn, Hongwei Xin et al. (iastate.edu)
  • This study quantifies feeding behavior of W-36 White Leghorn laying hens (77 to 80 weeks old) as influenced by the management practice of beak trimming. (iastate.edu)
  • Look for cracks, overgrowth, or discoloration of the beak and including different textures of perches, including cement perches specifically made for beak and nail health. (animalforum.com)
  • Size, shape, and strength of chick beak is impacted when the gene is manipulated. (wordnik.com)
  • Adaptive changes in beak size/shape could then be considered "epigenetic" - sensitive to selection pressures, but not a result of random mutations in the beak gene. (wordnik.com)
  • For those who might not know, you can often identify a prey item (in this case squid) based on the shape of the beak. (tonmo.com)
  • The observer must rely on often subtle differences in size, color, forehead shape, and beak length. (wikipedia.org)
  • Evolution of shape and leverage of bird beaks reflects feeding ecology, but not as strongly as expected. (uncommondescent.com)
  • We used shape analysis and CT [computer tomography] scanning to compare the shape and structure of the New Caledonian crow's bill with some of its crow relatives and a woodpecker species with a similar foraging niche," said lead author Hunt. (eurekalert.org)
  • Beak size and shape varies dramatically among pigeon breeds, as it does among other bird species. (utah.edu)
  • Bare skin is exposed, and the normal feather dust is not found on the body or the beak, where it normally accumulates due to preening. (animalplanet.com)
  • The causative agent, beak and feather disease virus (BFDV), was recently detected in the largest remaining population of endangered Cape parrots ( Poicepahlus robustus ), which are endemic to South Africa. (springer.com)
  • Varsani A, Regnard GL, Bragg R, Hitzeroth II, Rybicki EP (2011) Global genetic diversity and geographical and host-species distribution of beak and feather disease virus isolates. (springer.com)
  • This database follows Hannibal (c.1997): (1) all forms with slender, strap-like petals, fruit beaked, and flowers white or red are listed as Crinum asiaticum sensu Ker-Grawler non Linnaeus (including Crinum peduculatum R.Brown. (bishopmuseum.org)
  • Unlike the similar red-lored Amazons, they lack yellow markings on their cheeks. (sfzoo.org)
  • Cheeks, beaks, or freaks: a critical appraisal of buccal soft-tissue anatomy in ornithischian dinosaurs. (scienceblogs.com)
  • The Shoulder Blade of the large beak looks like that of a Bipartite beak ( Right ) but the smaller beak has a yellowish, dorsal region ( Left , left arrow ) on/under the Shoulder Blade. (tolweb.org)
  • Similarities in Macromolecules- more similar homologous proteins------the more closely related the species Patterns of Evolution: There are several ways that populations can change to adapt to their habitats. (slideshare.net)
  • Dots depict mean log beak depths of actual populations for each curve. (nih.gov)
  • Distinct peaks in the adaptive landscape indicate divergent selection, as supported by the observation that actual beak depths differ among populations and tend to correspond to peaks in the landscape. (nih.gov)
  • Unlike the upper jaw of mammals, a parrot's upper beak is flexible and capable of some movement and you can daily checking the health of your bird. (animalforum.com)
  • Black-capped Chickadee with elongated upper beak. (usgs.gov)
  • The culmen (upper ridge of beak) reportedly averages around 4.5 cm (1.8 in), with a range of 3.6 to 5 cm (1.4 to 2.0 in). (wikipedia.org)
  • The upper section (tibia) of each foreleg has teethlike structures that mesh into similar structures on the lower, greatly thickened leg section (femur). (britannica.com)
  • A) Evidence for divergent selection on beak depth from reconstructions of adaptive landscapes. (nih.gov)
  • We find evidence for a common succession of increasing specialization to herbivory in the subclades Ornithomimosauria and Oviraptorosauria, perhaps underlain by intrinsic functional and/or developmental constraints, as well as evidence indicating that the early evolution of a beak in coelurosaurians correlates with an herbivorous diet. (pnas.org)
  • Evidence from stranded individuals of several similar species indicates that they have swallowed discarded plastic items, which may eventually lead to death (e.g. (iucnredlist.org)
  • perhaps more evidence of its Tripartite nature will appear in older beaks. (tolweb.org)
  • Evidence of woodcock feeding - holes poked by their beaks - was everywhere in the exposed soil. (twincities.com)
  • Any process somewhat like the beak of a bird, terminating the fruit or other parts of a plant. (wordnik.com)
  • Dr. Pechersky is donating his time and dental equipment to help Dr. Fish test techniques using modern dentistry in the repair fractured and damaged bird beaks. (triblive.com)
  • The beak is held upside down in the water, while the bird sucks in water, minute organisms are filtered out by a comb-like projection called lamellae, leaving the food behind. (jaxzoo.org)
  • In this study, we investigated the origins of two semi-creeping taxa in Melastoma , which are morphologically similar to a natural hybrid, M. intermedium , by sequencing a chloroplast intergenic spacer, nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacer and two low-copy nuclear genes ( tpi and cam ) in these taxa and their putative parental species. (frontiersin.org)
  • The genes are so similar that you can destroy the insect version of BMP-4 in a fruit fly, replace it with a frog's BMP-4 gene, and the frog gene will cooperate perfectly well to build a fly. (scienceblogs.com)
  • The material of the humboldt squid beak has been reported as one of the hardest in nature at the tip, yet soft and yielding where it connects to the squids' fleshy mouth. (sciencephoto.com)
  • Therein were several (2 at least) giant squid beaks, and at least 4 (we haven't really looked at them in detail yet to give precise counts, and they still smell seriously evil and are covered in parasitic worms) of those belonging to Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni . (tonmo.com)
  • The largest beak we have seen is from a 107 mm ML squid and it is only partially pigmented. (tolweb.org)
  • The eyes of an octopus are remarkably similar to those of humans in that they also have a cornea, an iris, a lens, a pupil and a retina. (aquarium.co.za)
  • Most recently, the last 2 days, the very tip of his beak is now almost white. (animalforum.com)
  • The posterior view ( Left middle ) shows an 'outer lobe' ( white arrow ) and a 'middle lobe' ( black arrow ) that contains the Hyaline Matrix and looks rather similar to lobes 3 and 5 of Ancistrocheirus (see next species). (tolweb.org)
  • The beak is horn colored, and the head is red to bluish white. (slowfoodusa.org)
  • They include forms with flowers stalked (=pedicelled), flowers 20-150, flowers white to red, leaves green to red-green, fruits present to absent, fruits with or without terminal beak, and to 2m high. (bishopmuseum.org)