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2012-09-16 23:03:58

The concentration of skyscrapers in this downtown district creates a wind tunnel favored by soaring birds during their migration south for the winter. The unique pyramid structure atop this high-rise offered an abundance of surfaces where hundreds of turkey vultures had taken up residence. Bird Barrier's Bird-Shock Flex-Track drove the birds away. Carson, CA (PRWEB) September 15, 2012 The building manager found that it was hard to miss the gathering of large birds on the building. Their...

Citizen Scientists Help Track Window Crashes By Birds
2012-09-16 05:47:05

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study finds that feeding the birds might not be so nice, after all. Many Canadian homeowners have heard the thud of a bird hitting a window, but until now, little research has been done to document the significance of these collisions for Canada's bird population. A University of Alberta biology class project supervised by researcher Erin Bayne suggests as many as 22 million birds meet their end in run-ins with Canadian...

2012-09-14 23:00:19

Lifelong boater Bob Alves creates life-like predator to keep birds away. Marblehead, MA (PRWEB) September 14, 2012 Gulls and other birds might provide the perfect photo-op for vacationers, but for boat owners there is no romance in the slippery refuse they leave behind. It´s no fun spending hours cleaning bird residue off your boat or dock before shoving-off. Bob Alves, founder of “Gulls Gotta Go”, created a solution to this problem based on his lifetime experience on the...

Our Inner Reptile Hearts Found By Researchers
2012-09-14 12:08:19

The genetic building blocks behind the human heart´s subtle control system have finally been identified. An elaborate system of leads spreads across our hearts. These leads — the heart´s electrical system — control our pulse and coordinate contraction of the heart chambers. While the structure of the human heart has been known for a long time, the evolutionary origin of our conduction system has nevertheless remained a mystery. Researchers have finally succeeded in...

Crows Are Smart Than You Think!
2012-09-11 14:29:14

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If crows ever freaked you out before, then you´re in for a whole new set of chill bumps. New research indicates that crows are able to recognize faces and associate them with feelings. Scientists writing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences said that crows have human-like ways of attaching negative and positive emotions to particular faces. “The regions of the crow brain that work together are not unlike...

2012-09-09 23:01:31

A public library branch had been plagued for years by pigeons roosting and nesting on the property. Both the mess they left behind and their increasing population prompted residents in the surrounding neighborhood to register complaints with the city. The installation of Bird Barrier products drove away birds while maintaining the aesthetic of the library's unique architecture. Carson, CA (PRWEB) September 09, 2012 Site inspection revealed that a previous attempt a bird control was made,...

2012-09-08 23:03:58

At a four-story fitness center, birds had found their comfort zone. A bird relocation strategy based on Bird Barrier products restored the roof top experience for gym members. Carson, CA (PRWEB) September 07, 2012 Seagulls and pigeons were firmly entrenched on structural windscreens, under HVAC Equipment, and in nooks on the roof. All of which was next to both a basketball court and a pool area. Due to its proximity to club members, the risk associated with the bacteria, fungal agents, and...

Song Is Louder For A Cuckolded Male
2012-08-24 09:11:04

Rock sparrows indicate their age and their reproductive success with their songs and react to infidelity with a higher song volume The song of male songbirds is multifaceted and has two main functions: to repel rivals and to attract mates. Females often pay attention to certain features within a song, such as the presence of special syllables, to assess the quality of the singing male. A team of researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen and the University of...

Native Birds Can Be Helped With Native Landscaping In Urban Areas
2012-08-23 08:04:02

A recent study of residential landscape types and native bird communities in Phoenix, Ariz., suggests that yards mimicking native vegetation and wildlands offer birds 'mini refuges,' helping to offset the loss of biodiversity in cities A recent study of residential landscape types and native bird communities in Phoenix, Ariz., led by a University of Massachusetts Amherst urban ecologist suggests that yards mimicking native vegetation and wildlands offer birds "mini refuges," helping to...

2012-08-15 23:02:17

Duncraft, a leading supplier of wild bird feeding supplies, knows their customers want to attract as many different types of birds as possible to their bird feeders. However, many customers are not aware that some of the prettiest birds won´t eat seeds at a bird feeder–these birds are insect eaters. Customers can attract insect eating birds, with Duncraft´s wide variety of live mealworms and other insect foods. Concord, NH (PRWEB) August 14, 2012 Duncraft, a leading source...


Latest Bird Reference Libraries

Ornithology
2013-10-09 12:32:30

Ornithology, a branch of zoology, is the study of birds. The term ornithology is derived from the ancient Greek words for bird and rationale or explanation. This study differs from other sciences because amateurs often take part in studies and because birds are commonly seen. It is thought that ornithology developed in the same manner than biology developed. Drawings from the Stone Age show the earliest interest in birds and the remains of over eighty bird species have been found at excavated...

Red Rail, Aphanapteryx bonasia
2013-10-02 13:35:50

The Red Rail (Aphanapteryx bonasia) is an extinct and flightless rail. It was native to the Mascarene island of Mauritius, east of Madagascar within the Indian Ocean. It had a close relative on Rodrigues Island, the likewise extinct Rodrigues Rail, with which it’s sometimes considered congeneric. Its relationship with other rail isn’t clear. Rails frequently evolve flightlessness when adapting to isolated islands. It was slightly larger than a chicken and had reddish and hair-like...

Lesser Frigatebird, Fregata ariel
2013-04-23 22:58:32

The Lesser Frigatebird (Fregata ariel) is a species of frigate bird. In nests in Australia, along with other locations. There is a single recording from the Western Palearctic, from Eilat in the Gulf of Aqaba. The Lesser Frigatebird or Least Frigatebird is said to be the most common and widespread frigate bird in the Australian seas. It’s common in tropical seas breeding on isolated islands, including Christmas Island located in the Indian Ocean in recent years. These birds are most...

Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture, Cathartes burrovianus
2013-04-23 15:11:08

The Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture (Cathartes burrovianus), also known as the Savannah Vulture, is a species of bird belonging to the New World Vulture family Cathartidae. It was considered to be the same species as the Greater Yellow-headed Vulture until they were separated in 1964. It can be found in Mexico, Central America, and South America in seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, heavily degraded former forests and swamps. It’s a large bird, with a wingspan of 59 to 65 inches. The...

Magnificent Frigatebird, Fregata magnificens
2013-04-23 14:48:18

The Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens) was occasionally previously known as Man O’War or man of War, a reflection of its rakish lines, aerial piracy of other birds, and speed. It’s widespread in the tropical Atlantic, breeding colonially in the trees in Florida, the Caribbean and the Cape Verde Islands. In addition, it breeds along the Pacific coast of the Americas from Mexico to Ecuador including the Galapagos Islands, as well. It is known as a vagrant as far from its...

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Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'