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2014-04-02 23:02:55

Bird-B-Gone, Inc., offers tips on how to effectively get rid of geese with goose control products. To learn about our humane solutions for keeping pest geese off golf courses, lawns, waterfront areas and more visit us online at http://www.birdbgone.com. Irvine, California (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 Tip # 1: Treat Before Goslings Arrive Once geese have their goslings, it is much harder to get them to leave the area. Naturally, mothers are very protective of their young; once they’ve found...

2014-03-25 23:05:02

Waterside Businesses Take Note! From the attack on the Pope’s Doves to the woman who was recently terrorized on her lunch break, these large and powerful birds have been in the public eye quite a bit lately. Bird-X, Inc. explains further. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 Laridaphobia (the intense fear of seagulls) may become a common term soon enough, as the number of seagull attacks reported in the news rises worldwide. But has anything really changed? Bird-X, Inc. investigates. In...

2014-03-20 23:03:23

Absolute Bird Control offers tips on how to protect your garden from pest birds this spring. Our humane solutions for keeping pest bird out of your garden are available online at http://www.absolutebirdcontrol.com. Irvine, California (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 Tip # 1: Remove the Food Source If pest birds are eating from your garden, they have no reason to go elsewhere; the food is convenient and plentiful. If you remove their food source, however, they will move on. Whether you have...

2014-03-12 23:29:28

Bird-B-Gone Inc.’s Bird Spikes come to the rescue, saving this property from the high costs of repairs and exposure to harmful diseases from bird droppings. Irvine, CA (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 Bird-B-Gone’s bird spikes are designed to keep birds from landing and roosting on unwanted areas. One residential customer recently reported birds ruining his property, making his outdoor seating areas, “gross and useless.” After installing Bird-B-Gone’s plastic bird spikes on his roofline,...

2014-03-11 23:02:56

As birds migrate back north for spring, those who need bird-free areas should consider prevention early on. Bird-X explains why. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 Spring can mean trouble for businesses with areas prone to bird infestation. Bird-X, Inc. recommends prevention over expelling birds for many reasons, mostly because it’s easier, cheaper, and more effective to stop an infestation from starting in the first place. While many budget-conscious people may decide to wait until...

Researchers used brown and black chicken feathers for their study
2014-03-06 07:01:57

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It has been proposed by paleontologists who study fossilized feathers that the shapes of certain microscopic structures found inside the feathers might tell us the color of the ancient birds. If these structures are melanosomes, that could be true. A new study, led by North Carolina State University, however, demonstrates that it is not yet possible to tell if the structures are melanosomes, or remnants of ancient bacteria. Found...

It's Not All Sexual Selection
2014-03-05 14:54:45

University of Maryland Baltimore County Since the days of Darwin, scientists have considered bird song to be an exclusively male trait, resulting from sexual selection. Now a team of researchers from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), the University of Melbourne in Australia, Leiden University in the Netherlands and The Australian National University says that's not the whole story. The team used information from several sources, including the Handbook of the Birds of...

Swimming Birds Evolved Rudder-like Tail To Dive For Food
2014-02-27 15:43:42

PLOS The convergent evolution of tail shapes in diving birds may be driven by foraging style, according to a paper published in PLOS ONE on February 26, 2014 by Ryan Felice and Patrick O'Connor from Ohio University. Birds use their wings and specialized tail to maneuver through the air while flying. It turns out that the purpose of a bird's tail may have also aided in their diversification by allowing them to use a greater variety of foraging strategies. To better understand the...

Microraptor Paraves Fossil
2014-02-24 05:41:20

University of Bristol The key characteristics of birds which allow them to fly – their wings and their small size – arose much earlier than previously thought, according to new research from the Universities of Bristol and Sheffield into the Paraves, the first birds and their closest dinosaurian relatives which lived 160 to 120 million years ago. Mark Puttick and colleagues investigated the rates of evolution of the two key characteristics that preceded flight: body size and...

2014-02-19 23:23:58

Bird-B-Gone Inc. is offering a training course for pest control operators and others interested in becoming an authorized installer of Bird-B-Gone’s Bird Control Products. The professional training class will be held in Santa Ana, California on March 21, 2014. Irvine, California (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 The bird control training course will cover many things commercial bird control product installers need to know. “Our course is not only very informative, it also qualifies as...


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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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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