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2011-11-18 06:58:19

Veterinary drug residue in cattle and livestock carcasses is killing South Asian vultures Vultures in South Asia were on the brink of extinction until Lindsay Oaks and Richard Watson, from The Peregrine Fund in the US, undertook observational and forensic studies to find out why the number of birds was falling so rapidly. They discovered the vultures were being poisoned by residues of an anti-inflammatory drug (diclofenac) used in cattle and other livestock, whose carcasses they feed on....

2011-10-04 18:40:00

Eagle-Condor Peru Adventures trips to Peru are now better than ever, an offer the most careful examination of the Inca civilization and Peruâs healing traditions, available. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) October 04, 2011 Explore more of Peru than ever before with the Eagle-Condor Adventures expanded trip to Machu Picchu May 13 through May 20, 2012 and their new trip to view Andean condors up-close. Travelers who book now save on the companyâs already low prices. In...

2011-08-05 00:00:29

The quality-of-life software company based in Tampa, Florida, has launched several initiatives to extend a helping hand to young people struggling with the complexities of today's world. In their latest initiative, "Free for Three," MarkleyWorks has pledged to provide free copies of the Student Edition of LightWize Owl to three classrooms of students in Florida. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) August 04, 2011 In a continued quest to provide a helping hand to young people in America, MarkleyWorks LLC...

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2011-05-12 12:14:18

The banning of a painkiller that causes visceral gout, a fatal kidney ailment in vultures, has shown first signs of progress in the populations of South Asian vultures, according to scientists. But the study warns that the death rate from the drug is still too high, and that the complete removal of the painkiller, diclofenac, is needed to see further recovery of the wild vulture populations. Veterinary use of diclofenac in the treatment of cattle and buffaloes was banned in 2006 by India,...

2011-04-08 09:18:57

Two new UC Davis studies add scientific evidence that hunters' lead ammunition often finds its way into carrion-eating birds, such as eagles and turkey vultures.These scavenger species often take advantage of animal remains left behind when a hunter cleans a kill or when a shot deer or wild pig escapes the hunter but dies later.However, when the remains contain lead shot pellets or bullet fragments, the scavenger birds can develop lead poisoning, which can cause inability to fly, starvation,...

2011-04-01 00:13:05

One of the objectives of LightWize Owl, the flagship product of MarkleyWorks,LLC, is to help the user develop life skills that will form a springboard to success. With added components geared specifically to tracking classes and assignments, the LightWize Owl Student Edition is designed to help students of all age stay organized, efficient, and focused on achieving academic goals. Tampa, Florida (Vocus/PRWEB) March 31, 2011 MarkleyWorks, LLC today announced the release of LightWize Owl for...

2011-03-03 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) FRIDAY, MARCH 4: OWLS Profile America -- Friday, March 4th. A festival gets under way today in Houston, Minnesota, that is literally a hoot -- it's the annual International Festival of Owls. The whole thing got started with the discovery of a great horned owl chick that had fallen out of its nest...

2011-02-23 07:30:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission wildlife biologists are seeking information from the general public about dead barn owls that may have succumbed to starvation during the long periods of snow and ice that covered much of Pennsylvania this winter. Information can be submitted to the Game Commission's Region Offices. (For a list of region office contacts and the counties that each serves, please scroll to the bottom of this news...

2011-02-02 00:00:48

MarkleyWorks LLC offers a solution that is easy to use, flexible, and a powerful time saver. The ever-growing mountain of personal information that people must manage in today's world steals time, energy, productivity, and the ability to relax and enjoy life. This problem is universal and nearly overwhelming, but it can be brought under control with MarkleyWorks' new product. Tampa, Florida (Vocus/PRWEB) February 01, 2011 MarkleyWorks, LLC, a privately-owned small business, announced today...


Latest Birds of prey Reference Libraries

Merlin, Falco columbarius
2013-05-18 07:02:38

This bird of prey is known more as a pigeon hawk. The Merlin is from the Northern Hemisphere with some migrating to subtropical and northern tropical areas during the winter. There has also been a discovery that there are two different, very distinct, species: the North American and the Eurasian. The North American Merlin was first described by a Swede taxonomist, Carl Linnaeus. The Merlin is between 9 and 13 inches long with a wingspan of 20-29 inches. The Merlin is an exceptionally...

2013-04-24 14:55:46

The White-throated Hawk (Buteo albigula), is a bird of prey belonging to the family Accipitridae, which includes hawks, eagles and Old World vultures. In British usage, it would be called a buzzard rather than a true hawk. It is a rather small Buteo, 42 to 45 cm in length. It lives in the Andes mountains of South America and ranges down to the coast in the O’Higgins region of Chile, favoring wooded areas. It’s closely related to the more widely distributed Short-tailed Hawk and was...

Laughing Falcon, Herpetotheres cachinnans
2013-04-23 23:04:40

The Laughing Falcon (Herpetotheres cachinnans), also known as the Snake Hawk (erroneously, since it’s not a hawk), is a medium-sized bird of prey belonging to the falcon family Falconidae, the only member of the genus Herpetotheres. This Neotropical species is an expert snake-eater. Its common and scientific names are both in reference to its distinctive voice. The English name comes from its loud voice, as does the specific name cachinnans, which is Latin for “laughing aloud” or...

Greater Yellow-Headed Vulture, Cathartes melambrotus
2013-01-02 11:44:29

The Greater Yellow-Headed Vulture (cathartes melambrotus) is also known as the Forest Vulture, it is a species of bird in the New World Vulture family Cathartidae. It was considered to be the same species as the Lesser Yellow-Headed Vulture until they were split in 1964. It is found in South America in tropical moist lowland forest. It is a fairly large bird, with a wingspan of 65 to 70 inches, a weight of 3.6 pounds and a body length of 25 to 30 inches. The body plumage is black, and the...

White-tailed Hawk, Buteo albicaudatus
2012-12-28 13:03:49

White-tailed Hawks are found in tropical or subtropical environments across the Americas. This bird is a large bird of prey species. It is close to the size of the related Swainson’s and Red-tailed Hawks. The average measurements of this bird fall a little bit ahead of the first and a little bit behind the latter. It can be up to 17 to 24 inches in length, and its wingspan can be up to 46 to 56 inches. A body mass of 1.9 to 2.7 pounds was recorded in B. a. hysopodius and 1.91 to 2.2 pounds...

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