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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
Lifelong boater Bob Alves creates life-like predator to keep birds away. Marblehead, MA (PRWEB) September 14, 2012 Gulls and other birds might provide
Gulls have become a real hazard for endangered Southern Right Whales in one of their prime breeding grounds in Argentina, a protected gulf along the city of Puerto Madryn.
A discovery made by a scientist who has been studying sleep in bird colonies found that seagulls learn from each other when it is safe to nod off.
An avian expert says he has been unable to determine why thousands of gulls have made Ohio's Hoover Reservoir their new home. Jim McCormac, an Ohio Division of Wildlife avian educator, said the number of gulls that traditionally reside at the reservoir has increased by thousands this year, The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch said Wednesday. This is really, really remarkable for central Ohio, McCormac said of the unusual population increase.
Following trends is a lifesaving instinct, at least for birds, and provides clues that can be applied across the animal kingdom.
Gull New Zealand has launched Gull Regular Plus, a new 91 octane biofuel with 10% ethanol content. The company said that the Gull Regular Plus extends Gull's biofuel range beyond the Gull Force 10, while saving the motorist money and saving the environment.
Seabirds must switch to less nutritious terrestrial prey or go hungry
A small white gull with an ordinary name had bird watchers flocking to the Salton Sea for what they call a "mega-rarity."
The American coot (Fulica americana) is a member of the Rallidae bird family. This bird makes its home in open bodies of waters and wetlands. The coot can grow to be about 16 inches in length and weight about 1.4 pounds. Adult coots have a white frontal shield that usually has a reddish-brown spot between the eyes by the top of the bill. Its bill is typically short, white, and thick. At the billtip a dark band can be identified up close. The head and neck of the coot is darker than the rest...
The Caspian Tern (Hydroprogne caspia, formerly Hydroprogne tschegrava) is a species of bird with an extensive range, but scattered distribution. It is found in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. In North America it is found on large lakes and ocean coasts. In Europe it is found mainly around the Baltic Sea and the Black Sea. North American birds migrate to southern coasts, the West Indies and northern South America. European and Asian birds migrate to the Old...
The Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) is a species of bird that breeds in most of Europe and Asia, and coastal Canada. Most of the population is migratory and winters further south. There are some year round resident populations in westernmost Europe. Some birds will over-winter in northeastern North America, where it was formerly known as the Common Black-headed Gull. The Yurikamome mass transit system in Tokyo is named after this bird. The Black-headed Gull is 15 to 17.5...
The Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla) is a species of bird found in North and South America. It breeds on the Atlantic coast of North America, the Caribbean, and northern South America. The northernmost populations migrate further south in the winter. This species is a rare visitor to western Europe. Its English name is derived from its raucous call that sounds like a high pitched laugh. This bird is easy to identify. It is 14.2 to 16.2 inches long with a 38.5 to 43.3 inch wingspan....
The Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus) is a species of bird that is found on the European and North American coasts and islands of the North Atlantic. It is mainly a resident species, but some birds may move further inland to large lakes and reservoirs. This species was first described by Linnaeus in his 18th century work, "Systema Naturae". The adult is 24 to 28 inches long with a 55 to 67 inch wingspan. The average weight of an adult male is 4 pounds 6 ounces. It is a bulky bird...
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