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Understanding The Evolving Diversity Of Microbial Life In Bird Guts
2013-05-31 12:26:54

Gut bacteria are known to have a central role both in human and in animal health. Animals acquire different bacteria as they age but how the microbial communities in the bodies of wild animals change over time is not well understood.

Nocturnal Gulls Hunting Behavior Determined By Lunar Cycle
2013-03-28 12:14:40

Swallow-tailed gulls hunt most often under a new moon, when fish come to the surface under the cover of darkness

2011-07-07 00:14:46

Male and female kittiwakes smell different from each other, according to research by Sarah Leclaire from the Centre national de la recherche scientifique at the Université Paul Sabatier in France and her team.

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2011-01-05 09:10:20

One of Britain's best known seabirds winters on opposite sides of the Atlantic depending on whether its breeding attempt has been successful.

2009-06-29 18:00:00

An Austrian-led study has found the black-legged kittiwake bird, a monogamous species, has the ability to choose partners with a different genetic profile. The researchers, led by Richard Wagner from the Konrad Lorenz Institute for Ethology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, said avoidance of inbreeding is evident among humans, and has been demonstrated in some shorebirds, mice and sand lizards.

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2009-06-11 14:15:00

A new report shows that Scotland's seabird numbers plunged by 19 percent between 2000 and 2008.

2009-01-22 00:17:34

A couple of ivory gulls, which usually live in the high Arctic, have been spotted in Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Audubon Society said birders are flocking to Gloucester, Mass., where an ivory gull was spotted Saturday -- the first sighting of the species in the Bay State in two decades, The Boston

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2008-09-04 17:14:02

Scientists at the Norwegian Polar Institute reported Thursday that the tiny Arctic ivory gull has the highest known concentrations of PCBs, chemicals long used in the pesticide DDT along with plastics, paints and other products.

2008-08-14 00:00:23

The recent wet summers have been blamed for a decline in seabirds nesting and breeding in Westcountry waters. For the last two years, kittiwakes at colonies including the Isles of Scilly and Hallsands, in South Devon, have not produced any young.

2008-07-14 15:00:27

By DAVID ROSS HIGHLAND CORRESPONDENT LIKE the canary in the coalmine, our seabirds' welfare indicates the health of our marine environment and it has already sounded the alarm, according to RSPB Scotland.


Latest Gulls Reference Libraries

Swallow-tailed Gull, Creagrus furcatus
2009-06-04 22:59:50

The Swallow-tailed Gull (Creagrus furcatus) is a species of seabird of the gull family. It is found in the equatorial seas where it spends most of its time hunting on the open ocean. Its main breeding grounds is on the cliffs of the larger Galápagos Islands, and on some of the smaller islands. It is typically found along the eastern islands where the water is warmer. It is also found in smaller numbers on Malpelo Island off the coast of Colombia. It is the only fully nocturnal seabird in...

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2009-04-01 14:08:45

The Ivory Gull (Pagophila eburnea) is a species of bird that breeds in the high arctic and typically found through Greenland, northernmost North America, and Eurasia. It is a short distance migratory species with most of the population wintering further south at the edge of the pack ice. Some birds may winter in more temperate regions. The adult is 17 inches in length. It is more pigeon-like in shape rather than typical gulls. It has completely white plumage. The thick bill is blue with a...

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2005-06-02 10:10:22

The Kittiwakes, from the genus Rissa, are two closely related seabird species in the gull family Laridae. The more common and widespread species, Rissa tridactyla, is known in North America as Black-legged Kittiwake. However, in Europe, where it is the only member of the genus, it is often known just as Kittiwake. Adults are on average 40 cm in length and have a wingspan of 90"“100 cm. They have a white head and body, grey back, grey wings tipped solid black, and have black legs and a...

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  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.