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Eagle-Eyed Birds Of Prey Help Scrounging Vultures Find Their

Eagle-Eyed Birds Of Prey Help Scrounging Vultures Find Their Dinner

Thomas Deane, Trinity College Dublin Zoologists from the School of Natural Sciences at Trinity College Dublin have discovered how endangered vultures find their food, which will have important applications for their conservation. It turns out...

Latest Ornithology Stories

2014-09-18 08:29:57

MIAMI, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Movement is the key to good health, as everyone knows by now. But what happens when the body is in pain and moving is just not practical? Aveya Beauty (http://aveyabeauty.com/), maker of all-natural health and beauty products, has an answer. Premium Emu Oil has shown promise in helping turbo charge the body's own healing and restorative processes both inside and out. This surprisingly adaptable product is currently for sale on Amazon:...

2014-09-17 23:02:22

New sage grouse study reveals a strong link between wet sites (essential summer habitat for sage grouse to raise their broods) and sage grouse leks, and in turn, private lands. Missoula, MT (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 The Sage Grouse Initiative released significant results from an extensive study in the West: Private Lands Vital to Conserving Wet Areas for Sage Grouse Summer Habitat. Sage grouse are a candidate for listing under the Endangered Species Act, a decision slated for September,...

Bats Change Their Strategy When Food Is In Short Supply
2014-09-05 03:10:26

University of Bristol Bats could be more flexible in their echolocation behavior than previously thought, according to a new study into the foraging techniques of the desert long-eared bat by researchers at the University of Bristol. Echolocating bats have historically been classified into two groups: 'loud' aerial hawkers who catch flying insects on the wing and 'whispering' gleaners that pick up prey from the ground. While some bat species can forage in multiple ways, others have...

Many Studies Rely On Citizen-science Data, But Few Acknowledge It
2014-09-04 03:51:12

Cornell Lab of Ornithology Hundreds of thousands of volunteer data collectors are due for some thanks from scientists, according to a new paper that reveals the role of citizen science in studies of birds and climate change. Data collected by amateurs underpins up to 77 percent of the studies in this field, but that fact is largely invisible by the time the research appears in journals, according to a study published today in the open-access journal PLOS ONE. “Our paper is a chance...

2014-09-03 23:12:58

The historic Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee implements TrakRef® Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 Polar Technology, the leading provider of refrigerant management solutions, is pleased to announce that The Peabody Hotel in Memphis, TN is implementing a cloud-based solution called TrakRef®. The Peabody Hotel located in the heart of “Blues City” is a Forbes Four-Star, AAA Four-Diamond historic Memphis, TN hotel. The Peabody hotel is known for The Peabody Ducks...

2014-09-03 23:02:58

On Thursday, August 21, 2014, six young California condors boarded a FedEx plane and began a journey that led them a step closer to the wild. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 September 3, 2014 Contact: Nancy Filippi, Managing Director Oakland Zoo (510) 632-9525 ext. 132 nancy(at)oaklandzoo(dot)org Contact: Nicky Mora, Senior Manager, Marketing/PR Oakland Zoo (510) 632-9525 ext. 130 nmora(at)oaklandzoo(dot)org Contact: Hova Najarian, Media and Publications Officer Oregon Zoo (503)...

Cockatoos can learn
2014-09-03 02:45:52

University of Oxford News Office Goffin's cockatoos can learn how to make and use wooden tools from each other, a new study has found. The discovery, made by scientists from Oxford University, the University of Vienna, and the Max Planck Institute at Seewiesen, is thought to be the first controlled experimental evidence for the social transmission of tool use in any bird species. Goffin's cockatoo (Cacatua goffini) is a curious species of Indonesian parrot not known to use tools in...

2014-09-02 23:10:49

Recently, CanadaGooseJackor.nu, an outstanding online supplier of Canada Goose products, has unveiled its new assortment of quality Canada Goose Banff Parkas. What’s more, all the new items are offered with discounted prices (up to 30 percent off) at the moment. (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 Recently, CanadaGooseJackor.nu, an outstanding online supplier of Canada Goose products, has unveiled its new assortment of quality Canada Goose Banff Parkas. What’s more, all the new items are...

2014-09-02 23:03:43

Geese are some of the most difficult pest birds to deal with. Bird-X explains why successful goose control programs begin in September. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 The Canada goose is one of the most common North American pest birds, known for stubbornly returning to the same areas year after year. Populations of year-round resident geese have been exploding in recent years, while migratory birds add to their numbers seasonally. In the United States, September marks the return...

2014-09-02 23:01:08

InventHelp, a leading inventor service firm, is submitting the Limpkin to companies in the hopes of a good faith review. PITTSBURGH, PA (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 An inventor from Elizabethtown, Pa., was lying in bed and watching a movie on his tablet PC when he thought that it’d be easier if he didn’t have to hold the device. "That’s when I got the idea for the LIMPKIN," he said. This ergonomic and easy-to-use device provides a more convenient way to use a smartphone or...


Latest Ornithology Reference Libraries

Delalande’s Coua, Coua delalandei
2014-09-11 11:30:30

Delalande’s Coua (Coua delalandei), known also as the Snail-Eating Coua and Delalande’s Coucal, is an extinct species of non-parasitic cuckoo from Madagascar. It only was known to science as an extant bird for a rather short time during the early 19th century. There is some disagreement regarding the area of occurrence. Although there were reports that the bird was also found in the area of Fito and Maroantsetra along with near Toamasina, the coastal areas of northern Toamasina Province,...

Cuban Macaw, Ara tricolor
2014-09-11 11:07:56

The Cuban Macaw or the Cuban Red Macaw (Ara tricolor) is an extinct species of parrot that was native to Cuba and the Isla de la Juventud, an island off of the coast of west Cuba. At around 18 to 20 inches long it was one of the smaller members of the Ara genus of macaws. It was the last species of macaw that was native to the Caribbean islands to go extinct. A number of skins are preserved in museums; however, no eggs have survived. A pair was kept in the royal menagerie at Schonbrunn...

Norfolk Kaka, Nestor productus
2014-09-11 10:58:16

The Norfolk Kaka (Nestor productus) is an extinct species of large parrot belonging to the parrot super family Strigopoidea. The bird was about 38 centimeters in long with mostly olive-brown upperparts, orange cheeks and throat, straw-colored breast and thighs, rump and lower abdomen dark orange and a prominent beak. It lived in the rocks and treetops of Norfolk Island and the adjacent Phillip Island. It was a relative of the Kaka from New Zealand. It was initially described by the...

New Caledonian Lorikeet, Charmosyna diadema
2014-09-11 10:20:57

The New Caledonian Lorikeet (Charmosyna diadema) is a potentially extinct lorikeet that is native to the Melanesian island of New Caledonia. This lorikeet measured 18 to 19 centimeters in length, 7 to 8 centimeters of which is the pointed and slim tail. The wings are pointed and slender as well, measuring 91 millimeters in the only specimens. The tarsus measures 16 centimeters long. Female birds are overall green, with deep violet blue crown and dark blue thighs, a yellowish face and...

Tanna Ground Dove, Gallicolumba ferruginea
2014-09-10 10:54:56

The Tanna Ground Dove (Gallicolumba ferruginea), known also as Forster’s Dove of Tanna, is an extinct dove species. The taxonomic affiliation is not certain but at its first scientific discussion by Johann Georg Wagler in 1829, it was classified into the genus Gallicolumba; its closest relative is most likely the Santa Cruz Ground Dove. It was native to the Pacific Island of Tanna, Vanuatu. Forster records a native name mahk, nearly certainly from the Kwamera language. The taxonomic...

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