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2011-11-26 08:00:00

Pureness Bird's Nest, http://www.purenessbirdnest.com.sg, has successful collaborated with the worldâs renowned edible birdâs nest researcher and consultant in Malaysia, Dr Tan Boon Siong to produce nitrite free edible birdâs nest. Asia, Singapore (PRWEB) November 26, 2011 Pureness Birdâs Nest, a leading birdâs nest researcher and birdâs nest education company based in Singapore has successful collaborated with...

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....

2011-11-10 12:13:48

Properly functioning ecosystems have their own pest management system — predation — but as new manmade ecosystems develop, these natural maintenance systems are often disrupted. In some cases, though, installing a simple nest box may be all that's needed to restore the balance, and improve avian conservation, according to a new report published Nov. 9 in the online journal PLoS ONE. The researchers, led by Julie Jedlicka of the University of California, Berkeley, monitored the...

2011-11-04 21:13:05

University of Cincinnati biologist Denis Conover discovers that overturned duck nest boxes can be death traps for wetland turtles. Duck nest boxes used to aid cavity-nesting ducks can prove to be turtle death traps. That was the discovery made by University of Cincinnati Educator Associate Professor Denis Conover, of the Department of Biological Sciences in UC's McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, when he came upon a duck nest box in the wetlands of southern Ohio's Miami Whitewater...

2011-10-11 12:00:00

Mimecastâs new Exchange migration guidelines now provide explanations on how to prepare the existing infrastructure, what safeguards to put in place and how to perform the Exchange migration. The company has just introduced six-month package of Migration Services aimed at organisations upgrading to Microsoft Exchange 2010 or Office 365, helping to prevent email downtime and data loss during the migration process. (PRWEB) October 11, 2011 An Exchange migration can produce a...

Nest Building A Learned Behavior
2011-09-27 04:50:59

According to research published in the journal Behavioral Processes on September 26, 2011, birds may build better nests with each consecutive one. According to the Daily Mail Online, Scientists studied the building habits of the male Southern Masked Weaver, in Botswana, which build grass nests. The birds were found to vary their technique from nest to nest. The birds were able to refine their construction and make fewer mistakes as the months went past. Some birds were found to build their...

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2011-08-05 09:04:33

The early burn out of the male Bustard may explain how biological aging evolved For male houbara bustards sexual extravagance is the key to attracting mates in some of the world's harshest desert environments. However, new research in Ecology Letters reveals that males who perform the most extravagant sexual displays will suffer from premature biological aging and will pass their reproductive prime years earlier than their less ostentatious rivals. Houbara bustards, Chlamydotis undulata, are...

2011-08-02 14:17:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Independent LA rapper Sitting Dove (http://www.jango.com/music/Sitting+Dove) takes flight with his debut album "Blossom." (*Available on iTunes.) Sitting Dove leads listeners on a surreal psychedelic/hip hop/pop-folk musical journey while grappling with some of the nation's most controversial and pressing issues. Although inspiration landed on this artist's doorstep, he never thought this "trip" would become so real. Sitting Dove has hired Eileen...

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2011-07-28 04:55:00

Archaeopteryx, once believed to be the world's earliest bird, may actually have been just another feathered dinosaur, according to a report published Wednesday in the journal Nature. Researchers in China, led by Xing Xu of Linyi University, carried out a phylogenetic analysis combining a newly discovered fossil with other similar dinosaurs and early birds, and concluded that the species should no longer be considered a fully developed bird. If confirmed, the controversial hypothesis would be...

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2011-07-01 09:24:44

Frequently captured birds found to be at less risk of injury compared to birds captured once Capturing birds using mist nets to study behavior, movement or the demographics of a species is one of the most common research techniques in ornithology, yet until now there have been no large scale studies into the risks mist nets pose to birds. Writing in the British Ecological Society's Methods in Ecology and Evolution researchers from California used a dataset of over 345,000 records to evaluate...


Latest Ornithology Reference Libraries

Mauritius Blue Pigeon, Alectroenas nitidissima
2014-04-18 12:27:42

The Mauritius Blue Pigeon (Alectroenas nitidissima) is an extinct species of blue pigeon previously native to the Mascarene island of Mauritius located in the Indian Ocean eastwards of Madagascar. It has two extinct relatives from the Mascarenes and three living ones from other islands. It is the type species of the genus of blue pigeons, Alectroenas. It had white colored hackles around the head, neck, and breast and blue colored feathers on the body, and it was red on the tail and the...

Newton’s Parakeet, Psittacula exsul
2014-04-18 12:25:06

Newton’s Parakeet or the Rodrigues Parakeet (Psittacula exsul) is an extinct species of parrot that was native to the Mascarene island of Rodrigues located in the western Indian Ocean. It was closely related to the Alexandrine Parrot of the same genus and was likely descended from it. It diverged from related species in several of its features, signifying that it had most likely been isolated on Rodrigues for a long period of time. It was roughly 16 inches in length, about the size of a...

Mascarene Parrot, Mascannus mascannus
2014-04-18 12:00:54

The Mascarene Parrot (Mascannus mascannus) is an extinct species of parrot that was native to the Mascarene Island of Reunion located in the Indian Ocean. The taxonomic relationships of this species has been subjected to some debate. It has been connected to the Psittaculini parrots based on that anatomical grounds, but the vasa parrots based on the genetic grounds. The precise placement is unresolved. The Mascarene Parrot was 14 inches long with a large red colored tail and long, rounded...

Carolina Parakeet, Conuropsis carolinensis
2014-04-18 11:57:25

The Carolina Parakeet (Conuropsis carolinensis) or the Carolina Conure was a small green colored Neotropical parrot with brilliant yellow colored head, reddish orange face and pale beak that was native to the eastern, Midwest, and plains states of the United States and was the only indigenous parrot within its range. It was found from southern New York and Wisconsin to Kentucky, Tennessee and the Gulf of Mexico from the Atlantic seaboard to as far west as eastern Colorado. It resided in...

Choiseul Pigeon, Microgoura meeki
2014-04-18 11:39:05

The Choiseul Pigeon or Solomon’s Crested Pigeon (Microgoura meeki) is an extinct species of bird belonging to the pigeon and dove family Columbidae. It was native to the islands of Choiseul located in the Solomon Islands, although there are unsubstantiated reports that it might have once lived on several nearby islands. The pigeon was monotypic within the genus Microgoura and had no known subspecies. The closest living relative is believed to be the Thick-billed Ground Pigeon, and some...

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