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2015-03-28 23:01:26

UAV Helps Businesses and Individuals Tackle Once Impossible Tasks Without Breaking the Bank Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) March 28, 2015 Applied Aeronautics

2015-03-19 23:07:52

Recommended for use in food warehouses and production facilities, Bird B Gone’s Sparrow Sky Trap is both efficient and humane in removing sparrows that have made their way inside a facility.

2015-03-18 12:22:58

CHEYENNE, Wyo., March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senior Department of the Interior and U.S.

2015-03-03 23:00:39

Newport Aquarium announced to a group of schoolchildren Tuesday the addition of a baby king penguin that hatched inside the Kroger Penguin Palooza exhibit. NEWPORT,

2015-02-27 23:09:33

Now available from Bird B Gone, inc. an effective and humane combo of sparrow control products that deliver a one-two punch to this bird problem.

owl bar london
2015-02-24 13:47:43

Perhaps Harry Dunne is finally capitalizing on his legendary mistake in Dumb & Dumber, as several entrepreneurs are set to open a new owl bar in London’s Soho district next month.

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2015-02-16 11:48:11

Male mandarin ducks may be nature’s ultimate deadbeat dads, leaving the females to raise their ducklings while they go off and have “molting parties” with the boys, according to UK scientist, conservationist and duck-expert Christopher Lever.

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2015-02-06 00:00:00

No bird-brains here! A new study shows that pigeons and human children learn similarly.

2015-01-27 23:11:46

Canada Goose deterrent and control company ‘Away With Geese’, has developed and released a new product, the ‘Roof Unit’, that gets rid of geese from the flat rooftops of commercial buildings,

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2015-01-24 09:24:48

LSU studied penguin eating habits and found that Chinstrap penguins need to change their diet to beat climate change.


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Laysan Rail, Porzana palmeri
2014-12-09 12:15:35

The Laysan Rail or Laysan Crake (Porzana palmeri) was a flightless bird native to the Northwest Hawaiian Island of Laysan. This small island was, and still is, an important seabird colony, and sustained numerous native species, including the rail. It became extinct because of habitat loss and by domestic rabbits, and eventually, World War II. Its scientific name is in honor of Henry Palmer, who collected in the Hawaiian Islands for Walter Rothschild. It was a rather small bird, measuring...

Hawaiian Rail, Porzana sandwichensis
2014-12-09 12:12:23

The Hawaiian Rail (Porzana sandwichensis), known also as the Hawaiian Crake or the Hawaiian Spotted Rail, was a rather enigmatic species of minuscule rail that resided on Big Island of Hawaii, but is currently extinct. A dark form and a lighter form are known. There is considerable confusion by the existence of two distinct forms. While it can’t be completely excluded that early specimens were collected on another island, only O’ahu and Kaua’I seem plausible given the history of...

Reunion Swamphen, Porphyrio coerulescens
2014-12-09 11:13:20

The Reunion Swamphen (Porphyrio coerulescens), known also as the Reunion Gallinule or Oiseau bleu, is a hypothetical species of extinct rail from Reunion, Mascarensis until now only known from report from travelers. It is rather certain that such a bird once was present on the island. Six reports confirm its existence, and the genus Porphyrio is known as a colonizer of oceanic islands, having evolved into many local endemic species, of which only the Takahe is still found to be living...

Samoan Wood Rail, Gallinula pacifica
2014-12-09 10:45:06

The Samoan Wood Rail (Gallinula pacifica), known also as the Samoan Moorhen, is a nearly flightless rail that is native to the Samoan island of Savai’I, and most likely extinct. As it has evolved adaptations for a more terrestrial lifestyle and at least partly nocturnal habits, it is mostly likely better placed in a distinct genus, Pareudiastes, but this problem hasn’t yet been thoroughly researched. It was known as puna’e to the native Samoans; that was said to relate to the birds...

Mascarene Coot, Fulica newtoni
2014-12-09 10:30:33

The Mascarene Coot (Fulica newtoni) is an extinct species of coot that lived in the Mascarene Islands of Mauritius and Reunion. As it is long known from sub fossil bones found in the Mare aux Songes swamp on the former island, but only assumed from descriptions to also have been present on the latter, remains have more recently been found on Reunion as well. Early traveler’s reports from Mauritius were, in reverse, usually assumed to be in reference to Common Moorhens, but it appears that...

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Word of the Day
meacock
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).