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2014-05-29 23:03:08

Newport Aquarium announced Thursday two king penguin chicks hatched inside the Kroger Penguin Palooza exhibit over the weekend. Newport, KY (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 Newport Aquarium announced Thursday two king penguin chicks hatched inside the Kroger Penguin Palooza exhibit over the weekend. The two chicks, which are not of relation, simultaneously began to pip Friday evening before fully hatching Saturday morning. The newborns shared an April 4 egg-laying date. Each chick weighed...

New Birdsnap App Will Tell You If It Is A Crow Or Raven
2014-05-28 03:13:00

[ Watch The Video: Birdsnap: A Digital Field Guide ] By Holly Evarts, Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science Columbia Engineering researchers use computer vision + machine learning techniques to launch electronic field guide featuring 500 of the most common North American bird species Researchers at Columbia Engineering, led by Computer Science Professor Peter Belhumeur, have taken bird-watching to a new level. Using computer vision and machine learning...

Aussie's Can No Longer Claim The Kiwi's Origins
2014-05-23 11:52:31

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New Zealand’s iconic kiwi is not related to Australia’s emu, but instead is derived from the extinct Madagascan elephant bird, according to a new study in the journal Science. The study also concluded that both of these flightless birds were once able to take to the air. With the kiwi being about the size of a chicken and the Madagascan elephant bird standing around 6 to 9 feet tall – the two make for a bit of an evolutionary...

2014-05-21 23:01:29

The NRCS-led Sage Grouse Initiative joins the celebration today in the signing of a major conservation agreement with landowners in Harney County, called a Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances. Ranchers in a CCAA agree to voluntarily manage their lands to remove or reduce threats to sage grouse, and in return receive assurances that should the species be listed under the Endangered Species Act, the landowners will not face more regulatory requirements. Hines, Oregon (PRWEB) May...

2014-05-07 10:50:42

The sight of seabirds following trawlers in order to feast from discarded fish is a common maritime sight, but each year many thousands of seabirds are killed by overhanging cables or in nets. New research in Animal Conservation assesses mortality figures from South Africa to show that a simple bird scaring line can reduce the mortality rate by over 90%. The research compiled data from five years of observations to compare current and historic mortality rates. Previous research shows that...

2014-05-02 23:07:24

Sarasota Law Firm helps advance Special Olympics funding and awareness Sarasota, Florida (PRWEB) May 02, 2014 As part of its ongoing commitment to give back to the community, the Mallard Law Firm announced today it will be a silver sponsor for the Special Olympics Florida – Sarasota County. As a sponsor, the Mallard Law Firm is helping to give people with disabilities in Sarasota an opportunity to compete against other athletes throughout Florida in the State Summer Games on May 16-17,...

2014-04-24 08:29:53

KIWI magazine is pleased to announce the winning schools in its National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day 2013 contest; each school was awarded a $1,000 grant from the Whole Kids Foundation NEW YORK, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KIWI magazine is happy to announce the winners of its National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day 2013 contest. In honor of National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day--an annual event created by KIWI that highlights school lunch--KIWI partnered with the Whole Kids...

2014-04-16 08:28:21

First European Marketing and UK sales office opens in London TORONTO, ON & LONDON, U.K., April 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada Goose Inc., one of the world's leading manufacturers of extreme weather outerwear, today announced the opening of its first European marketing and UK sales office in London, UK. Nestled behind bustling Oxford Circus in the capital's prime fashion district; this new office is a testament to Canada Goose's commitment in Europe, and recognition of the company's...

2014-04-04 23:29:46

Absolute Bird Control is running a spring sale on goose deterrent products. They offer humane solutions for getting rid of geese before they become a problem are on sale and available online at http://www.absolutebirdcontrol.com. Irvine, California (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Get your pest geese problem under control. Absolute Bird Control is having a spring sale on the season’s most effective geese control products: Migrate Liquid Goose Repellent and the Solar Bird Chase Super Sonic™....

2014-04-04 23:28:28

MickaCoo, a pigeon and dove rescue organization, is now receiving funding from Animal Support, a charity co-founded by Dr. Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi. Operating in and around the San Francisco Bay Area, MickaCoo saves the lives of domestic pigeons and doves by providing avian vet care, foster homes, and placement into non-breeding, not-sporting, forever homes. (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Animal Support, co-founded by Dr. Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi, is a new supporter of MickaCoo...


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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