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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...

2014-04-02 23:02:55

Bird-B-Gone, Inc., offers tips on how to effectively get rid of geese with goose control products. To learn about our humane solutions for keeping pest geese off golf courses, lawns, waterfront areas and more visit us online at http://www.birdbgone.com. Irvine, California (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 Tip # 1: Treat Before Goslings Arrive Once geese have their goslings, it is much harder to get them to leave the area. Naturally, mothers are very protective of their young; once they’ve found...


Latest Ornithology Reference Libraries

Atitlan Grebe, Podilymbus gigas
2014-09-22 15:56:59

The Atitlan Grebe (Podilymbus gigas), known also as Giant Grebe, Poc, or Giant Pied-Billed Grebe, is an extinct water bird, a relative of the Pied-Billed Grebe. It was native to the Lago de Atitlan in Guatemala at an altitude of 1700 meters above sea level. Thanks to the work or the American ecologist Anne LaBastille, its decline is comprehensively known. LaBastille observed this species for over 25 years. She has also written a book regarding this bird called Mama Poc. This Grebe reached...

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...

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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.