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British Bird Populations Facing A New Virus Strain
2012-11-23 06:54:21

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online House sparrows, dunnocks, and wood pigeons, among other British bird species, have been known to carry avian pox. Vets and ornithologists are very concerned, however, about the emergence of a new strain of this viral disease in great tits. According to wildlife veterinarian Dr Becki Lawson from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), "Infection leads to warty, tumor-like growths on different parts of a bird's body, particularly on...

2012-05-29 23:00:26

With all the bird seed choices bird lovers have these days, sometimes it´s difficult for customers to know what bird seed to buy. What it really comes down to is, what birds do customers most want to attract? Some people love all the birds, some people only want to feed smaller birds, while others want to keep pigeons and starlings away. Here Duncraft gives the details of the different seeds available and what birds are most attracted by them. Concord NH (PRWEB) May 29, 2012 With all...

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2011-03-31 08:00:00

After a dramatic decline in their numbers last spring, a survey by the Royal Society for the Protection of Bird's (RSPB) called "Big Garden Birdwatch" found small bird numbers bouncing back. The winter of 2009 and 2010 was one of the coldest in 30 years, and experts feared the worst for small birds. However, the RSPB's survey shows some of the species that were devastated by the long, harsh winter returning. More than half a million people participated in counting birds in their garden for an...

2010-11-15 22:09:00

REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Unify Square, Inc., a highly specialized consulting firm for Microsoft's Unified Communications (UC), today announced the appointment of Tit-Meng Ang as Managing Director for Asia Pacific region. Tit-Meng Ang is an industry veteran with 23 years of experience and a proven track record in solutions sales and delivering transformational business value to enterprise customers in Asia Pacific markets. (Logo:...

2010-03-08 11:44:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As development continues take over wildlife habitats, the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Howard Nursery has a way for wildlife enthusiasts to help support wildlife housing needs without having to apply for a second mortgage. The agency's Howard Nursery is selling a variety of wildlife nesting structures for several species of birds - from bluebirds to flickers, from ducks to owls - as well as housing boxes for bats and squirrels....

2010-02-10 09:40:02

Gene variation is the reason that some great tit populations are more curious than others In 2007, researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology found a gene related to individual variation in exploratory behavior in great tits. Birds with a certain variant of this so-called "dopamine receptor D4 gene" (DRD4 gene) showed stronger novelty seeking and exploration behavior than individuals with other variants. This association was originally tested and found in a lab-raised group of...

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2009-09-09 14:35:00

Researchers have found that a species of bird known as the great tit (Parus major) has been found feeding on hibernating pipistrelle bats in a Hungarian cave, BBC News reported. The team discovered that the birds were systematically hunting bats by sight and sound as they hibernated through the cold months over two winters. The scientists wrote in the journal Biology Letters that it was the first proof of bat hunting in songbirds. Great tits usually dine on smaller prey such as insects and...

2009-07-09 08:13:25

It's not just good manners to wait your turn "“ it's actually down to evolution, according to new research by University of Leicester psychologists.A study in the University's School of Psychology sought to explain how turn-taking has evolved across a range of species. The conclusion is that there is an "invisible hand" that guides our actions in this respect.Professor Andrew Colman and Dr Lindsay Browning carried out the study due to appear in the September issue of the journal...

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2009-06-04 08:40:00

Although the great tit bird is loud enough to be heard in noisy, city areas, for their country relations they might as well be speaking Greek. Scientists at Aberystwyth University discovered that the male great tit warbled at a pitch high enough to be heard above the city's noise. However, the rural birds were perplexed by the city bird's singing while city birds "didn't understand the lower rural pitch." The male great tit chirps to guard his region and find a mate. Research student Emily...

2009-03-18 08:00:00

Titmouse Inc. Launches Titmouse Games with original console game Seven Haunted Seas and more HOLLYWOOD, Calif., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Titmouse Inc., the creative force behind Metalocalypse, one of Cartoon Network's highest rated Adult Swim animated-series, announced today, the creation of its own original game development studio, Titmouse Games. Whether you know their name or not, you know their work. Animators at Titmouse are the masterminds behind cult favorites like Avatar: The Last...


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2006-08-14 11:13:03

The Black-crested Titmouse (Baeolophus atricristatus) is a small songbird in the tit family Paridae. Once considered a subspecies of the Tufted Titmouse, it is now recognized as a separate species. It is native to southern Texas, Oklahoma, and east-central Mexico. The Black-crested Tit is also known as the Mexican Titmouse. The bird is 5.5 to 6 inches long, with rusty flanks, gray upper parts, and a whitish belly. The male has a long, dark black crest that is usually erect, while the...

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2006-08-14 11:11:26

The Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) is a small songbird in the tit family Paridae. Their breeding habitat is deciduous and mixed woods in southeastern Canada and the eastern United States. These birds are permanent residents and often join small mixed flocks in winter. These birds have grey upper parts and white under parts with a white face, a grey crest, a dark forehead and a short stout bill. They also have rust-colored flanks. They nest in a hole in a tree, either a natural...

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2006-08-14 11:09:35

The Oak Titmouse (Baeolophus inornatus) is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. The American Ornithologists' Union split the Plain Titmouse into the Oak Titmouse and the Juniper Titmouse in 1996 due to distinct differences in song, preferred habitat, and genetic makeup. This species lives year-round on the Pacific slope, resident from southern Oregon south through California west of the Sierra Nevada to Baja California. It prefers open woodlands of warm, dry oak and oak-pine at low...

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2006-08-14 11:05:35

The Azure Tit (Parus cyanus) is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is a widespread and common resident breeder throughout Russia and central Asia. It is found in temperate and subarctic deciduous or mixed woodlands, scrub and marshes. It is resident, and most birds do not migrate. This 5 inch long bird is unmistakable. The head, tail corners, wing bars and underparts are white. There is a dark line through the eye, and the upper parts are blue. This is the eastern counterpart...

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2006-08-14 10:50:44

The Blue Tit (Parus caeruleus) is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is a widespread and common resident breeder throughout temperate and subarctic Europe and western Asia in deciduous or mixed woodlands. It is a resident bird and most birds do not migrate. The azure blue crown and dark blue line passing through the eye and encircling the white cheeks to the chin, give the Blue Tit a very distinctive appearance. The forehead, eye streak, and a bar on the wing are also white....

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