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Global seabird populations have dropped 70 per cent in past 60 years say researchers

Started by Steph S. Jul 23. 0 Replies

Researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) have revealed…Continue

Petey the Puffin tells the future

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 16. 3 Replies

Here's Petey the Puffin, trying to swallow a butterfish that's far too large for his throat.... the little grey fluff ball... keeps tossing his head back, trying to choke down the…Continue

Tags: tipping point, phytoplankton collapse, Gulf of Maine, Climate Destabilization, Petey the Puffin

Seabirds may navigate by scent

Started by Steph S. Jul 15. 0 Replies

Seabirds called shearwaters manage to navigate across long stretches of…Continue

Bird-Safe Wind Power

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jun 30. 1 Reply

Chaska company designs wind turbine of the futureBird proof wind energy that harvests works in low wind, what a…Continue

Tags: bird safe, wind energy, SheerWind's INVELOX technology

Male peacocks keep eyes low when checking out competition

Started by Steph S. Jun 16. 0 Replies

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA — Eye-tracking cameras show that peacocks checking out…Continue

Go fish! Ancient birds evolved specialist diving adaptations

Started by Steph S. May 26. 0 Replies

Date:May 22, 2015Source:Taylor & FrancisSummary:A new study of…Continue

These birds provide their own drum beat

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Joan Denoo May 23. 1 Reply

Listen closely to a Java sparrow sing: Interspersed among the notes…Continue

Bird flu found at 4 more Iowa farms with 2M chickens

Started by Steph S. Apr 27. 0 Replies

Some sad news today about the bird flu virus.State officials say the bird flu virus has been found in four more northwest Iowa poultry farms with more than 2 million chickens.The Iowa Department of Agriculture announced Monday there were probable…Continue

Researchers create tool to predict avian flu outbreaks

Started by Steph S. Apr 13. 0 Replies

A simple and effective portable tool to predict avian flu outbreaks on farms has been created by University of Guelph researchers.U of G researchers devised a real-time way to analyze chickens and other farm birds for avian flu. The tool uses a…Continue

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Comment by Steph S. on December 12, 2013 at 8:45pm

Comment by Steph S. on November 29, 2013 at 9:36pm

Osprey

Comment by Steph S. on November 29, 2013 at 9:35pm

Thanks for the links Joan, Spud and Patricia. Appreciate them.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 25, 2013 at 4:49pm

Patricia, I just tried the same search and came up with entirely different options. My goodness! Now I can really have some fun! This chart may have been on the other lists but I didn't notice it. 

Aves Taxonomy Chart

Thanks. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 25, 2013 at 2:09pm

Spud, thanks for  https://duckduckgo.com/. I just tried it with "birds, taxonomy, charts" and a whole different list of resources appeared. I shall add it to my search engine sources. 

Patricia, thanks for the details on Claude. I knew nothing of him and so I now understand his motivation. Looks silly to me. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 25, 2013 at 2:00pm

A couple of people say they like https://duckduckgo.com/

I've got it on my bookmarks bar, but have only used it twice, so I can't say how good it is.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 25, 2013 at 1:56pm

Spud, thanks for the comment. It wasn't until this morning that I realize the chart couldn't be enlarged enough to read and I didn't include the address. I had a devil of a time finding it again. Is it not strange how something is interesting, and trying to find it later yields other things, but not the specific thing. Google is good, are there other search engines that are better? 

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 25, 2013 at 1:47pm

Joan, thanks for the link to bird charts.  

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 25, 2013 at 1:34pm

Steph, great photos. "Bird watching; your'e doing it wrong" is a metaphor of life. Well, so is "Got ya nose!"

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 25, 2013 at 1:32pm

I should have labelled the chart. 

"The global diversity of birds in space and time

"Figure 2Diversification across the avian tree."

"http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v491/n7424/full/nature11631.html?WT.ec_id=NATURE-20121115

I used key words: bird, taxonomy, pie chart.

Here is another: 

Bird, taxonomy, chart

 

 

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