Citations with the tag: BIRDS
Results 151 - 200
- Decline of birds.
// World Watch; May/Jun95, Vol. 8 Issue 3, p8
Reports on the findings of surveys of some of the world's 9,600 bird species. Decline in populations of grassland birds and species found in shrubby habitat; Population trends for all bird species regularly occurring in Europe.
- Bird songs indicate health of forests.
// Current Science; 11/30/90, Vol. 76 Issue 7, p12
Reports that birds are ideal indicators of habitat disturbance. Canada Warbler; Details; Ecology.
- Response of Eastern Willets (Catoptrophorus s. semipalmatus) to vocalizations of Eastern and...
Douglas, Hector D.; Marks, J.S. // Auk (American Ornithologists Union); Apr98, Vol. 115 Issue 2, p514
Presents the findings of a study on two taxa of Willets, using playback experiments to test the biological significance of a divergence in song features. Examination of species recognition and reproductive isolation in two geographic races of the Willets; Methodology used to conduct the study;...
- Flight of angels.
Findley, Timothy // Harrowsmith Country Life (11908416); Oct95, Vol. 20 Issue 124, p74
Relates a sequence of extraordinary bird appearances. Appearance of rare birds during dog burials; Birds in autumn.
- The Dish on Turkey, Part II.
Findley, Timothy // Harrowsmith Country Life (11908416); Nov/Dec2001, Vol. 25 Issue 161, p22
Part II. Presents information on turkey. Turkey that is most commercially raised; Nutrients found in turkey.
- How to eat like a bird.
Buff, S. // Mother Earth News; Feb/Mar92, Issue 130, p66
Explains how to attract various species of birds to your backyard by providing supplemental food for them. Seeds; Sunflower seeds; White proso millet; Safflower seeds; Thistle seed; Peanuts; Corn; Seed mixtures; Other seeds; How to feed; Suet; Peanut butter; Fruit; Evening Grosbeaks; Hairy...
- Organochlorine contaminants in avian wildlife of Severn Sound
Norstrom, R. J.; Braune, B.; Bishop, C. A.; Weseloh, D. V.; Martin, P. A.; Legierse, K. // Water Quality Research Journal of Canada; 1995, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p693
No abstract available.
- Washington: Clouds of birds fill the sky.
Wyatt, J. Michael // Backpacker; Jan1989, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p52
Describes the return of thousands of shorebirds to Bowerman Basin National Wildlife Refuge near Hoquiam, Wash. INSET: Travel information..
- Two wings and a prayer.
Rennicke, J. // Backpacker; Oct90, Vol. 18 Issue 6, p24
Discusses the mysteries of bird migrations and the migrations' international and ecological implications. Man-made obstacles and other dangers; Possible reasons for migrations; Mechanics of avian navigation; Migratory bird treaties.
- Avian nations.
Wallace, D.R. // Wilderness (07366477); Fall90, Vol. 54 Issue 190, p42
Discusses research on bird migration, which remains largely a mystery regarding the `why' and `how,' although more is known about `where' the birds go and when. Migration methods; Tracking; Mass and velocity of migration; Species involved. INSET: A sickness in the woods (dwindling songbird...
- Bird trainer: No fly-by-night job.
Witte, M. // Career World; May90, Vol. 18 Issue 9, p19
Describes the offbeat job of Gary Denzler who is a zoo bird trainer and entertainer. How he got started; Accomplishments; His responsibilities; What he would like to do when he retires.
- Birds become a bother at California's Alcatraz Island.
Witte, M. // Christian Science Monitor; 8/11/97, Vol. 89 Issue 179, p12
Examines the problems caused for tourists by birds on Alcatraz Island, California. Estimates for the number of birds living on Alcatraz; The types of problems the birds cause; The protection of the birds by the National Park Service; Balancing the needs of tourists with the needs of the birds.
- Observations on Some Fruit-eating Birds
Kontak, Gail E. // Auk (American Ornithologists Union); Jan1979, Vol. 96 Issue 1, p183
No abstract available.
- Practical Methods of Estimating Volume and Fresh Weight of Bird Eggs
Hoyt, Donald F. // Auk (American Ornithologists Union); Jan1979, Vol. 96 Issue 1, p73
No abstract available.
- Our Aviary.
Gaylord, R. S. // Plateau Area Writers Quarterly; Dec2011, p15
A personal narrative is presented which explores the author's experience of observing different kinds of birds while living in Puget Sound.
- Lead concentration in the bones of the feral pigeons (Columba livia): sources of variation relating to body condition and death
Janiga, M.; Zemberyova, M. // Archives of Environmental Contamination & Toxicology; Jul1998, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p70
Tributyltin and its breakdown products, mono- and di-butyltin, were determined in water birds collected from Lake Huron (the Great Lakes), marine coastal United States, and the west coast of British Columbia, Canada. Concentrations of butyltins in the liver of birds collected from Lake Huron...
- Partitioning of foraging space and nest sites in a desert shrubland bird community
Parker, Kathleen C. // American Midland Naturalist; Apr1986, Vol. 115 Issue 2, p255
No abstract available.
- I'iwi bills.
K.McG.; Hickey, Georgina // Nature Australia; Autumn97, Vol. 25 Issue 8, p14
Focuses on the recent study by Thomas Smith and colleagues from the University of California at Berkeley which links changes in the bill of I'iwi birds in Hawaii to the demise of lobeloids. Physical description of the I'iwi's bill; Purpose of the bill for the I'iwi's primary food source;...
- Feathered portraits.
Watts, Dave // Nature Australia; Autumn97, Vol. 25 Issue 8, p64
Presents photographs on various birds in Australia. Includes the Magpie Goose; Osprey; Firetail.
- A little bird flies in and makes itself at home.
Robison, Nancy // Christian Science Monitor; 5/13/97, Vol. 89 Issue 117, p17
Opinion. Comments on a bird which flew into the branches of the author's tree. Location of the tree; Reaction of the bird to the voice of the author; Type of birds which frequent the author's neighborhood.
Robison, Nancy // Dominica & St. Lucia Alive!; 2001, p13
Discusses variety of birds found on two independent island nations Dominica and Saint Lucia. Discussion on features of commonly found birds on the two island nations; National birds of the two nations; Description of species of humming birds found on islands.
- Nesting habitat of birds breeding in a coastal dunefield, South Africa and management implications
Watson, Justin J.; Kerley, Graham I. H.; McLachlan, Anton // Journal of Coastal Research; Winter1997, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p36
Damara terns Sterna balaenarum, African black oystercatchers Haematopus moquini and whitefronted plovers Charadrius marginatus, nest in the interdune hollows of the Alexandria Coastal Dunefield, South Aftica. In order to manage effectively for dune breeding birds, nesting habitat and nest sites...
- Feathered friends.
Nielsen, Lloyd // Wild: Australia's Wilderness Adventure Magazine; Jan-Mar97, Issue 63, p76
Presents pictures of birds found in Queensland. Buff-breasted paradise kingfisher; Victoria's riflebird; Red-necked crake; Fawn-breasted bower-birds.
- Alaska's tropical birds.
Nielsen, Lloyd // Earthwatch: The Journal of Earthwatch Institute; May/Jun95, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p47
Describes the Earthwatch project about neotropical bird survey led by Donna Dewhurst which will take place in Mother Goose Lake, Alaska Peninsula. Activities; Field conditions; Costs.
- The terror bird still screams.
Redford, K.H.; Shaw, P. // International Wildlife; May/Jun89, Vol. 19 Issue 3, p14
Discusses the huge carnivorous, ground-dwelling `terror birds' which roamed South America for 30 million years and their modern descendants, seriema birds. Red-legged seriema; Black-legged, or Burmeister's, seriema. Why the terror birds died out; Seriema feeding and breeding habits. INSET:...
- Those bungled bird names.
H.Harrison, George // International Wildlife; Sep92, Vol. 22 Issue 5, p22
Examines the confusion caused by British colonists who gave new names to birds in the New World. Now birds throughout Great Britain and North America have the same names, but are nothing alike. Includes robins, sparrows and loons.
- Celestial visions.
Bruemmer, Fred // International Wildlife; Mar/Apr98, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p44
Presents information on the fairy tern, which is known to be the holy ghost bird of some tropical islands. Description of the bird; Where most of these birds live; Indepth look at the birds and how they live.
- A new record of a deep-sea echiuran (Phylum: Echiura) from the east coast of southern Africa.
Biseswar, R. // South African Journal of Zoology; Apr97, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p53
Presents information on the echiuran Thalassema elapsum from the North Atlantic. Details on the taxonomic characters of the birds; Where this species was discovered.
- SD Bird Notes ID Quiz.
Chapman, Douglas // South Dakota Bird Notes; Jun2012, Vol. 64 Issue 2, p50
The article provides the answers to a quiz related to birds in South Dakota appeared in the June 1, 2012 issue of the journal.
- The fabulous feather.
Heim, Burt // Boys' Life; Nov92, Vol. 82 Issue 11, p19
Discusses birds' feathers and the different services they perform. Protect birds from the rain; Feathers serve as insulation; Help water birds float; A close examination of a feather; Different types of feathers; Number of feathers a bird has.
- Winged warning.
Ehrlich, P.R. // Sierra; Sep/Oct88, Vol. 73 Issue 5, p56
Discusses the alarming decline of bird populations in this century, due most often to habitat destruction by man. The decline is most notable among Latin American species. Species in decline; Reasons; Warning signs; Migration.
- Are birds with long tails sexier?
Mason, Georgia // New Scientist; 4/3/93, Vol. 138 Issue 1867, p17
Investigates the reason why some birds have long tails. Long tails being a burden which can be shouldered only by the fittest males; Research by Andrew Balmford, Adrian Thomas and Ian Jones of the University of Cambridge; Different shapes and sizes of tails; Computer simulation of drag produced...
- Ebb and Flow.
Kaufman, Kenn // Audubon; Jan/Feb2012, Vol. 114 Issue 1, p52
The article enumerates the bird species that inhabit Wyoming, including Caspian Tern, Black-Crowned Night Heron and Northern Pintail.
- Bird Walk.
Kaufman, Kenn // Chicago Citizen - South Suburban Edition; 9/29/2010, Vol. 29 Issue 47, p14
The article reports on the bird walk event of the Nature Oasis program at the South Shore Cultural Center in Illinois.
- The bird days of summer.
Kaufman, Kenn // Filipino Post; 7/14/2011, p4
The article offers information on the "Birds Up Close" show from June 4 to September 5, 2011 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
- Rubbish birds are poisonous.
Kaufman, Kenn // Nature; 11/5/1992, Vol. 360 Issue 6399, p19
Focuses on a report by Dumbacher and colleagues in `Science' magazine that describes three species of birds that are highly poisonous. Previous belief that birds were not poisonous; Work on birds in the species Pitohui; Presumed function of the poison; Mimicry; Why pitohuis were already...
- Ground rules for early birds.
Milner, Angela C. // Nature; 4/15/1993, Vol. 362 Issue 6421, p589
Comments on a study by Perle et al published in the April 15, 1993 issue of `Nature' providing tantalizing clues to the complexities of the morphological transformation series of characters leading to the development of powered flight apparatus. The new specimens, designated Mononychus, come...
- One picture.
Lanting, Frans // Audubon; Jul/Aug97, Vol. 99 Issue 4, p118
Presents a photograph of the striated caracara of the Falkland Islands. Information on how the a group of these birds can kill their prey.
- Early bird born late.
Lanting, Frans // Nature; 6/27/1991, Vol. 351 Issue 6329, p677
Opinion. Comments on the publication of an article that describes a bird that was alive and flying 75 million years before `Archaeopteryx.' Fossils of `Protoavis texensis' were found in 1983.
- The relationship between abundance and body size in British birds.
Needleman, S.; Read, A.F. // Nature; 5/23/1991, Vol. 351 Issue 6324, p312
Describes the relationship between body weight and abundance in British birds and shows that phylogenetic relatedness might be an important indicator of the structure of this relationship. Abundance across all species declines with a -0.75 power of body weight; Significant positive relationship...
- Rapid microevolution of migratory behaviour in a wild bird species.
Needleman, S.; Read, A.F. // Nature; 12/17/1992, Vol. 360 Issue 6405
Reports that British wintering Blackcaps bred in captivity to determine the migratory direction of their offspring were found to migrate west-northwest in autumn, a direction generally distinct from the British breeding population and the predominantly southwestern migratory population of...
- Eureka! An antpitta!
Koeppel, Dan // Audubon; May/Jun98, Vol. 100 Issue 3, p96
Presents information on the discovery of a species of antpitta, strange looking bird, in southern Ecuador, by Robert S. Ridgely and John Moore. How the bird was discovered; Comments from John Fitzpatrick on the discovery; Detailed information on the killing of specimen for examination of genes;...
- What's killing birds?
AJ // National Catholic Reporter; 3/25/94, Vol. 30 Issue 21, p3
Presents reasons for the death of birds. Loss of habitat due to deforestation; Invasion of parasitic birds; Effect of wetland drainge on duck population; Oil spills.
- Reviews: Wallcharts.
Herbert, Roger // Journal of Biological Education (Society of Biology); Spring92, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p76
Reviews several charts illustrating British bird species.
- Australian schoolchildren find ancient egg on coast.
Anderson, Ian // New Scientist; 3/27/93, Vol. 137 Issue 1866, p6
Reports that a giant egg thought to be from a long extinct bird from Madagascar has been found in Western Australia. How it is believed to have gotten to Australia; Description of the egg; Possibly from the elephant bird `Aepyornis titan.'
- Acrobatic cocoa bird is threatened.
Anderson, Ian // Current Science; 3/7/97, Vol. 82 Issue 12, p13
Reports on the near extinction of `graveteiro,' a Brazilian tropical bird that shades cocoa-bean plants due to the farmer's conversion of cocoa-bean plantation into cattle ranches. Acrobatonis fonsecai as scientific name of the bird; Mode of locomotion and food-hunting ways; Efforts for...
- Fault bars in the feathers of white-crowned sparrows: dietary deficiency or stress of captivity and handling?
Murphy, Mary E.; King, James R. // Auk (American Ornithologists Union);
No abstract available.
- Feather pulp: a non-destructive sampling technique for electrophoretic studies of birds
Marsden, J. Ellen; May, Bernie // Auk (American Ornithologists Union);
No abstract available.
- Plumage wettability of aquatic birds
Mahoney, Sheila A. // Auk (American Ornithologists Union);
No abstract available.
- Ranging of songs in Carolina wrens: effects of familiarity with thesong type on the use of different cues
Naguib, M. // Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology; Jun1997, Vol. 40 Issue 6, p385
Male territorial song birds are usually spaced far apart and most often hear conspecific song after it has been degraded by propagation through the environment. Their ability to use the degradation of songsto assess the distance of a singing rival without approaching (called ranging) presumably...