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Journal of Chemical Research Abstracts Edition, Volume 41, Issue No.7, July 2017

Posted on 19. July, 2017.

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Birds of a feather display only a fraction of possible colours

Posted on 13. September, 2011.

While bird colouration appears to humans to be so extraordinarily diverse, a new study published online in Behavioral Ecology reports that bird plumages exhibit only a small fraction (less than a third) of the possible colours birds can observe.  Early lineages of living birds probably produced an even smaller range of colours, but the evolution of innovative pigments and structural (or optical) colours has allowed many birds to create more diverse and colourful plumages over time.


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Namibia aims for poultry self-sufficiency

Posted on 13. September, 2011.

Namibian Poultry Industries, which began construction in April of a multi-million dollar poultry facility, aims to produce 250,000 chickens per week, enough to “serve the whole Namibian market” once it reaches full production in mid-2012, according to the Namibian.


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Murre chicks hatch for first time in 100 years on Prince Island

Posted on 13. September, 2011.

Common Murres are abundant off central through northern California with tens to hundreds of thousands of birds nesting at the South and North Farallon Islands, Point Reyes and other similar locations. However the colony that historically nested on Prince Island, a small islet off San Miguel Island within Channel Islands National Park, disappeared nearly a century ago, likely a result of human disturbance and egg harvesting, according to the American Bird Conservancy.


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USDA review: Indian egg and poultry production

Posted on 13. September, 2011.

India has one of the world’s largest and fastest growing poultry industries, ranking third in hen egg production and sixth in broiler meat production, according to a report by the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service.


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New species of seabird discovered in Hawaiian Islands

Posted on 13. September, 2011.

For the first time in decades, researchers have found a new bird species in the United States. Based on a specimen collected in 1963 on Midway Atoll, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, biologists have described a new species of seabird, Bryan’s Shearwater (Puffinus bryani), according to differences in measurements and physical appearance compared to other species of shearwaters. Scientists at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute analysed the specimen’s DNA to confirm that it is an entirely new species. Their findings have been published online in The Condor.


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Kazakhstan to reduce dependency on poultry imports

Posted on 13. September, 2011.

The Kazakhstan government is taking active steps to support the domestic poultry industry to reduce the volume of imported poultry meat within the next five years, according to worldpoultry.net.


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Wildfires and climate change beneficial to some desert birds

Posted on 13. September, 2011.

Some bird species in the US desert southwest are less affected, and even positively influenced, by widespread fire through their habitat. Baylor University researchers say that fire actually helps some bird species because of the habitat that is formed after a fire is positive for the birds' prey needs. The study is published in the June 2011 issue of Conservation Biology.


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The quick bird catches his mate

Posted on 13. September, 2011.

While the early bird might catch the worm, it's the quick bird that lands the ladies, according to new research into the running performance of an Arctic cousin of the grouse. The study was published in the August 17, 2011, issue of Proceedings of the Royal Society B.


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