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Now available on Fast Track: Migration routes and stopover sites of Upland Geese (Chloephaga picta) in South America

Posted on 17. April, 2018.

The Upland Goose (Chloephaga picta picta) is a migratory species of South America, which breeds from September to April in Patagonia (Argentina and Chile) and winters from May to September in the southern Pampas (Argentina). Despite some protection in both countries, this species is still persecuted and large numbers are killed by unregulated hunting. 


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Tiger-parrots show their true stripes

Posted on 15. July, 2011.

Recently released genetic research from Australia’s CSIRO and New Mexico State University in the USA is helping scientists better understand how Australian birds evolved. The researchers found that the tiger-parrots of New Guinea‘s rainforests – named for their striped or barred plumage – are not, as has been widely accepted, closely related either to a group of rosella-like parrots found in Australia and Oceania, nor a similar group found in Asia and Africa.


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Longline fisheries continue to drive albatross declines

Posted on 14. July, 2011.

A new global estimate of the impact of longline fisheries on seabirds reveals that, despite efforts to reduce seabird deaths, upwards of 300,000 birds are still being killed every year. The study by scientists from BirdLife International and the RSPB is published in the journal Endangered Species Research.


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Songbirds tweak their tunes to cope with clamor

Posted on 14. July, 2011.

Some birds that live near noisy sites can alter their songs to deal with din. But closely related species with similar songs may tweak their tunes in different ways, according a new study led by Clinton Francis of the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center in Durham, NC. The study was published in the May 25 issue of Biology Letters.


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Sale of poultry drug suspended

Posted on 13. July, 2011.

The US Food and Drug Administration has announced that Alpharma, a subsidiary of Pfizer Inc., will voluntarily suspend US sales of the animal drug 3-Nitro (Roxarsone), a product used by poultry producers since the 1940s.


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Axis Deer threaten native birds on Hawaii's Big Island

Posted on 13. July, 2011.

A coalition of resource managers on Hawaii Island have confirmed the presence of a new threat to the island’s biodiversity – introduced axis.


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Contents: Journal Of Chemical Research Volume 35 Issue 6 2011

Posted on 12. July, 2011.

This journal is covered by the following secondary information sources: Chemical Abstracts, Current Contents, Current Abstracts of Chemistry/Index Chemicus, Current Chemical Reactions, Current Bibliography on Science and Technology, Science Citation Index, Bulletin Signalétique, Referativnyi Zhurnal and ChemInform.


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Rare Andean Bird escapes brush with extinction

Posted on 11. July, 2011.

The Pale-headed Brush-Finch – once considered extinct – has been downlisted from Critically Endangered to Endangered on the IUCN Red List of globally threatened birds after of more than a decade of sustained conservation action.


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Big birds lose out in a crowded world

Posted on 11. July, 2011.

One of the world’s largest species of bird is on the brink of extinction according to the 2011 IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Red List for birds, recently released by BirdLife International.


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