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The dispersal of rodent-borne strains of Aphanoascus keratinophilus and Chrysosporium tropicum by pellets of predatory birds

Posted on 18. December, 2017.

Pathogenic species of yeast, yeast-like fungi and moulds have been recovered from faeces, feathers, beaks and cloacae as well as pellets of species of migratory and sedentary birds. Bird pellets, in particular pellets of predatory birds, are an especially suitable model for studies of circulation routes of dermatophytes and other keratinophilic fungi as they contain undigested food remains, which are rich in keratin (e.g. feathers, fur). 


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EU to become a net importer of poultry meat

Posted on 14. April, 2011.

The European Union will become a net importer of poultry meat by 2016, with imports surpassing exports by 155,000 metric tonnes in 2020, according to a report by the European Commission on agricultural markets.


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Bird flu case confirmed in Chiba, Japan

Posted on 14. April, 2011.

First came the 9.0 earthquake that was followed by a tsunami, which was followed by damaged nuclear energy plants, now comes news of avian influenza infection among chickens at a poultry farm in Chiba City, Japan.


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Avian Editor advises UAE

Posted on 30. March, 2011.

Among the 65 scientists and bird experts who met at in the UAE at the 1st Symposium on Conservation and Propagation of Endangered Species of Birds was Rob Etches, Editor of Avian Biology Research.


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Satellite Tracking Leads to Compilation of Important Conservation Data

Posted on 19. January, 2011.

A new study on Sooty Shearwaters in the US California Current shows the benefit of seabird tracking data in identifying priority sites for seabird conservation at sea.


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Birds of Prey Dig Quarries

Posted on 19. January, 2011.

A new study into birds on quarry sites has shown that they are havens birds for prey.


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Birds Korea Blueprint 2010 Released

Posted on 19. January, 2011.

Birds Korea has released its 2010 Blueprint, which aims to support ongoing conservation initiatives as part of the Republic of Korea’s efforts to reduce the rate of biodiversity loss in line with commitments to the Millennium Development Goals.


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RSPB Says EU Agricultural Policy Needs to Do More to Protect Birds

Posted on 19. January, 2011.

Britain’s Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) says that proposals for a major reform of Europe’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) need to include more effective measures to protect threatened wildlife.


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Grant to Help Bird Conservation in Haiti

Posted on 18. January, 2011.

BirdLife’s Caribbean Program has received a US US$250,000 grant to build the capacity of Société Audubon Haïti (SAH).


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