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Now available on Fast Track: Consequences of multi-scale habitat selection on reproductive success of riverine sandbar-nesting birds in Cambodia

Posted on 26. April, 2018.

Habitat selection occurs at multiple spatial scales and affects demographic processes including reproductive success. Few studies, however, have linked multi-scale habitat selection to reproductive success. We investigated breeding habitat selection at three spatial scales (nest site, nest area and territory), and the consequences of habitat selection on reproductive success of four riverine sandbar-nesting bird species in Cambodia. 


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Latin America and Caribbean Birds Listed for Endangered Species Act Protection

Posted on 1. October, 2010.

Two species of birds from Ecuador are now protected by the Endangered Species Act following the publication of two U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service final listing determinations in the 27 July 2010,  Federal Register.


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Scientists Get Bird's-Eye View of How Cuckoos Fool Their Hosts

Posted on 1. October, 2010.

Using field experiments in Africa and a new computer model that gives them a bird's eye view of the world, scientists have discovered how a bird decides whether or not a cuckoo has laid an egg in its nest.


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UK's First Purple Heron Chick Takes Flight

Posted on 27. September, 2010.

It’s a sight wildlife lovers have been waiting for – the first purple heron chick ever to be raised successfully in the UK has taken its first flight and is learning to fend for itself.


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Ancient 'Terror Bird' Used Powerful Beak to Jab Like Boxer

Posted on 27. September, 2010.

The ancient "terror bird" Andalgalornis could not fly, but it used its unusually large, rigid skull - coupled with a hawk-like hooked beak – to fight like a boxer.


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Birds Fly into the Red

Posted on 24. September, 2010.

BirdLife International has announced, in the 2010 IUCN Red List update for birds, the extinction of the Alaotra Grebe. Restricted to a tiny area of east Madagascar, this species declined rapidly after carnivorous fish were introduced to the lakes in which it lived. This, along with the use of nylon gill-nets by fisherman which caught and drowned birds, has driven this species into extinction.


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Focus Shifts to Restoration in Gulf Oil Spill

Posted on 24. September, 2010.

Despite the major movement towards the permanent capping of the Macondo well (the remnant of BP's Deepwater Horizon oil platform explosion), concern about the disaster's long-term toll on birds and their habitat remains very much alive, according to the US National Audubon Society.


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A Tradition Continues...

Posted on 21. September, 2010.

Avian Biology Research issue 3 is proud to continue its tradition of publishing extracts from the meeting of the Incubation and Fertility Research Group. Factors affecting the production of turkeys, ducks, pheasants, ostriches, and chickens were discussed, thus fulfilling the meeting's objective of reporting research into the incubation and fertility of all avian species.


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Search For The Jamaican Petrel

Posted on 29. June, 2010.

Researchers have been looking for the critically endangered – and possibly extinct – Jamaican petrel as part of the global Tubenoses Project, according to BirdLife International. This mythical seabird – known locally as the 'Blue Mountain duck' – has not been recorded since 1879 when the last specimens were collected in Jamaica's Blue Mountains.


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