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30th November 2020

Wildlife and wind energy

Posted in: birds of prey, collision risk, displacement, grey literature, impact assessment, raptors

Open practices can help bridge the research-implementation gap

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26th November 2020

Rainbow blog

Posted in: Community, equality and diversity, LGBT, LGBTQIA+, Rainbow blog

I’ve found these Rainbow Blogs have deepened my sense of belonging

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23rd November 2020

Oh my Godwit, they are indeed different!

Posted in: Genetics, Migration, morphology, shorebirds, Taxonomy, waders

An observation of different sized Black-tailed Godwits led to the confirmation of their sub-speciation

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19th November 2020

Ringing birds in the cold

Posted in: bird handling, winter

The body temperature of great tits drops by several degrees during handling.

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12th November 2020

An inclusive community

Posted in: Black Lives Matter, Community, equality and diversity, LGBT, LGBTQIA+, News

Community matters. Equality matters.

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9th November 2020

Daily life of an urban gull

Posted in: anthropogenic food sources, foraging, Seabirds, urban birds

Do gulls adapt their foraging schedule to humans?

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5th November 2020

The sounds of South American Snipes

Posted in: acoustic monitoring, systematics, Taxonomy

Acoustic analyses suggest splitting the South American Snipe into two distinct species.

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2nd November 2020

Maintaining humidity in a leaky nest

Posted in: incubation, incubation attentiveness, nest humidity, nesting material, passerines

How do birds control humidity if nest walls are so leaky?

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29th October 2020

Rainbow blog

Posted in: Community, diversity, LGBT, LGBTQIA+, Rainbow blog

Are you willing to take a leap of faith?

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26th October 2020

Collection bias in bird colour aberrations

Posted in: albinism, citizen science, collection bias, colour mutations, colouration, leucism, phenotypic variation

What can digital data teach us about colour aberrations and human behaviour?

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24th October 2020

What determines split moult in songbirds?

Posted in: IBIS, moult, News

A recent study investigated whether this moult pattern is endogenously controlled or driven by time constraints.

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22nd October 2020

Getting near the Noddies

Posted in: behaviour, Disturbance, island birds, Seabirds

Human visits to remote islands affect the behaviour of breeding Brown Noddies.

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19th October 2020

Endocrine-morphology links across seasons in a migrant bird

Posted in: corticosterone, migrant, plumage

Geese with elevated corticosterone during summer have lower body-weight the subsequent winter

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15th October 2020

Rainbow Blog

Posted in: Community, diversity, LGBT, LGBTQIA+, News, Rainbow blog

Ornithological fielwork as a gay man in gay-illegal countries

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12th October 2020

Killing of raptors to protect grouse

Posted in: Conservation, illegal killing, moorland birds, persecution, raptors, upland birds

Raptors in Britain are still affected by illegal persecution

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8th October 2020

A hard day’s night on the nest

Posted in: behaviour, breeding biology, eggs, nesting

Conditions during the night determine nesting behavior in the morning.

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28th September 2020

GULLible: Our addiction to plastic

Posted in: plastics, pollution, Seabirds

Consumption rate of anthropogenic debris in Tasmanian gulls exceeds 90%

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24th September 2020

The call of the Kea

Posted in: behaviour, bioacoustics, communication, nest predation, parrot

Female Kea use distinct calls to communicate with their offspring.

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14th September 2020

Can leisure and birds coexist on beaches?

Posted in: Conservation, Disturbance, flushing behaviour, habituation, shorebirds, thermal stress, waders

Dogs disturb nesting plovers more than people do on tourist beaches

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