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27th January 2020

Are closely related species always good surrogates?

Posted in: lead poisoning, scavengers, surrogate species

Differences in blood lead contamination between scavenging birds do not support the use of Black Vultures as a surrogate for Andean Condors

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20th January 2020

Threat of fracking to arid-zone birds

Posted in: arid zone, biodiversity, endemic, fracking, water quality

How many species are likely to be affected?

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16th January 2020

Ejecting Eggs

Posted in: behaviour, eggs, incubation, nest monitoring

Who do some birds remove eggs from their nest?

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10th January 2020

Desert Island Books

Posted in: desert island books, News

BOU Vice President, Neil Bucknell, shares his castaway ornithology books

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6th January 2020

A proliferation of prinia species

Posted in: biodiversity, morphology, phylogeny, systematics, vocalisations, vocalizations

Five instead of two species in the Striated Prinia–Brown Prinia complex revealed

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2nd January 2020

From EOU2019

Posted in: BOU, BOU members, BOU-funded, Conferences, News, sciblogging, scicomm, science blogging, science communication

EOU2019 was an inspiring conference with a broad programme

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30th December 2019

Of rats and men

Posted in: Conservation, invasive predators, island birds

A bird-related parable for the environmental crisis

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28th December 2019

From EOU2019

Posted in: BOU members, BOU-funded, Conferences, News, scicomm, science blogging, science communication

This came at a perfect time to allow me to share my research findings

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23rd December 2019

Road-related complications of bird surveys

Posted in: Breeding Bird Survey, monitoring, noise, road ecology

Variation in detectability of birds associated with site exposure to roads

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21st December 2019

From EOU2019

Posted in: BOU members, BOU-funded, Conferences, News, scicomm, science blogging, science communication

A wonderful chance to share my findings with the world of ornithology

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16th December 2019

Protecting dead parrots to conserve the living

Posted in: Conservation, parrot

Harvest for ceremonial headdresses threatens Pesquet’s Parrot in Papua New Guinea

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12th December 2019

Bird trade in Japan

Posted in: Bird Protection, birds of prey, endangered, News, parrot, trade

Which species are most popular and where do they come from?

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9th December 2019

Darwin’s finches adapting to human influences

Posted in: antipredator behaviour, behaviour, BOU-funded, invasive predators, island birds, urbanization

Can Darwin’s finches adapt to invasive predators and urbanization?

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28th November 2019

The flight of the Woodcock

Posted in: breeding, geolocator, Migration

What conditions influence the migratory movements of this bird?

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25th November 2019

Neighbours on the hill

Posted in: ecotone, habitat selection, species interactions, territoriality, tropical birds

What drives elevational range segregation in tropical montane songbirds?

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21st November 2019

From EOU2019

Posted in: BOU members, BOU-funded, Conferences, News, scicomm, science blogging, science communication

EOU2019 was a great opportunity to present my study and obtain feedback – an essential step at the end of my PhD

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19th November 2019

From AOC2019

Posted in: AOC2019, BOU, BOU members, BOU-funded, Conferences, News

AOC2019 was a great opportunity to discuss biogeography of Southern Hemisphere birds and to find out about the amazing research happening in Australia

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14th November 2019

Protecting the Painted Bunting

Posted in: Conservation, Genetics, Migration, News, population structure

Molecular analyses inform conservation of this migratory songbird.

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