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Grouse in PA, Grouse in Costa Rica

Grouse in PA, Grouse in Costa Rica

1 month ago   |   10,000 Birds

Grouse are the chickens we would love to lay eyes on. “Gamebirds” to some, cool, cryptic understory birds to the birding people, grouse crouch protected as unfettered winds...
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Identification of new genes and quantitative trait locis associated with growth curve parameters in F2 chicken population using genome‐wide association study

6 monthes ago   |   Animal Genetics

Summary The markers which are correlated with the growth curve parameters help in understanding the characteristics of individual growth during the rearing of livestock. This...
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Identification of new genes and quantitative trait locis associated with growth curve parameters in F2 chicken population using genome‐wide association study

8 monthes ago   |   Animal Genetics   |   2 articles

Summary The markers which are correlated with the growth curve parameters help in understanding the characteristics of individual growth during the rearing of livestock. This...
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Idlewild Wines: Flora & Fauna Red Wine (2018)

Idlewild Wines: Flora & Fauna Red Wine (2018)

10 monthes ago   |   10,000 Birds

By now, it's quite clear that the American Thanksgiving holiday of 2020 - which falls next Thursday - will be quite unlike Thanksgiving in most years. Because of the ongoing...
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Copy number variation in HOXB7 and HOXB8 involves in the formation of beard trait in chickens

11 monthes ago   |   Animal Genetics

Summary The derived feathering phenotype beard in domestic birds is an ideal resource to investigate the genetic mechanisms controlling feather development and differentiation...
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Genome‐wide association study of shank length and diameter at different developmental stages in chicken F2 resource population

One year ago   |   Animal Genetics   |   2 articles

Abstract In order to find SNPs and genes affecting shank traits, we performed a GWAS in a chicken F2 population of eight half‐sib families from five hatches derived from...
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Leaf it Be

Leaf it Be

One year ago   |   Ornithology

I was sitting on my garden bench the other day and watched a small flock of Lesser Goldfinches land on my sunflower plants and peck at the leaves. What they were eating I...
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Genome‐wide association study of shank length and diameter at different developmental stages in chicken F2 resource population

One year ago   |   Animal Genetics

Abstract In order to find SNPs and genes affecting shank traits, we performed a GWAS in a chicken F2 population of eight half‐sib families from five hatches derived from...
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Recent Changes to the Costa Rica Bird List

Recent Changes to the Costa Rica Bird List

2 years ago   |   10,000 Birds

Some birders are more learners than listers, others more photographers than birders. However, no matter how one enjoys or takes in interest in the avian side of life, an...
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Birdman of Las Vegas

Birdman of Las Vegas

2 years ago   |   Ornithology

This is an old blog from 2011 you might not have seen but I think it's one of the funniest, so here it is. A while back, I listened to a radio show and heard Wayne Newton being...
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Brown's Brewing Company - Helles Rebuke

Brown's Brewing Company - Helles Rebuke

Many birders find gull identification one of the more difficult aspects of this hobby and classifying gulls when they appear on cans of beer is often no less vexing a problem... Read more ...

Birding Bob

Birding Bob

There's a birdwatcher in Central Park in New York City who calls himself Birding Bob. He leads bird walks in the park for the nominal sum of $10. But according to the New York... Read more ...

Are East Texas Birds Toxic?

Are East Texas Birds Toxic?

Just returned from East Texas a short while ago. Did some birdwatching of course but saw nothing exotic or unexpected, but I was struck by the difference in coloration in East... Read more ...

The First Frontier

The First Frontier

I am reading the The First Frontier by Scott Weidensaul, prolific nature writer and eminent ornithologist. A synopsis of the book reads: “Frontier: the word carries the... Read more ...

The Science of the Syrinx

The Science of the Syrinx

A little anatomy today. In Chicago when I was a kid of about 10, I was sitting on my home's front porch when a parakeet landed on my head, obviously an escapee. A tame and... Read more ...

How Many Birds in the World?

How Many Birds in the World?

According to a recent study*, there are about 50 billion living birds in the world, six times as many as there are people. It was not easy to come up with that figure but the... Read more ...

Birds as Pollinators

Birds as Pollinators

Pollinator Week was June 21-27, 2021. Birds are key global pollinators of wildflowers and ornithophily occurs in more than 60 flower families. Bird pollinators include the... Read more ...

Bird Fossils

Bird Fossils

I have often mentioned that bird fossils are hard to come by, as compared to other vertebrates and hard-shelled invertebrates. It's mainly because they are lightweight and... Read more ...

Avian Home Invasion

Avian Home Invasion

News Nation Now reported via YouTube a story about birds invading homes in southern California in April by flying down chimneys. One pair of homeowners estimated the flock at... Read more ...

Bird Mummies and Genetic Diversity

Bird Mummies and Genetic Diversity

Between 650 and 250 BC the Egyptians killed and mummified Sacred Ibises as sacrifices to Thoth , the Egyptian god of the moon, learning, writing, languages, magic and wisdom... Read more ...