Science news articles about 'immature bird'

  • Rescuing male turkey chicks

    ... . Their use of infrared spectroscopy to determine the gender of young birds shows that it is a fast and accurate method with the potential ... and Bioanalytical Chemistry. Numerous bird species, nestlings and immature birds in particular, lack external ...
  • Mystery bird: Emerald-spotted wood-dove, Turtur chalcospilos

    ... 's gender is as good as mine), whilst immature birds can be distinguished by their duller plumage. You are invited to review all of the daily mystery birds by going to their dedicated graphic index page ...
  • Mystery bird: Ross's Gull, Rhodostethia rosea

    ... 5.6L.Question: This lovely mystery bird is remarkable for many reasons, not the least of which include the dramatic ... it nests on the ground in swampy estuaries. The Ross's gull is a two-year gull, meaning that immature birds do not attain adult plumage ...
  • Mystery bird: black-crowned night-heron

    ... . Can you identify this species? Response: This is a black-crowned night-heron, Nycticorax nycticorax -- an immature bird from the summer of 2010. This bird can be confused with a yellow-crowned ...
  • Mystery bird: Christmas Island frigatebird, Fregata andrewsi

    ... me where it nests? Response: This is a Christmas Island frigatebird, Fregata andrewsi. It appears to be an immature bird based on its blue coloured bill ...
  • Mystery bird: Gull-billed tern, Gelochelidon nilotica #birds #MysteryBirds

    ... this bird and tell me something unusual about its habits or life history?Response: This is either an immature ... gull-billed tern, Gelochelidon nilotica. (Immature birds can be distinguished from adults by faint brown ...
  • Mystery bird: Greater spotted eagle, Aquila clanga | @GrrlScientist

    ... was given its common name in honour of the markings on the immature birds' plumage (includes video) Greater ... work with us. Question: This Chinese mystery bird is difficult to identify for a number of reasons. (why ...
  • Mystery bird: Chestnut-naped forktail, Enicurus ruficapillus | @GrrlScientist

    ... from one taxonomic family into another. What family was this bird originally placed into and what family is it now ... are identical, except the female's chestnut nape extends down onto her back. Immature birds are similar to the female ...
  • Today's mystery bird for you to identify | @GrrlScientist

    ... interesting reproductive behaviours that are quite peculiarMystery Bird photographed at Cheynes Beach by Waychinicup National ... a male or a female? Is it an adult or immature bird? How can you tell?The Game:1. This is intended to be a learning ...

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