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OE site usage update, Aug 2014

Posted by Chris Merkord in OE Site News, in Reports 20 August 2014 · 481 views

OE site usage update, Aug 2014 Continuing our August updates series for 2014, this blog entry summarizes recent patterns and trends in site usage. This data is useful to us at the Ornithology Exchange because it helps us understand how people arrive at the site and what they do once they get here. This data is also useful to our partner organizations because it helps them understand th...

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Meet a Kiwi at Smithsonian National Zoo

  Posted by Smithsonian Science in Smithsonian Science, 20 November 2014 · 10 views

You too can meet a kiwi! Micaela Jemison from Smithsonian Science takes us to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo where she gets up close and personal with a kiwi. From their amazing sense of smell to the whisker-like feathers on their face, we learn all about New Zealand’s national icon with kiwi keeper, Kathy Brader.The post Meet a Kiwi...

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The VertNet API Rises: A Hallow’s Eve Resurrection

  Posted by Carla Cicero in VertNet Blog, 31 October 2014 · 101 views

Lock the laboratory doors!  The rumors are true!  Witches and wizards are casting spells.  Mummies and vampires have escaped their tombs.  Elves, fairies, and dwarves are battling dragons.  Zombies wander the streets, while demons and ghouls bedevil those unlucky enough to have been caught unaware.  Heck, even the unicorns refuse to be left behi...

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FLUMP – Shipwrecked amphipods and underdog journals

  Posted by BioDiverse Perspectives in BioDiverse Perspectives, 17 October 2014 · 276 views

It’s Friday and that means that it’s time for our Friday link dump, where we highlight some recent papers (and other stuff) that we found interesting but didn’t have the time to write an entire post about. If you think there’s something we missed, or have something to say, please share in the comments section!A new analysis of the most highly ci...

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Poster on morphometric variation of Fork-tailed Flycatchers

  Posted by Alex Jahn in TyrannusNet, 09 October 2014 · 155 views

At the recent American Ornithologists’ Union annual meeting in Colorado, Ivan Celso Carvalho (a student at the Universidade Estadual Paulista, Rio Claro, Brazil), presented a poster on the morphometric variation of wings of Fork-tailed Flycatchers (Tyrannus savana): AOU poster





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Hispanic Heritage Month: The Life and Work of Louis Agassiz Fuertes

  Posted by Chris Merkord in Ornithology @ BHL, 02 October 2014 · 173 views

Louis Agassiz Fuertes. The Osprey. v. 1 (1896-97). http://biodiversityl...age/8767127 The artwork of Puerto Rican-American Louis Agassiz Fuertes has been featured a few times before on the BHL blog. His paintings are beautiful and eye-catching, and always a treat to visit. Through titles available in BHL, we can even see the evolut...

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OE Membership Update, Aug 2014

Posted by Chris Merkord in OE Site News, 04 August 2014 · 9,168 views

OE Membership Update, Aug 2014 May through July is typically our slowest time of year on the Ornithology Exchange. Many researchers and practitioners in the northern hemisphere are in the field, and many academics are not in their offices as much. As the fall season starts to pick up, along with traffic on the Ornithology Exchange, I wanted to take the opportunity to share with you som...

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MYSTERY OF WINTER BIRD MORTALITY DEEPENS

  Posted by rcraig in Bird Conservation Research, Inc. Blog, 13 March 2014 · 3,093 views

Thoughts of pullorum, aspergillosus, Newcastle, avian influenza and avian cholera  filled my head as I brought four recently dead wild birds from my property to the state pathobiology lab.  Words like these strike fear into the hearts of poultry breeders, who can quickly lose their entire stock to such diseases.  

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Leo Smith and Matt Davis join Ichthyology

  Posted by Town in KU Ornithology News, 23 September 2013 · 479 views

Leo Smith has joined KU as an assistant curator of ichthyology at the Biodiversity Institute and as assistant professor of systematics and evolution at the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. He comes to KU from the Field Museum in Chicago. Smith's research focuses on the evolutionary biology of fishes. He is interested in the large-scale phen...

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What Bird Friendly Looks Like in Nicaragua

  Posted by Peter Marra in Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, 12 May 2013 · 653 views

What Bird Friendly Looks Like in Nicaragua A guest post for Earth Day from Scott Weidensaul, one of our "Voices for the Birds"
(http://www.scottweidensaul.com )

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Survey about Animal Behavior Teaching Resources

  Posted by Colleen McLinn in Online Research in Biology Blog, 09 October 2012 · 573 views

The Animal Behavior Society Education Committee is working on early plans for a digital archive of teaching resources (both K-12 and college). To help in their planning, they would like to hear about ideas or resources that already exist. If you have a teaching...

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Investigating little ornithological questions can lead to bigger things

  Posted by jbates in Field Museum Blog, 06 February 2012 · 523 views

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Answering questions about birds is a gratifying part of my job as a curator.  Answering my own questions maybe even better. But there are big questions like how did bird species diversity evolve? And there are small questions like is a single...

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Venezuela 2012, part 1

  Posted by Town in KU Ornithology Blog, 27 January 2012 · 27,487 views

Greetings from San Carlos del Zulia, Venezuela. I'm a bit over a week into my first expedition of the year--this one to continue our aquatic insect survey efforts in Venezuela. We've spent he last 8 days driving around the country and splashing around in various rivers and lagoons. It is hard for me to believe, but this is my 10th trip to Venezuela...

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Photos of a Glow-throated Hummingbird Specimen

  Posted by Chris Merkord in Neo-Ornithology, 05 January 2011 · 146,567 views

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George Angehr sent me photos of a a specimen of Glow-throated Hummingbird (Selasphorus ardens) from the American...



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