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Field Museum gives prestigious Parker/Gentry Award to eminent New World ornithologist

...ry Stiles, PhD, an extremely accomplished American ornithologist and expert on New World tropical birds. Since 199...ociety of New York. The medal is named in honor of ornithologist Eugene Wiseman, who Dr. Stiles credits with encouraging his career in tropical ornithology. In 1997...

Rare bird 'sings' with its feathers to attract a mate

... to make a tone, according to a Cornell University ornithologist in the July 29 issue of Science. The sound and how the bird produces it are unique among vertebrates. "Essentially an instrument has evolved in this species, in this case a refined instrument," said Kimberly Bostwick, the paper's lead author, a curat...

Independent researchers confirm the existence of ivory-billed woodpecker

...been detected for the first time in decades. Yale ornithologist Richard Prum states, "We were very skeptical of the first published reports, and thought that the previous data were not sufficient to support this startling conclusion. But the thrilling new sound recordings provide clear and convincing evidence t...

Study shows big game hunters, not climate change, killed off sloths

...ontinent, long after the last Ice Age occurred, UF ornithologist David Steadman was able to separate the two events. He and his colleagues found the last record of West Indian ground sloths coincided with the arrival of humans 4,400 years ago. The results are published in a Proceedings of the National Academy of S...

Latest study: Scientists say no evidence exists that therapod dinosaurs evolved into birds

...y feathers were really feathers at all, a renowned ornithologist says. Instead, the fossilized patterns appear to be bits of decomposed skin and supporting tissues that just happen to resemble feathers to a modest degree. Led by Dr. Alan Feduccia of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a team of scient...

Academy awards medal to noted expert in disappearing amphibians

...n 1868. Past recipients of the Leidy medal include ornithologist James Bond, biologist G. Evelyn Hutchinson and entomologist Edward O. Wilson. Wake's appearance at the Academy on Feb. 7 coincides with the traveling exhibition on display in the museum, Frogs--A Chorus of Colors. The exhibit will be open specially t...

Book on avian hybrids gives startling new insights into birds' breeding habits

...o nearly 600 pages. William S. Moore, a well-known ornithologist and professor of biology at Wayne State University, says the book "seems to come as close to a complete compilation as is humanly possible." No modern reference on the topic has been available, and yet information on avian hybridization is important ...

Scientists develop first comprehensive theory explaining Madagascar's rich biodiversity

...gascar. The other co-authors are Lucienne Wilm, an ornithologist who has been living on Madagascar for nearly two decades and has considerable experience in the natural sciences and data analysis; and Jrg U. Ganzhorn of the Department of Animal Ecology and Conservation at the University of Hamburg, Germany, who ha...

Field Museum gives Parker/Gentry Award to missionary turned biologist, Jos 'Pepe' Alvarez

...and described with his colleague, Bret Whitney, an ornithologist and research associate at Louisiana State Universi...ble for many reasons," said Thomas Schulenberg, an ornithologist and conservation ecologist at The Field Museum. "First, no one would have expected to find so many n...

Museum-fueled global study shows you can't judge biodiversity by its bird

...weeping study in which a Michigan State University ornithologist participated. A global group of scientists including Pamela Rasmussen, of the Department of Zoology, has done the most detailed study yet of how rare and threatened species of birds, mammals and amphibians are distributed across the globe. The paper,...

Darwin's famous finches and Venter's marine microbes

...e fully understand it all." Just like the famous ornithologist John Gould who had to classify the Galpagos finches before they led Darwin on the right track, Manning and many others have been busy during the last couple of months wading through roughly 7.7 million sequenced snippets of sea-borne genomic DNA to i...

'War Between the Sexes': The coevolution of genitalia in waterfowl

...opposite, counter-clockwise, direction," says Yale ornithologist and co-author Richard Prum . "So, the twists in the oviduct appear designed to exclude the opposing twists of the male phallus. It's an exquisite anti-lock-and-key system." The number of sacs and spirals in the reproductive tract of various femal...

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