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Budgerigar fledgling disease virus, the etiologic agent of psittacine beak and feather disease (PBFD), is a member of the family Circoviridae.
Smith and his colleagues had already determined that beak size affected diet -- whether a finch lived on large or small seeds -- but it didn't seem to have any impact on mate selection.
In our literature survey; although, beak trimming was carried out with the assumption of decreasing feed selectivity, we found no studies that quantified the effects of various beak trimming methods and their interaction with the breeding system on feed selectivity.
"This creature was over six feet long, it had a strange disc-like body and a long tail, and the anterior part of its jaws developed into this strange beak," said Olivier Rieppel, study co-author and paleontologist at Chicago's Field Museum, in a statement.
It has been named Eorhynchochelys sinensis, which means the 'Dawn turtle with a beak from China'.
Our Wigan Reserves Manager Mark Champion said: "To our absolute amazement, we stumbled upon two plants of white beak sedge amongst the population of roundleaved sundew."
Inspector Izzi Hignell, who rescued the duck from the water, said: "The duck had a horrific injury to his beak, which must have been causing a considerable amount of pain and would have restricted eating and drinking.
For as he nibbled away at the cheese bait, the trap was sprung - and he was caught by the beak.
One of our favorite activities was "Bird Beak Buffet," where we discovered why different birds have different shaped beaks.
Photographed in its natural habitat at Kenya; it feeds on fish and that's why its beak is unique in its shape.
The collaborative work of Deborah Lee Rose and Jane Veltkamp, "Beauty and the Beak: How Science, Technology, and a 3D-Printed Beak Rescued a Bald Eagle" is a new, nonfiction picture book about Beauty, the wild bald eagle that made world news when she was illegally shot, rescued, and received a pioneering, 3D-printed prosthetic beak.
After a terrible injury, a toucan named Grecia has a new beak. The nylon prosthesis, or artificial body part, is glued to the bird's broken beak.
Surveillance cystoscopy for bladder cancer following transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) can have unexpected consequences, such as the detachment of the resectoscope beak. This is an infrequent event, with few published or standard techniques for its retrieval.
Adam Beak, head of the Beverage Group for Bank of the West Commercial Banking Group, led the transaction for the bank.
Scientists guided by small structures preserved in fossilised skin have deciphered the colour and camouflage pattern of a little dinosaur with a parrot-like beak and bristles on its tail that roamed thick forests in China about 120 million years ago.