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a family of warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings

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Adaptive differences in breeding biology in the marine bird family Alcidae [dissertation], Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
After a massive international effort to sequence and compare the entire genomes of 48 species of birds representing every major order of the bird family tree, Jarvis and his colleagues found that vocal learning evolved twice or maybe three times among songbirds, parrots and hummingbirds.
Everhard's photo taken from her bedroom window of robin mom and two hungry babies won in the category of Cutest Bird Family.
18 The jay is a colourful member of which bird family, most of whose members are black?
She told her firefighters had found the bird, but it flew away from them and was with its bird family.
The dunlin is from the sandpiper bird family, which includes curlews and redshanks.
THE Lord Mayor of Liverpool has welcomed the latest addition to the Liver Bird family - The Spirit of Liverpool - which will help raise funds for his charity appeal.
Raptors of the West Captured in Photographs pairs gorgeous raptor photos - some 400--with chapters unusually arranged by habitat type over bird family to explore different kinds of raptors of the American West.
The methods described, representing technical foraging innovations, supplement the evidence that gulls are a bird family that displays a diverse foraging innovation repertoire.
The Maidenhead-based Bird family started the season with nine in training and are on a successful run.
He was also the Bird family solicitor, being a good friend of the killer's twin, David.
And the funeral of Bird family lawyer Kevin Commons, 60, will take place on Friday at St John's Church in Workington.
but then I heard the fateful squawks, and realised a bird family is living in my chimney.
Magpies can mimick because they are part of the Mynah bird family but it is unusual because they rarely spend enough time with humans.
Prevalence of West Nile virus-neutralizing antibodies among birds grouped by taxonomic family, sampled in Chaco, Cordoba, and Tucuman Provinces, Argentina, 2004-2006 * Bird family No.