gizzard


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Synonyms for gizzard

thick-walled muscular pouch below the crop in many birds and reptiles for grinding food

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The 55% of standing biomass composed of gizzard shad was slightly higher than the 45% found by Jenkins (1967) in southern ponds.
The attached figures clearly showed two pairs of nephridia, the gizzard in segment 6, and holandry as the generic characters for Brachydrilus, although a pair of spermathecae in 12/13 was evaluated as being in an 'abnormal position'.
And with layers, a calcium supplement such as oyster shell can double as gizzard grit."
Dead robins were weighed, gizzard and intestine dissected, and feces analyzed.
(2007) reported lower proportions of liver plus heart plus gizzard in chicks exposed to electric fields when compared with those of the control birds.
Breed Chicken parts Liver Muscle Broiler (Exotic) 8.80[+ or -] 7.43 11.48[+ or -] 4.43 Cockerel (Exotic) 7.86[+ or -] 4.73 7.00[+ or -] 3.39 Layers (Exotic) 1.78[+ or -] 1.49 6.53[+ or -] 3.30 Local 5.52[+ or -] 3.62 15.32[+ or -] 6.80 Mean 5.57[+ or -] 2.29 10.30[+ or -] 2.19 Breed Chicken parts Mean Gizzard Broiler (Exotic) 5.53[+ or -] 3.04 8.60[+ or -] 2.90 Cockerel (Exotic) 7.10[+ or -] 4.56 7.32[+ or -] 2.37 Layers (Exotic) 6.84[+ or -] 5.85 6.84[+ or -] 2.21 Local 3.78[+ or -] 2.57 8.20[+ or -] 6.80 Mean 5.81[+ or -] 1.95 7.92[+ or -] 1.25 Table 2: Mean concentration of lead (ug/g) in chicken parts.
I just wanted to laugh at the instruction to 'trust your gizzard!', while it's uneven in tone - a musical montage sits uncomfortably amid much darker scenes.
The results obtained were used to calculate the percentage of blood, feathers, head, feet, neck, gizzard, heart, liver and clean bird with respect to the mass of live bird.
A quick look on our internet phones informed us that a gizzard is the second stomach of a bird which is used to grind up food that has been swallowed along with stones.
Fish, including bluegill, largemouth bass, channel catfish, white crappie and gizzard shad, have been monitored in the area since February 2009.
In the bait-type trial, a freshwater cluepid, gizzard shad (Dorosoma cepedianum), a commercially formulated bait, and a shad + formulated bait combination were evaluated.
the ribs, the gizzard, the heart, the liver, the lungs.
Specific fatty acid [delta][sup.13]C signatures for gizzard shad (Dorosoma cepedianum), blue catfish (Ictalurus furcatus), and alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus), show a 10[per thousand] range among fishes, clearly reflecting isotopically distinct dietary sources.
Fish are extremely fat due to a rebounding gizzard shad population.
The wife of the quartet leader, Michel Gizzard, used to live in Choisy-le-Roi, a suburb of Paris which is Newburn's twin town.