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avian materials scientist and cosmo-quail enthusiast
avian materials scientist and cosmo-quail enthusiast

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A case of lachryphagy by a Noctuid on a Thamnophilid host. #DrinkMyTearsAway (h/t @Dr_Akito)
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And we can expect that the sulfur trioxide/sulfur dioxide exposure will also have an impact on bird life in Armyansk. Production of coral reef-friendly sunscreen is not so friendly for birds or people if Crimean Titan is involved in the process. (See also: https://www.crimea.kp.ru/daily/26876/3920776/)
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Robo-doves have been deployed in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.
Hopefully, counter surveillance measures do not result in non-robotic avian casualties . . .
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A Triton or other subspecies of Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo has been identified in a 13th century treatise on falconry and ornithology. #MedievalAviculture That is the oldest depiction of a Cockatoo known in European manuscript, so perhaps the bird trade with Australia started earlier than we previously considered. h/t @Pablo_Dulce
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On the feathered drones and a dovecote with a darkroom!
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Why don't airlines offer "animal-friendly" flights so that customers, who are willing to pay for an extra ticket for their furry, feathered, and/or scaled friends, don't have to play this "support animal" game? Personally, I was not willing to pay the extra $80 when I once smuggled a pair of Bengalese Finches aboard a Detroit-Phoenix-San Diego flight. #BirdsFlyFree! #TrueStory
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I nominate Little Man, the Crimson-bellied Conure co-star of I, Tonya , for best supporting actor! And for the film, #TwoAlulaeUp!!! Add LaVona Golden a.k.a. Tonya Harding's mom to the list of #UnlikelyAviculturists.
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This weary, feathered migrant was not wary of the sailors of Team AkzoNobel, and Ross Monson was having a great hair day! While doubtful that this nameless Little Brown Job intended to upstage the long-lived and matronly Wisdom, the Albatross, the Volvo Ocean Race now has an alternative avian inspiration for a mascot. Is that a Reed Warbler? Is het een kleine karekiet? (Raw video clip: http://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/raw/1096.html)
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Harvey, the Hurricane Hawk, hunkers down! #BirdFallout (See also: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVe5ynGQRMk)
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Yes, even birds love themselves (but I'm not naming names in my flock)! I just want to be an avian sexologist when I grow up. See also: https://drthomasprice.wordpress.com/masturbation-in-birds/
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