95 relations: Africa, Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds, Alderney, Altricial, American herring gull, Amphipoda, Antarctic, Antarctic tern, Arctic, Auk, Australia, Åland Islands, Beak, Berry, Biomass, Bird, Bird colony, Bird flight, Bird migration, Bird ringing, Bird vocalization, Brittany (administrative region), Canada, Capelin, Carnivore, Cod, Common tern, Crab, CRC Press, Crustacean, Cuba, Down feather, Egg, Erik Pontoppidan, Eurasia, Europe, Family (biology), Farne Islands, Faroe Islands, Finland, Fish, Fledge, Grebe, Greenland, Handbook of the Birds of the World, Herring, Iceland, Insect, Invertebrate, Kerguelen tern, ..., Kleptoparasitism, Krill, Labrador, Laridae, Late Latin, Mammal, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Mollusca, Moulting, National Geographic, National Geographic Society, Netherlands, New England, New Zealand, North America, Northern Hemisphere, Northumberland, Old English, Onomatopoeia, Passerine, Plumage, Postage stamp, Precocial, Princeton University Press, R/K selection theory, Roseate tern, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Sand lance, Sandwich tern, Scots language, Skua, South American tern, South Island, Southern Hemisphere, Species, Subspecies, Tasmania, Tern, The Birds of the Western Palearctic, Tundra, University of Alberta, Wilkes Land, Wingspan. Expand index (45 more) » « Shrink index
Africa is the world's second largest and second most-populous continent (behind Asia in both categories).
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Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds
The Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds, or African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) is an independent international treaty developed under the auspices of the United Nations Environment Programme's Convention on Migratory Species.
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Alderney (Aurigny; Auregnais: Aoeur'gny) is the northernmost of the inhabited Channel Islands.
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In biology, altricial species are those in which the young are incapable of moving around on their own soon after hatching or being born.
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American herring gull
The American herring gull or Smithsonian gull (Larus smithsonianus or Larus argentatus smithsonianus) is a large gull that breeds in North America, where it is treated by the American Ornithologists' Union as a subspecies of herring gull (L. argentatus).
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Amphipoda is an order of malacostracan crustaceans with no carapace and generally with laterally compressed bodies.
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The Antarctic (US English, UK English or and or) is a polar region around the Earth's South Pole, opposite the Arctic region around the North Pole.
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The Antarctic tern (Sterna vittata) is a typical tern.
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The Arctic is a polar region located at the northernmost part of Earth.
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An auk or alcid is a bird of the family Alcidae in the order Charadriiformes.
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Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands.
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The Åland Islands or Åland (Åland,; Ahvenanmaa) is an archipelago province at the entrance to the Gulf of Bothnia in the Baltic Sea belonging to Finland.
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The beak, bill, or rostrum is an external anatomical structure of birds that is used for eating and for preening, manipulating objects, killing prey, fighting, probing for food, courtship and feeding young.
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A berry is a small, pulpy, and often edible fruit.
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Biomass is an industry term for getting energy by burning wood, and other organic matter.
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Birds, also known as Aves, are a group of endothermic vertebrates, characterised by feathers, toothless beaked jaws, the laying of hard-shelled eggs, a high metabolic rate, a four-chambered heart, and a strong yet lightweight skeleton.
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A bird colony is a large congregation of individuals of one or more species of bird that nest or roost in proximity at a particular location.
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Bird flight is the primary mode of locomotion used by most bird species.
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Bird migration is the regular seasonal movement, often north and south along a flyway, between breeding and wintering grounds.
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Bird ringing or bird banding is the attachment of a small, individually numbered metal or plastic tag to the leg or wing of a wild bird to enable individual identification.
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Bird vocalization includes both bird calls and bird songs.
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Brittany (administrative region)
Brittany (Breizh, Bretagne) is one of the 18 regions of France.
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Canada is a country located in the northern part of North America.
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The capelin or caplin (Mallotus villosus) is a small forage fish of the smelt family found in the North Atlantic, North Pacific, and Arctic Oceans.
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A carnivore, meaning "meat eater" (Latin, caro, genitive carnis, meaning "meat" or "flesh" and vorare meaning "to devour"), is an organism that derives its energy and nutrient requirements from a diet consisting mainly or exclusively of animal tissue, whether through predation or scavenging.
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Cod is the common name for the demersal fish genus Gadus, belonging to the family Gadidae.
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The common tern (Sterna hirundo) is a seabird in the family Laridae.
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Crabs are decapod crustaceans of the infraorder Brachyura, which typically have a very short projecting "tail" (abdomen) (translit.
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The CRC Press, LLC is a publishing group based in the United States that specializes in producing technical books.
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Crustaceans (Crustacea) form a large, diverse arthropod taxon which includes such familiar animals as crabs, lobsters, crayfish, shrimp, krill, woodlice, and barnacles.
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Cuba, officially the Republic of Cuba, is a country comprising the island of Cuba as well as Isla de la Juventud and several minor archipelagos.
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The down of birds is a layer of fine feathers found under the tougher exterior feathers.
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An egg is the organic vessel containing the zygote in which an animal embryo develops until it can survive on its own; at which point the animal hatches.
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Erik Pontoppidan (August 24, 1698 – December 20, 1764) was a Danish author, bishop, historian and antiquary.
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Eurasia is a combined continental landmass of Europe and Asia.
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Europe is a continent located entirely in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere.
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In biological classification, family (familia, plural familiae) is one of the eight major taxonomic ranks; it is classified between order and genus.
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The Farne Islands are a group of islands off the coast of Northumberland, England.
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The Faroe Islands (Føroyar; Færøerne), sometimes called the Faeroe Islands, is an archipelago between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic, about halfway between Norway and Iceland, north-northwest of Scotland.
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Finland (Suomi; Finland), officially the Republic of Finland is a country in Northern Europe bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, and Gulf of Finland, between Norway to the north, Sweden to the northwest, and Russia to the east.
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Fish are gill-bearing aquatic craniate animals that lack limbs with digits.
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Fledging is the stage in a volant animal's life between hatching or parturition and flight.
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A grebe is a member of the order Podicipediformes and the only type of bird associated with this order.
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Greenland (Kalaallit Nunaat,; Grønland) is an autonomous constituent country within the Kingdom of Denmark between the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.
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Handbook of the Birds of the World
The Handbook of the Birds of the World (HBW) is a multi-volume series produced by the Spanish publishing house Lynx Edicions in partnership with BirdLife International.
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Herring are forage fish, mostly belonging to the family Clupeidae.
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Iceland is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic, with a population of and an area of, making it the most sparsely populated country in Europe.
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Insects or Insecta (from Latin insectum) are hexapod invertebrates and the largest group within the arthropod phylum.
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Invertebrates are animals that neither possess nor develop a vertebral column (commonly known as a backbone or spine), derived from the notochord.
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The Kerguelen tern (Sterna virgata) is a tern of the southern hemisphere.
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Kleptoparasitism (literally, parasitism by theft) is a form of feeding in which one animal takes prey or other food from another that has caught, collected, or otherwise prepared the food, including stored food (as in the case of cuckoo bees, which lay their eggs on the pollen masses made by other bees; food resources could also be in the form of hosts of parasitic or parasitoid wasps).
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Krill are small crustaceans of the order Euphausiacea, and are found in all the world's oceans.
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Labrador is the continental-mainland part of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
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Laridae is a family of seabirds in the order Charadriiformes that includes the gulls, terns and skimmers.
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Late Latin is the scholarly name for the written Latin of Late Antiquity.
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Mammals are the vertebrates within the class Mammalia (from Latin mamma "breast"), a clade of endothermic amniotes distinguished from reptiles (including birds) by the possession of a neocortex (a region of the brain), hair, three middle ear bones, and mammary glands.
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Massachusetts, officially known as the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the most populous state in the New England region of the northeastern United States.
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States.
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Melbourne is the state capital of Victoria and the second-most populous city in Australia and Oceania.
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Mollusca is a large phylum of invertebrate animals whose members are known as molluscs or mollusksThe formerly dominant spelling mollusk is still used in the U.S. — see the reasons given in Gary Rosenberg's.
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In biology, moulting (British English), or molting (American English), also known as sloughing, shedding, or in many invertebrates, ecdysis, is the manner in which an animal routinely casts off a part of its body (often, but not always, an outer layer or covering), either at specific times of the year, or at specific points in its life cycle.
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National Geographic (formerly the National Geographic Magazine and branded also as NAT GEO or) is the official magazine of the National Geographic Society.
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National Geographic Society
The National Geographic Society (NGS), headquartered in Washington, D.C., United States, is one of the largest non-profit scientific and educational institutions in the world.
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The Netherlands (Nederland), often referred to as Holland, is a country located mostly in Western Europe with a population of seventeen million.
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New England is a geographical region comprising six states of the northeastern United States: Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut.
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New Zealand (Aotearoa) is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.
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North America is a continent entirely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost all within the Western Hemisphere; it is also considered by some to be a northern subcontinent of the Americas.
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The Northern Hemisphere is the half of Earth that is north of the Equator.
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Northumberland (abbreviated Northd) is a county in North East England.
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Old English (Ænglisc, Anglisc, Englisc), or Anglo-Saxon, is the earliest historical form of the English language, spoken in England and southern and eastern Scotland in the early Middle Ages.
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An onomatopoeia (from the Greek ὀνοματοποιία; ὄνομα for "name" and ποιέω for "I make", adjectival form: "onomatopoeic" or "onomatopoetic") is a word that phonetically imitates, resembles or suggests the sound that it describes.
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A passerine is any bird of the order Passeriformes, which includes more than half of all bird species.
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Plumage ("feather") refers both to the layer of feathers that cover a bird and the pattern, colour, and arrangement of those feathers.
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A postage stamp is a small piece of paper that is purchased and displayed on an item of mail as evidence of payment of postage.
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In biology, precocial species are those in which the young are relatively mature and mobile from the moment of birth or hatching.
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Princeton University Press
Princeton University Press is an independent publisher with close connections to Princeton University.
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R/K selection theory
In ecology, r/K selection theory relates to the selection of combinations of traits in an organism that trade off between quantity and quality of offspring.
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The roseate tern (Sterna dougallii) is a tern in the family Laridae.
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Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is a charitable organisation registered in England and Wales and in Scotland.
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A sand lance or sandlance is a fish belonging to the family Ammodytidae.
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The Sandwich tern (Thalasseus sandvicensis) is a tern in the family Laridae.
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Scots is the Germanic language variety spoken in Lowland Scotland and parts of Ulster (where the local dialect is known as Ulster Scots).
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The skuas are a group of seabirds with about seven species forming the family Stercorariidae and the genus Stercorarius.
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South American tern
The South American tern (Sterna hirundinacea) is a species of tern found in coastal regions of southern South America, including the Falkland Islands, ranging north to Peru (Pacific coast) and Brazil (Atlantic coast).
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The South Island (Māori: Te Waipounamu) is the larger of the two major islands of New Zealand, the other being the smaller but more populous North Island.
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The Southern Hemisphere is the half of Earth that is south of the Equator.
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In biology, a species is the basic unit of classification and a taxonomic rank, as well as a unit of biodiversity, but it has proven difficult to find a satisfactory definition.
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In biological classification, the term subspecies refers to a unity of populations of a species living in a subdivision of the species’s global range and varies from other populations of the same species by morphological characteristics.
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Tasmania (abbreviated as Tas and known colloquially as Tassie) is an island state of Australia.
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Terns are seabirds in the family Laridae that have a worldwide distribution and are normally found near the sea, rivers, or wetlands.
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The Birds of the Western Palearctic
The Birds of the Western Palearctic (full title Handbook of the Birds of Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa: The Birds of the Western Palearctic; often referred to by the initials BWP) is a nine-volume ornithological handbook covering the birds of the western portion of the Palearctic zoogeographical region.
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In physical geography, tundra is a type of biome where the tree growth is hindered by low temperatures and short growing seasons.
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University of Alberta
The University of Alberta (also known as U of A and UAlberta) is a public research university located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
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Wilkes Land is a large district of land in eastern Antarctica, formally claimed by Australia as part of the Australian Antarctic Territory, though the validity of this claim has been placed for the period of the operation of the Antarctic Treaty, to which Australia is a signatory.
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The wingspan (or just span) of a bird or an airplane is the distance from one wingtip to the other wingtip.
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Arctic Tern, Arctic terns, Artic Tern, Sterna paradisaea, Sterna pikei, Sterna portlandica.