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A fecal sac (also spelled faecal sac) is a mucous membrane, generally white or clear with a dark end, that surrounds the feces of some species of nestling birds. [1]

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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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Bird atlas

A bird atlas is an ornithological work that attempts to provide information on the distribution, abundance, long-term change as well as seasonal patterns of bird occurrence and make extensive use of maps.

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Bird nest

A bird nest is the spot in which a bird lays and incubates its eggs and raises its young.

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British Trust for Ornithology

The British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) is an organisation founded in 1932 for the study of birds in the British Isles.

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Brood parasite

Brood parasites are organisms that rely on others to raise their young.

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Brown-headed cowbird

The brown-headed cowbird (Molothrus ater) is a small obligate brood parasitic icterid of temperate to subtropical North America.

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Cactus wren

The cactus wren (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus) is a species of wren that is native to the southwestern United States southwards to central Mexico.

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Christopher Helm

Christopher Alexander Roger Helm (born Dundee, 1 February 1937 – 20 January 2007) was a Scottish book publisher, notably of ornithology related titles, including the Helm Identification Guides.

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In animal anatomy, a cloaca (plural cloacae or) is the posterior orifice that serves as the only opening for the digestive, reproductive, and urinary tracts (if present) of many vertebrate animals, opening at the vent.

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Contamination is the presence of an unwanted constituent, contaminant or impurity in a material, physical body, natural environment, workplace, etc.

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Curve-billed thrasher

The curve-billed thrasher (Toxostoma curvirostre) is a medium-sized mimid that is a member of the genus Toxostoma, native to the southwestern United States and much of Mexico.

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Diet (nutrition)

In nutrition, diet is the sum of food consumed by a person or other organism.

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Elsevier is an information and analytics company and one of the world's major providers of scientific, technical, and medical information.

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Excretion is the process by which metabolic waste is eliminated from an organism.

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Feces (or faeces) are the solid or semisolid remains of the food that could not be digested in the small intestine.

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Fledging is the stage in a volant animal's life between hatching or parturition and flight.

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Host (biology)

In biology and medicine, a host is an organism that harbours a parasitic, a mutualistic, or a commensalist guest (symbiont), the guest typically being provided with nourishment and shelter.

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) is an educational and trade publisher in the United States.

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John Wiley & Sons

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., also referred to as Wiley, is a global publishing company that specializes in academic publishing.

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Orion Publishing Group

Orion Publishing Group Ltd.

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Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest university press in the world, and the second oldest after Cambridge University Press.

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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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Stackpole Books

Stackpole Books is an trade publishing company in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

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T. & A. D. Poyser


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The Condor (journal)

The Condor: Ornithological Applications is a peer-reviewed weekly scientific journal covering ornithology.

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The Wilson Journal of Ornithology

The Wilson Journal of Ornithology (until 2006 The Wilson Bulletin) is a quarterly scientific journal published by the Wilson Ornithological Society.

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Workman Publishing Company

Workman Publishing Company is an independent publisher of trade books and calendars, known primarily for non-fiction books along with calendars.

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