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bird : any of a class of warm-blooded vertebrates distinguished by having the body more or less completely covered with feathers and the forelimbs modified as wings (bird, 2015) [1]blank.gifWebster | OneLook | Visuwords

Spotlight


Parrots found to have more brain cells than apes despite organ being much smaller


Study gives new meaning to the term “bird brain”


Bird brains are dense—with neurons (John Timmer, Ars Technica)
The Secret Behind Birds' Brainy Feats Revealed (Tia Ghose, Live Science)
Parrots, songbirds pack more neurons into their forebrains than most mammals (Devi Shastri, Science Magazine)

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Resources


These are links to resources organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma. more...

Type

Subject Specific Links
portal

Audubon's Birds of America Animal Diversity Web, Birds
BBC wildlife Finder, bird Nature, Bird (PBS) National Geographic's Animals, Birds
dictionary

Bird Dictionary OneLook Merriam-Webster Free Wiktionary Visuwords
glossary

Glossary of Ornithology Terms
encyclopedia

Introduction to the Aves: The Birds North American Birds A-Z Animals, bird The Electronic Zoo, Birds Bird (Wikipedia) New World Encyclopedia
guide

A 2 Z 4 Birders Online Guide A 2 Z 4 Birders Online Guide: North American Birds
classification

Natural Perspective, The Animal Kingdom: Birds, Aves (Ari Kornfeld)
directory

Specific Birds Directory (Internet Public Library)
Pet Birds (Internet Public Library)
Dewey 598 Birds (BUBL LINK)
Free dmoz Commercial Best of the Web
search

"bird" DuckDuckGo WolframAlpha
product

shop Amazon eBay gift Zazzle
library

Library of Congress
lcsh

WorldCat (OAIster) Library of Congress UPenn Online Books Open Library Hathi Trust
lc

QL676 UPenn OnlineBooks
dewey

598 BirdsDewey Browse
568 Fossil aves (birds) Dewey Browse
book

ISBNdb Google Books eBooks.com Barnes and Noble Amazon eBay Books
education

Nature for Educators, bird (PBS) Globio Glossopedia, Birds Home Study in Bird Biology, Cornell
course

Open Education Consortium
blog

WordPress
news

ScienceDaily.com, birds NPR Archives Google News
article

Google Scholar
organization

American Birding Association
government

USA.gov
hobby

Birding as Hobby Birding, Google
humor

BirdBreath (Cartoon)

Senses

Researchers: Birds Can Sense Tornadoes Coming In Advance


Sensing distant tornadoes, birds flew the coop. What tipped them off? (Sarah Yang, Berkeley News)
Birds 'heard tornadoes coming' and fled one day ahead (Jonathan Webb, BBC News)
Birds May Have Sensed Severe Storms Days in Advance (Carrie Arnold, National Geographic)
The Case of the Golden-Winged Warbler (Andrew Evans, National Geographic Traveler)

Count


The Christmas Bird Count


Audubon's Christmas Bird Count


Audubon's Christmas Bird Count - Kids Who Bird


Annual Christmas Bird Count Starts Sunday; Chances of Snowy Owl Sightings Look Promising (Aviation Record)

About the Christmas Bird Count (Audubon Society)
Christmas Bird Count (Wikipedia)

See also The Great Backyard Bird Count, Held Yearly in February (Bird Source.org)

Hawk vs...


Hawk vs. Drone! (Hawk Attacks Quadcopter)


Watch a Hawk Take Out a Drone Mid-Flight over Cambridge (Nate Boroyan, Boston Inno)

Red-tailed Hawk and the Bluejay


Close encounters of the fluttering kind: a rise in bird attacks (Patrik Jonsson, Christian Science Monitor)

Why do birds attack people for now reason? (Yahoo Answers)

Dinosaur


Dinosaur to bird evolution


Birds may be dinosaurs that never grew up (Thomas H. Maugh II, Los Angeles Times)

Exhaustive family tree for birds shows recent, rapid diversification (Eric Gershon, Yale News)

Navigation


How Do Homing Pigeons Navigate Home?


Pigeons' Unusual Behavior in New York Explained


New Theory on How Homing Pigeons Find Home (Jane J. Lee, National Geographic)

Disappearing Homing Pigeon Mystery Solved (Kathryn Knight, Journal of Experimental Biology)

Drunk


Drunk Birds


Dead Birds Found to Have Alcohol in Liver


Young birds 'getting drunk' on berries vets have warned (Rebecca Smith, Telegraph)

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    Credit

    Editor Mary E. Hopper
    Contributor Neil R. Carlson


    © Cosma creator mehopper editor mehopper revised 7/14/2016 v.1.5








    1. ^ bird. (2015). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary (11th ed.). Retrieved June 21, 2015, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bird