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Adj.1.thick-billed - having a thick beak
beaked - having or resembling a beak
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The little birds are aware how harmless these creatures are: I have seen one of the thick-billed finches picking at one end of a piece of cactus
Abstract: A male thick-billed parrot (Rhynchopsitta pachyrhyncha) was diagnosed with a malignant melanoma of the mandibular beak (gnathotheca).
The other endangered species depicted on the 32-cent stamps are the blackfooted ferret, thick-billed parrot, Hawaiian monk seal, American crocodile, ocelot, Schaus swallowtail butterfly, brown pelican, California condor, Gila trout, San Francisco garter snake, woodland caribou, Florida panther, piping plover, and West Indian manatee.
Efforts to repopulate the thick-billed parrot into Arizona, for instance, have recently failed because birds raised in zoos or by breeders lack the vital herding instincts that keep them safe from predators.
Glaucous Gulls, Larus hyperboreus, are common predators of eggs and chicks of the Thick-billed Murre, Uria lomvia, in the Arctic.
She first experienced Arctic coastal regions while working on the behavior and population genetics of Thick-billed Murres on Coats Island, Nunavut, during her MSc studies at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario.
Whole blood samples were collected from 13 clinically healthy thick-billed parrots (Rhynchopsitta pachyrhyncha).
(All native species SSPs include maintaining populations suitable for reintroductions.) SSPs have been developed for such North American species as the Puerto Rican crested toad (Peltophryne lemur), Attwater's greater prairie chicken (Tympanuchus cupido attwateri), Wyoming toad (Bufo hemiophrys baxteri), black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes), red wolf (Canis rufus), California condor (Gymnogyps californianus), Mexican wolf (Canis lupus baileyi), and thick-billed parrot (Rhynchopsitta pachyrhyncha).
The study was carried out at Coats Island, Northwest Territories, Canada, on a colony of [approximately equal to]30 000 breeding pairs of Thick-billed Murres (Gaston et al.
Helminths of common murres (Uria aalge) and thick-billed murres (Uria lomvia) in the northwest Atlantic marine environment were assessed to determine parasite community composition and changes in their parasite fauna since the 1960s.
It also assesses the extent of changes to the bird and mammal communities of the island, other than changes to the most abundant seabirds--Northern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis), Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus), Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla), and Thick-billed Murre (Uria lomvia)--which were reported by Gaston et al.
We investigated the intraspecific relationships among energy density, fork length, mass, and water content for Arctic cod captured by Black Guillemots and Thick-billed Murres at two sites (Western Beaufort and Hudson Bay).