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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
The eight "sentinel" species are two flying birds (the snow petrel in Antarctica and the black-legged kittiwakein the Arctic), three diving birds (the Adelie penguin in Antarctica, the thick-billed murre and the black guillemot in the Arctic) and three earless seals (the Weddell seal and elephant seal in Antarctica, and the hooded seal in the Arctic).
Further, the area is home to the only thick-billed murre bird colony in the western Canadian Arctic, and is a feeding ground for the nearby Cape Parry Migratory Bird Sanctuary.
Melanomas have been reported in the following avian species: African grey parrot, (3) thick-billed parrot (Rhynchopsitta pachyrliyncha), (4) umbrella cockatoo (Cacatua alba), (5) budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus), (6) zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata), (7) lesser black-backed gull (Larus fuscus), (8) muscovy (Catrina moschata) and Peking (Anas platyrhynchos) duck cross, (9) Mandarin duck (Aix galericulata), (10) combed duck (Sarkidiornis melanotos), (11) southern Bahama pintail duck (Anas bahama bahamensis), (12) red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis), (13) merlin (Falco columbarius), (14) rock hopper penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome), (15,16) macaroni penguin (Eudyptes chrysolophus), (13,16) and Humboldt penguin (Spheniscus humboldti).
Banding of Thick-billed Murres Uria lomvia in the Canadian Arctic was initiated by L.
Plus, thousands of fulmars, kittiwakes and thick-billed murres, as well as other birdlife such as black guillemots, ivory gulls, king eiders, gyrfalcons, snowy owls and snow bunting await amateur ornithologists.
The six 'missing' birds are the white-breasted white-eye from Norfolk Island, whose disappearance was caused by rat predation; the western Victorian form of the pied currawong and the hooded robin from the Tiwi Islands, both decimated by changes in fire management practices; the thick-billed grasswren from Mice Springs and the southern form of the star finch that once occurred from Townsville to northern NSW, which were both affected by overgrazing; and the spotted quail-thrush from the Mt Lofty Ranges in South Australia, which was driven to probable extinction by habitat fragmentation.
In their travels the Blues see snowy egrets, great blue herons, laughing gulls, roseate terns, Atlantic puffins, American oystercatchers, magnificent frigate birds, sandpipers, Brandt's cormorant, brown pelicans, winter wrens, thick-billed immures, and common loons.
1997: Winter distributions of Thick-billed Murres from the eastern Canadian arctic and western Greenland in relation to age and time of year.
His picture of the Brunnich's Murre, a thick-billed sea bird, looks flat and stiff--not unlike his human subjects--because he painted from a specimen that had been sent to him packed in ice.
The northern isles boasted a brown flycatcher, Siberian thrush, Sykes's, olivaceous, and thick-billed warblers, bobolink and buff-bellied pipit.
And while it's unusual to see one of these mainly nocturnal cats, birders are often thrilled to find thick-billed parrots, elegant trogons, golden eagles and vermilion flycatchers in the Sierra Madre.