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An Unfortunate Name—With A Nebraska Twist, Rick Wright 2010 WINGS Birding Tours Worldwide

An Unfortunate Name—With A Nebraska Twist, Rick Wright

Nebraska Bird Review

The past days have seen an amusing conversation about bird names conducted on the online discussion group NEBirds—just the sort of thing to get us through these dog-day afternoons of August. The scientific name of the Paltry Tyrannulet, a tropical flycatcher, is Zimmerius vilissimus, the genus so named by Melvin Traylor after American ornithologist John Todd Zimmer, who had a Nebraska connection through the university and State Museum in Lincoln. Combining the bird’s specific epithet from 1859—long preceding the new genus name of 1977—resulted in an English meaning of the entirety as “the very contemptible Zimmer ...


Nebraska Bird Review (June 2010) 78(2), Whole Issue, 2010 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Nebraska Bird Review (June 2010) 78(2), Whole Issue

Nebraska Bird Review

Correction ... 38

Spring Field Report, March 2010 to May 2010 ... 38

Annual Meeting at Chadron ... 63

An Unfortunate Name—With a Nebraska Twist ... 68

English and Scientific Alpha Codes for the Birds of Nebraska ... 70

Subscription and Organization Information ... 83


The Effect Of Heavy Metal Stress On Avian Proximal Tubule Urate Secretion, Carla L. Maffeo 2010 University of Connecticut - Storrs

The Effect Of Heavy Metal Stress On Avian Proximal Tubule Urate Secretion, Carla L. Maffeo

Honors Scholar Theses

In both humans and birds, urate is an important antioxidant when maintained at normal plasma concentrations. Though human kidneys primarily reabsorb filtered urate, while those of birds perform mostly secretion, both maintain urate levels at ~300microM. The importance of maintaining urate levels within the homeostatic range was observed when the study of several prominent diseases revealed an association with hyperuricemia.

This study examined the effect of elevated zinc concentration on avian urate secretion. Here, acute exposure of chicken proximal tubule epithelial cells (cPTCs) to zinc stress had no effect on urate secretion, but prolonged zinc-induced cellular stress inhibited active transepithelial ...


A Comparison Of The Singing Activity Of Carolina Wrens (Thryothorus Ludovicianus)) In Urban And Rural Settings, Shannon R. Trimboli 2010 Western Kentucky University

A Comparison Of The Singing Activity Of Carolina Wrens (Thryothorus Ludovicianus)) In Urban And Rural Settings, Shannon R. Trimboli

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

As the earth’s landscape becomes increasingly urbanized, local wildlife must adapt to urban conditions or migrate to areas that are more rural. Urban wildlife face challenges such as direct loss of habitat, competition with non-native species, disturbance due to anthropogenic noise, and micro-climatic changes. Factors such as temperature, relative humidity, and noise affect the acoustical environment and may affect the ability of many animals, including birds, to communicate.

Understanding how urbanization affects birds’ singing behavior is critical because singing often plays a vital role in attracting mates and defending territories. In addition, as global climate change occurs it will ...


Winter Field Report, December 2009 To February 2010, W. Ross Silcock 2010 Nebraska Ornithologists' Union

Winter Field Report, December 2009 To February 2010, W. Ross Silcock

Nebraska Bird Review

This was a long, cold winter, but effects on birds were not particularly noticeable. Perhaps the relative blandness of the reports reflected the "normal" behavior of most birds when confronted with a cold winter and the seriousness of survival: birds were in places they should have been. Carolina Wrens may have been hit (more on that in the Spring Report), but a few species were present in higher numbers than might have been expected. Rusty and Red-winged Blackbirds and Brown-headed Cowbird were notable for higher winter numbers, as were Snow Buntings. Even more so, there were lots of Fox Sparrows ...


2009–2010 Christmas Bird Counts, 2010 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

2009–2010 Christmas Bird Counts

Nebraska Bird Review

Fourteen Christmas Bird Counts were held in Nebraska in the 2009–2010 season. The Ames count was cancelled due to weather, the Beaver Valley count returned after a year's absence, and the North Platte count was reinstated after not being officially run since the 1985–86 season. Although the average high and low temperatures were not exceptional, heavy snow cover affected most, if not all, of the counts. Roads were closed due to snow drifts, open water was limited, and at least three counts had to be rescheduled. The total number of species (116) was the lowest since 103 ...


Nebraska Ornithologists’ Union Treasurer’S Report, December 31, 2009, 2010 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Nebraska Ornithologists’ Union Treasurer’S Report, December 31, 2009

Nebraska Bird Review

One-page spreadsheet constituting the Nebraska Ornithologists' Union treasurer's report at year end (December 31) of 2009. The grand total is $56,791.88.


Subscription And Organization Information [March 2010], 2010 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Subscription And Organization Information [March 2010]

Nebraska Bird Review

The Nebraska Bird Review is published quarterly by the Nebraska Ornithologists' Union, Inc., as its official journal and is sent to members not in arrears of dues. Annual subscription rates (on a calendar-year basis only): $15 in the United States, $18 in Canada, and $30 in all other countries, payable in advance.

Single copies are $4 each, postpaid, in the United States, $5 in Canada, and $8 elsewhere. Send orders for back issues to Anita Breckbill, NOU Librarian, c/o Music Library, WMB 30, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68588-0101 (or at the email address listed below).

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Nebraska Bird Review (March 2010) 78(1), Whole Issue, 2010 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Nebraska Bird Review (March 2010) 78(1), Whole Issue

Nebraska Bird Review

Nebraska Ornithologists’ Union Treasurer's Report, December 31, 2009 ... 2

Winter Field Report, December 2009 to February 2010 ... 3

2009-2010 Christmas Bird Counts ... 17

Observations of Piping Plovers (Charadrius melodus) Color Banded in Nebraska and Re-sighted on the United States Gulf Coast ... 30

Subscription and Organization Information ... 35


Observations Of Piping Plovers (Charadrius Melodus) Color Banded In Nebraska And Re-Sighted On The United States Gulf Coast, Mary Bomberger Brown, Joel G. Jorgensen 2010 Tern and Plover Conservation Partnership

Observations Of Piping Plovers (Charadrius Melodus) Color Banded In Nebraska And Re-Sighted On The United States Gulf Coast, Mary Bomberger Brown, Joel G. Jorgensen

Nebraska Bird Review

Threatened and endangered migratory birds present a challenge to conservation efforts because they use different habitats during different times of the year. As a result, successful efforts in one part of their range may be nullified by negative events taking place in other parts of their range. In many cases, information that links individual birds or populations to specific breeding, non-breeding, and migratory areas across the species' range is not available. Without these links, it can be difficult to coordinate conservation efforts across the species' range, and species recovery efforts may be less effective. The observation of uniquely marked individuals ...


Ua94/7/2 Rita Sumpter Scrapbook 1, Rita Sumpter 2010 Western Kentucky University

Ua94/7/2 Rita Sumpter Scrapbook 1, Rita Sumpter

Student/Alumni Personal Papers

Scrapbook created by Training School student Rita Sumpter entitled "Our Study of Nature and Mexico."


Genetic Differences In Chicken Splenic Immune Gene Expression In Response To Dietary Immune Modulation, Sarah Beth Redmond, Rachel Tell, Derrick Coble, Carrie Mueller, Dušan Palić, Claire B. Andreasen, Susan J. Lamont 2010 Iowa State University

Genetic Differences In Chicken Splenic Immune Gene Expression In Response To Dietary Immune Modulation, Sarah Beth Redmond, Rachel Tell, Derrick Coble, Carrie Mueller, Dušan Palić, Claire B. Andreasen, Susan J. Lamont

Animal Industry Report

Chickens from broiler, Leghorn, and Fayoumi lines were fed diets with ingredients to affect immune function: β-glucans, ascorbic acid, or corticosterone. Spleens were tested for expression of genes involved in immune response: interleukin-4 (IL-4), IL-6, IL-18, and macrophage inflammatory protein-1β (MIP-1β). Birds from the broiler line did not show any change in splenic gene expression associated with the dietary immunomodulators, perhaps due to the stringent selection of these birds for growth. The corticosterone diet was associated with increased expression of IL-4, indicative of an immune response relying primarily on humoral defenses. The Leghorn and Fayoumi lines showed opposing changes in ...


2009 Review—Poultry Science Center. South State Avenue, Ames, Iowa, Bill Larson 2010 Iowa State University

2009 Review—Poultry Science Center. South State Avenue, Ames, Iowa, Bill Larson

Animal Industry Report

The ISU Poultry Farm is located on State Street approximately 3 miles southwest of the main campus. It is part of the teaching farm complex that also includes the beef, sheep, and swine teaching units. The unit is utilized for teaching and research activities with broilers, layers, turkeys, and other avian species. At least five courses annually use the farm either directly or indirectly. Animal science faculty and faculty from other departments in the college of agriculture and from the National Animal Disease center utilize the birds and farm facilities for their research. The farm continues to maintain the oldest ...


The Uncertainty Of Nitrogen Mass Balance For Turkey Housing, Hong Li, Hongwei Xin, Robert T. Burns 2010 Iowa State University

The Uncertainty Of Nitrogen Mass Balance For Turkey Housing, Hong Li, Hongwei Xin, Robert T. Burns

Animal Industry Report

Quantification of ammonia (NH3) loss from animal feeding operations by measuring gaseous concentration and air exchange through the emitting source is not always practical, e.g., under natural ventilation conditions. Mass balance over an extended period of time may offer a possible remedy. This study compares two NH3-N emission estimate approaches for a commercial turkey grow-out house over one year period: a) a concentration-flowintegration (CFI) method (considered as the reference method), and b) a nitrogen (N) mass-balance (NMB) method. The CFI NH3-N emission was determined by continuously measuring the NH3 concentration and exhaust air flow rate through the turkey house ...


Evaluation Of A Reproductive Index For Estimating Productivity Of Grassland Breeding Birds, Michael R. Morgan, Christopher J. Norment, Michael C. Runge 2010 The College at Brockport

Evaluation Of A Reproductive Index For Estimating Productivity Of Grassland Breeding Birds, Michael R. Morgan, Christopher J. Norment, Michael C. Runge

Environmental Science and Ecology Faculty Publications

Declining populations of grassland breeding birds have led to increased efforts to assess habitat quality, typically by estimating density or relative abundance. Because some grassland habitats may function as ecological traps, a more appropriate metric for determining quality is breeding success, which is challenging to determine for many cryptic-nesting grassland birds. This difficulty led Vickery et al. (1992) to propose a reproductive index based on behavioral observations rather than nest fate. We rigorously evaluated the index for 2 years using a Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis) population in western New York and found a weak correlation in classification of the breeding ...


Lakewood Farm: The Private Zoo That The Public Loved, Geoffrey D. Reynolds 2010 Hope College

Lakewood Farm: The Private Zoo That The Public Loved, Geoffrey D. Reynolds

Faculty Publications

Lakewood Farm: The Private Zoo That the Public Loved is an article concerning the private zoo in Holland, Michigan, that was owned by Chicago coal merchant George Fulmer Getz and helped form the Illionois based Brookfiekd Zoo and John Ball Zoo of Grand Rapids, Michigan.


Genetic Relationships Among Time Of Egg Formation, Clutch Traits And Traditional Selection Traits In Laying Hens, Anna Wolc, M. Bednarczyk, M. Lisowsk, T. Szwaczkowsk 2010 Iowa State University

Genetic Relationships Among Time Of Egg Formation, Clutch Traits And Traditional Selection Traits In Laying Hens, Anna Wolc, M. Bednarczyk, M. Lisowsk, T. Szwaczkowsk

Animal Science Publications

In a population of Rhode Island White hens heritability of egg formation, clutch characters and traditional selection traits as well as the genetic and phenotypic correlations between them were estimated via multitrait animal model. Over 1300 birds and about 4000 birds were recorded in two consecutive generations for oviposition time and traditional traits, respectively. The heritability estimates obtained for classical selection criteria: age at first egg (h2=0.42), egg weight (h2=0.50) and body weight (h2=0.42) were considerably higher than those for egg production traits: initial egg production (h2=0.22), clutch traits (h2 between 0 ...


Unique Genome-Wide Transcriptome Profiles Of Chicken Macrophages Exposed To Salmonella-Derived Endotoxin, Ceren Ciraci, Christopher K. Tuggle, Michael J. Wannemeuhler, Dan Nettleton, Susan J. Lamont 2010 Iowa State University

Unique Genome-Wide Transcriptome Profiles Of Chicken Macrophages Exposed To Salmonella-Derived Endotoxin, Ceren Ciraci, Christopher K. Tuggle, Michael J. Wannemeuhler, Dan Nettleton, Susan J. Lamont

Statistics Publications

Background: Macrophages play essential roles in both innate and adaptive immune responses. Bacteria require endotoxin, a complex lipopolysaccharide, for outer membrane permeability and the host interprets endotoxin as a signal to initiate an innate immune response. The focus of this study is kinetic and global transcriptional analysis of the chicken macrophage response to in vitro stimulation with endotoxin from Salmonella typhimurium-798.

Results: The 38535-probeset Affymetrix GeneChip Chicken Genome array was used to profile transcriptional response to endotoxin 1, 2, 4, and 8 hours post stimulation (hps). Using a maximum FDR (False Discovery Rate) of 0.05 to declare genes as ...


Increased Abundance And First Breeding Record Of The Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax Brasilianus) On The Alluvial Plain Of Mississippi, Katie C. Hanson, Travis L. DeVault, Stephen J. Dinsmore 2010 United States Department of Agriculture

Increased Abundance And First Breeding Record Of The Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax Brasilianus) On The Alluvial Plain Of Mississippi, Katie C. Hanson, Travis L. Devault, Stephen J. Dinsmore

Natural Resource Ecology and Management Publications

Phalacrocorax brasilianus (Neotropic Cormorant) has been observed with increasing frequency in the alluvial plain (Delta region) of Mississippi. In the past 6 years, 22 individuals have been observed in 20 separate sightings during spring and summer. These sightings have occurred at breeding colonies of other colonial waterbirds and commercial aquaculture facilities of Ictalurus punctatus (Channel Catfi sh). Two sexually mature Neotropic Cormorants have been collected at a colonial waterbird breeding colony near the Mississippi River in the western Delta region among fl ocks of Phalacrocorax auritus (Double-crested Cormorants). Twice during the summer of 2008, confi rmed nesting of Neotropic Cormorants ...


Identificación De Salmonella Gallinarum Y Salmonella Pullorum En Pollo De Engorde De La Línea Ross 308, Jose Andersson Piñeros Gordillo, Manuel Arturo Rodriguez Vasquez 2010 Universidad de La Salle, Bogotá

Identificación De Salmonella Gallinarum Y Salmonella Pullorum En Pollo De Engorde De La Línea Ross 308, Jose Andersson Piñeros Gordillo, Manuel Arturo Rodriguez Vasquez

Zootecnia

La avicultura de nuestro país ha venido sufriendo un problema de gran relevancia, consistente en la aparición de una enfermedad denominada científicamente como salmonelosis, la cual origina problemas patológicos que ocasionan principalmente alteraciones en los parámetros zootécnicos de las aves, situación que constituye perdidas enormes en las empresas avícolas. En la década de los ochenta se produjo un aumento en los casos de salmonelosis humana trasmitida por los alimentos. La principal fuente fueron los productos avícolas. Esto creo una gran desconfianza para los consumidores, provocando que no compraran estos productos por prevención. También generó dificultades a los avicultores nacionales para ...


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