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Interesting BIRD 'BITS'

Approximate diving depths OF SELECTED DIVING BIRDS 

                                                                                              Mass (kg)                                Maximum Dive Depth (m)

 

Emperor penguin........................................................... 34     ............................................... 540

King penguin..................................................................13     ................................................ 300

Gentoo penguin..............................................................  6      ...............................................150

Adelie penguin................................................................  4      ...............................................170

Common murre................................................................. 1      .............................................. 180

Thick-billed murre............................................................. 1      ...............................................150

Razorbill............................................................................. 0.75 ..............................................140

Sooty shearwater............................................................... 0.80  ............................................. 65

Short-tailed shearwater...................................................... 0.60  ............................................. 70

Peruvian diving petrel........................................................ 0.25  ..............................................80

Common diving petrel........................................................ 0.20  ..............................................60

 

Adapted from: E.A. Schreiber and J. Burger, Biology of Marine Birds (New York, NY: CRC Press, 2002)

EMPEROR PENGUIN

SOOTY SHEARWATER

GENTOO PENGUIN

Automobiles NAMED AFTER BIRDS

Bird
Crow
Crow-Elkhart Black
Duck
Eagle
Eaglet
Falcon
Firebird
Golden hawk
Gull wing

Hawkeye
Power hawk
Road Runner
Silver hawk
Silverbird
Sun Bird
Superbird
Tercel
Thunderbird
Wing 

Canadian PROVINCIAL BIRDS

 

Alberta: Great Horned Owl

 

British Columbia: Steller’s Jay

 

Manitoba: Great Gray Owl

 

New Brunswick: Black-capped Chickadee

 

Newfoundland: Atlantic Puffin

 

Northwest Territory: Gyrfalcon

 

Nova Scotia: Osprey

 

Nunavut Territory: Rock Ptarmigan

 

Ontario: Common Loon

 

Prince Edward Island: Blue Jay

 

Quebec: Snowy Owl

 

Saskatchewan: Sharp-tailed Grouse

 

Yukon Territory: Raven

 

A Comprehensive list OF ASSEMBLAGES

Species assemblage is the term used to describe the collection of species making up any co-occurring community of organisms in a given habitat.

Affliction............................
Alacrity..............................
Annoyance........................
Apology.............................
Aristocracy........................


Bazaar...............................
Beaker...............................
Bevy..................................
Boil....................................
Bouquet............................
Brace................................
Brood................................
Bubbling...........................
Bugle.................................
Building.............................


Cast..................................
Chain................................
Charm...............................
Chatter..............................
Chattering.........................

Cheer................................
Clamour............................
Clan...................................
Cleavage...........................
Cluster...............................
Clutch................................
Colony...............................
Commotion or covert........
Company..........................
Congregation....................
Convocation......................
Coven................................
Cover................................
Covey................................
Creep................................
Crowd...............................


Deceit or desert................
Descent.............................
Dissimulation.....................
Duet..................................
Dule...................................


Elegance...........................
Exalting/exaltation.............


Fall....................................
Farce.................................
Feint..................................
Flamboyance, flurry..........
Flight.................................
Flute..................................
Flock.................................


Gaggle..............................
Galaxy...............................
Gang.................................
Gatling..............................
Glide.................................
Glister................................
Gulp..................................


Herd..................................
Horde................................
Host...................................

 

Jubilee..............................


Kettle.................................
Knob.................................


Leash................................
Loomery............................

starlings
pipits
house sparrows
sparrows
waxwings


guillemots, murres
pelicans
quail, swans 
hawks
pheasants
pheasants, mallards, birds (on ground)
hens, chicks
wrens
cranes

rooks


falcons, hawks
bobolinks
finches, hummingbirds, magpies
chickadees
chickadees, starlings
vireos
rooks
crows
shearwaters
knots
chicks
gulls, penguins 
coots
wigeon, parrots
cardinals, plovers
eagles
vultures
coots
grouse, quail, partridge

nuthatches
ibis


lapwings
woodpeckers
birds

turtle (doves)
doves


terns
larks


woodcock
jays
killdeer
flamingos
doves, swallows

thrushes
geese or ducks (in air)


geese
gulls
turkeys
woodpeckers
harriers

goldfinches
cormorants, magpies, swallows


curlews or geese

crows
sparrows


eagles 


hawks

teal


merlins
guillemots

magpies
crows, magpies
starlings

peacocks 
storks
thrushes


pheasants

pheasants
pheasants


peacocks


grouse
ducks
chats
owls
jays 
doves
chickens
jaegers
turtle doves
waterfowl, woodcocks
pelicans


evening grosbeaks


ducks (on water)
turkeys
grosbeaks
ravens
virginia rails
kingbirds
martins
robins
seabirds 


gannets
blackbirds, jays
thrashers
hawks
bitterns, cranes, herons
cranes, bitterns, herons
geese (in air)
soras
mallards 
teal
snow buntings
flamingos
cowbirds
silky flycatchers
buntings


ducks 
stilts
magpies
water thrushes
magpies
dotterel


ravens


birds (in air)


buzzards
snipe
kingfishers, nightingales

snow buntings
swans
swans
plovers
willets
seabirds


warblers


flycatchers

Motley...............................
Murder..............................
Murmuration......................
Muster...............................
Mustering..........................
Mutation............................


Nest...................................
Nide..................................
Nye....................................


Ostentation........................


Pack..................................
Paddling............................
Parlance............................
Parliament.........................
Party..................................
Peck..................................
Peep..................................
Piracy................................
Pitying...............................
Plump................................
Pod....................................


Quandary..........................

 

Raft....................................
Rafter................................
Rainbow............................
Rant, rabble......................
Reel...................................
Regency............................
Richness...........................
Rotundity...........................
Rookery.............................


Salt....................................
Scold.................................
Scratch..............................
Screw................................
Sedge...............................
Siege.................................
Skein.................................
Solitude.............................
Sord or suite......................
Spring...............................
Squall................................
Stand.................................
Stealth...............................
Strand...............................
Strut...................................


Team.................................
Teeter................................
Tiding(s), gulp, murder.....
Tinkle.................................
Tittering.............................
Trip....................................

 

Unkindness.......................


Volary................................


Wake.................................
Walk or wisp......................
Watch................................

Wave.................................
Wedge..............................
Whiteness.........................
Wing..................................
Wish..................................
Wreck................................


Yellowing...........................


Zipper...............................