The effort to train ferrets to recognize virus odor in mallard duck droppings may be paying off, suggests a new study. The study is: “Biodetection of a specific odor signature in mallard feces associated with infection by low pathogenic avian influenza A virus,” Glen J. Golden, Meredith J. Grady, Hailey E. McLean, Susan A. Shriner, […]
‘Harvesting the guano of insectivorous bats: is it sustainable?’
A new paper in the Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 7, No 6 (2015) asks, and answers the question: ‘Harvesting the guano of insectivorous bats: is it sustainable?’ Investigators Thet Thet and Khin Mya Mya focused their studies on one cave, in a complex of four caves on Sudaung mountain, Sintkaing Township, Mandalay Region (21044.941’N […]
Wall on Coots’ Consumption of Gull Droppings
Wall was a master an analyzing British bird droppings, as is evident in this study: “Coots and other birds eating goose- and gull-droppings,” T. Wall, British Birds. Vol. 76, no. 9, 1983, pp. 410-411.
Osbaldiston’s Balance Studies of British Bird Droppings
Osbaldiston was a master at analyzing British bird droppings, as is evident in this study: “Water and electrolyte balance studies of birds showing ‘wet droppings’“, G.W. Osbaldiston, British Veterinary Journal, vol. 125, no. 12, December 1969, pp. 653-63.