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The Birds

- The Birds “… The vast quantity of birds flocking above towns, villages, and outlying districts, causing obstruction and damage and even attacking individuals”(du Maurier 68). The above statement is the plot which is presented in both the story and the film. The main plot is the same in both the story and the film....   [tags: Film Movie Birds]

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Freedom, Unity and Aspiration for a Classless Society in J.O. Francis' Birds of a Feather

- Introduction: The time of writing and performance of the one act comedy, Birds of a Feather by J.O. Francis, act as an effective background behind creation of this drama. The first performance of the play was provided by the Welsh Society on 2nd March 1923 at the London School of Economics (Francis 106). Almost a century prior to this time industrial revolution occurred in the English society, introducing drastic changes at different levels of the English socio-cultural aspects. Effects of these changes were not so strikingly realized till inception of the 20th century....   [tags: birds of a feather]

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Dinosaurs And Birds

- Dinosaurs and Birds      Are birds really dinosaurs or are they simply related. That is a question that has gained new life in recent years due to the overwhelming facts the are pouring in from newly found fossils and studies from fossils that have been found in the past. Two groups have formed in the study of this question: those who believe birds are a direct result of dinosaurs and those who feel dinosaurs and birds must have had a common ancestor. Determining which view is correct is a matter of opinion based on fact....   [tags: Archeology Dinosaurs Birds Essays]

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For The Birds

- I had done it again, except this time I laughed. It had happened a few times before, but there was just a different feeling surrounding it. Like I was creating some sort of plot against it now. Pulling out the big guns, you might say. Last year I spotted it and I don’t know why it strikes fear into me, but it just does: the bird’s nest. Nestled in a corner under my deck, there it sat. Frayed pieces of straw poking out like arrows announcing I’m here, sucka, and there’s nothing you can do about it....   [tags: Personal Experience ]

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Plato's The Republic and Aristophanes The Birds

- Plato's The Republic and Aristophanes The Birds      It is evident, by Plato's The Republic and Aristophanes The Bird's, that one's vision of an ideal state is not the same mystical utopia. Plato's Republic is an well-ordered society that emphasizes the development of the community, which leads to its people believing in this philosophy. Cloudcuckooland, the idea of two lazy Athenians, is an unorganized society that lacks the substance to make it a workable society. I would much rather live in the organized Republic to the unorganized Cloudcuckooland....   [tags: Plato Republic Aristophanes Birds Essays]

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Makemedo's Journey to Power in Aristophanes' Birds

- Makemedo's Journey to Power in Aristophanes' Birds Humans have always journeyed in search of what they want and need. Our earliest ancestors were nomads, wandering the countryside in search of food and shelter. It is no surprise, then, that much of ancient and modern literature deals with the theme of the journey and getting what one wants. This is especially true in the writing of Aristophanes' Birds, from Aristophanes I: Clouds, Wasps, Birds, translated by Peter Meineck, published by the Hackett Publishing Company in Indianapolis, IN, in 1998....   [tags: Aristophane Birds Papers]

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The Repetitive, Meditative Style of Lawrence's Birds, Beasts, and Flowers

- The Repetitive, Meditative Style of Lawrence's Birds, Beasts, and Flowers D. H. Lawrence is not a formalist. He derives his free verse style from prolonged experience with imaginative essays in which he objectively and vividly contemplates things, people, and places in their singleness rather than in their relationship to each other. Lawrence's purpose, according to Gilbert, is "knowledge through meditation": he essays "to know something . . . intuitively . . . obliquely . . . fragmentarily; not through orderly ratiocination, but through emotional perception." As his style developed, Lawrence's essays became "increasingly idiosyncratic, increasingly elliptical, spontaneous and jazzy, as t...   [tags: Birds Beasts Flowers]

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The Birds And The Bees

- While “the birds and the bees” may remind you of an awkward talk with your parents, they serve a critical purpose in the agricultural industry. Birds, bats, butterflies and bees alike all serve as pollinators. As pollinators, these species keep our food production industry healthy and prosperous. Many crops require that pollen be moved from one flower to another, and doing so ensures that the final productions with have a proper development and yield well. (NCCE) With that in mind, it’s obvious that the health of said pollinators should be a priority for environmental activists....   [tags: Beekeeping, Honey bee, Pollination]

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Bullying Is For The Birds

- Bullying is for the Birds Bullying is a constant in today’s society; can we change this by enacting and upholding current laws, or should we automatically consider bullying an adult crime, no matter the culprit. Some people might begin by asking, what is bullying. It is the use of superior strength or influence to intimidate a person, typically to force him or she to do what one wants. (Questia Dictionary) There are many different types of bullying and they can all affect people differently....   [tags: Abuse, Bullying, Psychological abuse, Emotion]

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The Birds

- Satire defined is 'A composition in verse or prose holding up a vice or folly to ridicule or lampooning individuals… The use of ridicule, irony, sarcasm, etc, in speech or writing for the ostensible purpose of exposing and discourage vice or folly'; (Johnston, 5). In other words, satire is the use of humor to expose moral behavior of man. In the Aristophanes' play The Birds, satire is used to mock the common Greek's dream of ruling the gods that they worship. It mocks the power that they seek to become the supreme ruler of the world....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The birds

- In the course of this film we see Melanie develop as a person through confronting the things she fears. Melanie confronts many fears through the course of the film and grows as a person as the film progresses. She goes through a lot in the film and the story implies that she has found herself by the end of the film. The story is of course a thriller but behind the thriller is Melanie’s journey. Melanie’s journey is very quick. She was extremely immature and lost at the beginning of the film and is some what grown up by the end....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Awakening: Birds Will Be Birds

- Birds Will Be Birds Throughout Chopin's novel, The Awakening, she utilizes symbols to convey a deeper meaning in the story. One common animal, like a bird, or object, like clothing represent so much more than what is just on the surface in the text. The symbolism of birds as women, clothing as freedom, and even art as personal freedom or failure, beautify the novel and give it a deeper meaning. Birds are simple creatures, but they possess a great power, flight. This gift can be expressed or hindered through clipped wings, or cages....   [tags: American Literature]

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The Birds By Daphne Du Maurier

- In today’s society, individuals have the need to feel superior in situations where they do not necessarily comprehend the circumstances. In order to have a sense of normality, they make up explanations to compensate for their lack of knowledge. The characters in Daphne Du Maurier’s “The Birds” take on this style of thinking when a plethora of birds mysteriously appear in the sky. The main character, Nat, warns his family and neighbors of the deadly potential of the birds which was demonstrated to him one afternoon....   [tags: Daphne du Maurier, Alfred Hitchcock, Soviet Union]

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Analysis Of The Book ' The Birds '

- “What is that?” Jan asked. Her daughter came flying through the house with something tiny in her hand. The daughter ignored Jan who was sitting at the kitchen table and beelined straight to her husband. “We have to go to the store!” the daughter demanded. While as small argument ensued between her husband and her daughter, Jan strained to see the small object in her daughter’s hand. She was quickly able to determine what it was and let out a shriek of terror. “GET IT OUT!” Jan demanded. “But mom” said the daughter....   [tags: Emotion, Love, Bird, Raimond Gaita]

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Comparing The Birds, Persepolis And Nosferatu

- Different forms of literature work apply different styles to communicate its message to the intended people. In most cases, novels and films pass their messages to their audience through expressing particular themes. For a theme to be created, specific techniques are applied by the author of a book or director of a given film. To be precise, this essay discusses the themes displayed by three movies, The birds, Persepolis and Nosferatu. Each film will be considered separately and the comparisons made will be analyzed....   [tags: Horror film, Film, Alfred Hitchcock, Film score]

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Summary Of ' The Birds Of Paradise Lost '

- Mingyang Chen English 1B Kella Svetich January. 30 2016 “The Birds of Paradise Lost” By Andrew Lam In Birds of Paradise Lost by Andrew Lam, we are able to gain perspective on the sufferings of Vietnamese refugees. It provides a universal immigration experience as the reader is able to visualize the experiences that the refugees underwent during the fall of Saigon, which occurred in 1975. The ideas for writing the book was drawn from Lam’s childhood as he was brought up in an American Vietnamese community located in San Francisco....   [tags: Family, Mother, Vietnamese American, Father]

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Analysis Of Peacocks : Unique Birds

- Peacocks Peacocks are very unique birds. They have the ability to live and thrive in rural and urban settings. Peacocks are known for being a vibrant and beautiful bird due to their beautiful tail feathers that open in a spray of color. Less known is that they are also very important to the food chain. I chose to write about Peacocks because of the way they live, the way they look, and how for many years I lived among them. When I see Peacocks, I am often reminded of Matthew 6:26-29 that says 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them....   [tags: Human, Male, Female, Sex]

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And No Birds Sang By: Farley Mowat

- And No Birds Sang is the story of a young Canadian man, Farley Mowat. The story begins September 2nd, 1939 with a young Farley painting his parents porch when his dad pulls into the driveway and excitedly claims the war is on. Farley was an eager eighteen year old with the aspiration of joining the air force and becoming a fighter pilot. In one month he presented to the Royal Canadian Air Force, he was rejected due to his young age and slim build. Instead he was enlisted in the 2nd Battalion called the Hasty Pees, with the expectation of being transferred to the 1st Battalion and active service....   [tags: story and character analysis]

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The Theme of Birds in Macbeth

- Macbeth is a tragic play written by William Shakespeare which deals about the consequences of excessive greed. Shakespeare also uses an abundance of literary devices especially nature and animal imageries. These imageries are used to represent the disturbance in the Great Chain1 which is shown through the murder of King Duncan which destroys the natural order of things especially in the succession to the throne. The birds play the critical role of conveying this idea through foreshadowing and characterization.2 The first function of the bird as a thematic image is to foreshadow....   [tags: themes, macbeth, shakespeare, ]

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Breeding Habits of Water Birds

- Chapter 1. INTRODUCTION Many species aggregate for feeding, roosting and nesting activities, which are prevalent among water birds (Weins, 1992). Why animals form breeding colonies is a major unresolved question in evolutionary biology. The topic continues to stir lively debate (Danchin & Wagner 1997, Tella et al., 1998) and has been the focus of long term studies (Hoogland 1995; Brown & Brown 1996; Danchin et al. 1998). One of the principal issues has been whether colonies form due to limited breeding habitat; with animals forced into nesting aggregations at a nest cost, or result from social benefits of clustering (Food finding, reduced predation; Lack 1968; Alexander 1974; Hoogland & Sh...   [tags: Biology ]

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Enviromental Factors Affecting Birds

- Of the vertebrates, birds of the class Aves are the most noticeable, the most melodious and the most beautiful. Birds with more than nine thousand species far put number other vertebrate groups except fishes” . (Hickman P.C Jr , et.al pg 582). Birds are the only vertebrates that have feathers and forelimbs modified for flight although many species do not use their wing for flight. Birds can be found all over the world including Guyana. There are many factors affecting birds in Guyana. Deforestation is one of the factors affecting birds on Guyana....   [tags: ecology, enviroment]

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Raptors: Birds of Prey

- What are raptors. The Merriam-Webster online learner dictionary defines a raptor as a bird that kills and eats other animals for food. More commonly, they are predatory birds. Raptors have physical and behavioral characteristics that distinguish them from other birds. There are many different types of raptors, some that we can even see in the areas where we live. Raptors are predatory birds that use their feet to capture their prey. Non-raptors use their beaks to capture prey. Their scientific classification is under the class Aves (birds), the subclass Neornithes (modern birds), and order Falconiformes (birds of prey) (seaworld.org)....   [tags: Animal Research ]

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Ways Birds Are Harmed

- ... Although, the total of carbon dioxide put into the air by burning fuels is much more than plants can change. The destruction of forests make the problem much worse. Few pollutants in the air damage plants and animals. (Gardiner). The ways that climate can effect can be viewed in the effect of Earth’s life forms.Plant growth in an area can be affected due to the amount of sunlight or rain it receives. This also affects what kind of animal can adapt to that area. The climate is in the process of changing due to both naturally and due to humans....   [tags: pollution, acid rain, oil spills]

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The Effects of Climate Change on Migratory Birds

- Global Warming is making our temperatures and ocean levels to rise at a rapid rate (Carey 3321). This behavior has become a threat to our biodiversity. Biodiversity is defined as the basis of all life on planet earth. The term biodiversity has become a popular topic today because people are beginning to understand the importance of biodiversity. Moreover, rapid climate change is putting species at risk of extinction because these species cannot adapt to such rapid changes in a short amount of time....   [tags: Global Warming Essays]

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The Angry Birds Game Video Games

- The Angry Birds game created such a cult following that it was inevitable for a movie to be created about it. Other popular video games like Pac Man have been created into other forms of media like TV shows and other video games that exist, so why shouldn’t angry birds be on this list as well. Angry Birds Movie was arguably more successful than many other spin off movies for any video game franchise, especially since it soared in box offices. This kind of movie will allow for new spin offs and help the brand become more and more popular, especially when releasing more games out and when they plan on releasing more movies....   [tags: Advertising, Game, Film, Entertainment]

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Time For The Talk : Parents, The Birds And The Bees

- Time for the Talk As parents, the birds-and-the-bees talk with their child/children is one of the most dreaded points of their parenthood that they have to face. As a result, many parents tend to refrain from introducing their children to the subject altogether, and may end up backfiring with the generation of youth having to learn everything regarding to the birds-and-the-bees on their own. Though there are sex education classes in schools that teach the dos, don’ts, and dangers of the birds-and-the-bees, they tend to only scratch the surface of the subject, leaving the children with more questions rather than answers....   [tags: Birth control, Sex education, Condom, Pregnancy]

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The Life Of St. Francis Of Birds And Nature

- A painting that stood out to me was Sermon to the Birds on page 147. It is part of a series of frescoes in the Upper Church painted by Giotto. It is a painting of St. Francis giving a sermon to birds. He loved nature. It was based on the biography of Francis written by Bonaventura. Francis’ love for birds and nature is evident when he gives his sermon and his song of praise to “Brother Son. “A viewer in the middle ages might see this painting as being inspiring and holy because Francis is giving a sermon to birds....   [tags: Image, Painting, Meaning of life, Art]

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Case Study : Stouffers And Birds Eye

- The two leading competitors that I will evaluate is Stouffers and Birds Eye. In this paper, I will outline the effectiveness of each company market structure operations. Next, I will determine two factors that have caused the change within Stouffers and Birds Eye. Next, I will examine the manner of such change that would likely impact operation in both business operations in the new market environment. Then I will analyze the short run and long cost functions for Stouffers and Birds Eye. By providing suggestions on ways in which the low-calorie food industry can decide and implement the information on both the short & long run....   [tags: Economics, Marginal cost, Perfect competition]

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Movie Analysis : The Movie ' Notorious ' And ' The Birds '

- In nearly all of Hitchcock’s films, behind many male characters lies a strong mother figure. In keeping with Freudian psychology, the mother plays an important role in our understanding of the characters. During his career, Hitchcock’s own mother had passed away and many critics speculate that he crafted these mothers to express those repressed emotions. Three films with particularly interesting mother characters include Notorious, Pyscho, and The Birds. Each have a very unique backstory but remain a central part of the movie’s storyline and our understanding of the son....   [tags: Sigmund Freud, Family, Mother, Alfred Hitchcock]

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The Link Between Dinosaurs and Birds

- The Link Between Dinosaurs and Birds There have been many recent discoveries pertaining to the finding of dinosaurs. However, there has never been a link between dinosaurs and birds at least not like this before. There has been a discovery in China of a remarkable dinosaur with birdlike feathers on its hind legs and tail including others places. A man by the name of Henry Gee has been researching this topic since 1996 and has come up with new discoveries. This four-winged dinosaur has fueled debate over evolution of airborne birds....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Hypotheses On the Origin of Birds

- Hypotheses On the Origin of Birds Since the advent of the theory of evolution the origin of birds has been a thriving topic in science. Many ideas and hypotheses have been presented, but only two stand today: that birds are descendents of ancient thecodont stem reptiles, and that birds are the direct descendents of a group of dinosaurs known as the coelurosaurs. Both hypotheses pose many interesting and insightful ideas based on information obtained from the fossil record. There is not enough evidence at this time to determine which hypothesis, if either, is right....   [tags: Evolution Literature Science Essays]

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The Relation Between Birds and Dinosaurs

- The Relation Between Birds and Dinosaurs One question that has stumped many paleontologists for centuries is, “Are birds dinosaurs?” Paleontologists have argued back and forth trying to prove or disprove each side of the theory. So far, advocates have supported their side through the facts of similar bone structures, bone organization, and the idea that dinosaurs had feathers. A common reaction that some people might have about the question is that there is no connection between the two species....   [tags: Paleontology Bones Essays Papers]

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Birds

- Birds Birds are some of the most amazing animals on earth. Most have the ability to fly. Some use ground travel. Some use claws, others use only their beaks. Birds come in many varieties of colors and sizes. Birds are warm-blooded, egg-laying creatures from the aves class. Along with the obvious feathers and wings, birds have other adaptations for flying such as a wide keel on the sternum, with large wing muscles attached, air spaces and sacs throughout the body and bones, to decrease their weight, and they have various bone fusions and reductions to strengthen and streamline their body....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Penguins – Birds that Cannot Fly

- Penguins – Birds that Cannot Fly Penguins are one of my favorite species of birds. They look like a bunch of men in tuxedos at the beach. Although they are considered birds, none of them are capable of flying. They live in climates and locations that range from the warm Equator to the freezing Antarctic. Penguins are so cool that they have become the stars of many television commercials. Of the seventeen species, it is the Emperor penguin that is the most interesting penguin. After all, how many fathers can go without food for two months, so that they can protect their off-spring twenty four hours a day....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Birds

- Birds If I could be any animal in the world, I would like to be a bird. There is no particular bird that I would most enjoy being. I could be the smallest blue jay, or the most dangerous hawk, neither is more intriguing to me. There are two reasons why I would like to be a bird, and only one reason I would not. I believe the bird is a beautiful creature, and I also believe that the bird is the luckiest creature to ever live. But, then there are the few downsides to being a bird. The downsides are few, but significant....   [tags: Papers]

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Literary Devices in Updike's “The Great Scarf of Birds”

- In his poem “The Great Scarf of Birds”, John Updike uses a flock of birds to show that man can be uplifted by observing nature. Updike’s conclusion is lead up to with the beauty of autumn and what a binding spell it has on the two men playing golf. In Updike’s conclusion and throughout the poem, he uses metaphors, similes, and diction to show how nature mesmerizes humans. In John Updike’s poem “The Great Scarf of Birds”, he uses diction and figurative speech to depict the beautiful autumn season to show how inspiring and uplifting nature is to man....   [tags: Poetry]

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Birds of a Feather Flock Together

- Birds of a Feather Flock Together The idiom "Birds of a feather flock together" according to, A Dictionary of American Idioms states "People who are alike often become friends or are together; if you are often with certain people, you may be their friends or like them" (Makkai, Boatner, Gates, 1995). This paper will focus on the social influence of groups, the dynamics in regard to, formation of groups, concept of in-group, out-group homogeneity, and illusory correlation. The in-group discussed here is the Germans and the out-group, the Jews....   [tags: Papers]

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Induced Molting of Layer Birds

- Induced Molting of Layer Birds Induced molting of layer birds is a practice done for economical benefits. These birds are put under great stress, which should not be allowed. Further studies of humane induced molting techniques should be done to replace those that are currently used and inhumane. In nature birds undergo natural molting. During a year birds will replace all of their feather to maintain a good plumage, this usually occurs at the beginning of winter when birds do not have chicks....   [tags: Animals Papers]

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Birds Inner Thermometer Adjusts Timing of Spring Migration

- Various studies have explored the relationship between atmospheric conditions on periodic cycles of bird migration, however, there are limited knowledge on how weather condition really affect birds migration on an individual fitness level. The informations gathered were not sufficient to describe the birds internal self-sustained circadian rhythm and the external signal to guarantee suitable departure and arrival timing of migration. This research elaborated on the factors contributing to the timing of migration by using a long-term statistical dataset covering longitudinal range in northwestern Europe....   [tags: Animal Research ]

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The Between Birds Who Inhabit Different Environments

- My objective was to observe any differences that may potentially exist between birds who inhabit different environments and see how their foraging and predatory response systems change as a result their surroundings. To accomplish this feat I setup two different experimental sites on the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (UMass Amherst) campus, one site being my urban condition and the other being my rural condition. On both sites, a bird feeder utilizing sunflower seeds was established at least one month prior to experimentation to give the birds an ample amount of time to discover and recognize the new food source....   [tags: Bird, Bird feeder, Sound, Tippi Hedren]

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Like Birds, People Follow Their Own Migration Patterns

- All birds follow different migration patterns. Some fly north and south, some fly east and west, and very few fly overseas. Depending on the destination and the weather conditions, some birds fly up to 600 miles a day. Most people complain they have to drive the fifteen miles to work. Birds make the world around us seem small. However, once we leave home, we are forced to open our eyes to the new world in front of us. A world we may have chosen to move to or may not have. In the end, some people chose to move to pursue a better life and some leave home and migrate because of the ones they love, but no matter the circumstance, we all remember the place we once called home....   [tags: immigration, crossing borders]

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"Skipper" and "As Birds Bring Forth the Sun" Analysis

- In the short story “Skipper”, Aldan Nowlan introduces the protagonist, Skipper. Skipper’s mother Ethel yearns for a better life for her and her son outside of their mining community. In the short story “As Birds Bring Forth the Sun”, Alistair MacLeod introduces a young dog named cù mòr glas. Cù mòr glas is saved by a family man who lives by the sea. Aldan Nowlan’s “Skipper” and Alistair Macleod’s “As Birds Bring Forth the Sun” appear to have little in common, but both stories show the same series of events that lead to Skipper and cù mòr glas inflicting unintentional pain on their loved ones....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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A Little Girl Runs Around The Field Chasing The Birds

- It is a sunny afternoon, May Harper a little girl runs around the field chasing the birds. May is on a summer vacation with her siblings James and Jake, James the eldest of the two aged seventeen years old was a remarkable science student, his younger brother Jake was not as smart as he was though he was better at sports. Their parents Mr and Mrs Harper decided that their children spends their summer holidays with their grandparents. Mr and Mrs Harper’s parents were farmers and lived in Britain while they were residents of Canada....   [tags: Family, Sibling, Grandparent, Sedimentary rock]

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Knock Out Two Birds With One Stone

- Knock Out Two Birds with One Stone “Since most parents are reluctant to talk about sex, schools have tried to fill the gap. In America, when we decide to ignore a subject, our favorite form of denial is to teach it incompetently. Familiarity without true understanding is not only the basis of our families but of our educational system as well” (Smith). The majority of parents in the U.S. are uneasy when the thought of their child being sexually active crosses their mind, and refuse to have the “talk” when it is time....   [tags: Sex education, Human sexuality]

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The Story Of Mary Brave Birds By Mary Crow

- America has many issues one of those issues is Racism is a big issue. If you 're Latino (Hispanic) you are a rapist and drug leader. If you’re black you kill police and whites. If you’re Indian you are taking land away and don’t belong here. Being judge by one race who seems to be perfect and everyone should be like white people. This is the story of Mary Brave Birds by Mary crow dog She suffer racism. Frederick Douglass suffer for being black. Cesar Chavez suffer for being Hispanic. Aaron Huey’s witness the way Indians lived because of all the chaos whites and the government brought to them....   [tags: White people, Race, Black people, South Africa]

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Omens in Nature (A Comparison of Coleridge’s Albatross and Poe’s Raven as Poetic Symbols)

- In many poems and other literary works, an animal or object is used to represent an emotion or foreshadow an omen. This use of symbolism gives the reader something to connect to and also make you think harder about the underlying message. For example, in the poem Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, an Albatross bird is present in the story and makes a huge impact on the outcome. Also, in Edgar Allen Poe’s The Raven, a black Raven bothers the main character the whole poem for various reasons and means different things too....   [tags: Symbolism, Birds]

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Humming Birds

- Hummingbirds in Flight Hummingbirds are fascinating birds that are always fun to watch. These birds are able to hover in mid-air, dart from side to side, go straight up or down, or even backwards. They can out-fly and out-maneuver birds hundreds of times their size. There are many factors that contribute to the hummingbirds’ ability to fly so easily through the air. A hummingbird’s wings are shaped so that they are slightly rounded on the top. Bernoulli’s Principle explains why this helps the bird to fly....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Canadian Birds

- Canadian Birds The Branta Canadensis, better known as the Canada Goose is a magnificent bird which can be found all over North America. People from all over North America look towards the sky when the Canada Geese go honking overhead in their trademark "V" formation, and because they nest all over Canada and some of the United States many people have a chance to witness the birds migration to the nesting grounds and back to the wintering grounds. The Canada Goose is respected by so many of us because of it's dignity and courage and refusal to give up....   [tags: essays papers]

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dead birds

- Dead Birds This movie is about a tribe on the island of Papa New Guinea. They are called the Dani. This tribe lives in the middle of the island. Near their enemy, another near by tribe. They live in little huts made from mud and wood. There tribe consists of about twenty to thirty people. If you are a man your day starts out by going to your tower, checking to see if the enemy is going to attack today then, signaling with smoke from a fire if it is ok for the others to start working in there gardens....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Debating the Connection Between Birds and Dinosaurs

- Debating the Connection Between Birds and Dinosaurs We live in a world, where every question must have an answer. If that question doesn’t have an answer, somebody is determined to find out what the answer is. One of those very questions is simply, did birds evolve from dinosaurs. Many scientists have theories. There is no definite answer. I will, however, give you information on some theories scientists have, as well as information on a new discovery that may very well be indeed what scientists around the world have been looking for....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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The Importance of Birds in Virginia Woolf's The Waves

- The Importance of Birds in Virginia Woolf's The Waves      To emphasize her viewpoint in The Waves, Woolf employs a distinctive style.  She interlocks the dramatic monologues of six characters at successive stages in their lives to tell her story; and prefaces each of the sections with a descriptive passage of sun and waves through a single day.  In these passages descriptions of the sun, the sea, the plants, and the birds make implicit comparisons with the characters' speeches.  The actions of the birds in the descriptive passages most strikingly parallel the developing consciousness of the characters, exemplified by Susan....   [tags: Virginia Woolf Waves Essays Papers]

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Birds Die Too

- Birds Die Too In Kate Chopins “Story of the Hour”, several elements contribute to the overall meaning of the story itself. Her death is foreshadowed in the beginning when it mentions that she was “afflicted with heart trouble”. Because of this, when her sister told her that her husband had died, it was done so delicately. After Mrs. Mallard is told, is where the story really begins to set a tone of elegiac settings, and how she is expressing herself is in direct contrast to weather, i.e. ‘the storm of grief”....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Debate Over Birds and Feathered Dinosaurs

- The Debate Over Birds and Feathered Dinosaurs Because dinosaurs are animals that lived millions of years ago, we are entirely dependent on the fossils that they have left behind for any understanding that we hope to gain. As any paleontologist will tell you, fossil hunting is difficult. There are no certainties, no guarantees. A certain amount of luck is as valuable as any scientific knowledge. Every so often a discovery is made that attempts to shake up pre-conceived notions of how the dinosaurs actually lived or how they came to be....   [tags: Anthropology Essays Paleontology Papers]

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The Use of Birds in Chronical of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

- In the novel, Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, birds are used as motifs intentionally in the imagery of scenes to convey sentiments, ideas and messages to the reader. Some of the roles taken by the symbolism of birds include indicating signs of the future and afterlife, supporting character portrayal and development throughout the text. The symbolism of birds is discussed in the essay because the recurring images of birds have a pertinent significance to the novella. In literature, birds are commonly viewed as signs of freedom while in flight, yet while they are entrapped in cages, they symbolize the struggle for freedom....   [tags: symbolism, freedom, omen]

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How Urban Noises And Alarms Effect Birds During There Natural Habitat

- Introduction: The experiment conducted at the bird blind was so that the student would be allowed to come up with and preform his or her experiment. In this experiment one will be looking at how urban noises and alarms effect birds in there natural habitat. The experiment took place at the bird blind at wright state established by the biology department. The “bird blind is an enclosed, elongated wooden structure with benches facing a slight in the wall. [Which] [always] [one] [to] observe birds and other wildlife that are attracted to the variety of food that is set out daily ”(Marcia, David and Don Cipollini, pg....   [tags: Bird, Bird feeder, Urban area, Finch]

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The Pelicans Class

- ... This is basically the only way they communicate with each other, though they only can communicate these ways. Predation Pelicans being such a large and strong bird do however have predators. Those predators that pelicans have are wild cats, coyotes and surprisingly humans. Humans use to hunt pelicans as a source of food for those who use to live by the shore coast. Coyotes and wild cats only hunt pelicans that are in Australia or in South American since that’s where these types of animals thrive....   [tags: types of birds]

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Euripides ' Lysistrata And Farid Un Din Attar 's The Conference Of The Birds

- Throughout ancient and medieval history, female power has rarely had a significant impact on the course of events. The lack of ability to hold public office or higher level religious positions was a result of women to be seen as the subordinate sex. Women in both Aristophanes’s Lysistrata and Farid Un-Din Attar’s The Conference of the Birds defy their structural roles as wives, mothers, and homemakers by making significant impacts in both genders’ lives and even the course of history. Female characters in Lysistrata and The Conference of the Birds leverage their sex as a way to change the course of events in the texts....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Sparta, Woman]

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the tension between formal conservatism and experimentalism: Flann O'Brien's At Swim Two Birds

- Published in 1939, Flann O’ Brien’s At Swim Two Birds is regarded as the high point of his literary achievement. It is a novel of satire and pastiche, which uses narrative embeddings to depict a multi levelled story based in a postmodern Dublin. The unnamed narrator, a student attending University College Dublin, acknowledges “the importance of being at all times occupied with literary activities of a spare time or recreative character” (O’ Brien: 32). There is a definite tension between formal conservatism and experimentation evident throughout the novel....   [tags: Metalepsis, Literary Techniques]

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Where Do Babies Come From? The Birds And Bees, And The Talk?

- Where do babies come from. The Birds and Bees, the stork, and the “talk”, at one point in time, we’ve all heard versions of where babies come from. In the film, Life’s Greatest Miracle, the question of where babies come from is answered in much more detail than many of us knew when we heard our own versions. In this essay, I will discuss the pattern of development, aspects of the movie, and the hindrances of successful conception, how sensitivity to food smells could protect the developing fetus, lastly address concerns in the movie that the mother and father had about childbirth....   [tags: Pregnancy, Uterus, Fetus, Infant]

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Are the Dinosaurs Really Gone, or Have They Simply Taken on a Different Look?

- Anywhere you go today you can see birds; Dinosaurs however, not so much. These two types of life look very different, and one of them happens to be extinct. Are the dinosaurs really gone, or have they simply taken on a different look and now soar the sky. Birds and dinosaurs are actually one in the same. The evolutionary link between birds and dinosaurs is that “birds are avian dinosaurs and other dinosaurs are non-avian dinosaurs,” this is shown in the fossil record and the birds that inhabit the earth today ("Are Birds Really Dinosaurs?")....   [tags: birds, evolution line, theropods]

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The Guam Rail Should Be Saved from Possible Extinction

- The Guam Rail or Ko’ko bird is a flightless bird which was endemic to Guam. The Guam Rail is mostly brown with white stripes on its stomach. It grows up to a height of 30cm and is omnivorous. There used to be as many as 10,000 Guam Rails on the island and they were easily spotted. However, during World War II, the Brown Tree Snake (Boiga irregularis) came to Guam and devastated native bird populations. The Guam Rail was one of the native birds that were annihilated. In just 30 years, the Guam Rail population plummeted to just 21 birds....   [tags: Endangered Species, Extinct, Birds]

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Microraptor: The Missing Link Between Birds and Dinosaurs

- Microraptor: The Missing Link Between Birds and Dinosaurs In December of 2000, three Chinese scientists reported the discovery of the smallest adult dinosaur ever found, a species that claims to tighten the evolutionary gap between dinosaurs and birds. The dinosaur’s specie name is Microraptor, and it is slowly restoring the integrity of a sect of paleontology that was discredited in November of 1999 after National Geographic printed a story on the discovery of a species known as Archeoraptor....   [tags: Anthropology Essays Paleontology Papers]

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symbolaw Symbols and Symbolism - Birds as a Symbol in The Awakening

- Birds as the Symbol of Bondage and Freedom in The Awakening Birds that are enclosed in cages indicate solitude and bondage; those that roam in the open air above the seas represent freedom and happiness. The captivity or freedom of these animals is the symbolism that Chopin uses to illustrate the captivity Edna experiences from society and the freedom she desires.  Through this vivid bird imagery in her novel The Awakening, Chopin elucidates the struggle and freedom Edna encounters....   [tags: Chopin Awakening Essays]

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How Urbanisation Significantly Influences Bird Communities in Significant Ways

- ... Specifically, differences were seen between the abundance of native and exotic species. It shows that the two species in question respond differently to the changing landscapes; exotic species outnumber native birds with increasing urbanisation. More modification and land cover of impermeable surfaces decreases the abundance of resources available to bird populations (Blair 1996). This in turn, gives advantage to the more resilient bird species, which are mainly non native (Whitney and Adams 1980)....   [tags: native Australian birds]

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Fossil Discovery Impacts Theory on Evolution of Birds and Flight

- Fossil Discovery Impacts Theory on Evolution of Birds and Flight In the past few decades, the hypothesis that birds evolved from dinosaurs has been widely accepted by many scientists because of fossil evidence. Now scientists are looking for ways to prove the origin of flight through extensive research of newly found fossils. The origin of flight has been debated between scientists for years, but without strong evidence, they have yet to come to a conclusion on the issue. The disagreement between the two sides is whether flight arose from creatures that lived in the trees or ones on the ground....   [tags: Anthropology Essays Paleontology Papers]

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Alfred Hitchcock's Specific Audience Reached by Psycho and The Birds

- Alfred Hitchcock's Specific Audience Reached by Psycho and The Birds For this piece of coursework I am going to compare and contrast two Alfred Hitchcock Films in order to show how Hitchcock reached a specific target audience. The films, to which I will be referring are 'Psycho (1960)' and 'The Birds (1963)', I will illustrate the techniques, which the director (Alfred Hitchcock) used to appeal to specific audiences. In particular I will be paying close attention to "the shower scene" from "Psycho" and "the school scene" from "The Birds"....   [tags: Papers]

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The Symbolic Role of Birds in Kate Chopin's The Awakening

- The Symbolic Role of Birds in Kate Chopin's The Awakening The Awakening by Kate Chopin is a truly enlightening novel about a young woman who begins to really live her life for herself, breaking out of the various barriers of society and family. Chopin uses symbolism as an excellent tool to slip her ideas to readers, causing them to think, giving readers a glimpse into the life of this young woman at a time when women were harnessed by many restraints. The birds that appear throughout the novel are the most intriguing symbols; they are used many different ways, to mean many different things, and to portray various emotions and situations....   [tags: Chopin Awakening Essays]

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Olfaction Use in Avian Species

- ... By identifying these scents when returning to the nest, they will be able to better locate it. This study found that birds have preferences for the scent of their mates, which promotes the investigation of how olfactory cues can be used in the selection of appropriate mates. One of the most important aspects of mate selection involves the identification of kin. When breeding, birds often stay close to their colony of nests. By doing so, they avoid the risk of encountering predictors in a new site....   [tags: chemical signals in birds]

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Symbols in The Awakening by Late Chopin

- ... Art is a stress reliever and helps Edna escape into her own little world even if it is only for a couple of minutes. Art represents failure because Edna does not achieve everything that she was looking for. Most artists are free and independant such as Mademoiselle Reisz, a pianist and good friend of Edna’s. Mademoiselle Reisz once said, “To be an artist includes much; one must possess many gifts—absolute gifts—which have not been acquired by one's own effort. And, moreover, to succeed, the artist must possess the courageous soul.” (?) She explains that Edna needs strong wings in order to prosper as an artist and to live a self-sufficient life....   [tags: art, birds, ocean, society]

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Playing Cards: History of the Pack and Explanations of its Many Secrets

- The “Nine of Beasts of Prey” by the Master of the Playing Cards is another example of a number card, like the “Three of Birds”, and was printed from multiple copper plates. The “beasts” appear to be mostly lions and bears in varying positions. Much like the case with the birds, the Master E.S. seems to have used two of these images as inspiration for the beast featured in his own engraving. Two lions on “Nine,” the first in the lower left hand corner and the second just to its right, share staggering similarities with the beast in “King.” The Master E.S.’s lion is shown with his body in slightly propped up position off of the helmet, his tail chaotically waving in the wind behind his hea...   [tags: three birds, the beasts of prey]

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Cats’ Response to Bird Calls

- For years cats have had some kind of predatory behavior inside of them. Bird calls can be heard every day by humans and animals, but how an organism reacts to the sound of a bird can vary. Humans are able to identify more varieties of birds than cats, but cats are still able to distinguish between a local bird and a non-local bird. Cats respond more often to local birds than non-local birds, due to cats hearing local birds more frequently than non-local birds. We first need to look at the predatory behaviors that occur in cats when local birds are apparent in their area....   [tags: predatory behavior, insticts, birds]

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The Peregrine Falcon, also Known as Duck Hawk

- Whoosh. A grey-and-white streak rushes past you, barely giving you any time to duck and cover. It’s a bird, it’s a plane – oh wait, it’s a bird, but not just any plain-old bird, it’s the Peregrine Falcon. (Not to be confused with the Millennium Falcon, the iconic spaceship from Star Wars.) The Peregrine Falcon (Also known as ‘Duck Hawk’) is one of the most wickedly awesome birds of prey you’ll ever see, and not just because of its barred, steely appearance, a diet consisting of over 2000 different species, and how it’s swiftly adapted to its environment with the ability to hunt soaring, and then snap the spines of its prey with its hooked beak and talons....   [tags: wickedly awesome birds]

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Hummingbirds

- Hummingbirds are the smallest birds in the world. They are extremely tiny birds weighing, roughly two to twenty grams. The females are larger than the males. According to World Of Hummingbirds.com the smallest hummingbird species in the world is the Cuban Bee Hummingbird, it measures five to six cm in length and weighs a mere two- two and a half grams. In the U.S., most species are three to three and a half inches in length. Even though they are the smallest birds in the world, they have the fastest wings beats of any other bird....   [tags: Birds]

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Species Account: The Superb Bird-of-paradise

- The Superb bird-of-paradise is the only member in the Genus Lophorina and it part of the family Paradisaeidae commonly known as the birds-of-paradise which contains 41 species. Most of species within the Paradisaeidae family are from New Guinea and its surrounding islands [16]. An article An unexpectedly long history of sexual selection in birds-of-paradise discusses the species phylogeny examining the various species of the family and how over time they have evolved separately (Martin Irestedt, Knud A Jonsson, Jon Fjeldsa, Les Christidis, and Per GP Erison, 2009)....   [tags: birds-of-paradise, 41 species]

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The Wedge-Tailed Eagle (Aquila Audax)

- The Wedge-tailed eagle (Aquila audax) is the largest Australian bird of prey 1, 2, 3, 5 . One of the most characteristic features of the Aquila audax is its long, wedge like tail1, 3, 5, 7 . They’re also identifiable by their narrow wings and distinctive shoulders when perched 1, 3, 5, 7. The beak is yellowish-grey, the eye brown to dark brown, and the feet off-white. The wedge-tailed Eagle also has feathering all the way to the toe1, 2, 3,5,7. The adult Aquila audax is largely dark brownish-black, excluding the reddish-brown hackles on the back of the neck and a narrow, speckled grey-brown band across the upper wing1, 3, 5 ....   [tags: birds of prey, Australia]

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Dinosaurs are not Extinct

- Dinosaurs are not extinct As time goes on, more and more fossil record of dinosaurs are richly known; more and more relative research project work on. An encouraging imagination that species of dinosaurs are not extinct and they evolve to birds was emerged. Dinosaurs are still here. They are still all around in the Human Age. It sounds crazy. Nevertheless, it seems clues are everywhere. There is a kind of dinosaurs, call Sauroposeidon, could raise its massive head over eighteen meters into the air, but this was only possible because their neck bones were so light, almost 85% hollow (name)....   [tags: birds, prehistoric ancestors, wishbones]

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The Concept of Flight

- The concept of flight is typically thought to be synonymous with birds, so much so that it would be a surprise to most people to learn that there are currently about 11 known families of extant birds that do not have the ability to fly (McCall). Of these 11 families, there are about 98 species that are either still living or have gone extinct in the past few decades (McCall). Another surprising fact regarding flightless birds is that flightlessness as a trait did not appear suddenly among any flying vertebrates; they all took millions of years to fly (Paul)....   [tags: flightlessness, birds, extinct species]

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Something about Flann O'Brien

- ... In order to erect a heroic quality to the Irish identity, Revivalists focused on the resuscitation of ancient texts (such as the Silva Gadelica) for icons that would serve as focal points for a cultural coherence, though, as McKullen observes, “in inventing this singular and unitary 'Celtic' past, they buried the heterogeneous character of Irish history (McKullen, 74).” In response to this caricaturization O'Brien chooses to engage in his own historic mining, bringing forth old Irish heroes such as Finn MacCool (Fionn mac Cumhaill) and King Sweeny (Buile Shuibhne) to populate his novel, though in a capacity that is unique to At Swim-Two-Birds....   [tags: At Swim-Two-Birds analysis]

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Influenza Viruses

- Influenza viruses existing in birds continue to be a source for a diverse combination of antigenic subtypes including 16 hemagglutinin (HA) and 9 neuraminidase (NA) and represent a large reservoir of novel antigens to which the human population is naïve [1,2](1)) (Seasonal influenza epidemics are a major public health concern, accounting for five million severe cases worldwide [1](4))(Annually, influenza types A cause human outbreaks responsible for substantial mortality and morbidity, particularly in high risk groups, such as infants, elderly, and immunocompromised individuals.(5)).(3)) (The influenza virus is one of the most devastating viral diseases due to being highly contagious which e...   [tags: Diseases, Birds]

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Overview of Hummingbirds

- A ruby-throated hummingbird (also nicknamed “the hummer”) is one of the smallest birds in this huge world. With such a tiny size, a hummingbird’s survival is an even bigger challenge. With over 300 birds in its family, 51 of the hummingbird species are on the endangered species list.The ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) is a species of hummingbird that Michiganders are most familiar with. The hummingbird’s taxonomic classification is as follows: its Kingdom is Animalia; its Phylum is Chordata (animals with notochords); Subphylum is Verbrata (animals spinal cord is protected) its Class is Aves (birds); its Order is Apodiformes; its Family is Trochilidae; its Genus is Archilochu...   [tags: birds, endangered species]

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