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Bird

Bird 1. Orig, a chicken; the young of a fowl; a young eaglet; a nestling; and hence, a feathered flying animal (see 2). That... Read More

Aves

Aves Definition What are birds classified as? Birds constitute the class Aves of the kingdom Animalia. How to define Aves?... Read More

New Zealand’s Unique Fauna

By: Maria Victoria Gonzaga In the previous lesson, we learned about the high biodiversity of New Zealand and how... Read More

New Zealand’s Unique Geographical History

Written by: Maria Victoria Gonzaga Peer-reviewed by: Cathy Buntting, Ph.D. and Andrea Soanes New Zealand is... Read More

Analogous structures

In evolutionary biology, analogous structures are defined as biological structures having similar or corresponding functions... Read More

Apparent competition

Competition Definition One of the many branches of biology is ecology. Ecology is the study of the relationships that the... Read More

Ranikhet disease

Definition noun A disease of domestic fowl and other birds caused by a paramyxovirus of the genus Rubulavirus. The disease... Read More

Imprinting

What does imprinting mean? Have you watched the TV cartoon show “Tom and Jerry” with an episode of a duck and its... Read More

Fowl

Fowl Instead of the pl. Fowls the singular is often used collectively. OE. Foul, fowel, foghel, fuhel, fugel, as. Fugol;... Read More

Mutualism

Mutualism Definition What is mutualism? In biology and ecology, a mutualism is a form of symbiosis that is characterized by... Read More

Allantois

Definition noun, plural: allantoises or allantoides An embryonic diverticulum of the hindgut of reptiles, birds, and... Read More

Ostrich

ostrich (Science: zoology) A large bird of the genus struthio, of which Struthio camelus of Africa is the best known... Read More

New Zealand’s Biodiversity

Written by: Maria Victoria Gonzaga Peer-reviewed by: Cathy Buntting, Ph.D. and Andrea Soanes Why is New... Read More

Secretary

secretary 1. One who keeps, or is intrusted with, secrets. 2. A person employed to write orders, letters, dispatches, public... Read More

Pheasants

pheasant 1. (Science: ornithology) Any one of numerous species of large gallinaceous birds of the genus Phasianus, and many... Read More

Anamniote

Definition noun, plural: anamniotes Any of the vertebrates that do not belong to the Amniota, and in which an amnion does... Read More

Sedges

sedge 1. (Science: botany) Any plant of the genus Carex, perennial, endogenous herbs, often growing in dense tufts in marshy... Read More

Zoologist

Definition noun, plural: zoologists A specialist in zoology Supplement Zoology is the branch of biology that deals with... Read More

Umbrella

umbrella 1. A shade, screen, or guard, carried in the hand for sheltering the person from the rays of the sun, or from rain... Read More

Flight

Flight 1. The act or flying; a passing through the air by the help of wings; volitation; mode or style of flying. Like the... Read More

Natural selection

Natural Selection Definition What is natural selection in biology? Natural selection is defined as a process in nature... Read More

Horn

Horn 1. A hard, projecting, and usually pointed organ, growing upon the heads of certain animals, especially. Of the... Read More

Plumes

plume 1. A feather; especially, a soft, downy feather, or a long, conspicuous, or handsome feather. Wings . . . Of many a... Read More

SENI Biometric Analysis on the extinct Scincidae species: Macroscincus coctei (underlined)

Brian L. Schnirel Leeway Corucia Research Center (LCRC) Courtesy: Polyphemos (2004)   Introduction: It has been... Read More

Banana

Banana (Science: botany) a perennial herbaceous plant of almost treelike size (musa sapientum); also, its edible fruit. See... Read More

Tropic

tropic 1. (Science: suffix) A turning toward, having an affinity for. Compare: -trophic. Origin: G. Trope, a turning 2.... Read More

Satin

satin A silk cloth, of a thick, close texture, and overshot woof, which has a glossy surface. Cloths of gold and satins rich... Read More

Vibrissa

Definition noun, plural: vibrissae (1) A whisker of an animal, e.g. cat (2) A long, slender, bristle-like feather at the... Read More

Plume

plume 1. A feather; especially, a soft, downy feather, or a long, conspicuous, or handsome feather. Wings . . . Of many a... Read More

Dial

Dial 1. An instrument, formerly much used for showing the time of day from the shadow of a style or gnomon on a graduated... Read More

Sedge

sedge 1. (Science: botany) Any plant of the genus Carex, perennial, endogenous herbs, often growing in dense tufts in marshy... Read More

Community Patterns

By: Maria Victoria Gonzaga In the previous lesson, we learned what a population is, its attributes, and processes... Read More

B lymphocyte

Definition noun, plural: B lymphocytes A lymphocyte that is produced in the bone marrow and is responsible for the... Read More

Northern Africa and biodiversity

Northern Africa and biodiversity Content Partner: United Nations Environment Programme (other articles) Article Topics:... Read More

Ahool

The ahool is a flying cryptid, supposedly a giant bat, or by other accounts, a living pterosaur or flying primate. Such a... Read More

What is a species? Definition of species, different approaches

What is the definition of species? What does it take to be considered as a species? Ever since there has been an array of... Read More

Tertiary

tertiary 1. Being of the third formation, order, or rank; third; as, a tertiary use of a word. 2. (Science: chemistry)... Read More

Takahē (Porphyrio hochstetteri)

By: Maria Victoria Gonzaga Previously, we've seen the different animals endemic to New Zealand. Due to the... Read More

Shaft

shaft 1. The slender, smooth stem of an arrow; hence, an arrow. His sleep, his meat, his drink, is him bereft, That lean he... Read More

Incompete cleavage

Definition noun (embryology) The partial cleavage in telolecithal or megalecithal eggs in certain animals, such as birds and... Read More