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Bird samples from Mongolia confirmed as H5N1 avian flu
...a using RT-PCR, while results from 30 live whooper swans
living at the same site and also a nearby lake were negative for the virus. Samples collected from other live birds at the two sites, including sixty ruddy shelducks, twenty-four bar-headed geese, and twenty-five black-headed gulls, were found to be...
Pulp mill devastates swans' sanctuary in Chile
...as probably the largest population of black necked swans
in South America has been wiped out in less than a...pulp mill, there were more than 5,000 black necked swans
in the Carlos Anwandter Nature Sanctuary. When we visited the core of the sanctuary in August, we co...
Wild birds help to create human flu vaccine
...n outbreak in August killing wild ducks, geese and swans
in northern Mongolia have unique genetic characteristics which make them a valuable addition to a human vaccine based on a variety of strains of influenza. Working in Mongolia for a health survey of wild bird populations in Mongolia, WCS field ...
Mute swan population helps explain longstanding evolutionary question
... the University of Oxford tracked a colony of mute swans
for more than two decades to explore a longstandin...otection from predators may have helped enable the swans
to evolve towards a new, larger clutch size. ...