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Nov 22 '12
Yes, it’s true that turkey does contain tryptophan, but not a particularly high amount. In fact, all meats contain tryptophan. Tryptophan is just an amino acid—a building block of muscle. Turkey has only marginally more tryptophan than chicken, but not as much as a pork chop. You want a meat that’s really high in tryptophan? Try caribou, also known as reindeer (run, run Rudolph!). In fact, some vegetables even have more tryptophan than turkey. Heck, soybeans have twice the tryptophan as turkey. You’d be better off reaching for a slice of tofurkey.

Tags: holiday bird turkey

Feb 20 '12

Tags: bird ohio football

Oct 6 '11

Tags: bird google ad

Nov 19 '10
"Herring Gull with Guillemot Chick. Taken on the Farne Islands, Northumberland, UK, the herring gull circled around the guillemot colony three or four times before dropping in and picking up this chick with the guillemot colony watching."

"Herring Gull with Guillemot Chick. Taken on the Farne Islands, Northumberland, UK, the herring gull circled around the guillemot colony three or four times before dropping in and picking up this chick with the guillemot colony watching."

Tags: bird nature guillemot

Jun 3 '10
"A brown pelican is mired in heavy oil on the beach at East Grand Terre Island along the Louisiana coast on Thursday, June 3, 2010."

"A brown pelican is mired in heavy oil on the beach at East Grand Terre Island along the Louisiana coast on Thursday, June 3, 2010."

Tags: bird nature oil louisiana

Apr 5 '10
Patricia Brennan, a research associate in ecology and evolutionary biology, was the first scientist to examine the labyrinthine reproductive anatomy of duck females. “It looks like an obstacle course,” she says. In most bird species, the female reproductive tract is a simple tube tucked inside the bird’s cloaca, its single opening for reproduction and excretion. But in many duck species, males have developed long and usually corkscrew-shaped penises. Females, Brennan discovered, can have equally long corkscrew-shaped vaginas. “But,” Brennan says, “the organs spiral in opposite directions.” To get a better look at how these parts interact, Brennan and colleagues employed video, custom-twisted glass tubes, and randy ducks. Their findings show that in the evolutionary gender wars, a female can win where it counts: choosing who fathers most of her offspring.

Tags: duck science bird

Oct 19 '09
"These photographs of albatross chicks were made just a few weeks ago on Midway Atoll, a tiny stretch of sand and coral near the middle of the North Pacific. The nesting babies are fed bellies-full of plastic by their parents, who soar out over the vast polluted ocean collecting what looks to them like food to bring back to their young. On this diet of human trash, every year tens of thousands of albatross chicks die on Midway from starvation, toxicity, and choking.To document this phenomenon as faithfully as possible, not a single piece of plastic in any of these photographs was moved, placed, manipulated, arranged, or altered in any way. These images depict the actual stomach contents of baby birds in one of the world’s most remote marine sanctuaries, more than 2000 miles from the nearest continent."

"These photographs of albatross chicks were made just a few weeks ago on Midway Atoll, a tiny stretch of sand and coral near the middle of the North Pacific. The nesting babies are fed bellies-full of plastic by their parents, who soar out over the vast polluted ocean collecting what looks to them like food to bring back to their young. On this diet of human trash, every year tens of thousands of albatross chicks die on Midway from starvation, toxicity, and choking.To document this phenomenon as faithfully as possible, not a single piece of plastic in any of these photographs was moved, placed, manipulated, arranged, or altered in any way. These images depict the actual stomach contents of baby birds in one of the world’s most remote marine sanctuaries, more than 2000 miles from the nearest continent."

(via xoxoxtina & hartsell)Tags: nature bird

Sep 4 '09

Tags: bird mouse nature death

Aug 19 '09
And this is what caused me to finally look up magpie. Previous encounters that I remember are the RSS parser and the Twitter advertising network.

And this is what caused me to finally look up magpie. Previous encounters that I remember are the RSS parser and the Twitter advertising network.

Tags: bird book computer

Jun 23 '09
Heron Eats Poor Little Bunny
"Looks like the tides have changed for our feathery friend, the heron. Rumor has it that we are screwing up or oceans and lakes so much that these birds just can’t take the taste of fish, or perhaps there just aren’t any left. It is called natural adaption. The herons are taking whatever they can to feed themselves. In the case of this, heron chose cute bunny for lunch."

Heron Eats Poor Little Bunny

"Looks like the tides have changed for our feathery friend, the heron. Rumor has it that we are screwing up or oceans and lakes so much that these birds just can’t take the taste of fish, or perhaps there just aren’t any left. It is called natural adaption. The herons are taking whatever they can to feed themselves. In the case of this, heron chose cute bunny for lunch."

Tags: rabbit bird food nature

May 4 '09

(via gondaba)Tags: bird food

Jan 2 '09

Tags: food bird person

Jun 17 '08

Tags: spoon bird bee