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  The Birds (play) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Birds (Ornithes) is a comedy written by the Ancient Greek playwright Aristophanes in 414 BC, and performed that year for the Festival of Dionysus.
At the time the play was staged, in 414, the outcome of the expedition was far from certain, and hopes for victory were high.
Among the various visitors are a poet, singing ancient praises of the newly created city, a lawyer selling all the latest legal documents, and the goddess Iris who flies through the city not knowing that the walls are supposed to stop her.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Birds_(play)   (566 words)

Birds play an important role because they travel in 3 of the 5 traditional elements: air, earth and water.
The Hamsa is a celestial bird is the vehicle of Indian deities, Brahma and Saraswati.
The special birds told her that they had been sent by Guru Rinpoche and that the letter was one of recognition indicating the child was an incarnation.
www.khandro.net /animal_birds.htm   (3977 words)

 Migratory Birds and Spread of West Nile Virus in the Western Hemisphere
Unusual bird deaths were noted around the Bronx Zoo in mid-August (4), approximately 8 km north of the epicenter of the human epidemic.
Despite the fact that migratory birds have long been suspected as critical agents in outbreaks of this and other arboviruses, the link remains conjectural because of the difficulty in determining the intensity and duration of viremia in naturally infected wild birds (8,9).
During quarantine the birds are isolated indoors in air-filtered isolation cages to prevent the transmission of communicable diseases, medicated for psittacosis, and tested for diseases affecting poultry (e.g., Newcastle Disease) (40).
www.cdc.gov /ncidod/eid/vol6no4/rappole.htm   (4420 words)

 Birds at play
As well as discussing examples of play, there was some disagreement as to whether such a behaviour as play actually exists, or whether each example given could not be explained in terms of having a purpose to the advantage of the bird.
Playful behaviour in birds is not as common as in some mammals.
Corvids seem to play most among birds, though whether this is a sign of their greater intelligence, or whether we think they are intelligent because they play, is a moot point.
www.birdsofbritain.co.uk /features/mao-may-01.htm   (574 words)

 The Birds (play)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Birds (Ornithes) is a comedy written by the Ancient Greek playwright Aristophanes in 414 BC and performed that year for the of Dionysus.
The parabasis of the play in which the chorus of Birds talks directly to the takes place after the exit of the It involves a discussion of the importance birds to the universe and the alleged performed on them by humans including keeping in cages as pets and cooking them food.
The Theatre of Tennessee Williams: Sweet Bird of Youth, Period of Adjustment, the Night of the Iguana (Theatre of Tennessee Williams)
www.freeglossary.com /The_Birds_(theater)   (647 words)

 Viral Encephalitis: The role of birds
Also, news that birds from the Bronx Zoo had died from the virus raised fears in poultry keepers throughout the eastern United States who have been wondering if they are at risk of catching the disease from their birds.
Birds who live near bodies of standing water, such as freshwater swamps, are susceptible to infection with an encephalitis virus.
Younger birds may be susceptible, but the disease is range-related and pheasants are usually not put on range until 6 to 8 weeks of age.
edis.ifas.ufl.edu /PS045   (1937 words)

 Twig Walkingstick - Why do birds play in the dust?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
For birds, rolling in the dust is one way they take a bath.
Birds have a lot of oil in their feathers.
And, some birds, like swallows, dip into the water as they are flying, while others just fluff up their feathers and sit out during a light rain.
www.ag.ohio-state.edu /~twig/animals/html/070697.html   (258 words)

 Aerodynamics of Animals - Birds - Intermediate
A bird's wing is like the arm of a man. It is the "hand" part of the wing that makes the power to move the bird through the air.
And at landing because the speed of the bird is being reduced.
Birds use all of these: changing their wing size, lowering flaps, opening slots, using winds, and increasing their speed by flapping their wings faster.
wings.avkids.com /Book/Animals/intermediate/birds-01.html   (2524 words)

 Serebella Contents The Birds---The Birds (play)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
It uses material from the Wiktionary page "Play".
It uses material from the Wiktionary page "Bird".
Slang, a failure, ' an unachiever, in U.S. :''He's such a Z bird he'll never amount to anything''.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/contains-426315-426318-The_Birds-The_Birds_(play).html   (284 words)

 The Birds (play)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Sicilian colonies supported Sparta in the Peloponnesian War, and the failure of the invasion led to Alcibiades being sentenced to death for sacrilege, and his defection to Sparta;however, these events are not specifically parodied in the play.
However, Cloudcuckooland quickly collapses from egalitarian state to dicatorship as Pisthetairosacquires a fancy for tyranny and hubris.Although Aristophanes was not attacking anyone or anything in particular, his point remains that humans are corrupt and greedy,regardless of where they live.
The parabasis of the play, in which the chorus of Birds talksdirectly to the audience, takes place after the exit of the lawyer.
www.therfcc.org /the-birds-play--149741.html   (406 words)

 Birds without Borders - Aves sin Fronteras
Birds Without Borders - Aves Sin Fronteras is a multi-year research, conservation and education project coordinated by the Zoological Society of Milwaukee (ZSM) in cooperation with the Foundation for Wildlife Conservation, Inc. (FWC) and private landowners.
Birds are studied in habitats represented throughout Belize, including pine savanna (broken ridge), broadleaf deciduous forests, riverine and karst hill forests, citrus and cashew plantations, and pasture.
Birds Without Borders - Aves Sin Fronteras is dedicated to saving the birds of the Western Hemisphere and increasing the viability of birds on privately owned lands at all stages of their life cycle.
www.zoosociety.org /Education/BWB-ASF   (984 words)

 Aerodynamics of Animals - Birds - Beginner
Birds play a big role in the balance of nature.
When the bird lands the tail is used as a brake.
The insides of a bird are made for the most power and the lightest weight.
wings.avkids.com /Book/Animals/beginner/birds-01.html   (451 words)

 The birds play - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
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www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/the_birds__play_   (188 words)

 Birds - Enchanted Learning Software
Birds are amniotes, animals whose eggs are protected from drying out (a group that includes the mammals, birds, dinosaurs, and reptiles).
For the bird (or other animal) to be electrocuted, a potential difference must exist across two points of the bird's body (its feet in the case of a bird on a power line).
Many large birds (like eagles and vultures) are electrocuted when their wide wings touch a power line and a ground wire at the same time (often while flying in to land on a power line).
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/birds/Allaboutbirds.html   (1425 words)

 Birds World Geography, Indian Birds, It is a great joy to watch these beautiful and graceful creatures. They always ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The plumage of birds like the snipe and wood - cock, which live among weeds, grasses and fallen leaves, is mottled with irregular lines and patches.
Birds, which live among green foliage, and in the strong contrast of bright sunlight, are decked in gaudy blues and greens, yellows and crimsons.
Some of the golden pollen dust from the flowers sticks to the head and feathers of the bird; this is then carried away to the next flower it visits, which requires the pollen for fertilization.
www.4to40.com /earth/geography/index.asp?article=earth_geography_birds   (971 words)

 Wild birds on USC campus
The 40 or 50 species of wild birds that populate the campus’ unique urban habitat are a chief reason Rudy Mancke describes the USC physical plant as “a little oasis” in the heart of the city.
Beyond the beneficial role the birds play in the campus’ ecology—hawks are predators of squirrels, for example, yellow shafted flickers eat fire ants, and Mississippi kites feed on high-flying insects—watching wild birds can also serve as a recreational outlet.
The best places to watch wild birds on campus are parks and gardens, open areas where there is water, along the edges of hedgerows and shrubs, in groves of trees, and around individual trees surrounded by open space.
www.sc.edu /usctimes/articles/2005-03/wild_birds__on_campus.html   (855 words)

 The Birds Are Falling: Avian losses could hit ecosystems hard: Science News Online, Dec. 18, 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
If many bird populations dip toward extinction in the coming century, as scientists predict, widespread harm could come to ecosystems that depend on these birds to pollinate plants, disperse seeds, scavenge carrion, and control insects.
Scavengers, fish eaters, herbivores, fruit eaters, and nectar-drinking birds are particularly vulnerable, the investigators suggest in the Dec. 28 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
For instance, some birds that pollinate plants and disperse fruit seeds are so specialized that their loss will jeopardize the plants they serve, says Sekercioglu.
www.sciencenews.org /articles/20041218/fob5.asp   (558 words)

 Backyard Wildlife Habitat
Feeders are observed for a period of time and the number of birds visiting the feeders is recorded, along with weather conditions and the length of time observed.
Birds play an important part in planting a natural habitat.
Plan to have a bird bath available, one made of plastic or another material that will not be harmed by the freezing weather.
www.backyardwildlifehabitat.info   (584 words)

 Over 7,000 Australians Take Birdwatching To New Heights Media Release 1 July 2002
"Birds are an integral and much admired part of the Australian landscape and are excellent indicators of the health of the natural environment.
A number of studies have shown that those places where the diversity of bird species has been maintained will be those where the other elements of biodiversity, such as vegetation, mammals, reptiles and insects, will also be thriving.
For example, between 1000 and 2000 birds permanently lose their habitat for every 100 hectares of woodland that is cleared.
www.deh.gov.au /minister/env/2002/mr01july02.html   (1183 words)

 Birds-Zoom School-Enchanted Learning Software
Birds are warm-blooded vertebrate animals that have wings, feathers, a beak, no teeth, a strong, hollow skeleton, and bear their young in hard-shelled eggs
Bird fossils are rare because bird bones are hollow and fragile.
Birds play an important part in the control of insects, the dispersal of seeds and the pollination of flowering plants
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/birds   (99 words)

 Bomis: The Shopping/Pets/Birds/Accessories/Toys Ring   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Bird toys geared for the smaller birds that range from finch to cockatiel size.
Offering bird toys for medium to large size birds made pine woods colored with food coloring, natural manzanita, ribbon wood pieces, sisal rope, cotton rope and galvanized wire.
Bird and parrot toys for all sizes of birds made of wood and plastic.
www.bomis.com /rings/Naccessories-toys-shopping   (736 words)

 It Happened To Me - Birds Play Dead   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Birds fairly often fly into the windows at home, and even when they hit hard enough to fatally injure themselves, they still fall within feet of the base of the building.
I understand and believe you that the bird was too far from the building to account for a collision.
Perhaps it was a mid-air collision with another bird or other Unidentified Flying Object, such as a 'rod,' or perhaps a temporal displacement ofthe building location!As another point, I for one, and I doubt that many other people canaccurately state the maximum bounce distance ofa sparrow (orhow far itcan carry a cocoanut for that matter).
www.forteantimes.com /happened/birddead.shtml   (854 words)

 The Seattle Times: Hockey: Notebook: T-birds' Gibbons a cut above
Hockey players are renowned for their ability to play despite excruciating pain.
Although the T-birds are the unanimous choice as the top team in the WHL for the second week in a row according to a poll of writers who cover the league, coach Rob Sumner said there's plenty of room for improvement.
The most obvious area is a power play that has been largely ineffective all season and ranks 15th among the 20 league teams at only 13.1 percent.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/hockey/2002155217_whlnotes20.html   (561 words)

 FunTime Birdy - Parrot Playgyms, Bird Toys, Parrot Toys "Don't Let Your Bird Be a Perch Potato!"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
When bird toys are positioned either too high or too low from the
birds reach, they become disinterested and therefore will not play.
All our parrot playgyms and bird toys are bird tested and bird approved by our birds.
www.birdsatplay.com   (431 words)

 Open Directory - Shopping: Pets: Birds: Accessories   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Bird Gyms Rus - Hand crafted playgyms in single to 6 story heights for the small to medium size birds using non toxic materials.
Bird Toy Outlet - Offering bird toys for small, medium and large birds, as well as bird food, cages and other avian accessories.
Birds and Branches - Bird toys, lava rock perches, parrot T-shirts, and handfeeding syringes.
www.dmoz.org /Shopping/Pets/Birds/Accessories   (1450 words)

 Scarlet Ibis: WhoZoo
As with flamingos, the brilliant red color of the bird comes from pigments in the bodies of crustaceans on which it feeds.
The bird uses its long beak in a process called preening to clean and smooth its feathers.
Few people know that birds play a vital role in the overall balance of the world's environment.
www.whozoo.org /Intro98/tonytown/tontow2.htm   (447 words)

 Birds play stands UK Parrot cages uk bird cages
In baby birds, Staph may cause an infection in the bellybutton (umbilicus) if the yolk sac is not absorbed normally.
Most of you have probably heard of this bacteria; it is often prescribed for birds after antibiotic therapy, and it is considered one of the good bacteria.
Those are the bacteria that are found in the human mouth that can cause disease in birds; however, there are probably other bacteria that can be found in humans that do not cause dental caries.
www.premiercages.co.uk /birds-play-stands.html   (729 words)

 The Seattle Times: Hockey: Youth serves Birds in shutout victory
The T-birds are 5-0 at home under rookie head coach Rob Sumner and lead the U.S. Division with a 9-3 record.
McHale, who is 6 feet 6 with a wingspan that has earned him the nickname "Big Bird," has won both starts in his fledgling Western Hockey League career, stopping 45 of 46 shots.
So is Fadden, who has four goals and eight points this season and plays with the intensity of a veteran.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/hockey/2002071929_bird25.html   (567 words)

 ipedia.com: The Birds (play) Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Birds is a comedy written by the Ancient Greek playwright Aristophanes in 414 BC, and performed that year for the Festival of Dionysus.
Background Unlike most of Aristophanes' plays, The Birds doe...
After meeting a descendant of Tereus, they convince the birds to help them create Nephelokokkygia (or Nephelococcygia, "", or sometimes "Cuckoonebulopolis").
www.ipedia.com /the_birds__play_.html   (535 words)

 Pets: Birds: Accessories: Toys   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Bird toys for medium, large and extra-large size birds such as Amazons, African Greys, Cockatoos and Macaws.
Toys for parakeets to macaws plus a line of bird toy parts such as leather strips, wood blocks, wood shapes, beads, sisal rope, plastic chain, and toy hangers.
Hand-crafted bird toys and play stands designed for large pet birds such as Parrots, and Macaws and Cockatoos with manzanita.
www.nandosearch.com /Pets/Birds/Accessories/Toys/index.html   (904 words)

 Boost in Protection for Australian Birds Media Release 11 October 2000
The 673-page Action Plan for Australian Birds 2000 was prepared by Birds Australia with funding from the Federal Government's $1.5 billion Natural Heritage Trust.
"Birds play a vital role in our environment by pollinating native plants, dispersing seeds and keeping insect populations in check.
Bird projects funded under the Natural Heritage Trust and related programs between 1996-2000
www.deh.gov.au /minister/env/2000/mr11oct00.html   (406 words)

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