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Stylurus ADMIN March 23, 2010
Be sure to tag your photos as the group rules note below.

Group Description

in 1993, the Rouge River Bird Observatory looked into the incidences of passerines (songbirds) with deformed bills. An article, Passerines with deformed bills, was published in the journal North American Bird Bander. It provides a primer on the anatomy of bird bills, discusses possible causes for bill deformities, and several tables summarize reports of passerines with deformed bills from the literature. Since then, RRBO has been compiling further incidences of songbirds with deformed bills.

This Flickr group will be broader, covering all types of birds, but some of the photos will also be used in the RRBO compilation here.

GROUP RULES:

1. This is for photos of birds with deformed bills. This might include elongated bills, crossed bills, abnormally curved bills, etc. This is to help identify certain types of deformities and any geographic clusters.

2. Please include these important items in the photo description:
--- The date the photo was taken.
-- The location, including nearest city and county (if US) -- geotagging the photo is strongly encouraged!
-- The species if you know it
-- Any additional details, such as how long this bird has been seen if it is coming to a feeding station, etc.

3. Admins reserve the right to delete photos that are not appropriate, including those not adhering to the rules, or birds with deformities that we determine are most likely from injury or a common disease known as avian pox. No offense to the photographer intended.

Group Rules

1. This is for photos of birds with deformed bills. This might include elongated bills, crossed bills, abnormally curved bills, etc. This is to help identify certain types of deformities and any geographic clusters.

2. Please include these important items in the photo description:
--- The date the photo was taken.
-- The location, including nearest city and county (if US) -- geotagging the photo is strongly encouraged!
-- The species if you know it
-- Any additional details, such as how long this bird has been seen if it is coming to a feeding station, etc.

3. Admins reserve the right to delete photos that are not appropriate, including those not adhering to the rules, or birds with deformities that we determine are most likely from injury or a common disease known as avian pox. No offense to the photographer intended.

Additional Info

  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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