• Want to do Ornithological Research?

    1 month ago - By Ornithology

    Research in ornithology is not just a willy-nilly collection of observations while walking through the woods. How does one start a research project?
    First, you have to develop a hypothesis - a question you would like to answer. Let's suppose you are curious about the prevalence of partial albinism in House Sparrows. What factors influence, either genetically or environmentally, the level of leucistic plumage ( i.e. number of reduced pigmentation in feathers?) What's the first step?
    First you have to hit the research journals to dig out whatever information is already there in journals like...
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