(n.) A small, slender European hawk (Falco alaudarius), allied to the sparrow hawk. Its color is reddish fawn, streaked and spotted with white and black. Also called windhover and stannel. The name is also applied to other allied species.
(1) Cell-adapted virus produced a distinct rounding of CEF cells within 24 to 48 h. Biologic and serologic tests suggested that the kestrel virus is similar to falcon herpesvirus and pigeon herpesvirus and is at least partially related to owl herpesvirus.
(2) In contrast, DDE and dieldrin accumulated in the tissues and brains of kestrels to toxicologically significant concentrations.
(3) The results of light and electron microscopic studies and experimental transmission to a captive American kestrel and a barred owl (Strix varia) suggests a herpesvirus similar to those dsecribed for owls and other falcons in the U.S.
(4) Additionally membrane elevations and depressions and globular elements were found on these central fibers in three species, the kestrel being the exception.
(5) Parasitemia and body weight of female kestrels were negatively correlated.
(6) It in turn subcontracted the supply of some equipment to a third company, Dorset company Kestrel Ophthalmics .
(7) All on benefits with lots of kids, eating chips and gravy and training up kestrels to pass the time.
(8) Pine voles (Microtus pinetorum) were collected from pesticide-treated orchards in New York (USA) and fed to three captive American kestrels (Falco sparverius) for 60 days to evaluate potential hazards from soil-borne persistent insecticides.
(9) In the course of post-mortem bacteriological examinations, several previously unreported bacterial strains were isolated from budgerigars, pigeons, kestrels, and a goose.
(10) Laurence Vick, a medical negligence lawyer who is working with some of the victims, said he was “very surprised” that Kestrel, as a party to the arrangement, had not received the report.
(11) Brain and body temperatures were measured via small thermocouples implanted in the anterior hypothalami and colons, respectively, of five adult American kestrels (F. sparverius, mean mass 119 g) during descending flights in a wind tunnel at angles of 4 and 6 degrees below horizontal, at 10 m.s-1 air speed, and at 23 degrees C air temperature.
(12) Brain cholinesterase (ChE) activity in kestrels was depressed to levels diagnostic of poisoning by a ChE-inhibiting compound.
(13) With fish in the pool, crabs on the edges, Canarian geckos scurrying between rocks, a wild ocean to stare out at, volcanic lava banks and the occasional kestrel above, the scenery is stunning.
(14) First, myopia is not always produced in kestrels in response to form deprivation.
(15) Kestrel simply confirmed it was commissioned by The Practice to supply equipment and materials.
(16) Photograph: firstVIEW When McQueen was a boy, he had liked to watch the kestrels who for many years returned each spring to nest on the top of the tower block opposite the kitchen window of his family home.
(17) Control kestrels remained healthy and accumulated insignificant concentrations of the contaminants.
(18) This is the first report of a naturally occurring case of inclusion body disease of falcons in the American kestrel.
(19) Lloyds Banking Group has begun a mass mailshot of 231,000 letters offering possible refunds to Halifax customers who may have been mis-sold payment protection insurance on their credit cards, under a costly and large-scale outreach programme codenamed Project Kestrel.
(20) A spokeswoman for Musgrove said it did not pass on the report to Kestrel because it did not have a contract with it.