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Cause of chickadee deformities a mystery

...curled and crossed. Some chickadees had bills so deformed they curled under and pointed back at the birds' chests. Colleen Handel with the Alaska Biological Science Center has received more than 200 reports of beak deformities. She caught a few...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071999/Loc_chickadee.html
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Scientists look for clues to rise in bird deformities

...300 affected chickadees have been reported in Alaska, representing more than 1,000 individual birds," said Colleen Handel, a research wildlife biologist with the USGS Alaska Science Center in Anchorage. "By comparison, only 10 black-capped...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021603/out_birdssick.shtml
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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...curled and crossed. Some chickadees had bills so deformed they curled under and pointed back at the birds' chests. Colleen Handel with the Alaska Biological Science Center has received more than 200 reports of beak deformities. She caught a few...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071999/Loc_chickadee.shtml
Scientists: Beak deformities increase in Northwest

...determine the cause, but the deformed beaks could signal a growing environmental-health problem. Research biologist Colleen Handel says the prevalence of the deformities is more than 10 times above what is normally expected in a wild bird population...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110910/sta_733437472.shtml
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Biologists ask public to help with deformed bird study

...Van Hemert said. "We are still really interested." Since the project was launched by center wildlife biologist Colleen Handel, roughly 1,500 black-capped chickadees have been reported, most of them in Southcentral Alaska - and many of...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011107/loc_20070111008.shtml
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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Townsend's warblers and gold-crowned kinglets, for example, are fussy about nesting in large coniferous trees, said Colleen Handel, a researcher with the Alaska Biological Science Center. Biologists wonder if the warblers will adapt to shrubby...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051099/Loc_birds.shtml
The indomitable

...black-capped chickadees and 24 other species have been documented in Alaska where sightings have been especially common. Colleen Handel, a biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey's Alaska Biological Science Center in Anchorage, is studying the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020104/out_chickadee.shtml
Outdoors
Beak disorder baffles scientists

...said. "It's pretty clear that something has gone wrong." So far, researchers are baffled as to what that is. Colleen Handel, principal beak-deformity researcher at the USGS Alaska Science Center in Anchorage, started in 1999 looking into...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062208/out_293769595.shtml
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