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burrowing

(bŭr′ō-ĭng)
The formation of a subcutaneous tunnel made by a parasite or of a fistula or sinus containing pus.
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Alternatively, different species did not populate the burrows at the same time and the Skolithos pipe-rock may represent a result of burrowing by temporarily successive populations.
Burrowing owls have developed several behavioral adaptations to cope with fitness costs associated with nesting underground and inhabiting dry grasslands with highly variable ambient temperatures.
Representing the then newly-formed Burrowing Owl Conservation Network and an army of 209,000 constituents, I petitioned the office of the Attorney General of California to end the state's policy of evicting burrowing owls, and sparked a statewide debate regarding the effectiveness of antiquated policies supposedly designed to protect and restore burrowing owl numbers.
A number of different forms of locomotion are in evidence; the one type all sandy beach animals have in common is burrowing (Yannicelli et al.
It was, however, neither practical nor desirable to destructively examine the soil layer (away from stones) for burrowing reptiles and frogs in grassland remnants.
Backward movements observed in worms burrowing in gelatin, an analog for muds (e.g., Che and Dorgan, 2010), may result in burrow collapse in natural sediments, although cohesion makes burrow collapse less likely in muds than in sands.
Western burrowing owls (Athene cunicularia) are tiny, long-legged members of the owl family, native to the Americas and preferring open landscapes where they can dig new holes or use existing ones (such as abandoned prairie dog, skunk or armadillo homes) to nest and rear their young.
Refuge microclimates of rodents: a surface nesting Otomys unisulcatus and a burrowing Paratomys brantsii.
Energetics and burrowing behaviour in the semifossorial degu Octodon degus (Rodentia: Octodontidae).
London, July 14 (ANI): The discovery of three fossil burrows in south-eastern Australia has suggested that small dinosaurs living in polar areas survived the lean months when little food was available by burrowing during the winter.
Damming, burrowing, and other geomorphological activities of beavers in drainage canals were investigated also in various other areas, scaterred throughout the country.
Two species of rare burrowing wolf spiders, Geolycosa xera archboldi McCrone 1963 and G.