Pellets


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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Pellets

 

undigested bones, wool, feathers, and insect chitin regurgitated in the form of rounded lumps by predatory birds, owls, seagulls, Corvidae, and other birds. The contents of pellets are analyzed in studying bird nutrition.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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* Counters of a given colour or Unifix (representing the pellets).
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