Interesting article on research done on Birdstrikes in Australia, from The Australian
Birdstrike DNA probe
Steve Creedy, Aviation writer
July 07, 2006
CSI-type forensic techniques are being developed to identify the Australian birds and other creatures that most commonly endanger aircraft.
And initial tests have surprised experts, by suggesting more species may be involved than previously thought.
Birds are a constant threat to planes. A strike can cost a major airline millions of dollars in repairs and lost operating time.