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Ornithologists find it difficult to study the Amazonian Biffa,

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Ornithologists find it difficult to study the Amazonian Biffa, a species native to the Amazon watershed, mainly on account of its feeding and nesting at great heights—often 200 to 300 feet above the forest floor.

A. on account of its feeding and nesting
B. on account of their feeding and nesting
C. because it feeds and nests
D. because they feed and nest
E. because of their feeding and nesting

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A. on account of its feeding and nesting "on account if its" is unidiomatic
B. on account of their feeding and nesting THEIR is plural. Should be singular since it refers to the Amazonian Biffa. Moreover, if THEIR is used, it refers to "Ornithologists" which is plural.
C. because it feeds and nests Correct
D. because they feed and nest THEY is used here. Same issue as B
E. because of their feeding and nesting Same issue as B
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Just by reading along the line, option C makes most sense.
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Ornithologists find it difficult to study the Amazonian Biffa, a species native to the Amazon watershed, mainly on account of its feeding and nesting at great heights—often 200 to 300 feet above the forest floor.

A. on account of its feeding and nesting
B. on account of their feeding and nesting
C. because it feeds and nests
D. because they feed and nest
E. because of their feeding and nesting

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A. No. Short and Sweet. This choice is close, but (c) is more concise.

B. No. Pronoun. All species such as the Amazonian Biffa are singular and take singular pronouns. Therefore, their is incorrect.

C. Yes. This is short and sweet and has the singular pronoun it to correctly refer to the species Amozonian Biffa.

D. No. Pronoun. All species such as the Amazonian Biffa are singular and take singular pronouns. Therefore, they is incorrect.

E. No. Pronoun. All species such as the Amazonian Biffa are singular and take singular pronouns. Therefore, their is incorrect.
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