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Bird brain? Pigeons have quite a way with words

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https://www.sciencedaily.com — Pigeons can learn to distinguish real words from non-words by visually processing their letter combinations, surprising new research shows. Read More
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Study demonstrates seasonality of bird migration in response to environmental cues

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https://www.sciencedaily.com — For the first time, a study shows that remote sensing data from weather surveillance radar and on-the-ground data from the eBird citizen science database both yield robust indices of migration timing, also known as migration phenology. These indices can now be used to address the critical gap in our knowledge regarding the cues that migrants use for fine tuning their migration timing in response Read More
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Newfound Galapagos Bird Species Already Went Extinct

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http://feedproxy.google.com — A brilliantly hued Galapagos songbird is not one species, but two — or at least it was. Read More
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Galápagos faces first-ever bird extinction

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http://www.enn.com — Scientists have discovered a new species of colorful songbird in the Galápagos Islands, with one catch: it's extinct. Researchers from the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco State University (SFSU), the University of New Mexico (UNM), and the San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory (SFBBO) used molecular data from samples of museum specimens to determine that two subspecies of Vermili Read More
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Bald Eagle Sex: The Acrobatic Mating of America's National Bird

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http://feedproxy.google.com — Bald eagle sex involves daring aerial moves, intricate nest building and lifelong monogamy. Read More
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Northern bird found to be more resilient to winter weather

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https://www.sciencedaily.com — Northern wrens are larger and more resilient to winter weather than those living in the south, new research reveals. The research means that populations inhabiting regions where winters are more severe show some form of adaptation. The research team say that their findings have particular relevance to our understanding of how birds and other species are able to respond to climate change. Read More
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Photos: Mummified Bird Wings Preserved in Amber

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http://feedproxy.google.com — The dinosaur-age bird wings preserved in amber mark some of the first ancient 3D bird feathers that researchers have studied. Read More
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Early bird wings preserved in Burmese amber

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https://www.sciencedaily.com — Thousands of remarkable fossil birds from the time of the dinosaurs have been uncovered in China. However, most of these fossils are flattened in the rock, even though they commonly preserve fossils. Read More
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Urban bird species risk dying prematurely due to stress

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https://www.sciencedaily.com — Birds of the species Parus Major (great tit) living in an urban environment are at greater risk of dying young than great tits living outside cities. Research results in Sweden show that urban great tits have shorter telomeres than others of their own species living in rural areas. According to the researchers, the induced stress that the urban great tits are experiencing is what results in short Read More
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Shifting bird distribution indicates a changing Arctic

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https://www.sciencedaily.com — Shifts in the distribution of Spectacled Eiders, a predatory bird at the top of the Bering Sea's benthic food web, indicate possible changes in the Arctic's marine ecosystem, according to new research. Read More
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Fossil teeth suggest that seeds saved bird ancestors from extinction

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https://www.sciencedaily.com — When the dinosaurs became extinct, plenty of small bird-like dinosaurs disappeared along with giants like Tyrannosaurus and Triceratops. Why only some of them survived to become modern-day birds remains a mystery. Now, researchers suggest that abrupt ecological changes following a meteor impact may have been more detrimental to carnivorous bird-like dinosaurs, and early modern birds with toothles Read More
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