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Newfound Galapagos Bird Species Already Went Extinct

Posted by External 15 days ago General
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

Posted by External 60 days ago General
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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Ancient Water Bird Survived Attack by Short-Necked 'Sea Monster'

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http://feedproxy.google.com — Scientists have found what may be the world's luckiest Hesperornis — an ancient water bird that escaped the snapping jaws of a plesiosaur about 70 million years ago in prehistoric South Dakota. Read More
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Bird communication: Chirping with syntax

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https://www.sciencedaily.com — People communicate meaning by combining words according to syntactic rules. But this ability is not limited solely to humans: A group of evolutionary biologists have discovered that Japanese great tits, like humans, have also evolved syntax. By combining their various calls using specific rules, these songbirds can communicate specific messages and engage in complex interactions. Read More
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