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Wood Thrushes Connect Bird Lovers Across Borders
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It's hard to protect a bird's habitat when you don't know where it lives half of its life. And the Wood Thrush needs all the help it can get—the species' population has declined by about two percent each year since 1966, according to Breeding Bird …

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The birds that fear death
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Crows are known to behave strangely around their dead: they gather around and squawk loudly nearby. The idea that it is part of some sort of ritual funeral has often been proposed. But what they are actually doing has largely remained a mystery, …

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Bird Watch: Some birds adapt diets to season, location
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Other birds that might be thought of as dietary specialists can actually shift their diets and even experience seasonal changes to their digestive systems to enable a dietary shift. American robins are thought of and frequently observed as hunters of …

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Symbols Take Wing: As Habitats Shrink, State Birds Head Elsewhere
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Climate change is forcing birds to change regional habitats. Gary Langham of the National Audubon Society led a study that predicts eight state birds won't reside in those states by century's end. ARUN RATH, HOST: The birds are being pushed out. A new …

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BARBARA MCMICHAEL | In celebration of birds
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I am captivated by the feisty little Anna's hummingbird that comes out even on these frostiest of mornings to visit the autumnalis cherry in our garden. But I find birds of any species to be enthralling, so I had to get my hands on the new book …

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Durkin: Snow brings out the birds
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Until then, December featured spotty bird activity, save for loyal cardinals, nuthatches, chickadees and red-bellied woodpeckers. I assumed the snow-free landscape offered plenty of wild seeds and other natural foods for the finches, juncos and …

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Birds of prey constrained in the beak evolution race
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Lead author of the study, Dr Jen Bright, of the University of Sheffield, said: "Our results show that in birds of prey such as eagles and falcons, the shapes of the skulls change in a predictable way as species increase or decrease in size. The shape …

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Appeals court: Airports have wide latitude to kill birds
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NEW YORK (AP) — The operator of New York City's airports has the legal right to kill migratory birds when necessary to protect planes, a federal appeals court said as it rejected a challenge from an animal advocacy group. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of …

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When birds can't fly, they need a lift – and that's where you come in
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If you come across a stricken bird or animal in the road, what do you do? Well, if you're in Duluth, you take it to wildlife rehab organization Wildwoods, which has this past week had two injured bald eagles and an owl brought in for treatment. But the …

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Casting Net: Jennifer Aniston, Jack Huston fly with The Yellow Birds
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The Yellow Birds sees a casting shake-up. Jack Huston fills in for the role Benedict Cumberbatch once considered in new director Alexandre Moors' feature. Jennifer Aniston also hops aboard, fleshing out a group boasting Tye Sheridan and Alden …

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