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The birds that are plaguing Aldinga
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It's like a scene from the Alfred Hitchcock thriller, The Birds. It is an extraordinary and frightening sight magnified by the shrill and piercing call of the birds. The vivid white cockatoos are trashing the town. Residents and business people are …

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These Birds Can Sing Using Only Their Feathers
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It sounds absurd, but some birds perform a feat not all that different. They make songs appear out of feathers and thin air. The microscopic physics of how exactly feather sound works is a still bit of a mystery, says Richard Prum, an evolutionary …

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Angry Birds of Cycling
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It's not quite Hitchcock, but it's close: In recent months, there have been several bird "attacks” on cyclists around the world. Possibly in response to the popular Angry Birds game, birds around the world have been spotted fighting back and taking on …

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These little-known, colorful birds are latest victims of Indonesia's caged …
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Commonly called “jewels of the forest”, these bright and colorful birds are being sold openly — and illegally — in Indonesia's bird markets, a new study by TRAFFIC and Birdtour Asia has found. Most of the world's pittas are found in the tropical …

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Campaign seeks to protect birds from wind turbines
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Michael Hutchins, the director of Bird-Smart Wind Energy Campaign for the American Bird Conservancy, said hundreds of thousands of birds are killed each year because of wind turbines. The campaign's goal is to protect native birds from the dangers of …

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Birds Use Alligators As Bodyguards
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Birds may use alligators as bodyguards to protect their nests from hungry raccoons and opossums, but gator payment may come at a steep cost — namely, in the form of the birds' chicks that are dropped into the water, researchers say. For many species …

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Eagle, other birds flock to DACC
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Handlers allow the birds to fly free over the heads of audience members to demonstrate the inherent grace and agility of the display birds. The highlight of the event is the appearance of the national symbol, the bald eagle. The informative program is …

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LIFE AT BOOMER LAKE: Some birds don't care about how wet it is
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My week was dampened, literally, with several early mornings of rain, but surely it cannot last. Birds wait for nobody, but while they are there, some of the finest views can be obtained. It is even better if you are able to record these events for …

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Gallery: Backyard birds
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Gallery: Backyard birds. Birder Karen Jones walked DNR non-game wildlife expert Carrol Henderson around her Mendota Heights backyard which is designed to attract a variety of birds. comment. share · tweet · email. Print. more. Share on: Share on …

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These Adorable Little Birds Will Drink Your Blood
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Unlike bald eagles, harpy vultures, horned owls, and all the other big, scary birds that eat meat, the vampire finch looks like an animal that could be found at your backyard feeder. It weighs less than an ounce, has no vivid colorations or vicious …

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