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Birds, plants take center stage at Wings and Wildflowers Festival
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The festival's agenda includes lectures from keynote speakers Gallus Quigley, Cornell eBird regional coordinator for Lake and Sumter counties; Melinda Myers, editor of Birds & Blooms magazine; Ken Meyer, co-founder and executive director of the Avian …

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Osprey nest cam offers viewers an unfiltered look at birds at Belwood Lake …
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This is the second year for the webcam, which can now run throughout the night using infrared light that does not bother the birds. A new camera was purchased for this project, which saw thousands of viewers clock 3.7 million minutes watching the birds …

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Slow, cold reptiles may breathe like energetic birds
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In one sweep, she realized that what physiologists have assumed for decades about the evolution of airflow in alligators, other living reptiles, birds and maybe even dinosaurs might just be startlingly wrong. Lungs sound simple: Air goes in, air goes …

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The world's oldest bird VOMIT proves the ancestors ate fish 120m years ago
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Instead of small beaks to peck with, like the birds we know today, in the time of the dinosaurs birds had strong jaws and teeth. Now one of these ancient birds has given a unique insight into the diet of these creatures thanks to traces found in its …

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Birds of prey as football mascots
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Have you ever wondered why so many sports teams choose birds of prey or raptors as their team mascot? The biological definition of birds of prey is birds that hunt and feed on other animals. The term raptor is derived from the Latin word rapere, which …

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Not all birds migrate; here's how to attract residents
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Blue jays — You can entice these birds by serving suet and sunflower seeds or a blend that features sunflower meats. They also love peanuts. • Cardinals — Cardinals like virtually any kind of seed (except niger) and suet. They are especially happy …

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Pa. hunters can help protect against bird flu
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Avian influenza or bird flu is a respiratory disease of birds caused by an influenza Type-A virus. The virus can infect poultry including chicken, ducks, quail, pheasants, guinea, fowl and turkeys as well as some wild bird species such as ducks, swans …

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Devil Birds: How to Hunt Chukar
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That's because these “devil birds” lead you a merry chase up the nasty hills they inhabit. You will follow, clawing, slipping, and sliding, only to watch them fly downhill before you're close enough for a shot you'd be too out of breath to make anyway.

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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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