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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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With paper tigers and birds, he gets disabled into origami fold
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Chennai: From making little birds behind his back, to creating a boat with a story, origami artist Shivaraman Ananthanarayanan was doing everything he could to get his audience into the fold. "Origami, the art of paper folding, is something everyone …

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The Apocalyptic Party Jams And Secular Gospel Of Birds Of Chicago
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The two members of Birds of Chicago, Allison Russell and JT Nero, used to cross paths on the road when on tour with their own bands. They joined up musically and then — as these things happen — they became a couple. Their latest album, out now, …

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California Drought Affects Winter Refuges for Migratory Birds
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This weekend, the town of Lodi near the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta holds its annual crane festival, complete with tours of the wetlands where the five-foot tall birds spend their days foraging for food and their nights roosting in shallow water.

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Ken Hare's Natural Alabama: Spring migration brings birds and birders galore …
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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -. When members of the Alabama Ornithological Society held their spring meeting on Dauphin Island last week, they were able to spot almost 45 percent of all the birds recognized as occurring in Alabama. Included in the …

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SFWC Continues to See High Number of Botulism Cases in Birds
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You've probably heard of botulism, and know it's a dangerous toxin, but did you know that it can affect wildlife? At the South Florida Wildlife Center hospital we're acutely aware of this as we continue to see a steady stream of ducks and other wild …

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For the birds
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“When the birds are doing well in Costa Rica, it usually means they are doing well here too,” says Dan Schneider, a planner with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the longest-serving board member of the Rainforest Biodiversity Group.

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In Australia, birds may be using arson to hunt
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Humans may not be the only ones to blame for wildfires. Researchers have preliminary evidence pointing to Australian birds spreading fires in order to force out their prey from protected grassy areas. The brown falcon and black kite are believed to …

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DAVID MURDOCK: On the birds
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Over the years, I've written lots of columns about feeding wild birds at my home. It's a strange little hobby that sometimes seems more like a job than a form of relaxation. However, there is one question that I've never quite answered about feeding …

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