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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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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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How birds spread deadly diseases without getting sick
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Birds carry a fungus that can be fatal in people, yet the birds don't get sick. Now researchers think they know why. Cryptococcus neoformans is a fungus that causes deadly infections in people with a weakened immune system. It's found in bird droppings …

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