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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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Why Do Birds Sing the Same Song Over and Over?
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The twittering of birds can fill any spring or summer day with music: All you have to do is open your window to hear crows "caw," killdears call "kill-deah! kill-deah!" and chickadees sing "chickadee-dee-dee." But come back an hour later, and you'll …

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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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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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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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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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