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Retracing Audubon's Steps, Painting His Birds Anew
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This week, an Italian mural artist named Hitnes has been painting a portrait of a fish crow on a wall at Broadway and 155th Street. It is no coincidence that the six-story-high image stands only a few hundred feet from the grave of artist and …

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Shape Of Skulls, Beaks Of Birds Of Prey Not Dependent On Diet: Study
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Further, the bird beaks are believed to be according to adaptation, that is, they develop based on the type of diet they eat. For example, by having toothless beaks, the ancestors of modern-day birds were able to munch on seeds that helped save them …

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Mark Blazis: Christmastime is for birds to show up and be counted
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Next week, highly skilled birders will begin conducting a census of Worcester County bird populations. Dec. 14 through early January, more than 2,100 birder teams will take part in Audubon's Christmas Bird Count to survey the nation's wintering birds.

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That Bird Just Saved My Life: What Animals Can Teach Doctors
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An Egyptian Vulture flies on Socotra island March 27, 2008. Thousands of bird species around the world, including the Egyptian Vulture, are affected by heart disease, and few physicians know that birds and people share risk factors for developing it …

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Pertinent information on possible bird flu virus to be discussed at workshop
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The speaker is Dr. Casey Ritz of the UGA Poultry Science Department, who will cover topics like the current status of Avian Influenza, how to tell if your birds are sick, what to do if you have sick birds and poultry flock biosecurity basics. Bowman …

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These birds use song to keep their mates from straying
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About 90% of bird species live in monogamous pairs, but that doesn't mean they don't fool around on the side. The females of most monogamous species breed with outside males at least occasionally. Male birds have evolved two main ways to combat such …

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Understanding The 2015 Wisconsin Avian Flu Epidemic: Tracking Disease In …
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An unprecedented avian influenza epidemic struck the poultry industry in the U.S. over the spring and early summer of 2015. It was concentrated in several Midwestern states, with Wisconsin seeing infections in several counties that are home to major …

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Migratory birds keep away due to warm weather
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We get a lot of terrestrial migratory birds like Black Redstart, a variety of flycatchers, thrushes and warblers from the Himalayan foothills and several water birds as well. The Garganey is most often the first to reach the city. The terrestrial ones …

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Winter birds seen at your feeder
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Species of birds are widespread, and can be found almost everywhere. Some avid birders travel to exotic destinations to see different or rare birds, and add to their bird list. But birders don't have travel long distances to enjoy birds. You can do …

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Inside Ralph Steadman's Gonzo World of "Nextinct" Birds
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When the artist Ralph Steadman talks about birds, the word “vicious” comes up repeatedly. Crows are vicious. Peacocks, too. Birds generally, really. “There's nothing sentimental about them,” Steadman said when he spoke with me on Skype last month from …

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