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Birds inspire gifts for Mom
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Catbirds, and colorful rose-breasted grosbeaks, indigo buntings, and scarlet tanagers will also arrive in May. These birds often nest in suburban settings and though some will migrate through, many will stay and nest in our area. Catbirds prefer low …

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Expert to talk on history of providing for birds Wednesday
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Louis Agassiz Fuertes/special to the news sentinel Insect-eating spring migrants like the eastern kingbird (a flycatcher pictured above) and red-eyed vireos (pictured below) may be attracted to a bird bath in your yard but not to bird feeders stocked …

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Flightless Birds Take it One Step at a Time: Photos
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"Flightless bird," of course, sounds like a contradiction, but there are actually dozens of birds out there that can't fly. They don't have it easy, without a flight plan to help them out of trouble, and some of them are hanging by a thread. But, they …

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Some Birds as Smart as Apes
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However, the brains of birds and those of apes are different. The brain of a bird does not have a neocortex. The neocortex controls thinking and remembering — one's cognitive skills. A bird brain is also much smaller than the brain of a monkey or …

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Backyard stick pile becomes home to birds
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John Baxter, president of the Kankekee Valley Audubon Society, has been having a great time photographing birds visiting the small stickpile in his Bourbonnais backyard. His efforts show not just a fine variety of late winter and early spring birds …

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How I help the birds feather their nests
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I take the furry tufts and stuff them into a spiral wire bird feeder (the sort you get for hanging up suet balls) which I then hang it up on my bird table amongst the nuts and seed hangers. Any bits of fur remaining get distributed around my garden …

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Birds of prey constrained in the beak evolution race
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Lead author of the study, Dr Jen Bright, of the University of Sheffield, said: "Our results show that in birds of prey such as eagles and falcons, the shapes of the skulls change in a predictable way as species increase or decrease in size. The shape …

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New Stanford wind tunnel for birds will help build better drones
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Someday, he and fellow researchers hope to fly entire flocks in the tunnel. They want to understand how the turbulence created by each bird's wings affects the adjacent birds, forcing them to shift position. Birds sense turbulence through receptors on …

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Govt bans trade in quail birds
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“Those crooks are selling a bird at a high price of $6 lying to our people that it will cure their diseases. That is false and people should not be fleeced,” Muchinguri said. She said government would soon draft a policy framework to control trading …

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Crews rescue birds falling from Oakland trees
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A team from the Oakland Zoo are the first to respond once volunteers spot a bird in distress. "Some of them are hurt from the fall, so they'll take a look to see if they need immediate attention or need to be held or they need to be fed. But ideally we …

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