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Birds turn up their beaks at cheap food
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DEAR JOAN: I have had a bird feeder in my newly designed garden for about four or five months. When first installed, it attracted many birds daily and had to be refilled at least two times per week. It probably holds about three cups of seed. Then …

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'The Angry Birds Movie' Trailer: Birds Crash and Pigs Fly
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This is a year of superhero clashing with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice behind us and Captain America: Civil War just under a few weeks away. But May will also bring the epic clash of fowls and swine in The Angry Birds Movie. The animated film …

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Scientists Unveil Comprehensive Bird Family Tree
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Evolutionary relationships among the world's 10,000 bird species have been tough to decipher, but scientists on Wednesday unveiled the most comprehensive account of the avian family tree ever formulated, detailing how modern bird groups are connected …

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Weekend best bets: Santa, trees, 'Nutcracker,' birds, Star Wars …
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For the birds: Kids can make a pine cone bird feeder from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Edmonds Wildlife Habitat and Native Plant Demonstration Garden. Free (although donations are accepted). Get details here.

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Much-loved migratory birds are winging back to the isles
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I am so excited that I had to tell someone,” emailed my neighbor Joanne. “My kolea is back!” This message was one of several I received last week reporting sightings of Hawaii's much-loved migratory shorebird, the Pacific golden plover, or kolea in …

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Birds Figured Out How to Cure Malaria a Long Time Ago
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In 1998, scientists in India noticed that when an outbreak of malaria flared up, these birds would both eat and line their nests with the greenery from the flower tree. When the scientists stripped the nests of the herb, the sparrows quickly replaced …

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Marcia Davis: Hungry birds exhibited unusual behavior
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Tennessee bird-watchers get excited about pipits mainly because they seldom have an opportunity to see these uncommon migrants and winter residents. American pipits nest in the harsh Arctic tundra and above the tree line in western U.S. mountains. Drab …

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The parakeets at Oblation Papers & Press just had baby birds
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"Pica and Pixel are tending to a nest of young hatchlings!" Oblation Papers & Press announced on Tuesday. The parakeets, housed in a cage inside the Pearl District print shop, have greeted customers with their chirps since 2014. Now, shoppers will hear …

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Nobody Wins The War Between Birds and Planes
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Encounters like this, officially termed “bird strikes,” are on the rise–but they were already fairly frequent. Last year, in the U.S. alone, a record 13,668 bird strikes were reported to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)–a few dozen a day, up …

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Wild birds in Brazilian state of Amazonas being illegally traded for food and …
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Wild birds in the state of Amazonas in Brazil are being trafficked for food and pet trade, according to a new study published today in Mongabay's open-access journal, Tropical Conservation Science. Researchers found that between 1992 and 2011, the …

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