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Farmers want bird flu vaccine, but it's no cure-all
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Minnesota has lost more than 9 million turkeys and chickens to avian flu and the requirement to kill surviving birds to stop the disease from spreading. By the time the virus retreated in early June, the flocks of 108 Minnesota poultry farms had been …

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DNR offers guidelines to keep bird feeders clean, backyard birds safe
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Many South Carolina residents enjoy feeding wild birds. Several bird species commonly visit feeders providing an opportunity for residents to enjoy watching them nearby. However, S.C. Department of Natural Resources biologists are asking the public to …

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Demi Lovato Reveals Involvement With 'The Angry Birds Movie'
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This past Friday (April 2), producer John Cohen announced that Charli XCX will be voicing one of the birds named Willow, and earlier it was shared that Blake Shelton is also voicing one of the pigs in the animated film based on the mobile app video game.

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Guest Post: How do birds see the world?
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How do birds fly around objects without crashing into them? Their object perception must be similar to ours, despite having a dramatically different brain and separate evolutionary history. Birds and mammals share a last common ancestor roughly 275 …

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Beer and biking event is for the birds
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Arlene KoziolBlue herons, a familiar bird on Wisconsin's waterways, is one of the many species that people can see during Saturday's Birds, Bikes & Brews. The Madison Audubon Society event is a fundraiser, but primarily a way to get people interested …

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Modern Birds Took Flight 95 Million Years Ago
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Modern birds — from the soaring eagle to the tiny hummingbird — share a common ancestor that lived about 95 million years ago in South America, a new study finds. That feathery common ancestor laid the groundwork for its innumerable descendants.

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Prince Charming for birds in distress
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Prince Mehra's passion for birds turned into social service six years ago when he launched the “first bird ambulance of the country” for these speechless creatures. Mehra, a signboard painter, started the ambulance service to provide medical care to …

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Why some birds sing elaborate songs in the winter
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Male birds' puzzling off-season singing in winter could be practice for flirting in spring. Europe's great reed warblers (Acrocephalus arundinaceus) and some other male long-distance migrants sing extensively when overwintering in sub-Saharan Africa …

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Nature Notes: Birds abound with early spring in Flagstaff
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Birds, birds, birds. I have been hearing birds in my neighborhood and the surrounding woods for over a month now. They seem particularly frisky and vocal this spring, especially just before and after the little storms we've been having. According to …

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Ron Krupp: Giving endangered birds a chance
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It was established in 1943 to provide habitat for migratory birds that extend along the Atlantic Flyway between northern breeding grounds and southern wintering areas. The refuge consists of 6,729 acres mostly wetland habitats with more than 200 …

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