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Night parrot capture and tagging hailed as 'holy grail' moment for bird lovers
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Following an 18-month search for a night parrot, fellow ornithologist Steve Murphy netted one of the birds on 4 April. Feather samples were taken from the bird, and a small tracker, with a battery that lasted for 21 days, was placed on its leg to gain …

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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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Birds Use Alligators As Bodyguards
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Birds may use alligators as bodyguards to protect their nests from hungry raccoons and opossums, but gator payment may come at a steep cost — namely, in the form of the birds' chicks that are dropped into the water, researchers say. For many species …

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Eagle, other birds flock to DACC
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Handlers allow the birds to fly free over the heads of audience members to demonstrate the inherent grace and agility of the display birds. The highlight of the event is the appearance of the national symbol, the bald eagle. The informative program is …

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LIFE AT BOOMER LAKE: Some birds don't care about how wet it is
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My week was dampened, literally, with several early mornings of rain, but surely it cannot last. Birds wait for nobody, but while they are there, some of the finest views can be obtained. It is even better if you are able to record these events for …

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Gallery: Backyard birds
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Gallery: Backyard birds. Birder Karen Jones walked DNR non-game wildlife expert Carrol Henderson around her Mendota Heights backyard which is designed to attract a variety of birds. comment. share · tweet · email. Print. more. Share on: Share on …

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These Adorable Little Birds Will Drink Your Blood
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Unlike bald eagles, harpy vultures, horned owls, and all the other big, scary birds that eat meat, the vampire finch looks like an animal that could be found at your backyard feeder. It weighs less than an ounce, has no vivid colorations or vicious …

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Did early birds fly? Fossil holds clues to ancient mystery.
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Ancient birds may have soared over the heads of dinosaurs, according to a new study of a fossilized wing found in central Spain. The research, published Thursday in Scientific Reports, delves into the wing details of a 125-million-year-old bird …

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