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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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Watch: Stanford wind tunnel for birds will help build better drones
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A new one-of-a-kind wind tunnel at Stanford University is studying bird flight to build better drones. The wind tunnel, one of the most sophisticated in the world, is sort of a treadmill for birds. With a fan the size of a small car, it blows air at …

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Bird Boxes Raise Money, Help Migrating Birds
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Franklin Klock showed us how the Carbon County Environmental Education Center is putting together bird boxes. They're a home for birds about to migrate back to Pennsylvania this spring, and dozens of them are for sale at the center in Summit Hill.

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Human handouts could be spreading disease from birds to people
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They recently launched a study to find out how being fed by humans is changing the health, ecology and behavior of white ibises in south Florida, where construction and land development is drying up their wetland habitats. The birds normally feed on …

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Tips Take Down T-Birds
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T-Birds single game tickets for the 2015-16 season are available online at the T-Birds website and at the ShoWare Center box office. The ShoWare Center Box Office is open Monday through Friday 10 am to 5 pm Saturday game days at 10 am and Sunday …

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The Birds Have Spoken: Birdies For Bernie!
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The birders in the crowd will know that bird actually is an adult female house finch, Haemorhous mexicanus, a small omnivorous songbird that is native to Mexico and to the western United States, although this species has become established nationally …

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Renovation at Javits Center Alleviates Hazard for Manhattan's Birds
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For bird lovers, the appellation was apt since the building was a major site of bird fatalities, as the unwitting creatures smashed into the mirrorlike facade. Now, after a half-billion-dollar renovation, the convention center has gone from being one …

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