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Wood Thrushes Connect Bird Lovers Across Borders
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It's hard to protect a bird's habitat when you don't know where it lives half of its life. And the Wood Thrush needs all the help it can get—the species' population has declined by about two percent each year since 1966, according to Breeding Bird …

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The birds that fear death
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Crows are known to behave strangely around their dead: they gather around and squawk loudly nearby. The idea that it is part of some sort of ritual funeral has often been proposed. But what they are actually doing has largely remained a mystery, …

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Urban birds may be smarter than their country cousins, new study suggests
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A new study suggests that modern cityscapes may be turning birds into better problem solvers. The McGill University research, published recently in Behavioral Ecology, found that city birds studied were different from their rural counterparts in …

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CT Losing Our Birds As Forest Lands Shrink
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Bob Augusta of Simsbury searches for birds on a Hartford Audubon Society bird walk in April. A Connecticut Audubon Society report finds that we are losing an average 2,400 acres of forest to development each year while purchasing or protecting about …

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LIFE AT BOOMER LAKE: Some water birds move in while others move on
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Migratory movement has been medium to high, and now the ducks and other water birds are moving in, some of them right through the area without stopping. Two small groups of beautiful American Avocets have come through, and it is easily possible to …

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Drone Borrows Bird's Technique For Low Power Flight
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Humans don't need to reinvent the wing to make a better flying machine. Instead, they can just copy a design from nature. Falcon evolution has had millenniums to perfect wing design, while humans have been flying for barely more than a century. So to …

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Winter survival is for the birds
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Second, warm blood flowing through the birds' arteries passes close to cold venous blood returning from the feet. As arterial blood warms up the venous blood the feet are kept cool, and the small amount of tissue in the feet is supplied with just …

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Did you notice fewer birds flew south this winter? Study blames climate change
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Climate change is starting to change the behavior of birds around the world, including some species here in the United States, according to a study conducted by an international team of researchers. Warmer temperatures in some northern states are …

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Dodo Birds Weren't 'Dodos' After All
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Dodos weren't as dumb as their reputation suggests. New research finds that these extinct, flightless birds were likely as smart as modern pigeons, and had a better sense of smell. Dodos (Raphus cucullatus) had gone extinct by 1662, less than 100 years …

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3 guilty of capturing, killing nearly 200 protected birds
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Three men from Burma were found guilty for killing hundreds of birds illegally last summer at Cunningham Lake. U.S. attorneys say this is the first case of its kind in Nebraska. In court Thursday, So Reh, Su Reh and Lu Reh pled guilty to the citation plea.

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