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Traffic Is Changing How City Birds Sing
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“You can tell a lot about a bird by how it sings, whether it's trying to attract a mate or defend its territory. Because many noises are physically difficult for birds to produce, you can glean information about the health of a bird from its calls …

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Bird poaching continues to result in victims
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Over the course of the year, dozens of birds will arrive to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre in Gipuzkoa with firearm-inflicted wounds, evidence that there are still illegal activities taking place which threaten biodiversity conservation. The …

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THE GARDENER STATE: Birds, bays and blossoms
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No single person or group of experts could possibly count all of the species of birds on our planet or even in our counties; therefore, people from all over the world will be participating in this weekend's Great Backyard Bird Count and entering their …

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Migrating Birds May Bring Exotic Ticks to US
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Each spring, billions of migratory birds arrive from countries further south, the researchers estimated. These birds likely bring more than 19 million neotropical ticks to the United States, the study authors explained. But the ticks have little to no …

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In the body, cells move like flocks of birds or schools of fish
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SAN DIEGO — Cell biologists are taking clues from marching ants, flocking birds and other animals to learn how groups of cells move through the body. Such studies are yielding insights about cell movement during development as well as the spread of …

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Focus of Belle Isle driving tour will be counting birds
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A driving tour of Detroit's Belle Isle is part of an effort to assess the abundance of birds around North America. Michigan Department of Natural Resources wildlife staff will participate in today's tour of the island park located in the Detroit River …

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Study: Prehistoric birds could fly high
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Analysis of an exceptionally well-preserved bird wing fossil suggests at least some ancient bird species were capable of the kinds of aerial maneuvers modern flyers perform. In other words, prehistoric birds could ascend to considerable heights, and …

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Animal Courtship: Two Blue-Capped Cordon Bleu Birds Sing, Dance, And Leap For …
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The blue-capped cordon bleu bird, a type of finch from Africa, courts more amusingly. The male bird tap dances at a very fast pace. To the human eyes, it looks like he is jumping. In between his performance, he leaps and sings. The choosy female finch …

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After the Oregon standoff, wildlife refuge is again for the birds
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The day four final holdouts ended the armed occupation of a remote wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon, a new occupation was just beginning. According to two decades' worth of federal data, Feb. 11 is, on average, the earliest date that migrating tundra …

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10 Everyday Items That Are Toxic to Birds
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Birds can be like toddlers: They both like to check things out by putting them in their mouths. Just like children, when pet birds are out unsupervised, this habit of tasting things can get them into trouble. As an avian veterinarian, I treat birds …

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