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'Teenage' songbirds experience high mortality due to many causes, study finds

Nearly one-third of songbird species across North America are experiencing long-term declines. Scientists have spent years researching pote…

Started by Steph S.

0 May 8, 2014

Clever Drongo Thieves

African Bird Shouts False Alarms to Deceive and Steal, Study Shows In the Kalahari, Drongos excel at tricking other species with a repertoi…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 May 8, 2014
Reply by Steph S.

River Birds Affected by Hormone-disrupting Pollutants

Studies have shown for some time now that endocrine disrupting substances from chemicals in sewage and other wastewater can affect the norm…

Started by Steph S.

0 Apr 29, 2014

Blue-Footed Boobies Declining in the Galapagos

The population of blue-footed boobies — the seabirds with characteristically colorful feet — has been declining in the Galápagos islands.…

Started by Steph S.

1 Apr 28, 2014
Reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

What songbirds tell us about how we learn

When you throw a wild pitch or sing a flat note, it could be that your basal ganglia made you do it. This area in the middle of the brain…

Started by Steph S.

1 Apr 11, 2014
Reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

Hummingbirds' 22-million-year-old history of remarkable change is far from complete

The first comprehensive map of hummingbirds' 22-million-year-old family tree -- reconstructed based on careful analysis of 284 of the world…

Started by Steph S.

0 Apr 9, 2014

Missing Hormone ‘Leptin’ Found In Birds

The University of Akron How does the Arctic tern (a sea bird) fly more than 80,000 miles in its roundtrip North Pole-to-South Pole migrati…

Started by Steph S.

0 Mar 27, 2014

Massive seabird mortality reported in Atlantic

March 2014: Following the severe storms of the last three months, more than 28,000 seabirds have been found dead along the coasts of south…

Started by Steph S.

1 Mar 7, 2014
Reply by Joan Denoo

A Bird Flies South, and It’s News

DUXBURY, Mass. — The snowy owl seemed almost complacent, showing the confidence of a top predator whose bright yellow eyes suggested she m…

Started by Steph S.

2 Feb 7, 2014
Reply by Joan Denoo

Disinfect bird feeders twice monthly

Studying the evolution of virulence in bird disease, researchers discovered that virulence increases once a disease is established in an ar…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

5 Jan 10, 2014
Reply by Joan Denoo

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