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April 28, 2015

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Apr. 23, 2015 — A new study shows birds use two highly stereotyped postures to avoid obstacles in flight. The study could open the door to new ways to program drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles to avoid ... read more

A Beggars Banquet: Carrion Crow Chicks Sit Back While Cuckoo Chick Does All the Begging

Apr. 15, 2015 — It’s not all bad for crow chicks who have to share their nest with an uninvited pushy guest such as a cuckoo youngster. For one, they can sit back and wait for food to arrive while the cuckoo chick ... read more

Apr. 13, 2015 — Among hundreds of birds sampled during two months of field work in the southeastern African nation of Malawi, an astonishing proportion of the birds -- 79 percent -- were infected with haemosporidian ... read more

Apr. 10, 2015 — They weren't in the delivery room, but researchers have discovered a new birth story for a gigantic marine lizard that once roamed the oceans. Thanks to recently identified specimens, ... read more

Researchers Create Tool to Predict Avian Flu Outbreaks

Apr. 10, 2015 — A simple and effective portable tool to predict avian flu outbreaks on farms has been created . The researchers devised a real-time way to analyze chickens and other farm birds for avian flu. The ... read more

Apr. 10, 2015 — The landscaping plants chosen by residents for their yards plays a much greater role in the diversity of native birds in suburban neighborhoods than do the surrounding parks, forest preserves, or ... read more

Apr. 9, 2015 — A new species of South American fossil terror bird called Llallawavis scagliai or, 'Scaglia's Magnificent Bird' is shedding light on the diversity of the group and how these giant ... read more

Apr. 9, 2015 — One of the world's least-known birds, the black tinamou, is finally coming to light thanks to the persistence of a small group of researchers. A study presents new ecological information as well ... read more

Lights Tuned to Birds' Eyes May Help Reduce Bird-Aircraft Collisions

Apr. 9, 2015 — A new study may have important implications for reducing bird-aircraft collisions through the customization of aircraft and runway lights to birds' visual systems. Birds' eyes are different ... read more

Apr. 8, 2015 — For the first time, the same Golden-winged Warbler has been caught at both a migration hotspot and in his wintering grounds. Catching a warbler that someone else banded is "like a one in a ... read more

Apr. 7, 2015 — A new study tries to determine what economic value residents in two comparable cities place on having birds in their backyards and parks. Researchers compared two types of common birds -- finches and ... read more

Apr. 3, 2015 — Of the 201 bird and mammal species that call northwest Alaska's arctic and subarctic region their home, 195 of them -- or, roughly, 97 percent -- could experience some form of habitat loss or ... read more

Circulation of Highly Pathogenic Avian Flu in North American Birds

Apr. 2, 2015 — Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5 viruses of Eurasian origin continue to circulate and evolve in North American wild birds. The term 'highly pathogenic' refers to the ability of an avian ... read more

Apr. 1, 2015 — Polar bears, increasingly forced on shore due to sea ice loss, may be eating terrestrial foods including berries, birds and eggs, but any nutritional gains are limited to a few individuals and likely ... read more

Apr. 1, 2015 — Beef on our plates is one of the biggest climate villains, but that does not mean we have to adopt a vegan diet to reach climate goals. Research results of a new study show that adopting a diet in ... read more

Mar. 31, 2015 — For the first time biologists report 'irrefutable evidence' that tiny blackpoll warblers complete a nonstop flight from about 1,410 to 1,721 miles (2,270 to 2,770 km) in just two to three ... read more

Mar. 31, 2015 — Researchers have discovered a new resonance phenomenon in a dielectric elastomer rotary joint that can make the artificial joint bend up and down, like a flapping ... read more

Mar. 31, 2015 — In the 1990s the discovery of the oldest human made and completely preserved wooden hunting weapons made the Paleolithic excavation site in Schoningen internationally renowned. Contained within the ... read more

Mar. 30, 2015 — Supplemental feeding of wildlife can increase the spread of some infectious diseases and decrease the spread of others. A new study by ecologists finds that the outcome depends on the type of ... read more

Mar. 27, 2015 — Evolutionary changes have led to both sexes becoming closer together in color over time to blend into their surroundings and hide from predators, a new study has ... read more

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