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How Did Flightless Birds Spread Across The World?

How Did Flightless Birds Spread Across The World?

Newsy (May 22, 2014) — A new DNA study compared an extinct 800-pound bird from Madagascar with a chicken-sized bird from New Zealand. Who could've guessed they're related? Video provided by Newsy
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Kiwi Birds Not Related To Emus After All, Study Says

Kiwi Birds Not Related To Emus After All, Study Says

Newsy (May 25, 2014) — New research finds the flightless bird's closest relative is the massive elephant bird. Video provided by Newsy
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Fossil Of Largest Flying Bird ID'ed ... And It's Terrifying

Fossil Of Largest Flying Bird ID'ed ... And It's Terrifying

Newsy (July 8, 2014) — Researchers say they've identified a fossil unearthed more than 30 years ago as the largest flying bird, well, ever. Time to run and hide, everyone. Video provided by Newsy
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Why The Flappy Bird Comeback Is A Big Win For Amazon

Why The Flappy Bird Comeback Is A Big Win For Amazon

Newsy (Aug. 2, 2014) — Since Flappy Bird's multiplayer return is exclusive to Fire TV, it's safe to say we can chalk this up to a win for Amazon. Video provided by Newsy
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Research About Unique Cardinal Revealed

Jan. 29, 2015 — A biological sciences professor is receiving attention for his research and publication on a bilateral gynandromorph bird found in the wild. More specifically, the bird has the brownish-gray ... full story
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Penguins Use Their Personalities to Prepare for Climate Change

Oct. 8, 2014 — Birds’ individual personalities may be among the factors that could improve its chances of successfully coping with environmental ... full story
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Hunting, Birdwatching Boosts Conservation Action, Study Finds

Mar. 10, 2015 — What inspires people to support conservation? A new study provides one simple answer: bird watching and hunting. The contributions of individuals who identified as both bird watchers and hunters were ... full story
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No Two Lark Sparrows Are Alike (at Least When It Comes to Migration Habits)

July 3, 2014 — A new study conducted by researchers who used geolocators to track birds migration journey, shows that migration flyways and winter destinations of sparrows are unique to each ... full story
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Birdsongs Automatically Decoded by Computer Scientists

July 17, 2014 — Scientists have found a successful way of identifying bird sounds from large audio collections, which could be useful for expert and amateur bird-watchers ... full story
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Dutch Barnacle Geese Have More Active Immune System Than Same Species in the North

Dec. 17, 2014 — Bird migration is an impressive phenomenon, but why birds often travel huge distances to and from their breeding grounds in the far North is still very unclear. Suggestions include that the birds ... full story
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A Million Bird Observations Confirm That Northern Species Are Rapidly Retreating Northward: Finnish Study

Apr. 23, 2014 — Bird populations in Finland have shifted northward by an average of 45 km between the 1970s and the 2010s due, in particular, to climate change. Before this, the effects of climate change have been ... full story
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$200 Bird Scaring Line for Trawlers Can Cut Albatross Deaths by Over 90 Percent

May 6, 2014 — The sight of seabirds following trawlers in order to feast from discarded fish is a common maritime sight, but each year many thousands of seabirds are killed by overhanging cables or in nets. New ... full story
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Age-Old Relationship Between Birds and Flowers: World’s Oldest Fossil of a Nectarivorous Bird

May 27, 2014 — Scientists have described the oldest known fossil of a pollinating bird. The well-preserved stomach contents contained pollen from various flowering plants. This indicates that the relationship ... full story
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World Ranking Tracks Evolutionary Distinctness of Birds

Apr. 10, 2014 — The world's first ranking of evolutionary distinct birds under threat of extinction has been published by a team of international scientists. These birds include a cave-dwelling bird that is so ... full story
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Collapsible Wings Help Birds Cope With Turbulence, Eagle Sporting 'Black Box' Shows

Oct. 14, 2014 — Collapsible wings may be a bird's answer to turbulence, according to a new study in which an eagle carried its own 'black box' flight recorder on its ... full story
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Drought Causes Birds to Nest Later, Reducing Nesting Success

Dec. 22, 2014 — Drought conditions are delaying nesting by two weeks or more for some Sonoran Desert bird species, such as Black-tailed Gnatcatchers and Verdins, new research has found. Despite recent rainfall, ... full story
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Habitat Degradation, Climate Shifts Impact Survival of the White-Collared Manakin

Mar. 6, 2015 — To better understand the interacting effects of habitat degradation and climate on bird populations, researchers spent 12 years studying the white-collared manakin, a fruit-eating tropical bird, in ... full story
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New Step Towards Eradication of H5N1 Bird Flu

Oct. 31, 2014 — A new test has been developed that can distinguish between birds that have been vaccinated against the H5N1 strain of avian influenza virus or 'bird flu' with those that have been naturally ... full story
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Fossilized Bird Egg Offers Clues to Brazil's Prehistoric Past

Oct. 14, 2014 — Brazilian scientists have discovered a near-intact fossilized bird egg -- the country’s first -- in Sao Paulo State. Compared to the abundance of eggs from non-avian dinosaurs, finds of complete ... full story
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Dinosaur Chase Reconstructed 70 Years After Excavation

Apr. 2, 2014 — Scientists digitally reconstructed a model of a dinosaur chase using photos of theropod and sauropod footprints excavated 70 years ago. As one of the most famous set of dinosaur tracks in the world, ... full story
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Drivers of Rich Bird Biodiversity in Neotropics Identified

Sep. 10, 2014 — New research challenges a commonly held view that explains how so many species of birds came to inhabit the Neotropics, an area rich in rain forest that extends from Mexico to the southernmost tip of ... full story
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'Extinct' Bird Rediscovered: Last Seen in 1941

Mar. 5, 2015 — A scientific team has rediscovered a bird previously thought to be extinct. Jerdon's babbler (Chrysomma altirostre) had not been seen in Myanmar since July 1941, where it was last found in ... full story
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Two New Flu Strains Do Not Yet Easily Infect Humans

Mar. 11, 2015 — A key protein from two influenza strains that recently began causing sporadic infections among people in China and Taiwan have been analyzed by researchers. The analyses suggest that the flu viruses, ... full story
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New Device for Measuring How Birds Take Flight

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