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These Birds Dance to Rap Better Than You

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January 9, 2014
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Summary:
These albatross might be better dancers than any of us. Buzz60's Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) took some footage provided by the US Fish and Wildlife Service of albatross birds moving around at Midway, part of The Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, and mashed it up with some funky music.


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Australian Parrot Species Close to Extinction

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Birds' V-Formation Mystery Solved

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Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Jan. 29, 2014) — Bird species that fly in a V-formation do so to conserve energy, according to scientists in the UK. In experiments with free-flying birds, researchers at the Royal Veterinary College in London have answered a centuries-old question by demonstrating that birds like the Northern Ibis create a slipstream for their flock-mates to follow, thereby making flight more efficient. Jim Drury has more. Video provided by Reuters
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