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May 24, 2017

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May 11, 2017 — Invasive parasites are a biological oxymoron. And yet, they are in our backyards. A new study analyzes the case of a brood parasitic bird, the pin-tailed whydah (<i>Vidua macroura</i>) ... read more

May 9, 2017 — The federal program that pays farmers to plant agricultural land with environmentally beneficial vegetation is probably the reason that sage grouse still live in portions of Washington's ... read more

May 8, 2017 — A team mimics the rich color of bird plumage and demonstrates new ways to control how light interacts with ... read more

May 7, 2017 — Birds of a feather nest together, according to a new study which has found that male great tits choose neighbors with similar personalities to their ... read more

Poultry Feed With Arsenic More Problematic Than Assumed?

May 5, 2017 — Supplements containing arsenic have been banned in the European Union since 1999 and in North America since 2013. In many countries they are still added to poultry feed to prevent parasitic infection ... read more

Scientists Use Satellites to Count Endangered Birds from Space

May 4, 2017 — Albatrosses, one of the most iconic but also one of the most threatened groups of birds on the planet, are difficult to study in part because they breed on some of the world's remotest and most ... read more

Turning Chicken Feces, Weeds Into Biofuel

May 3, 2017 — Chicken is a favorite, inexpensive meat across the globe. But the bird's popularity results in a lot of waste that can pollute soil and water. One strategy for dealing with poultry poop is to ... read more

Challenges Faced by Birds in the Gulf of Mexico

May 3, 2017 — The Gulf of Mexico is hugely important to birds that migrate between North America and the Neotropics -- almost all migrants have to go around it or across it. However, coastal habitats around the ... read more

May 3, 2017 — The tools ornithologists use to track the journeys of migrating birds provide invaluable insights that can help halt the declines of vulnerable species. However, a new study shows that these data ... read more

May 2, 2017 — Migratory waterfowl around the world travel hundreds to thousands of miles annually, stopping at lakes, ponds and marshes to refuel and breed. Some of these aquatic rest stops may be at sites ... read more

May 2, 2017 — Being the vertebrates with the highest metabolic rate thanks to their rapid wing flaps, the hummingbirds have evolved various feeding behaviors. While they tend to go for food high in energy, strong ... read more

Using Rooster Testes to Learn How the Body Fights Viruses

Apr. 27, 2017 — Our bodies are constantly under siege by foreign invaders; viruses, bacteria and parasites that want to infiltrate our cells. Using rooster testes, scientists shed light on how germ cells -- sperm ... read more

Apr. 26, 2017 — For species where both parents work together to raise their offspring, cooperation is key. A new study shows how pairs of Common Murres update each other on their condition so that when one partner ... read more

Apr. 26, 2017 — Being first in a new ecosystem provides major advantages for pioneering species, but the benefits may depend on just how competitive later-arriving species are. That is among the conclusions in a new ... read more

Wind, Rain Play Key Role in Breeding Patterns of Migratory Tree Swallows

Apr. 26, 2017 — Wind and precipitation play a crucial role in advancing or delaying the breeding cycles of North American tree swallows, according to the results of a new ... read more

Apr. 25, 2017 — A new study indicates that the number of plant and animal species at risk of extinction may be considerably higher than previously thought. A team of researchers, however, believe they've come ... read more

Periodic Model Predicts Spread of Lyme Disease

Apr. 20, 2017 — Lyme disease is among the most common vector-borne illnesses in North America, Europe, and some parts of Asia. A spirochete bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi causes the disease, and blacklegged ... read more

Apr. 19, 2017 — Ecologists who study flowering plants have long believed that flowers evolved with particular sets of characteristics to attract specific pollinators. But a recent article suggests that flowers ... read more

Apr. 19, 2017 — Knowing where migrating birds came from and where they're headed is essential for their conservation and management. A new study tackles this challenge using stable isotope ratios, which reflect ... read more

Speed-Dependent Attraction Governs What Goes on at the Heart of Midge Swarms

Apr. 19, 2017 — Ever wondered what makes the collective behavior in insect swarms possible? Scientists have now modeled the effect of an attraction force, which resembles Newton's gravity force, acting towards ... read more

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