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April 27, 2017

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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

Apr. 13, 2017 — A major contributor to the dramatic decline of migratory shorebird populations in Australia has been identified by researchers. Australian shorebirds were under threat due to the degradation and ... read more

Apr. 13, 2017 — Online computer games played by more than 30,000 people have helped scientists understand animal camouflage and color ... read more

Apr. 12, 2017 — Teleocrater and other recently discovered dinosaur cousins show that these animals were widespread during the Triassic Period and lived in modern day Russia, India, and Brazil. Furthermore, these ... read more

Cracking the Origin of Ancient Decorative Ostrich Eggs

Apr. 12, 2017 — Archaeologists and scientists are using cutting edge technology to crack a conundrum surrounding the ancient trade in ostrich ... read more

Apr. 11, 2017 — One of the largest colonies of gentoo penguins in Antarctica was decimated by volcanic eruptions several times during the last 7,000 years according to a new ... read more

Apr. 11, 2017 — Until now it has been hard to get an accurate idea of the shape of a dinosaur from its fossilized remains, as only their bones are usually preserved. Using a new technique, palaeontologists have ... read more

Eat Wild Venison to Support Native Woodland Birds, Says Ecologist

Apr. 10, 2017 — Wild deer in Britain should be hunted for venison to drastically reduce their populations and support the re-emergence of our native woodland birds, according to an ... read more

Apr. 10, 2017 — Promiscuity mixes up the gene pool and dilutes genetic differences between populations, slowing down the evolution of new species, says new ... read more

Apr. 7, 2017 — Birds show an amazing diversity in plumage color and patterning. But what are the genetic mechanisms creating such patterns? Researchers now report that two independent mutations are required to ... read more

Apr. 7, 2017 — Many long-lived birds, such as swans, albatrosses or indeed, puffins, are known for their long-lived monogamous, 'soulmate' pairings. Now a study has found that puffin pairs that follow ... read more

Apr. 7, 2017 — A new study of Peruvian frogs living at a wide variety of elevations -- from the Amazon floodplain to high Andes peaks -- lends support to the idea that lowland amphibians are at higher risk from ... read more

Apr. 5, 2017 — Understanding and managing migratory animal populations requires knowing what's going on with them during all stages of their annual cycle -- and how those stages affect each other. A new study ... read more

Eagles Migrate Through Bad Weather to Arrive in Time to Nest

Apr. 5, 2017 — Migration is tough, and birds do everything they can to optimize it. How do factors like weather and experience affect the strategies they choose? A new study shows that older, more experienced ... read more

How Songbirds Teach Themselves Songs

Apr. 4, 2017 — Scientists typically think of songbirds' vocal development in terms of how one circuit in the brain learns a song. But researchers have now investigated how zebra finches learn songs from a ... read more

Apr. 3, 2017 — The gradual decline of the dinosaurs and pterosaurs presumably came before the impact of the Chicxulub asteroid and the global mass extinction at the end of the Cretaceous Period, new research ... read more

Do Smart Songbirds Always Get the Girl?

Apr. 3, 2017 — Compelling evidence shows females prefer mates with better cognitive abilities in a number of animals and even humans. For male songbirds, their ability to sing complex songs has been suggested to ... read more

Mar. 31, 2017 — A team of researchers has found a new species of tyrannosaur dinosaur -- the most popular of the prehistoric creatures. After the fossils were pulled out of the muddy banks of a Montana river, the ... read more

Mar. 30, 2017 — The unique mechanisms involved in mosquito flight have been shared for the first time in a new collaboration, which could inform future aerodynamic innovations, including tiny scale flying ... read more

Mar. 29, 2017 — Male domestic fowl are less aggressive towards related males than to unrelated males when competing for copulations, according to a new study. This finding suggests that domestic fowl can recognize ... read more

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