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February 19, 2017

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February 19, 2017

Researchers Investigate Decline in South Africa's Forest-Birds

Feb. 3, 2017 — Forest-dwelling bird species are disappearing from some of South Africa's indigenous forests, with forest birds in the Eastern Cape being the most affected. A new study showed that the ranges of ... read more

Feb. 1, 2017 — New research shows a population of large gulls in Scotland failed to thrive as the fish catch landed by the local fishing fleet ... read more

Migrating Birds May Bring Bird Flu to North America

Jan. 31, 2017 — The highly pathogenic influenza strain currently infecting wild birds and domestic poultry in several European countries could be transmitted to birds in North America as migratory flyways of some ... read more

Too Many Deer Are Bad for the Forest

Jan. 30, 2017 — Overabundant deer can spell trouble for people, including frequent car collisions and the spread of zoonotic diseases. But deer can also disrupt wildlife communities -- such as forest songbirds -- by ... read more

Recent Upsurge of A(H7N9) Flu Cases in China

Jan. 30, 2017 — At present, the most immediate threat to EU citizens is to those living or visiting influenza A(H7N9)-affected areas in China concludes the updated rapid risk assessment. Caution should be taken by ... read more

Conservation of Ivory-Billed Woodpecker's Habitat Urged

Jan. 24, 2017 — The ivory-billed woodpecker's habitat should be protected despite the lack of definitive evidence of this species' existence, according to a new study. Currently, bird conservation efforts ... read more

Team Uncovers Cellular Responses to Bird Flu Vaccine

Jan. 19, 2017 — New research eavesdrops on gene expression in human immune system cells before and after vaccination against bird flu, exposing cellular responses associated with a vaccine constituent called AS03, ... read more

Jan. 18, 2017 — Researchers are part of an effort that will use weather radar to identify wetland hotspots used by waterfowl during the winter, which in turn can alert poultry growers about the potential risk of ... read more

Evolution of Avian Influenza Examined

Jan. 18, 2017 — Influenza experts have examined how the evolution of proteins found on the surfaces of flu viruses has impacted their ability to infect migratory birds and poultry and cause avian ... read more

Birds of a Feather Flock Together to Confuse Potential Predators

Jan. 17, 2017 — Scientists have created a computer game style experiment which sheds new light on the reasons why starlings flock in massive swirling groups over wintering ... read more

Mapping Movements of Alien Bird Species

Jan. 12, 2017 — A global map of alien bird species has been produced for the first time by a team of researchers. It shows that human activities are the main determinants of how many alien bird species live in an ... read more

Jan. 5, 2017 — Have you ever imagined what the world must look like to hummingbirds as they zoom about at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour? According to new evidence on the way the hummingbird brain processes ... read more

Jan. 5, 2017 — Many birds choose partners for life -- it offers many advantages and often improves a couple's breeding output. New research reveals that for the common tern lifelong monogamy does not always ... read more

Jan. 5, 2017 — In new study of Missouri bees and wildflowers has revealed the reproductive patterns in wildflowers in six countries for over 40 years, and thrives on new discoveries such as how bees respond to the ... read more

Biologist Reveals Important Role Cities Play in Conservation of Threatened Species

Jan. 5, 2017 — The exhaustive international trade of wildlife has pushed many species to the brink of extinction. Coincidentally, many of the same species have been introduced to urban centers or wilderness areas ... read more

Big-Billed Birds Spend More Time Snuggling in Against the Cold, Study Shows

Jan. 4, 2017 — Bigger isn’t always better – at least not in the bird kingdom. New research finds that the larger a bird’s bill the longer they spend trying to snuggle it in against the ... read more

Jan. 3, 2017 — New research finds that for some songbirds, urban sprawl is kicking them out of their territory, forcing divorce and stunting their ability to find new mates and reproduce successfully, even after ... read more

Jan. 3, 2017 — The future of the red-capped manakin and other tropical birds in Panama looks bleak. A research project spanning more than three decades and simulating another five decades analyzes how changes in ... read more

Jan. 3, 2017 — Chickens are not as clueless or 'bird-brained' as people believe them to be. They have distinct personalities and can outmaneuver one another. They know their place in the pecking order, ... read more

Jan. 2, 2017 — Researchers have set the timeline it took dinosaurs to incubate at three to six months, depending on the ... read more

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