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Migrating Birds Could Inspire New Military Tech

Hypersonic drones, flying armored cars, space planes — these are the kinds of projects for which DARPA, or the U.S. Defense Advanced Resea…

Started by Steph S.

0 May 21

'Teenage' songbirds experience high mortality due to many causes, study finds

Nearly one-third of songbird species across North America are experiencing long-term declines. Scientists have spent years researching pote…

Started by Steph S.

0 May 8

Clever Drongo Thieves

African Bird Shouts False Alarms to Deceive and Steal, Study Shows In the Kalahari, Drongos excel at tricking other species with a repertoi…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 May 8
Reply by Steph S.

River Birds Affected by Hormone-disrupting Pollutants

Studies have shown for some time now that endocrine disrupting substances from chemicals in sewage and other wastewater can affect the norm…

Started by Steph S.

0 Apr 29

Blue-Footed Boobies Declining in the Galapagos

The population of blue-footed boobies — the seabirds with characteristically colorful feet — has been declining in the Galápagos islands.…

Started by Steph S.

1 Apr 28
Reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

What songbirds tell us about how we learn

When you throw a wild pitch or sing a flat note, it could be that your basal ganglia made you do it. This area in the middle of the brain…

Started by Steph S.

1 Apr 11
Reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

Hummingbirds' 22-million-year-old history of remarkable change is far from complete

The first comprehensive map of hummingbirds' 22-million-year-old family tree -- reconstructed based on careful analysis of 284 of the world…

Started by Steph S.

0 Apr 9

Missing Hormone ‘Leptin’ Found In Birds

The University of Akron How does the Arctic tern (a sea bird) fly more than 80,000 miles in its roundtrip North Pole-to-South Pole migrati…

Started by Steph S.

0 Mar 27

Massive seabird mortality reported in Atlantic

March 2014: Following the severe storms of the last three months, more than 28,000 seabirds have been found dead along the coasts of south…

Started by Steph S.

1 Mar 7
Reply by Joan Denoo

A Bird Flies South, and It’s News

DUXBURY, Mass. — The snowy owl seemed almost complacent, showing the confidence of a top predator whose bright yellow eyes suggested she m…

Started by Steph S.

2 Feb 7
Reply by Joan Denoo

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