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Is That a Swallow or a Swift?

Is That a Swallow or a Swift?

— Telling the two apart can be tough, but one clue lies in how they fly.
Why Some Birds Molt Faster Than Others

Why Some Birds Molt Faster Than Others

— Every year birds replace wing feathers crucial for flight, but how long this process takes can vary.
The Many Ways Birds Beat the Heat

The Many Ways Birds Beat the Heat

— Unable to sweat, birds rely on a variety of other methods for keeping cool on hot summer days.
How the Swallow-tailed Kite Soars With Such Grace

How the Swallow-tailed Kite Soars With Such Grace

— The sleek raptor appears to slide through the sky without ever having to flap its wings.
Do All Kingfishers Actually Eat Fish?

Do All Kingfishers Actually Eat Fish?

— Names can be misleading . . .
Why Do Birds Avoid Flying in the Rain?

Why Do Birds Avoid Flying in the Rain?

— It might have more to do with the air than the water.
Meet Rufus, the Harris's Hawk That Keeps Wimbledon's Courts Pigeon Free

Meet Rufus, the Harris's Hawk That Keeps Wimbledon's Courts Pigeon Free

— At the legendary tennis tournament, entry is exclusive to people. All thanks to this hard-working raptor.
The Quirky Timbres of Blackbird Songs

The Quirky Timbres of Blackbird Songs

— Their songs may not seem musical, but Blackbirds can definitely grab your attention.
The Surprisingly Specific Conditions Robins Need to Nest

The Surprisingly Specific Conditions Robins Need to Nest

— Not only is temperature a factor, but the picky birds also take into account humidity levels. Here's why.
As Grasslands Disappear, so Goes the Melodious Meadowlark

As Grasslands Disappear, so Goes the Melodious Meadowlark

— Birds that rely on grassy habitats are among the fastest declining species in North America.