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Is That a Swallow or a Swift?
August 14, 2017
— Telling the two apart can be tough, but one clue lies in how they fly.
Why Some Birds Molt Faster Than Others
August 7, 2017
— Every year birds replace wing feathers crucial for flight, but how long this process takes can vary.
The Many Ways Birds Beat the Heat
July 31, 2017
— 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
July 24, 2017
— The sleek raptor appears to slide through the sky without ever having to flap its wings.
Do All Kingfishers Actually Eat Fish?
July 17, 2017
— Names can be misleading . . .
Why Do Birds Avoid Flying in the Rain?
July 10, 2017
— 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
July 3, 2017
— At the legendary tennis tournament, entry is exclusive to people. All thanks to this hard-working raptor.
The Quirky Timbres of Blackbird Songs
June 26, 2017
— Their songs may not seem musical, but Blackbirds can definitely grab your attention.
The Surprisingly Specific Conditions Robins Need to Nest
June 19, 2017
— 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
June 12, 2017
— Birds that rely on grassy habitats are among the fastest declining species in North America.
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