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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.
Listen to the Pectoral Sandpiper's Amazing Aerial Mating Display

Listen to the Pectoral Sandpiper's Amazing Aerial Mating Display

— Along with many other species, every summer this shorebird heads to the coastal plain of Alaska's Arctic Refuge to breed.
Ravens Are Making a Comeback In Cities

Ravens Are Making a Comeback In Cities

— The resurgence of North America's largest corvid continues.
How Grebes Build Floating Nests That Keep Their Eggs High and Dry

How Grebes Build Floating Nests That Keep Their Eggs High and Dry

— Dead and rotting aquatic plants are the Pied-billed Grebe's nesting materials of choice.
How Do Birds Taste Their Food?

How Do Birds Taste Their Food?

— While birds' beaks may seem hard and impermeable, in some species like ducks the insides are coated with hundreds of taste buds.
The British Tried Training Gulls to Find Submarines in World War One

The British Tried Training Gulls to Find Submarines in World War One

— To detect deadly German subs, the Royal Navy turned to Herring Gulls.
The Female Rufous Hummingbird Is a Master Nest Builder

The Female Rufous Hummingbird Is a Master Nest Builder

— Marvels of avian engineering, each nest is only the size of half a walnut.
Hear the Desert Come Alive with Birdsong During a Spring Shower

Hear the Desert Come Alive with Birdsong During a Spring Shower

— It isn't just parched plants that welcome the rejuvenating rain.