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Galapagos Finches Are Proving to Be the Poster Birds of Evolution Again
December 12, 2017
— Except this time, there’s a major twist.
To Understand How Hummingbirds Feed, Think of Them As ‘Feathered Bees’
December 7, 2017
— Bee science is inspiring a new generation of scientists probing how hummingbirds navigate their flowery environments.
New Aquatic Dinosaur Find Is a Strange and Startling Avian Hodgepodge
December 6, 2017
— A swan-like neck, penguin-like flippers, and a duck-like posture combine to make a bizarre new addition to the world of dinosaurs.
In Sagebrush Country, Drilling Brings Nest-Raiding Rodents
November 22, 2017
— Scientists and federal experts are finding that habitat restoration in oil and gas fields can have unexpected consequences for Wyoming's songbirds.
Two Widely Used Pesticides Found to Disorient and Sicken Migrating Songbirds
November 21, 2017
— A new study shows that relatively low doses of chlorpyrifos or imidacloprid can be detrimental to small birds like sparrows.
In a Surprising Scientific Find, Enormous Crab Kills Booby on Camera
November 10, 2017
— A researcher studying coconut crabs in the Chagos Islands never expected to capture gruesome video evidence of one preying on a Red-footed Booby.
Toxic Fishing Tackle Is Hampering Loon Recovery in New Hampshire
November 3, 2017
— A new study shows that lead poisoning is the leading cause of death for the state's Common Loon population.
The Great Gray Owl Probably Has Bigger Eyes Than You
October 31, 2017
— But having such huge peepers comes with pros and cons.
Is That a Robo-Bird or Real Lady? For Male Sage-Grouse, Either Will Do
October 24, 2017
— Gail Patricelli is one of a few researchers using robotic birds to study avian courtship. Her current work focuses on the Greater Sage-Grouse.
Secrets of Scat: What an Albatross’s Diet Reveals About Fisheries
October 19, 2017
— By studying fish DNA in albatross guano, scientists can infer where and how the birds cross paths with dangerous fishing vessels.
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