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Thanks To Climate Change, Canada Jays May Eat Freezer-Burned Food All Winter

Thanks To Climate Change, Canada Jays May Eat Freezer-Burned Food All Winter

— The birds' critical food stores, saved up each autumn for lean times later, risk going bad as global temperatures warm.
Do You Know the Other Way Birds Migrate?

Do You Know the Other Way Birds Migrate?

— Some species change locales by merely moving between higher and lower elevations. Here are four examples of altitudinal migrants in the U.S.
Sooty Tern Vomit Tells a Worrisome Story

Sooty Tern Vomit Tells a Worrisome Story

— Populations of the seabird on Ascension Island have plummeted since the 1950s. A disrupted food chain could be to blame, scientists say.
Did Crows Actually Make These Gifts for the Human Who Feeds Them?

Did Crows Actually Make These Gifts for the Human Who Feeds Them?

— The corvid brainiacs are known to leave trinkets behind, but scientists caution against reading too much into their motives.
Here’s Why Birds Rub Their Beaks on Stuff

Here’s Why Birds Rub Their Beaks on Stuff

— There’s more to this behavior than meets the eye. Some of it meets the nose.
Rude: Kingfishers, Grebes, and Gulls Are Among the Internet's Least Popular Birds

Rude: Kingfishers, Grebes, and Gulls Are Among the Internet's Least Popular Birds

— A new analysis of Google searches suggests some pretty great species aren't getting the attention they deserve. It's time to change that.
A Rare Bald Eagle Trio—Two Dads and a Mom—Captivates Webcam Fans

A Rare Bald Eagle Trio—Two Dads and a Mom—Captivates Webcam Fans

— Even after their first mate died, the two males remained faithful to each other, and are now raising three eaglets with a new female named Starr.
Four Decades of Building Strike Records Point to ‘Super Collider’ Birds

Four Decades of Building Strike Records Point to ‘Super Collider’ Birds

— A new study finds that quiet fliers are safer than more social species when it comes to avoiding urban hazards on nocturnal migrations.
Did Scientists Just Settle a 200-Year-Old Debate About Cassowaries?

Did Scientists Just Settle a 200-Year-Old Debate About Cassowaries?

— A new study shows that the cassowary’s helmet plays a role in regulating body temperature. But that might not be all it does.
Nuthatches Take Up Nannying When There’s a Shortage of Mates

Nuthatches Take Up Nannying When There’s a Shortage of Mates

— A forest experiment in Florida reveals what drives male Brown-headed Nuthatches to care for other couples’ chicks.
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