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The Unprecedented Case of Co-Parenting Mama Owls
April 30, 2018
— Such behavior had been unheard of in Great Horned Owls—until a live cam captured this atypical family.
Why I Use Comics to Share My Love of Birds and Science
April 26, 2018
— Rosemary Mosco, creator of the comic “Bird and Moon,” on how humor, animals, and cartoons are a natural fit.
Acid-Covered Caterpillars Are a Delicacy for Migrating Swainson's Hawks
April 24, 2018
— Each spring, thousands of the ravenous raptors descend on California's Anza-Borrego desert to gorge themselves on a buffet of moth larvae.
Which Birds Produce the Most Hybrids?
April 20, 2018
— Here are the three groups you should pay especially close attention to.
New Bird-of-Paradise Slides Around Sporting a Bright-Blue Frown
April 18, 2018
— Turns out the smiley Superb Bird-of-Paradise has a sister species, and its moves are quite different. Judge the video evidence for yourself.
Paleontology and Private Fossil Collecting Can Be at Odds in the Hills of Wyoming
April 17, 2018
— With commercial demand for fossils high, scientists worry valuable discoveries from the bird-rich Green River Formation are being lost.
Research Reveals Exactly Why Peregrine Falcons Are so Deadly
April 13, 2018
— Cameras and simulations are finally enabling scientists to study the nuances of the raptors' extreme hunting techniques.
Hybrid Chickadees Are Terrible at Memory Games
April 3, 2018
— An evolutionary kink from crossbreeding might affect the birds' ability to survive in harsh conditions.
Why Anusha Shankar Doesn't Mind Being the 'Hummingbird Pee Person'
April 2, 2018
— By studying how the birds burn energy, the scientist hopes to better understand how animals can survive in a changing world.
This Little Warbler Could Lead to Big Discoveries About Migration
March 28, 2018
— After bouncing back from near extinction, the Kirtland's Warbler is helping scientists understand the outsize role of winter habitat for migratory birds.
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