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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.
Cryptic Seabirds Can Hide From This Scientist, But Not From Her Spy Network

Cryptic Seabirds Can Hide From This Scientist, But Not From Her Spy Network

— Acoustic monitoring combined with powerful machine learning is giving researchers new insights into the elusive Ashy Storm-Petrel. It's just one way that artificial intelligence can tackle pressing conservation challenges.
Watch How Hummingbird Hackers Keep Up With Their Quick, Tiny Subjects

Watch How Hummingbird Hackers Keep Up With Their Quick, Tiny Subjects

— More scientists are embracing inventive ways to decode the biology and behavior of a unique bird family.
Why Birders Are Putting Stickers on Monarch Butterflies

Why Birders Are Putting Stickers on Monarch Butterflies

— A community-science project helps conservationists understand—and protect—the imperiled migratory species.
How a Hunting Raptor Could Teach Us to Tune Out Distractions

How a Hunting Raptor Could Teach Us to Tune Out Distractions

— To treat human disorders like ADHD, neuroscientist Shreesh Mysore has unlocked the key to the Barn Owl’s extraordinary focus.
How the Biggest Birds on Earth Could Help Fend Off Epidemics

How the Biggest Birds on Earth Could Help Fend Off Epidemics

— Veterinarian Yasuhiro Tuskamoto has a flock of 500 Ostriches—and, in their huge eggs, a way to fight infectious diseases.
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