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This Parrot Is Smaller Than a Hummingbird

This Parrot Is Smaller Than a Hummingbird

— With more than 350 species, the world's parrots really do come in all shapes and sizes.
Meet the Bird With Built-In Snowshoes

Meet the Bird With Built-In Snowshoes

— Feathery feet help ptarmigans travel on top of the snow during winter.
These Sandpipers Collect Food by Creating Whirlpools

These Sandpipers Collect Food by Creating Whirlpools

— The Red-necked Phalarope twirls itself on the water’s surface to draw in tiny crustaceans and other critters.
When It Comes to the Family Granary, an Acorn Woodpecker's Work Is Never Done

When It Comes to the Family Granary, an Acorn Woodpecker's Work Is Never Done

— After filling thousands of holes with food in the fall, the white-eyed hoarders spend winter reorganizing their stockpile.
The Clever Way Green Herons Lure Prey

The Clever Way Green Herons Lure Prey

— Watch carefully the next time you spot this secretive wader hunting.
Woodpeckers Lap Up Ants With Their Long Sticky Tongues

Woodpeckers Lap Up Ants With Their Long Sticky Tongues

— Both the Pileated Woodpecker and Northern Flicker can eat hundreds of the insects at a time.
Around the World, the Soothing Sounds of Birdsong Are Used as Therapy

Around the World, the Soothing Sounds of Birdsong Are Used as Therapy

— The natural tunes decrease stress while possibly invigorating the mind.
How Harpy Eagles Are Designed to Kill

How Harpy Eagles Are Designed to Kill

— Named after the Harpies of Greek mythology, females can sport five-inch talons and weigh up to 20 pounds.
Hear the Wild Way Magnificent Frigatebirds Attract Mates

Hear the Wild Way Magnificent Frigatebirds Attract Mates

— Gathered in groups, males excitedly rattle their slender bills against their inflated bright red throat pouches.
Monsoons Bring a Flood of Sparrow Song to the Sonoran Desert

Monsoons Bring a Flood of Sparrow Song to the Sonoran Desert

— In Arizona, the songbirds wait for late summer storms to begin courtship. Listen to their chorus here.