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A Wave of Bird Alarm Calls Can Travel at 100 Miles Per Hour
July 16, 2018
— By working together, birds of many species alert others of predators long before they arrive.
What Do Baseball Players and Shrikes Have In Common?
July 9, 2018
— Research shows that this predator's mask might serve the same purpose as the eye black athletes wear.
See and Hear the Ruffed Grouse's Haunting Air Drumming
July 2, 2018
— How the birds produce their unusual thrumming was a long-time mystery, solved only with the advent of wildlife cinematography.
What Decides Clutch Size?
June 11, 2018
— Most birds lay a predictable number of eggs, but why?
How Thrushes Produce Those Ethereal, Flute-Like Songs
June 4, 2018
— Mastery of an extra voice box is the secret to their haunting harmonies.
Have You Ever Heard a Sandpiper Sing?
May 29, 2018
— The name "sandpiper" actually comes from the voices of these birds, which are surprisingly musical. Listen.
Hear that Hammering? Don't Assume It's a Woodpecker
May 21, 2018
— Chickadees and nuthatches also carve out nest cavities.
Why Is This Bird Half-White?
May 14, 2018
— Unusual genetic mutations can eliminate color in a bird's feathers—in patches, or even across its entire body.
Hear How a Crow Softly Woos Its Mate
May 7, 2018
— The complex combination of coos, rattles, and growls is distinctive to each bird's social group.
Listen to the Bubbly Jangling of a Bobolink's Song
April 30, 2018
— “The happiest bird of our spring.”
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