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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.
Get to Know the Anhinga, or ‘Snakebird’

Get to Know the Anhinga, or ‘Snakebird’

— When unwary fish swim by, these slender waterbirds strike, impaling prey before swallowing it headfirst.
Musicians of All Styles Draw Inspiration From Birds

Musicians of All Styles Draw Inspiration From Birds

— Listen to samba, instrumental, and jazz pieces modeled after penguins, meadowlarks, and more.
Hear the Sound of Peacock Love Made by Trembling Feathers

Hear the Sound of Peacock Love Made by Trembling Feathers

— Male peacocks quiver their tails to produce a drumroll-like rustle—and also a vibration meant only for female peahens.
Listen to the Elaborate Song of the Brewer's Sparrow

Listen to the Elaborate Song of the Brewer's Sparrow

— A resident of the sagebrush steppe, this little bird has one mighty complicated call.