Search results for bird


12 Votes Vote

New bird species confirmed 15 years after first observation

Posted by External 27 days ago General
http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — Biologists have confirmed the discovery of a new bird species more than 15 years after the elusive animal was first seen. Read More
Discuss Bury
Tags: new bird species confirmed years observation All
10 Votes Vote

Why lizards have bird breath: Iguanas evolved one-way lungs surprisingly like those of birds

Posted by External 34 days ago General
http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — Biologists long assumed that one-way air flow was a special adaptation in birds driven by the intense energy demands of flight. But now scientists have shown that bird-like breathing also developed in green iguanas – reptiles not known for high-capacity aerobic fitness. The finding bolsters the case that unidirectional bird-like flow evolved long before the first birds. Read More
Discuss Bury
Tags: why lizards bird breath iguanas evolved oneway lungs surprisingly birds All
12 Votes Vote

In Photos: The Famous Flightless Dodo Bird

Posted by External 43 days ago General
http://feedproxy.google.com — Perhaps the most famous extinction in human history was that of the flightless dodo bird. Here's a look at images of dodo skeletons and laser scans of the giant pigeon. Read More
Discuss Bury
Tags: in photos famous flightless dodo bird All
10 Votes Vote

Dodo Bird Skeleton Reveals Long-Lost Secrets in 3D Scan

Posted by External 43 days ago General
http://feedproxy.google.com — New laser scans of the dodo, perhaps the famous animal to have gone extinct in human history, have unexpectedly exposed portions of its anatomy that are revealing how the mysterious, flightless bird once lived. Read More
Discuss Bury
Tags: dodo bird skeleton reveals longlost secrets d scan All
8 Votes Vote

Who will come to your bird feeder in 2075?

Posted by External 44 days ago General
http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — The distribution of birds in the United States today will probably look very different in 60 years as a result of climate, land use and land cover changes. Read More
Discuss Bury
Tags: who bird feeder All
8 Votes Vote

How dinosaur arms turned into bird wings

Posted by External 82 days ago General
http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — Although we now appreciate that birds evolved from a branch of the dinosaur family tree, a crucial adaptation for flight has continued to puzzle evolutionary biologists. During the millions of years that elapsed, wrists went from straight to bent and hyperflexible, allowing birds to fold their wings neatly against their bodies when not flying. A resolution to this impasse is now provided by an ex Read More
Discuss Bury
Tags: how dinosaur arms turned bird wings All
7 Votes Vote

Bird wetlands in need of restoration, maintenance, protection

Posted by External 98 days ago General
http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — The construction and restoration of wetlands can improve the living conditions of bird populations. According to a recent study, grazing is the single most important maintenance method for wetlands, due to its diversifying impact. The poor condition of wetlands has led to the decline of wetland bird populations around the world, experts say. Read More
Discuss Bury
Tags: bird wetlands restoration maintenance protection All
7 Votes Vote

'Green wave' explains migratory bird routes

Posted by External 98 days ago General
http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — Bird migrations follow areas of new plant growth -- a so-called 'green wave' of new leaves and numerous insects -- research shows. In fall, particularly in the western US, they stick to higher elevations and head directly southward, making fewer detours along the way for food. Read More
Discuss Bury
Tags: green wave explains migratory bird routes All