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Nation's weather radar network used to track bird migration at night

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http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — Using the nation's weather radar network, two doctoral students have developed a technique for forecasting something other than the weather: the orientation behavior of birds as they migrate through the atmosphere at night. The students have discovered a way to use the latest dual-polarization radar upgrade to measure broad-scale flight orientation of nocturnal migrant birds -- a promising develo Read More
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Past water patterns drive present wading bird numbers

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http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — Wading bird numbers in the Florida Everglades are driven by water patterns that play out over multiple years according to a new study. Previously, existing water conditions were seen as the primary driving factor affecting numbers of birds, but this research shows that the preceding years' water conditions and availability are equally important. Read More
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Photos: Dinosaur-Era Bird Sported Ribbonlike Feathers

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http://feedproxy.google.com — A bird with spotted, ribbonlike tail feathers once flew around the ancient supercontinent of Gondwana, a new study finds. Read More
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Bird with Flashy Tail Was 1st of its Kind on Ancient Supercontinent

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http://feedproxy.google.com — About 115 million years ago, a teenage bird with spotted, ribbonlike tail feathers flew around the trees of the supercontinent Gondwana, until it perished and fossilized in what is now northeastern Brazil, a new study finds. Read More
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US Bird Flu Outbreak in Poultry: Workers at Higher Risk, CDC Warn

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http://feedproxy.google.com — The chance that a person will get bird flu in the United States is low, but those who come into close contact with infected birds may be at higher risk of infection, the CDC warned today. Read More
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Bird populations responding to climate change

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http://www.enn.com — With puzzling variability, vast numbers of birds from Canada’s boreal forests migrate hundreds or thousands of miles south from their usual winter range. These so-called irruptions were first noticed by birdwatchers decades ago, but the driving factors have never been fully explained. Now scientists have pinpointed the climate pattern that likely sets the stage for irruptions – a discovery th Read More
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The monk parakeet: Tracking an invasive bird

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http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — The monk parakeets that have invaded Europe and North America over the last 40-50 years fortifying their massive communal nests atop utility poles in many urban areas appear to have originated from the same small area in South America, according to a new study. Read More
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Testosterone key to new bird bang theory

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http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — Biologists who study animal behavior suggest that evolution is hard at work when it comes to the acrobatic courtship dances of a tropical bird species. Read More
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