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Bird populations decline years after Fukushima's nuclear catastrophe

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http://www.enn.com — This is the time of year when birds come out and really spread their wings, but since a disastrous day just before spring’s arrival four years ago, Japan’s Fukushima province has not been friendly to the feathered. And as several recent papers from University of South Carolina biologist Tim Mousseau and colleagues show, the avian situation there is just getting worse. Read More
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Dwindling bird populations in Fukushima

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http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — This is the time of year when birds come out and really spread their wings, but since a disastrous day just before spring's arrival four years ago, Japan's Fukushima province has not been friendly to the feathered. And as several recent papers show that the avian situation there is just getting worse. Read More
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Towering 'Terror Bird' Stalked Prey by Listening for Footsteps

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http://feedproxy.google.com — Researchers have found a nearly complete skeleton of a new species of terror bird, prehistoric carnivorous birds with hooked beaks standing 10 feet (3 meters) tall, and are learning surprising details about the animal's hearing and anatomy. Read More
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97% of Northwest Alaska bird, mammal species could experience habitat change from warming climate

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http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — Of the 201 bird and mammal species that call northwest Alaska's arctic and subarctic region their home, 195 of them -- or, roughly, 97 percent -- could experience some form of habitat loss or gain stemming from climate change, a new study has found. Read More
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Robotic Wing Flaps Like a Bird | Video

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http://feedproxy.google.com — A bird-inspired robotic wing could improve how drones hover and fly. In this video, the bio-inspired wing flaps and recovers after colliding with various obstacles. Read More
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Sexual selection isn't the last word on bird plumage

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http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — Evolutionary changes have led to both sexes becoming closer together in color over time to blend into their surroundings and hide from predators, a new study has found. Read More
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Full-annual-cycle models track migratory bird populations throughout the year

Posted by External 44 days ago General
http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — Many birds spend only a few months of the year in their breeding range before leaving to spend the winter in another region or even on another continent, and models that only make use of data from one season may not paint a complete picture. For this reason, researchers have written the first comprehensive review of the different types of full-annual-cycle modeling approaches available to ecologi Read More
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'Extinct' bird rediscovered: Last seen in 1941

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http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — A scientific team has rediscovered a bird previously thought to be extinct. Jerdon's babbler (Chrysomma altirostre) had not been seen in Myanmar since July 1941, where it was last found in grasslands near the town of Myitkyo, Bago Region near the Sittaung River. Read More
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