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Flu Shot May Give You a Boost Against Bird Flu

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http://feedproxy.google.com — The seasonal flu vaccine may provide a bit of protection against a strain of bird flu virus, a new study suggests. Read More
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How the yellowhammer bird became a Kiwi: From hero to villain in 15 years

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http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — Yellowhammers are small, colorful and apparently innocuous birds, but they were once considered to be enemies by farmers in New Zealand. Yellowhammers were introduced there to help fight insect crop pests, but instead became pests themselves. A new study uses newspapers and documents from the 19th century to reconstruct the history of how the yellowhammer went from hero to villain in New Zealand Read More
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Roller coaster geese: Insights into high altitude bird flight physiology and biomechanics

Posted by External 46 days ago General
http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — A study of the migratory biology of bar-headed geese, during their high altitude flights across the Tibetan plateau and Himalayan Mountains, has revealed how these birds cope with flying in the relatively low-density mountain atmosphere. The study shows that the geese perform a 'roller coaster' ride through the mountains, tracking the underlying terrain even if this means repeatedly shedding hard Read More
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Are human behaviors affecting bird communities in residential areas?

Posted by External 55 days ago General
http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — A new study shows that habitat alteration may be less important than other factors-- such as human behavior-- in driving the effects of "exurban" development on bird communities. These unexpected results are fueling more questions that may ultimately lead to informed landowners lessening their impacts on local wildlife. Read More
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New bird species confirmed 15 years after first observation

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

Posted by External 106 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
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In Photos: The Famous Flightless Dodo Bird

Posted by External 115 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
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Dodo Bird Skeleton Reveals Long-Lost Secrets in 3D Scan

Posted by External 115 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
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