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Fossil teeth suggest that seeds saved bird ancestors from extinction

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https://www.sciencedaily.com — When the dinosaurs became extinct, plenty of small bird-like dinosaurs disappeared along with giants like Tyrannosaurus and Triceratops. Why only some of them survived to become modern-day birds remains a mystery. Now, researchers suggest that abrupt ecological changes following a meteor impact may have been more detrimental to carnivorous bird-like dinosaurs, and early modern birds with toothles Read More
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Ancient Water Bird Survived Attack by Short-Necked 'Sea Monster'

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http://feedproxy.google.com — Scientists have found what may be the world's luckiest Hesperornis — an ancient water bird that escaped the snapping jaws of a plesiosaur about 70 million years ago in prehistoric South Dakota. Read More
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Bird communication: Chirping with syntax

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https://www.sciencedaily.com — People communicate meaning by combining words according to syntactic rules. But this ability is not limited solely to humans: A group of evolutionary biologists have discovered that Japanese great tits, like humans, have also evolved syntax. By combining their various calls using specific rules, these songbirds can communicate specific messages and engage in complex interactions. Read More
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World's Oldest Wild Bird Just Became a Mom for the 40th Time

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http://feedproxy.google.com — The world's oldest known wild bird just added a new chick to the family — her 40th one, experts say. Read More
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Giant flightless bird wandered the Arctic 50 million years ago

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https://www.sciencedaily.com — New research confirms there really was a giant, flightless bird with a head the size of a horse's wandering about in the winter twilight of the high Arctic some 53 million years ago. Read More
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Will you take part in this year's Great Backyard Bird Count?

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http://www.enn.com — This weekend bird enthusiasts from around the world will become citizen scientists for a few days during the 19th annual Great Backyard Bird Count, which is happening this year February 12-15.During this four-day event, which is organized by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the National Audubon Society and Bird Studies Canada, people will be headed outdoors to count their local birds in the name o Read More
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"Moluccan Woodcock is 'not so endangered' after all" suggests new research by Eden Cottee-Jones who has captured the first known photographs of the elusive bird in Indonesia

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Early Bird or Night Owl? It May Be in Your Genes

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http://feedproxy.google.com — If no amount of coffee seems to help you feel fresh and alert in the morning, you may be able to blame your genes. A new study by the genetics company 23andMe has identified 15 regions of the human genome that are linked to being a morning person. Read More
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Bird habitat changing quickly as climate change proceeds

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http://www.enn.com — The climatic conditions needed by 285 species of land birds in the United States have moved rapidly between 1950 and 2011 as a result of climate change, according to a recent paper published in Global Change Biology. Read More
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