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Posts tagged birds

November 11, 2015


birds migrating

Digestion and Migration

During migration, birds' digestive system partially shuts down to conserve energy for flight.

April 23, 2015


golden-winged warbler

Storm Birds  

Birds use infrasounds to sense storms long before dark clouds gather.

April 2, 2015



One-Way Breathing: Not Just For Birds Anymore

Birds and many reptiles evolved a specialized way of breathing—one-way air flow.

March 19, 2015


scrub jay transporting a peanut in its beak

It Takes One to Know One

Birds of a feather steal together (and suspiciously hide food from one another).

March 12, 2015


smiling mom and baby

Babies and Birds

In addition to hearing your voice, babies also rely on non-verbal communication to learn how to talk.

February 19, 2015


cardinal on tree twig

Winter Birds & Climate Change

Birds' flight patterns are expanding due to climate change, which could upset fragile ecosystems.

May 19, 2014


A crow, with its head cocked to one side, stands against a greenish background.

Research Shows Bird Brains Aren’t So Bad

Not exactly sure what difference between the cerebral cortex and the basal ganglia is? That's okay. Experts get confused too, as with the case of bird brains.

May 5, 2014


An alligator lays in flowers and grass with mouth open wide.

Alligator And Crocodile Tools

Reptiles often get a bad rap for their supposed dim wits. As it turns out, though, they're actually pretty darn clever.

April 24, 2014


An artic tern in flight

A Band Of Birds

What should you do if you find a dead bird that's been banded by scientists?

December 10, 2013


A cardinal, a type of bird known for its singing, perches on a branch.

Sleeping Song Birds

Birds not only sing in their sleep, but they also dream in song.

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