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Posts tagged birds

September 17, 2008

 

nutcracker

Food Caching

Learn about the many animals that have mastered food caching!

July 12, 2008

 

Red-winged black bird in grass

Why Are Male Birds So Fancy?

Have you noticed how male birds seem to be more brightly colored with more variation in feathers than female birds? Learn why on this Moment of Science.

June 24, 2008

 

A Godwit flying

Longest Non-stop Bird Flight Ever Recorded

A female godwit has logged the longest non-stop bird flight ever recorded. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

June 15, 2008

 

A Goose looking down in the grass showing his teeth

Bird Teeth

Have you ever wondered or asked yourself the question if birds have teeth or

January 2, 2008

 

Superb Fairy-Wren on a Tree Branch

Bird Nannies

You might hire a nanny to take care of your kids while your out, but did you know that some animals do too?

December 5, 2007

 

Fully Spread Peacock

Runaway Tail!

One common misconception people have regarding evolution is that the gradual changing of physical forms always benefits the species in question.

October 23, 2007

 

Blue Jay On A Branch

Bullies at the Bird Feeder

If you keep a winter bird feeder, you might have noticed that blue jays seem to dominate the scene and bullying other birds away. Where's this behavior from?

November 30, 2006

 

a cat leaps up to  trap a bird

Where Have All the Dead Birds Gone?

Besides after hearing a thud on your newly cleaned window, have you ever found a dead bird in your lawn? Why is it so unusual?

October 18, 2006

 

illustration of Hagryphus

Dinosaur Turkey!

It would take a lot of stuffing to fill this Jurassic turkey.

April 16, 2006

 

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Mistletoe Bird

Some plants disperse their seeds via a process called zoochory, meaning they've evolved various ways to hitch rides with animals.

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