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Posts tagged birds

August 5, 2016

 

This goose is laying down his neck in the grass looking for something while showing his teeth.

Bird Teeth

Do birds have teeth? Not anymore, but they once did, when they were more similar to dinosaurs.

November 11, 2015

 

birds migrating

Digestion and Migration

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

April 23, 2015

 

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Storm Birds  

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

April 2, 2015

 

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One-Way Breathing: Not Just For Birds Anymore

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

March 12, 2015

 

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Babies and Birds

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

February 19, 2015

 

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Winter Birds & Climate Change

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

May 19, 2014

 

Birds are smarter than scientists initially thought.

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

 

Don't be fooled by that grin. This one's a killer!

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

 

Arctic terns are marathon migrators.

A Band Of Birds

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

December 10, 2013

 

This cardinal had crazy dreams about its next opus.

Sleeping Song Birds

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

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