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How Hummingbirds Taste Nectar

By | August 21, 2014

Hummingbirds perceive sweetness through a receptor with which other vertebrates taste savory foods. 

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How Tinier Theropods Took Flight

By | August 4, 2014

Downsizing dinosaurs was key to the evolution of birds, a study shows. 

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Hummingbirds Out-hover Helicopters

By | July 31, 2014

The diminutive birds can accomplish sustained flight that is at least as efficient as that of the most high-tech micro-drone, a study shows.

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Insecticides Harm Birds Indirectly

By | July 10, 2014

The effects of neonicotinoid use on insect populations appear to be rippling through the food chain, scientists show.

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The Rise of Color

By | July 1, 2014

An analysis of modern birds reveals that carotenoid-based plumage coloring arose several times throughout their evolutionary history, dating as far back as 66 million years ago.

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Behavior Brief

By | May 28, 2014

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Confused Bird Compasses

By | May 9, 2014

Anthropogenic low-frequency electromagnetic signals can foul up migrating birds’ compasses, a study finds.

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Behavior Brief

By | March 12, 2014

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Air Traffic

By | March 1, 2014

Scientists use DNA sequencing to identify what’s attracting birds to airports, where midair collisions with planes can be devastating.

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Midair Collision

By | March 1, 2014

A Canada goose smashes into the cockpit of a small plane, highlighting the dangers of birdstrikes.

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