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Drones Covertly Record Songbirds

By | February 22, 2017

Unmanned aerial vehicles provide ornithologists with a new way to gather birdsong data. 

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How Hummingbirds Sense Movement While Hovering

By | January 5, 2017

A visual motion-sensing brain region found in all four-limbed vertebrates displays unique properties in Anna’s hummingbirds.

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Behavior Brief

By | December 23, 2016

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Standard taxonomy lumps together bird species that should be separate, a new study suggests, raising the total number of estimated species from 9,000 to 18,000.

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Scientists are enlisting the help of pigeons, parrots, crows, jays, and other species to disprove the notion that human cognitive abilities are beyond those of other animals.

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Slideshow: Nerdy Birdies

By | December 1, 2016

Meet the pigeons that are redefining what it means to behave like a human by displaying remarkable pattern recognition abilities.

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Many Evolutionary Paths Lead to Same Bird Trait

By | October 20, 2016

Diverse genetic changes lead to remarkably similar hemoglobin adaptations of diverse bird species, a study finds. 

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Behavior Brief

By | September 23, 2016

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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A Tribe of Hornbill Hunters Turns to Conservation

By | September 1, 2016

An indigenous community in northeastern India is a crucial part of the effort to save these majestic forest birds from extinction.

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Bird Rests Both Brain Hemispheres During Flight

By | August 8, 2016

Great frigatebirds can sleep while flying, researchers report.

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