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Flapless Flight

By | January 1, 2014

New research increases the understanding of how albatrosses fly effortlessly by harvesting energy out of thin air.

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Behavior Brief

By | October 8, 2013

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Birds Guard Coffee Farms

By | September 9, 2013

Avian species significantly reduce coffee berry borer beetle infestations in Costa Rica.

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Behavior Brief

By | August 21, 2013

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Bird Flu Spreads Between People

By | August 7, 2013

The H7N9 avian flu strain appears to have been transmitted from human to human for the first time, but its ability to jump between people is limited.

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Behavior Brief

By | July 8, 2013

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Bird Song Explains Why Babies Babble

By | July 2, 2013

Both birds and children struggle to learn transitions between syllables, practicing them extensively as they learn to speak or sing.

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New Species on the Block

By | June 27, 2013

A bird living in the Cambodian capital is named as a new species.

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Why Many Birds Don’t Have Penises

By | June 7, 2013

In avian species, a gene induces programmed cell death during development in the area where a phallus would otherwise grow.

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Bird Bullies

By | June 1, 2013

Regular supplies of food for scavenger birds in Spain may not be the most effective conservation strategy, as smaller birds are bullied away.

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