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  1. Considered extinct as a breeding species in the early 2000s, the Saker Falcon was recovered when the first active nest from the new history of the species in Bulgaria was discovered in 2018, built by two birds that were reintroduced back in 2015.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/plants_animals/birds/~4/NQFLfBKy0u4 View the full article
  2. Great reed warblers normally migrate by night during its month-long migration from northern Europe to Sub-Saharan Africa. However, researchers have now discovered that during the few occasions when it continues to fly during daytime, it flies at extremely high altitudes (up to 6300 meters). One possible explanation for this unexpected and consistent behaviour could be that the birds want to avoid overheating.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/plants_animals/birds/~4/gL3KL8thH5Q View the full article
  3. The Bornean subspecies of Rajah scops owl (Otus brookii brookii), documented in the wild for the first time since 1892, may be its own unique species and deserving of a conservation designation. Researchers reported the rediscovery and photographed this elusive subspecies in the mountainous forests of Mount Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysia.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/plants_animals/birds/~4/-wNhAxYnhSs View the full article
  4. Language is one of the most notable abilities humans have. It allows us to express complex meanings and transmit knowledge from generation to generation. An important question in human biology is how this ability ended up being developed.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/plants_animals/birds/~4/1s68mBq-vQs View the full article
  5. Researchers have discovered that bird blood produces more heat in winter, when it is colder, than in autumn.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/plants_animals/birds/~4/HrfjEVV1nBg View the full article
  6. Flamingo chicks raised by foster parents from another flamingo species develop normally, scientists say.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/plants_animals/birds/~4/282228pg5f8 View the full article
  7. Avian brood parasites lay their eggs in the nests of other bird species, forcing the hosts to do the hard work of raising the unrelated young. A team of scientists wanted to simulate the task of piercing an egg - a tactic that only a minority of host birds use to help grasp and eject the foreign eggs. Their study offers insight into some of the physical challenges the discriminating host birds face.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/plants_animals/birds/~4/74qeCL92T08 View the full article
  8. Biologists set out to compare four main lists of bird species worldwide to find out how the lists differ -- and why. They found that although the lists agree on most birds, disagreements in Southeast Asia and the Southern Ocean could mean that some species are missed by conservation ecologists.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/plants_animals/birds/~4/F-rcDy_HfHY View the full article
  9. Researchers have found that birds are able to change their culture to become more efficient. The research reveals immigration as a powerful driver of cultural change in animal groups that could help them to adapt to rapidly changing environments.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/plants_animals/birds/~4/rrfQClyNlc8 View the full article
  10. Scientific understanding of the brain regions responsible for speech and communication is limited. Consequently, knowledge of how to improve challenges such as speech impediments or language acquisition is limited as well. Using an ultra-lightweight, wireless implant, a team is researching songbirds - one of the few species that share humans' ability to learn new vocalizations - to improve scientific understanding of human speech.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/plants_animals/birds/~4/5GHuPd8S_oI View the full article
  11. New research looked at a newly discovered, endangered songbird located only in South America -- the Iberá Seedeater -- and found that this bird followed a very rare evolutionary path to come into existence at a much faster pace than the grand majority of species.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/plants_animals/birds/~4/unH5hGd6M6o View the full article
  12. Ancient Egyptians mummified cats, dogs, ibises and other animals, but closer to home in the South American Atacama desert, parrot mummies reveal that between 1100 and 1450 CE, trade from other areas brought parrots and macaws to oasis communities, according to an international and interdisciplinary team.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/plants_animals/birds/~4/HomoUHQBKcY View the full article
  13. Researchers have used the evidence of pumice from an underwater volcanic eruption to answer a long-standing mystery about a mass death of migrating seabirds.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/plants_animals/birds/~4/OOatzmdduzs View the full article
  14. A novel analysis of encounters between albatross and commercial fishing vessels across the North Pacific Ocean is giving researchers important new understanding about seabird-vessel interactions that could help reduce harmful encounters.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/plants_animals/birds/~4/lT0c9_TYshQ View the full article
  15. Over the past decades, the increased use of chemicals in many areas led to environmental pollution - of water, soil and also wildlife. In addition to plant protection substances and human and veterinary medical drugs, rodenticides have had toxic effects on wildlife.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/plants_animals/birds/~4/ZG2N1CH35yw View the full article
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