News tagged with bird species

Elaborate egg shells help prevent forgery

There's a high-stakes arms race being waged with colors and patterns in the scrublands of southern Zambia. It's a battle that's probably being fought everywhere there are birds practicing what is known as ...

dateJun 17, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Light pollution threatens the Balearic shearwater

Petrel fledglings leave the nest after dark, but these marine birds' maiden flights towards the sea are hampered by city lights. Many collide or fall to the ground where they are in danger of being run over ...

dateJun 10, 2015 in Ecology
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New website can identify birds using photos

In a breakthrough for computer vision and for bird watching, researchers and bird enthusiasts have enabled computers to achieve a task that stumps most humans—identifying hundreds of bird species pictured ...

dateJun 04, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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DNA which only females have

In many animal species, the chromosomes differ between the sexes. The male has a Y chromosome. In some animals, however, for example birds, it is the other way round. In birds, the females have their own ...

dateJun 04, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Petrels tracked across the Oceans

Staff at British Antarctic Survey (BAS) are following the journeys of White-chinned Petrel fledglings as they make their first journeys over the South Atlantic Ocean in search of food. The birds have been ...

dateMay 26, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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