News tagged with bird species

Backyards prove surprising havens for native birds

Many of us lavish attention on our front yards, spending precious weekend hours planting, mowing, and manicuring the plants around our homes to look nice for neighbors and strangers passing by. But from the point of view ...

dateJul 25, 2015 in Ecology
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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 "brood parasitism"—laying ...

dateJun 17, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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