News tagged with bird species

Ten months in the air without landing

Common swifts are known for their impressive aerial abilities, capturing food and nest material while in flight. Now, by attaching data loggers to the birds, researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology ...

dateOct 27, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Seabirds fall victim to junk food diet

A University of Queensland study has found widespread ingestion of debris by Australian marine and coastal birds – including among vulnerable and threatened species.

dateAug 31, 2016 in Ecology
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Researchers examine the evolution of flight

Research by post-doctoral fellow Alexander Dececchi challenges long-held hypotheses about how flight first developed in birds. Furthermore, his findings raise the question of why certain species developed wings long before ...

dateJul 18, 2016 in Evolution
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