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Why some cuckoos lay blue eggs

Cuckoos are nest parasites, meaning they lay their eggs in other birds' nests. The female cuckoo has to lay eggs that mimic the color, size and shape of the eggs of the host bird. Using a massive data set, including data ...

dateJan 21, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Q&A: Details about the latest round of bird flu

In just a few days, a bird flu virus has led to the deaths of more than 400,000 turkeys and chickens on 10 farms in a southwest Indiana county that's the state's largest turkey producer. Here are some questions and answers ...

dateJan 20, 2016 in Other
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156K chickens added to list of poultry being euthanized

Animal health officials investigating a bird flu outbreak in southwest Indiana have ordered 156,000 chickens at one of 10 affected commercial poultry farms to be euthanized, raising the total number of birds to be killed ...

dateJan 19, 2016 in Other
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