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Climate change makes chicks hatch early

A study led by Macquarie University researchers has found that climate change is affecting how quickly bird eggs develop and hatch; meaning warmer temperatures, particularly increasing frequencies of heat waves, may spell ...

dateFeb 03, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Darwin's finches may face extinction

Mathematical simulations at the University of Utah show parasitic flies may spell extinction for Darwin's finches in the Galapagos Islands, but that pest-control efforts might save the birds that helped inspire the theory ...

dateDec 17, 2015 in Ecology
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Low intensity burns favour Gouldian finches

Advocates for mosaic burning practices in the Kimberley's longstanding debate into fire regimes have received a boost, with recent research finding the striking Gouldian finches (Erythrura gouldiae) thrive on the low-intensity ...

dateNov 17, 2015 in Ecology
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