News tagged with migrating birds

Birds migrate using magnetic map

Migrating birds use magnetic particles within their body to create a 'map' with which to navigate using the earth's magnetic field, according to new research published today in Journal of the Royal Society In ...

Feb 07, 2013
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Migratory birds don't train for migrations

If you were minded to run a marathon, you probably wouldn't attempt it without any training whatsoever. Yet, scientists have discovered that this is exactly what barnacle geese do before they set off on their ...

Nov 16, 2011
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Kingfisher sets European migration record

(PhysOrg.com) -- A Kingfisher caught and released by members of the Landguard Bird Observatory at the British National Trust's Orford Ness reserve, appears to have migrated all the way from Gdansk, Poland, ...

Oct 26, 2011 report
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