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All birds use the same navigation system

How do birds find their way when they fly? Scientists resolved this question a couple of years ago at DESY with the synchrotron radiation source DORIS III, when they discovered structures containing iron in the beaks of homing ...

Mar 19, 2010
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To the Antarctic or Brazil for new feathers

(PhysOrg.com) -- Not only land birds, but also some seabirds, cover enormous distances during migration: the sooty shearwater, for example, circumnavigates the earth one and a half times on its travels. Despite ...

Mar 15, 2010
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Chubby birds get there faster

(PhysOrg.com) -- Small migratory birds, like the garden warbler, must make stopovers on their journeys to their breeding grounds. When they have crossed extensive ecological barriers, such as deserts or oceans, ...

Feb 17, 2010
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Migratory birds bear brunt of climate-charged weather

(PhysOrg.com) -- As global climate change fuels more frequent and intense hurricanes and droughts, migratory birds, especially those whose populations are already in decline, will bear the brunt of such climate-fueled weather, ...

Jan 12, 2010
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In Taiwan, bird catchers turn bird watchers

When Yeh You-chin was a boy half a century ago, he ate migratory birds with relish, but now he is at the forefront of efforts to preserve the feathered visitors to his south Taiwan home.

Dec 04, 2009
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