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Bird ranges shift north, but not as fast as climate

( -- As warmer winter temperatures become more common, one way for some animals to adjust is to shift their ranges northward. But a new study of 59 North American bird species indicates that doing so is not easy ...

dateMar 28, 2012 in Ecology
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'Look at that!' -- ravens use gestures, too

Pointing and holding up objects in order to attract attention has so far only been observed in humans and our closest living relatives, the great apes. Simone Pika from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology and Thomas ...

dateNov 29, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Birdsong independent of brain size

( -- The brains of all vertebrates display gender-related differences. In songbirds, for example, the size of the brain areas that control their singing behaviour could be linked to the size of their song repertoires. ...

dateJun 13, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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