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New website can identify birds using photos

In a breakthrough for computer vision and for bird watching, researchers and bird enthusiasts have enabled computers to achieve a task that stumps most humans—identifying hundreds of bird species pictured in photos.

dateJun 04, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Warmer temps push tropical birds up and off mountains

(Phys.org) —Many tropical mountain birds are shifting their ranges upslope to escape warming temperatures, but tropical species appear to be more sensitive to climate shifts than species from temperate regions, report Cornell ...

dateFeb 19, 2014 in Ecology
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Fraternal singing in zebra finches

The song of songbirds is usually transmitted from one generation to the next by imitation learning and is thought to be similar to the acquisition of human speech. Although song is often learnt from an adult model, there ...

dateJun 12, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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