News tagged with water birds

Mystery hummingbird's species identified

A mystery that puzzled Chicago-area birders was solved when Field Museum scientists identified the unusual hummingbird living in an Oak Park, Ill., yard as a member of the rufous species rarely seen in the Midwest.

dateDec 26, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Smarter than a first-grader?

In Aesop's fable about the crow and the pitcher, a thirsty bird happens upon a vessel of water, but when he tries to drink from it, he finds the water level out of his reach. Not strong enough to knock over the pitcher, the ...

dateJul 24, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Aquatic ecologist studies silent killer of bald eagles

( -- Something is killing American bald eagles, and Susan Wilde is determined to find out what. An assistant professor in the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, Wilde has a ...

dateFeb 27, 2012 in Ecology
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