News tagged with bird species

Diet affects the evolution of birds

How diet has affected the evolution of the 10,000 bird species in the world is still a mystery to evolutionary biology. A study by Daniel Kissling of the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (UvA) and colleagues ...

dateApr 13, 2016 in Evolution
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Migratory birds disperse seeds long distances

Some species of plants are capable of colonising new habitats thanks to birds that transport their seeds in their plumage or digestive tract. Until recently, it was known that birds could do this over short distances, but ...

dateMar 22, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Cockatoos win, swallows lose when roos come to town

Kangaroo grazing has a huge impact on grasslands and bird populations, potentially leading to population explosions of some species while others decline, a new study from The Australian National University (ANU) has found.

dateFeb 16, 2016 in Ecology
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