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Social environment matters for duck penis size

Most birds lack genitalia, but male ducks are known for their long, spiraling penises, which have evolved through an ongoing cat-and-mouse game with females. A new study from The Auk: Ornithological Advances looks at whether ...

dateSep 20, 2017 in Plants & Animals
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Which extinct ducks could fly?

We're all familiar with flightless birds: ostriches, emus, penguins—and ducks? Ducks and geese, part of a bird family called the anatids, have been especially prone to becoming flightless over the course of evolutionary ...

dateJun 07, 2017 in Evolution
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Spain to cull 17,000 ducks as bird flu hits

More than 17,000 ducks will be culled in Spain after a highly contagious bird flu strain that has affected poultry throughout Europe was detected at a farm, authorities said Thursday.

dateFeb 23, 2017 in Ecology
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