Birds don't become dependent on human feeding, study suggests

Oregon State University researchers have some good news for the well-meaning masses who place bird feeders in their yards: The small songbirds who visit the feeders seem unlikely to develop an unhealthy reliance on them.

Chainsaw-carved trees make perfect homes for marsupial phascogale

As a result of logging and severe bushfires, Australian wildlife is facing a severe shortage of tree hollows—holes in the trunks and branches of large old trees. More than 300 species of birds and mammals, including possums, ...

Swifts set new record for swiftness

Swifts aren't called "swifts" for nothing. They're known for being among the fastest migrating small birds around. When they aren't breeding, common swifts stay in the air most of the time—up to 10 months of the year. Scientists ...

Animal evolution—glimpses of ancient environments

Although amber looks like a somewhat unusual inorganic mineral, it is actually derived from an organic source—tree resins. Millions of years ago, when this aromatic and sticky substance was slowly oozing from coniferous ...

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