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    16-Feb-2018 5:00 AM EST

Article ID: 689614

Birds and Beans: Study Shows Which Type of Coffee Plantations Are Best for Bird Diversity

Wildlife Conservation Society

Which is better for bird diversity: Arabica or Robusta beans?

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15-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST
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    15-Feb-2018 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 689548

Birds and Primates Share Brain Cell Types Linked to Intelligence

University of Chicago Medical Center

In a new study, published this week in the journal Current Biology, scientists from UChicago show that some neurons in bird brains form the same kind of circuitry and have the same molecular signature as cells that enable connectivity between different areas of the mammalian neocortex.

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14-Feb-2018 12:05 PM EST
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    12-Feb-2018 3:00 PM EST

Article ID: 689335

Middle Earth Preserved in Giant Bird Dung

University of Adelaide

While the giant birds that once dominated New Zealand are all extinct, a study of their preserved dung (coprolites) has revealed many aspects of their ancient ecosystem, with important insights for ongoing conservation efforts.

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12-Feb-2018 8:00 AM EST
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Lactation Hormone Cues Birds to Be Good Parents

Cornell University

Toppling a widespread assumption that a “lactation” hormone only cues animals to produce food for their babies, Cornell University researchers have shown the hormone also prompts zebra finches to be good parents.

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Article ID: 688990

Long-Lasting, Solar-Powered Tag to Track Birds Over Their Lifetimes

Cornell University

Cornell University researchers have created a solar wildlife tag, an innovation that solves key challenges in bird-tracking devices: how to make them lightweight and long-lasting.

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5-Feb-2018 2:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 688845

Rescued Raptors a Reminder Household Toxins Still Threaten Beloved Birds

Cornell University

Two local raptors made unexpected recoveries this month following exposure to common and deadly man-made toxins: lead and rodenticide.

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1-Feb-2018 3:30 PM EST
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Article ID: 688687

Fossil Evidence Shows Bats Colonized From Islands to Continents

Stony Brook University

Plants and animals are generally thought to colonize from continents to islands, over time leading to the evolution of separate island species. But a new study published in the Journal of Biogeography suggests a re-thinking of colonizing patterns.

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30-Jan-2018 1:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 688683

An Outdoor Cat Can Damage Your Sustainability Cred

Cornell University

If you install solar panels on your roof and avoid dousing your lawn with chemicals and pesticides, your online peers may consider you to be environmentally friendly. But this street cred can all be erased if you let your cat roam around outdoors.

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30-Jan-2018 1:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 688034

BRI Publishes Chapter in Elsevier's Encyclopedia of the Anthropociene

Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI)

The chapter, The Effects of Methylmercury on Wildlife: A Comprehensive Review and Approach for Interpretation, authored by BRI Executive Director and Chief Scientist, David Evers, was recently published in Elsevier's Encyclopedia of the Antrhopocene, 1st Edition.

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19-Jan-2018 1:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 688194

City Lights Setting Traps for Migrating Birds

University of Delaware

A University of Delaware study has examined how light pollution lures birds into urban areas during fall migration, a trend that poses risk for the fowl that often fly into buildings and has increased with the addition of brighter LED lights. The researchers were interested in seeing what factors shape the birds' distributions and why they occur in certain areas.

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19-Jan-2018 11:05 AM EST
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