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Article ID: 592330

Birds Do Better in 'Agroforests' Than on Farms

University of Utah

Compared with open farmland, wooded “shade” plantations that produce coffee and chocolate promote greater bird diversity, although a new University of Utah study says forests remain the best habitat for tropical birds.

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6-Aug-2012 11:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 592326

New Bird Species Discovered in ‘Cloud Forest’ of Peru

Cornell University

A colorful, fruit-eating bird with a black mask, pale belly and scarlet breast – never before described by science – has been discovered by Cornell University graduates following an expedition to the remote Peruvian Andes.

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6-Aug-2012 1:20 PM EDT

Article ID: 588757

Groundbreaking Video Feeds Offer Rare Glimpse Into Heron Nest

Cornell University

With high-definition and nighttime cams streaming 24/7 from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Sapsucker Woods in Ithaca, N.Y., viewers around the world are now able to follow the surprising lives of herons, including rare views still little known to science.

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1-May-2012 9:35 AM EDT
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Article ID: 588380

Purple Martins Get Prime Living Quarters on Campus

University of Alabama

A University of Alabama geographer and ornithologist is leading an effort to build houses on campus for the purple martin, a popular migratory bird. Dr. Michael Steinberg stands near one of the birdhouses designed to invite purple martins to stay.

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20-Apr-2012 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 587226

‘Big Red’ Hawk, New Mother of Three, Invites the World Into Her Home

Cornell University

A new nest camera high above a Cornell University’s athletic fields is streaming up-close, high-definition views of a Red-tailed Hawk nest via the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s All About Birds website: www.allaboutbirds.org.

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22-Mar-2012 1:50 PM EDT

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