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Article ID: 694884

How Animals Holler

University of Utah

While humans can only broadcast about one percent of their vocal power through their speech, some animals and mammals are able to broadcast 100 percent. The secret to their long-range howls? A combination of high pitch, a wide-open mouth and a clever use of the body’s shape to direct sound – none of which are factors that humans can replicate.

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21-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694192

New Research Unveils Bird Migration Strategies

Cornell University

Using weather surveillance radar and citizen-science data, researchers are learning how migratory birds return to their breeding grounds in North America each spring with near-pinpoint accuracy.

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8-May-2018 9:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693664

Vultures Reveal Critical Old World Flyways

University of Utah

Identifying bottlenecks — i.e. places where birds concentrate on migration — helps bird conservationists know what areas to focus on and get the most bang for their buck, since a large percentage of a species’ population can pass through these small areas.

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30-Apr-2018 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 692991

Smooth Dance Moves Confirm New Bird-of-Paradise Species

Cornell University

Newly publicized audiovisuals support full species status for one of the dancing birds-of-paradise in New Guinea.

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17-Apr-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 692963

Researchers Establish Link Between Hormone, Generosity in Birds

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

A new experimental study from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has found that administering a naturally produced hormone to pinyon jays can increase food sharing among the highly social species.

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17-Apr-2018 12:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 692897

‘Scrambled Like an Egg’: New Migratory Bird Treaty Act Interpretation Reverses Decades of Policy

Cornell University

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Article ID: 692710

To Impress Females, Costa’s Hummingbirds “Sing” With Their Tail Feathers

University of California, Riverside

Unlike related hummingbird species, Costa’s perform their dives to the side of females, rather than in front of them. In a paper published today in Current Biology, researchers at the University of California, Riverside show this trajectory minimizes an audible Doppler sound that occurs when the Costa’s dive.

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12-Apr-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 692509

Scientists Records Brain Activity of Free-flying Bats

Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University researchers have developed a way to study the brain of a bat as it flies, recording for the first time what happens as a roving animal focuses and refocuses its attention.

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10-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 692353

Species Hitch a Ride on Birds and the Wind to Join Green Roof Communities

University of Portsmouth

New research suggests that species that live on green roofs arrived by hitching lifts on birds or by riding air currents.

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6-Apr-2018 4:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 692302

New Radar Maps Track and Predict Bird Migrations

Cornell University

With spring bird migration just getting underway, anyone captivated by these twice-yearly epic journeys will enjoy delving into new online maps that predict large movements of birds and show where they are occurring in near real-time.

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