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This Blind Bird Expert Can Identify 3000 Distinct Calls | Mental Floss

This Blind Bird Expert Can Identify 3000 Distinct Calls

Birds and Healing -- "Birds are good for healing. It must be something in their vitality, the way they move through the world with such seeming ease, easily passing through physical barriers the rest of us would find difficult or impossible to overcome. It is easy for the mind to wander to birds while hooked to an Oxaliplatin drip."

Rarities and mega-rarities bring us so much joy, but an unlikely thing made this past year a very difficult one f…

Newsela | When turtle eggs get warm or cool, they decide to become girls or boys

Scientists have identified a gene that seems to be responsible for turning hot and cold temperatures into female and male baby turtles. The finding could help keep turtles safe in an ever-warming world.

#2. Planning  Planning sucks, because it always makes us do things, but even we have to admit that it requires a certain level of cognition that trans...

6 Terrifying Ways Crows Are Way Smarter Than You Think

Don't Mess With Crows! 6 Terrifying Ways Crows Are Way Smarter Than You Think

Amazing birding picture causes photo flap

Amazing birding picture causes photo flap

Herons, Eagles, Tigers, Circles, Bears, German

A California condor flies over Bitter Creek National Wildlife Refuge (c)USFWS

California condor (Gymnogyps californianus), Photo courtesy of the Pacific Southwest Region U. Fish and Wildlife Service

Strombo | The Crow: Watch This Bird Use Tools To Get Food Super smart these birds!

Strombo | The Crow: Watch This Bird Use Tools To Get Food Super smart these birds!

© Andy Jordan, TX, High Island, April 2011, http://www.flickr.com/photos/andykjordan/6155638872/

© Andy Jordan, High Island, Texas, April A brown thrasher appeared in my yard, Oshkosh WI on

Study Sheds Light on How Birds Navigate by Magnetic Field     Nigel Roddis/Reuters  Two researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have identified cells in pigeons’ brains that serve as a kind of biological compass.  By JAMES GORMAN  Published: April 26, 2012  Birds are famously good navigators. Some migrate thousands of miles, flying day and night, even when the stars are obscured. And for decades, scientists have known that one navigational skill t

Study Sheds Light on How Birds Navigate by Magnetic Field

NY Times: Study Sheds Light on How Birds Navigate by Magnetic Field

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