bats

A midge fly can be a source of currently used pesticides for birds, bats

Non-biting midges are the tiny flies that swarm together as thick masses around lakes and streams, annoying passers-by in warm weather. But early in a …

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birds

Collision hotspots for migrating birds revealed in new study

New research led by the University of East Anglia (UEA) highlights the areas in Europe and North Africa where the construction of wind turbines or …

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antibiotic

Antibiotic-resistant Salmonella strains not seen in migrating wild birds

Although many wild birds carry Salmonella, the strains of the bacteria they convey usually do not harbor antimicrobial-resistance genes, according to Penn State researchers, who …

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birds

Bringing out the best in wild birds on farms

A supportive environment can bring out the best in an individual — even for a bird. After an E.coli outbreak in 2006 devastated the spinach …

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advantageous

Pollination by birds can be advantageous

Why have some plant species changed pollinators in their evolution? An international team of researchers from the Universities of Bonn and Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Suzhou …

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bald

Groundbreaking study finds widespread lead poisoning in bald and golden eagles

A first-of-its-kind, eight-year study has found widespread and frequent lead poisoning in North American bald and golden eagles impacting both species’ populations. The paper, “Demographic …

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birds

Hummingbirds exert fine control over body heat

At night, hummingbirds lower their body temperature and metabolism drastically by dropping into an energy-saving state of inactivity called torpor. Scientists from multiple universities now …

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animal

Scientists discover new avian immunological pathway

A research team led by a biomedical scientist at the University of California, Riverside, has discovered a new immune pathway in chickens that viruses — …

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Biodiversity

Lost birds and mammals spell doom for some plants

In one of the first studies of its kind, researchers have gauged how biodiversity loss of birds and mammals will impact plants’ chances of adapting …

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animals

Migratory birds have lighter-colored feathers

Migratory birds are specially adapted to find their way over extreme distances that represent remarkable tests of endurance. Now, researchers reporting December 6 in the …

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