In ancient Chinese mythology, cranes were said to carry the souls of the dead to paradise.
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After a catastrophic natural event such as a volcanic eruption, what happens to the birds that live in the affected area?
Sand and gravel pits may seem like an unlikely place to nest, but they greatly resemble Bank Swallows’ natural habitat along rivers and lakeshores.
Different raptor species in the Arctic nest at least 700 to 1,800 meters apart — except for the Rough-legged Hawk.
Global warming is increasingly affecting wild bird populations, and because the Arctic is warming more rapidly than any other part of the world, populations of Arctic migratory birds are potentially the most vulnerable.
Dialects, a well-known feature of human languages, can also be found in the vocalizations of various bird species.
Early in their ecology classes, students learn that plants and animals facing a changing climate have three options: adapt, move, or die.
Few groups of organisms possess striking visual displays that rival the bright colors and intricate patterns of bird feathers.
In the first two years of my PhD I applied for a slew of small grants and was roundly rejected from every single one. Multiple times.
There’s no shortage of studies demonstrating that conditions during one part of birds’ annual of breeding and migration cycle can affect individuals in subsequent stages — a phenomenon known as carry-over effects.