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#Ornithology

Despite habitat protection, endangered owls decline in Mount Rainier National Park

The Northern Spotted Owl population in Washington's Mount Rainier National Park has declined sharply in the past two decades despite the long-term preservation of habitat within the park.

8 Aug 2019 The Condor: Ornithological Applications

NZ big bird a whopping ‘squawkzilla’

Meet 'Hercules' - the giant parrot that dwarfs its modern cousins.

6 Aug 2019 Biology Letters

‘Mega-fires’ may be too extreme even for a bird that loves fire

Climate change is fostering larger, more homogeneous fires with reduced pyrodiversity.

6 Aug 2019 The Condor: Ornithological Applications

Left eye? Right eye?

American robins have preference when looking at decoy eggs.

23 Jul 2019 Biology Letters

Climate changes faster than animals adapt

Although animals do commonly respond to climate change, such responses are in general insufficient to cope with the rapid pace of rising temperatures and sometimes go in wrong directions.

23 Jul 2019 Nature Communications

Bird with unusually long toes found fossilized in amber

Meet the ancient bird that had toes longer than its lower legs.

11 Jul 2019 Current Biology

Bird three times larger than ostrich discovered in Crimean cave

First evidence that giant ostrich-like birds once roamed Europe.

27 Jun 2019 Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology

Blue color tones in fossilized prehistoric feathers

Examining fossilised pigments, scientists from the University of Bristol have uncovered new insights into blue colour tones in prehistoric birds.

25 Jun 2019 Interface

Fresh look at mysterious Nasca lines in Peru

Using a taxonomic approach, scientists have re-identified the huge birds drawn on the desert plains of Peru as hermits or pelicans.

19 Jun 2019 Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports

Study reveals key locations for declining songbird

Many of North America's migratory songbirds, which undertake awe-inspiring journeys twice a year, are declining at alarming rates.

19 Jun 2019 The Condor: Ornithological Applications

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