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What Should You Do if You Find a Baby Bird?

  Spring has sprung, and for birds, that means one thing -- it's baby season! The babies of most species of wild birds will hatch in the coming months, and these adorable critters will be on t…

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Preserving the Incredible Birds-of-Paradise (Video)

Deep in the rainforests of New Guinea, the birds-of-paradise live out their lives. They are perhaps best known for their elaborate, colorful plumage and their unusual hopping mating dances, but th…

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Beautiful Half-Female, Half-Male Wild Bird (Photos)

Nature gets up to some fascinating things without our intervention! The blog Why Evolution is True recently shared these amazing photographs of a wild gynandromorph cardinal. For those who don't kn…

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Habitat Fragmentation Is for the Birds

By s.e. smith, Networx s.e. smith writes about San Francisco remodeling and plumbing issues for Networx. There are around 10,000 bird species worldwide, and an estimated 13% of them are threaten…

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‘Bladeless’ Wind Turbine Spares Birds

By Alyssa Danigelis, Discovery Channel A World War II veteran built a prototype for a quiet, bladeless wind turbine shaped like a drum, designed to protect birds and bats from getting killed in i…

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Birds Hold Funerals for Their Dead

By Jennifer Viegas, Discovery Channel Funerals, by definition, are ceremonies honoring a dead person, but researchers have just observed what appears to be the avian version of a funeral. Tere…

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Coffee Plantation Forests: Best for Birds?

By Jennifer Hattam, TreeHugger Clearing wooded "shade" plantations for open farmland doesn't just hurt biodiversity, it may also make it more difficult to control pests and can lead to crop losse…

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4 Simple Ways To Help Hummingbirds

The drought that has gripped much of the United States is impacting hummingbirds as they begin their migration south, an annual event that usually goes from July to October. Once they move to the sout…

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Live Webcam: Endangered Cranes About to Hatch 3 Eggs

By Jaymi Heimbuch, TreeHugger East African Crowned cranes are spectacular birds, sporting a rather interesting "crown" of feathers on their heads along with other beautiful plumage. Two members o…

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7 Olympic-Caliber Animal Gymnasts (Videos)

Are you a diehard fan who's watched every event of the 2012 Summer Olympics, or are you a long-suffering citizen who wishes everyone would just stop talking about the Olympic Games? Either way, yo…

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