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Certain birds can fine-tune their color by the second, giving them an ageless multi-hued look that never fades over time.

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Ten Adirondack Wildlife to Spot in the Winter - Adirondack Council

Video: Birds observed arguing over parental duties for first time

Video: Birds observed arguing over parental duties for first time .

Warbler Fidelity to their Mates Based on Caterpillar Numbers : The Outdoor Wire

Warbler Fidelity to their Mates Based on Caterpillar Numbers : The Outdoor Wire

Raven social order study

Ravens can figure out who's the boss by watching unfamiliar birds

Humans and other primates aren’t the only members of the animal kingdom who can watch total strangers interact and figure out who’s in charge. Ravens can do it too, according to a new study in the journal Nature Communications.

Frequently Asked Questions: Do Birds Mate for Life? :: Bird Watcher's Digest

Do birds mate for life? Monogamy, infidelity and divorce make up the birding soap opera in your backyard.

Comebackers -- 10,000 Birds, Felonious Jive -- "These species have seen the infamous Brink of Extinction, seemingly gone over the edge, and have scrambled back to solid ground in the nick of time…with a little extra help. Here are some U.S. birds that we are lucky to have with us today, species that seem to have beat the odds and have been migrating on the long and bumpy road to recovery."

Comebackers -- 10,000 Birds, Felonious Jive -- "These species have seen the infamous Brink of Extinction, seemingly gone over the edge, and have scrambled back to solid ground in the nick of time…with a little extra help. Here are some U.S. birds that we are lucky to have with us today, species that seem to have beat the odds and have been migrating on the long and bumpy road to recovery."

American Kestrel

Angus, an American Kestrel at Blue Mountain Wildlife rescue, Photo by Scott Butner One of my all time favorite birds.

International Bird Rescue – Every Bird Matters» Blog Archive » Pink the Pelican scheduled for release

LA Times - Pelican whose mutilation sparked outrage to be released Tuesday

Research Surprise: Many Birds Exposed to Eye Disease, but Only Finches Get Sick

Research Surprise: Many Birds Exposed to Eye Disease, but Only Finches Get Sick

“The results were shocking,” says André Dhondt, director of Bird Population Studies at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. “More than half the bird species .

Seabirds are at greater risk from invasive mammals than climate change related flooding! #seabirds #ornithology #climatechange

Seabirds are at greater risk from invasive mammals than climate change related flooding!

The Evolution Of Plumage Patterns In Male And Female Birds | Phys.org | http://phys.org/news/2013-12-evolution-plumage-patterns-male-female.html

Flights of fancy: the evolution of plumage patterns in male and female birds

"In many bird species, the redder the male, the more successful it is at finding mates," said co-senior author Joseph Corbo, an associate professor of pathology and immunology at Washington University in St. Louis.  Some birds are able to convert the yellow molecules to red ones -- known as

Researchers solve mystery of red color in birds

"In many bird species, the redder the male, the more successful it is at finding mates," said co-senior author Joseph Corbo, an associate professor of pathology and immunology at Washington University in St. Louis. Some birds are able to convert the yellow molecules to red ones -- known as

A Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) with insect prey, the starling is one of 15 bird species whose decline in population has been linked to pesticide use in the Netherlands.

The week in wildlife – in pictures

Increased use of controversial pesticides linked directly to decline of bird species, scientists show - Science - News - The Independent

The Key to a Long Life -- "Interestingly the study found that females remained in their prime longer if they had good mates.  Their fertility did not wane so soon, they aged more slowly." Outside My Window http://www.wqed.org/birdblog/

The Key to a Long Life -- "Interestingly the study found that females remained in their prime longer if they had good mates. Their fertility did not wane so soon, they aged more slowly." Outside My Window http://www.wqed.org/birdblog/

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