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Ecuadorian hummingbirds can sing and hear in ultrasonic pitches finds news study
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Ecuadorian hummingbirds can sing and hear in ultrasonic pitches finds news study

Among birds, only some owls have previously been shown to hear ultrasonic sounds — which they use to locate prey.

World Migratory Bird Day 2020 to be observed today: All you need to know and how to join global campaign
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World Migratory Bird Day 2020 to be observed today: All you need to know and how to join global campaign

The World Migratory Bird Day aims to bring attention to the need of conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. The global programme helps raise awareness about the numerous threats faced by the birds

World Wildlife Day 2020: 10 incredible camouflaging insects to remind you that Mother Nature is beautiful
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World Wildlife Day 2020: 10 incredible camouflaging insects to remind you that Mother Nature is beautiful

Whether it is to protect themselves from predators or to help them catch their prey, these insects are masters at blending in

Indian bird population declines by 79 percent; peafowls number increasing: Report
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Indian bird population declines by 79 percent; peafowls number increasing: Report

House sparrows, despite the notion that it's on a decline, analysis suggests the species is fairly stable over the past 25 years.

5 new bird species, 5 subspecies discovered on three islands in the Indonesian archipelago
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5 new bird species, 5 subspecies discovered on three islands in the Indonesian archipelago

The birds were discovered in the Indonesian islands Taliabu and Peleng, both of which have suffered rampant forest destruction.

Wildlife discovered in 2019: From leaf like lizards, venomous vipers to human sized leaves
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Wildlife discovered in 2019: From leaf like lizards, venomous vipers to human sized leaves

Discoveries of new species is the outcome of perseverance, years of fieldwork & long periods of looking at museum records.

Mysore city's thriving bird scence now has a first-of-its kind bird atlas to its credit
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Mysore city's thriving bird scence now has a first-of-its kind bird atlas to its credit

About 60 volunteer birders pooled in their time, effort and bird-watching skills to make this Atlas possible.

34 years after it was declared endangered, bird species is taken off protective list
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34 years after it was declared endangered, bird species is taken off protective list

The bird population fell because they were hunted for their feathers that sat on women's hats.

Animal, bird collections in museums mostly made of male specimens finds a new study
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Animal, bird collections in museums mostly made of male specimens finds a new study

The males may be larger and easier to spot, even when the females were more colourful, the males were preferred.

Wildlife Week 2019: How conserving nature's 'umbrella' species could benefit whole habitats
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Wildlife Week 2019: How conserving nature's 'umbrella' species could benefit whole habitats

Protecting a single 'umbrella' species could achieve the same result as multiple projects targeted at several.

There has been a sharp decline in the number of birds in the US and Canada since 1970
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There has been a sharp decline in the number of birds in the US and Canada since 1970

More than 90 percent of the bird losses are from 12 species including sparrows, warblers, blackbirds, and finches.

Birds like cockatoos, parrots can groove to the beat just as well as humans can
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Birds like cockatoos, parrots can groove to the beat just as well as humans can

Other species dancing to human music is based on its own development and social interaction with humans.

What are the dangers of extreme heat? How do you keep yourself safe in a heatwave?
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What are the dangers of extreme heat? How do you keep yourself safe in a heatwave?

Here are a few pointers and tip to keep in mind during the heat wave that Indis is going through.

Earth Day 2019: Migrations remind us we are one among a million other species looking to survive, sing and love
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Earth Day 2019: Migrations remind us we are one among a million other species looking to survive, sing and love

Migrations and movement — both long and short, epic and local, are the best reminders that our Earth is shared with other creatures.

Kakapo! World's rarest, fattest parrot has record breeding season this year
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Kakapo! World's rarest, fattest parrot has record breeding season this year

Kakapo, the world's rarest parrots, produced 249 eggs in a record-breaking mating season.

From Manipur fulvettas to Darjeeling woodpeckers, bird-watching in Arunachal’s Dibang Valley
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From Manipur fulvettas to Darjeeling woodpeckers, bird-watching in Arunachal’s Dibang Valley

The best part about arranging for a birding trip from Assam to this region in Arunachal’s heart is that the roads pass through several other tributaries of the Brahmaputra, which also house tens of migratory and endemic birds in lower climes.

Robot recreates the walk of a 290-mn-year-old creature that lived before dinosaurs
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Robot recreates the walk of a 290-mn-year-old creature that lived before dinosaurs

An old fossil skeleton and preserved ancient footprints were used to create a moving robot model.

Laterality in animals shows that many so-called unique traits of the human brain are found in wildlife too
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Laterality in animals shows that many so-called unique traits of the human brain are found in wildlife too

Scientists repeatedly show that the traits we consider unique and based on a superior intelligence, are found in most animals as well.

Birds' ability to grasp language and grammar points to important link between human beings and animals
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Birds' ability to grasp language and grammar points to important link between human beings and animals

In mythology and medieval literature, the language of the birds is considered divine.

Migrating Amur falcons protected where they were once hunted in a Nagaland village
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Migrating Amur falcons protected where they were once hunted in a Nagaland village

As recently as 2012, the Pangti village was notorious for killing ~15,000 migratory falcons a day.