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Immune system benefits could explain why birds migrate

Immune system benefits could explain why birds migrate

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Bird migration, the regular seasonal movement of avian species along a flyway, often requires creatures to travel large distances from their breeding grounds and face fearsome predators and...

Latest Bird migration Stories

monarch migration
2014-10-02 07:38:01

Each year, millions of monarch butterflies set off on their 3,000-mile migration. Though there are species of Monarch butterflies throughout the world, only those in North America undertake such a miraculous migration.

2014-09-02 23:03:43

Geese are some of the most difficult pest birds to deal with.

wood thrush migration
2014-08-23 03:00:15

Juvenile songbirds on spring migration travel from overwintering sites in the tropics to breeding destinations thousands of kilometers away with no prior experience to guide them.

bird migration
2014-08-06 03:00:10

Every year, millions of birds make the journey from North America to Central and South America for the winter. But the evolutionary origins of this long-distance migration have remained opaque due to the complex geographic distributions of modern and ancient bird ranges.

Swainsons thrush
2014-07-23 02:00:32

Mixed genes appear to drive hybrid birds to select more difficult routes than their parent species, according to new research from University of British Columbia zoologists.

duck migration wetlands
2014-07-20 09:41:37

New research has revealed that mallard ducks use public and private wetland conservation areas extensively as they travel hundreds of miles across the continent, illustrating the importance of maintaining protected wetland areas.

2014-06-29 23:03:46

Naturalist Journeys, a top nature and birding tour company, announces the Fall Bird Migration: Hawk Mountain and Cape May Birding tour, running from October 1 - 8, 2014.

Study Shows Earlier Snowmelt Is Prompting Arctic Birds To Breed Earlier
2014-06-26 03:37:52

WCS study shows earlier spring seasons brought about by climate change causing long-distance migrants to breed sooner

European Robin
2014-05-09 08:58:07

Electromagnetic noise from AM broadcast signals (or "electrosmog") could be interfering with the migratory flight paths of birds by disrupting the animals' "internal compass,” German researchers reported this week in the journal Nature.


Latest Bird migration Reference Libraries

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2006-03-09 11:12:33

The Green Pygmy Goose (Nettapus pulchellus) is a small perching duck found in southern New Guinea and northern Australia. It is largely resident, apart from dispersion during the wet season. The habitat is well vegetated lowland lagoons and other permanent fresh waters.

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2005-06-14 12:44:59

The Canada goose (Branta canadensis), also called the Canadian Goose in North America, belongs to the Branta genus of geese. This genus contains species with largely black plumage, distinguishing them from the grey Anser species. The species name, canadensis, is a New Latin word meaning "of Canada". The black head and neck with white "chinstrap" distinguish this goose from all except the Barnacle goose, but the latter has a black breast and grey, rather than brownish, body plumage. There...

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2009-04-01 13:32:49

The Red Knot (Calidris canutus), or Knot in Europe, is a species of bird found in the tundra and Arctic mountains in the far north of Canada, Europe and Russia. North American birds migrate to coastal Europe and South America, while European birds migrate to Africa, Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand. This species has an extensive range and a large population of about 1.1 million individuals. There are six subspecies. The adult is 9 to 10.25 inches in length with an 18.5 to 20.8...

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