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In a study published in the January 2015 issue of The American Naturalist, Gustavo A. Londoño, Duván Garcia, and Manuel Sánchez Martínez report a novel nesting strategy observed in a tropical lowland bird that inhabits an area with very high losses to nest predators.
An international team of researchers has discovered the first-ever fossils belonging to a plant-eating dinosaur that contained both scales and featherlike structures, suggesting that plumage might have been present in a far greater number of species than previously believed.
Swallows with artificially darkened breast feathers show decreased levels of oxidative damage to DNA, proteins and fats
Researchers found evidence of feathers preserved with a juvenile and two adults skeletons of Ornithomimus. This discovery suggests that all ornithomimid dinosaurs would have had feathers.
A remarkable first occurred recently at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History when ornithologists used 700- to 1,100-year-old feathers from a long extinct species of Hawaiian ibis to help determine the bird's place in the ibis family tree.
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Feathers are the essence of birds. Without them, birds could not fly or attract mates. But how exactly do feathers form molecularly? Experimentally testing one current hypothesis, developmental biologists at University of Wisconsin Medical School believe they now have the answer.