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Do Birds Communicate With Their Eyes?
2014-02-05 12:41:12

University of Cambridge Researchers in Cambridge and Exeter have discovered that jackdaws use their eyes to communicate with each other – the first time this has been shown in non-primates. While what humans do with their eyes has been well studied, we know almost nothing about whether birds communicate with members of the same species with their eyes. The new study, published today in Biology Letters, shows that jackdaw eyes are used as a warning signal to successfully deter...

Rain Is Proving Deadly For Young Peregrine Falcons In Canada's Arctic
2013-12-03 16:36:09

University of Alberta A University of Alberta study recently published in Oecologia has found that an increase in the frequency of heavy rain brought on by warmer summer temperatures is posing a threat not seen in this species since before pesticides such as DDT were banned from use in Canada in 1970. The study is among the first to directly link rainfall to survival of wild birds in Canada. A nestbox experiment at the heart of a study co-authored by U of A researcher Alastair Franke...

2013-07-25 23:27:27

There were 66 confirmed deaths from the West Nile virus last year from mosquitoes' bites. People are looking for solutions to a problem that can be fatal. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) July 25, 2013 A simple solution to keep the mosquitoes away is by turning on a fan. Mosquitoes are very light weight and are easily over-powered by fans. A more permanent fix is to plant lemon grass. This grass is beautiful looking and contains citronella oil; a strong scent that makes it hard for mosquitoes to...

Feeding Winter Birds Not Helpful
2013-06-24 14:36:31

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Freezing temperatures and a layer of snow may make us feel sorry for any birds that remain up north during the winter months, but a new study in the journal Scientific Reports has found feeding these birds may not convey any benefits with respect to breeding. A three-year study that was conducted across nine woodland sites in the United Kingdom by researchers at the University of Exeter and the British Trust for Ornithology found...

2013-01-04 05:03:47

Founder of GJM Online Ventures, LLC, Gloria McCoun is excited to announce the launch of her new website, BirdAttracting.com; the website features bird houses, bird feeders, and bird baths in all different types and sizes and other products intended to attract birds to one´s yard. For more information, visit the website´s blog at BirdAttractingBlog.com. Wood River, Nebraska (PRWEB) January 03, 2013 Gloria McCoun is pleased to announce the creation and launch of her new website...

2012-06-12 23:01:39

Duncraft´s newest creations are “Rooftop” bird houses and bird feeders that have planters as roofs. Using their own plants and flowers, Duncraft customers can transform their bird feeding areas into stunning focal points and enjoy beautiful flowers along with their beautiful birds. Concord, NH (PRWEB) June 12, 2012 Duncraft's newest creations are Rooftop bird houses and bird feeders that have planters as roofs. Using their own plants and flowers, Duncraft customers can...

2012-05-17 23:01:39

Duncraft offers an impressive selection of bird houses both for specific birds and multi-functional houses that will work for many birds. Although a house may not have every recommended feature and can still be perfectly serviceable, Duncraft offers these tips on the best things to look for when purchasing a bird house. Concord, NH (PRWEB) May 17, 2012 Duncraft offers an impressive selection of bird houses both for specific birds and multi-functional houses that will work for many birds....

2012-03-15 12:25:00

It´s March and already the chirps of winter birds have changed to songs that attract mates and define territories. Soon the migratory birds will be arriving to join them and begin their yearly nesting ritual. Back yard birders can help ensure the success of the next generation of wild birds by providing the five nesting-specific needs recommended by Duncraft. Concord, NH (PRWEB) March 15, 2012 It´s March and already the chirps of winter birds have changed to songs that attract...


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ramage
  • Boughs or branches.
  • Warbling of birds in trees.
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