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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...

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