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Red List 2017 Bird update

The latest Red List update has been published! To know more about the new List, download BirdLife’s Bird Red List Roundup infographic. To read more : https://www.birdlife.org/worldwide/news/red-list-2017-seabirds-starving-songbirds-trapped-hope-pelican-and-kiwis Worlwide Of the total of 11,122 bird species
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Colors of birds feathers

Carpophage des Marquises ©Denise Koenig
Colors of birds feathers and climate: is there a connection? Gloger’s rule states that birds living in humid climates tend to have darker pigmentation. Darker feathers are believed to be useful for defense against parasites, temperature regulation, and camouflage. However, researchers are uncertain about the
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The call of the seabird

Pétrel de Murphy - Photo Robert Luta
Researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz are developing new acoustic monitoring techniques that could aid seabird conservation. Abe Borker, a Seabird Biologist, is trying to make population studies of seabirds more cost-effective and efficient. Borker explains that based on the call of some species
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