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  • Marine birds most threatened by plastic balloons
    Marine birds most threatened by plastic balloons

    The terrible impact on wildlife of the plastic in our oceans has been highlighted many times recently. It’s hard to forget those disturbing images of birds with stomachs full of plastic which they have accidentally eaten. All plastic waste is potentially dangerous, but it has recently been revealed that balloons…

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  • How do birds survive a polar vortex?
    How do birds survive a polar vortex?

    The winter of 2019 has delivered extreme weather to the Midwest of the United States. Temperatures have plummeted to record lows and much of the landscape is now hidden under a deep covering of snow. Can birds survive the extreme conditions that have already killed several people?

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  • How do birds see colour?
    How do birds see colour?

    If you are lucky enough to have decent eyesight, you probably presume that you are seeing the world as it really is. But the truth is that your perception of the world around you is always defined by the limitations of human eyesight. Many animals see the world in an…

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  • World’s rarest bird reintroduced to the wild
    World’s rarest bird reintroduced to the wild

    There are now a disturbing number of avian species on the brink of extinction. Once common birds are heading for disaster at an alarming rate and often slip into the danger zone unnoticed. For instance, it wasn’t so long ago that the Madagascan pochard duck could be seen across the…

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  • 10 amazing facts about birds
    10 amazing facts about birds

    There are roughly 10,000 species of birds in the world and it is estimated that a further 500 are yet to be discovered. Creatures of incredible diversity, birds are fascinating and beautiful in equal measure. They also boast a raft of surprising attributes and abilities. Here’s 10 amazing facts about…

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