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Audubon's Warbler "Borrowed" DNA to Fuel Bird Migration

Audubon's Warbler "Borrowed" DNA to Fuel Bird Migration | Birds | Scoop.it
Could a common songbird have "borrowed" DNA? That's what scientists are claiming. They've found that a bird may have acquired genes from fellow migrating birds in order to travel greater distances.

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Wise Old Whooping Cranes Teach Young How to Migrate

Wise Old Whooping Cranes Teach Young How to Migrate | Birds | Scoop.it
Older whooping cranes keep their young colleagues from getting lost, says a study that sheds light on the role of learning versus genetics in bird migration.

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About Birds: Forget what you thought you knew about bird migration

About Birds: Forget what you thought you knew about bird migration | Birds | Scoop.it
As a youngster, I was taught that birds flew south for the winter and north for the summer. While that conception of migration is a useful summary for a child, it does not do the phenomenon justice.

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Bird migration, a perilous journey - Alyssa Klavans

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/bird-migration-a-perilous-journey-alyssa-klavans Nearly 200 species of songbirds migrate south for winter, some t...
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