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    Birds 'falling out of the sky' in mass die-off in south-western US

    Wildfires and climate crisis cited as possible causes for the deaths of thousands of migrating species...

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    Hummingbird's temperature can fall to 3.3C at night to preserve energy

    Researchers in Andes find temperature a record for all birds and non-hibernating mammalsHummingbirds have scooped another...

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    Fears for endangered macaw as fire devastates Brazilian wetland

    The Pantanal wetland – home to the hyacinth macaw – is suffering its worst blazes in...

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    Entire rare bird colony vanishes, baffling New Zealand scientists

    Experts believe endangered shore plovers – known for their pluck and friendliness – might have flown...

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    'An ashram for the hummingbird': the Trindad haven for world's tiniest bird

    Theo and Gloria Ferguson have created a garden specially designed to attract hummingbirds – and hundreds...

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    Canadian sparrows ditch their old song for catchier tune

    Study finds British Columbia birds’ dropped-end note of call has spread across countryIf you consider Chirpy...

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    The vultures aren't hovering over Africa – and that's bad news

    Unlovely and unloved, vultures play a vital role as nature’s clean-up squad but are now one...

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    New Zealand's plan for action on seabirds is strong on rhetoric but light on action | Jessica Desmond

    Vision for commercial fishing to reduce deaths to zero is right, but implementation will fall shortFrom...

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    First wild stork chicks to hatch in UK in centuries poised to emerge

    More than 100 birds have been living wild in England as part of conservation scheme The...

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    The plight of the cuckoo: a 4,000-mile flight followed by golf

    Study sheds light upon migratory cycle of bird to help understand alarming declineWhen you’ve just braved...

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    High winds kill thousands of migrating birds in 'disaster' over Greece

    Swallows and swifts on their annual flight from Africa to Europe have been found dead across...

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    'Betrayal of trust': HS2 criticised over removal of woodland soils

    Woodland Trust says April is ‘completely wrong time’ for wildlife and contradicts plansHS2 is beginning an...

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    Erdoğan’s ‘crazy project': new Istanbul canal to link Black and Marmara Seas

    Proposed route slices through a major drinking water source and an important stop for migratory birds...

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    Flycatchers and fantails: new songbirds discovered on tiny islands

    Five species and five subspecies found in Indonesia in the largest discovery of its kind in...

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    Endangered hoiho penguin wins New Zealand's bird of the year poll

    Despite its screaming and its reclusive habits, the rare species triumphs in prestigious voteAn antisocial penguin...

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    To the moon and back with the eastern curlew

    Ultra-endurance athlete, aerodynamic wonder … and facing extinction. Why the bird who flies 30,000km a year...

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    US and Canada have lost more than one in four birds since 1970

    Three billion birds have been lost across diverse groups and habitats, in what researchers describe as...

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    Cyclist dies after crashing while under attack by swooping magpie

    Seventy-six-year-old suffered head injuries when he veered off a bike path and hit a fence post...

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    Hungry herons and the great otter comeback: the wildlife of canals

    A guide to species you might spot on Britain’s urban waterwaysCanals are often seen as a...