birds

Why are some birds more intelligent than others?

Published: 1Aug2022

If you’ve ever seen a starling peck open a garbage bag or a grackle steal your dog pellets, you get a sense that some birds have learned to take advantage of new feeding opportunities – a clear...

Virtual Event | Birding Mount Royal Yesterday and Today

5Oct202112:00
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Event Description: M3459 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0C9, CA/libraryCategory: Libraries

Arctic seabirds are less heat tolerant, more vulnerable to climate change

Published: 7Jul2021

The Arctic is warming at approximately twice the global rate. A new study led by researchers from McGill University finds that cold-adapted Arctic species, like the thick-billed murre, are...

Reduction in wetland areas will affect Afrotropical migratory waterbirds

Published: 30Apr2021

Migratory waterbirds are particularly exposed to the effects of climate change at their breeding areas in the High Arctic and in Africa, according to a new study published in Bird Conservation...

The Fascinating World of Birds

1Mar2021
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For the Spring break come explore the fascinating world of birds!/macdonaldCategory: Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Macdonald Campus

Well-built muscles underlie athletic performance in birds

Published: 15Jan2021

Muscle structure and body size predict the athletic performance of Olympic athletes, such as sprinters. The same, it appears, is true of wild seabirds that can commute hundreds of kilometres a day...

Bat-winged dinosaurs that could glide

Published: 22Oct2020

Despite having bat-like wings, two small dinosaurs, Yi and Ambopteryx, struggled to fly, only managing to glide clumsily between the trees where they lived, according to a new study led by an...

CTV NEWS | Some dinosaurs were flying before there were birds, new research suggests

Published: 13Aug2020

Biologists now have a better idea of the origin of birds and the evolution of flight, two iconic events in the history of life on earth, thanks to work by a group of international scientists...

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