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How the Swallow-tailed Kite Soars With Such Grace

How the Swallow-tailed Kite Soars With Such Grace

— The sleek raptor appears to slide through the sky without ever having to flap its wings.
Do All Kingfishers Actually Eat Fish?

Do All Kingfishers Actually Eat Fish?

— Names can be misleading . . .
Why Do Birds Avoid Flying in the Rain?

Why Do Birds Avoid Flying in the Rain?

— It might have more to do with the air than the water.
Meet Rufus, the Harris's Hawk That Keeps Wimbledon's Courts Pigeon Free

Meet Rufus, the Harris's Hawk That Keeps Wimbledon's Courts Pigeon Free

— At the legendary tennis tournament, entry is exclusive to people. All thanks to this hard-working raptor.
The Quirky Timbres of Blackbird Songs

The Quirky Timbres of Blackbird Songs

— Their songs may not seem musical, but Blackbirds can definitely grab your attention.
The Surprisingly Specific Conditions Robins Need to Nest

The Surprisingly Specific Conditions Robins Need to Nest

— Not only is temperature a factor, but the picky birds also take into account humidity levels. Here's why.
As Grasslands Disappear, so Goes the Melodious Meadowlark

As Grasslands Disappear, so Goes the Melodious Meadowlark

— Birds that rely on grassy habitats are among the fastest declining species in North America.
Listen to the Pectoral Sandpiper's Amazing Aerial Mating Display

Listen to the Pectoral Sandpiper's Amazing Aerial Mating Display

— Along with many other species, every summer this shorebird heads to the coastal plain of Alaska's Arctic Refuge to breed.
Ravens Are Making a Comeback In Cities

Ravens Are Making a Comeback In Cities

— The resurgence of North America's largest corvid continues.
How Grebes Build Floating Nests That Keep Their Eggs High and Dry

How Grebes Build Floating Nests That Keep Their Eggs High and Dry

— Dead and rotting aquatic plants are the Pied-billed Grebe's nesting materials of choice.