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The Science of Birds

Introduction Our Fascinating Feathered Friendsby Lisa Pallatroni Section 1: Evolution 1.1    Taking Wing          by Stephen Brusatte 1.2    Fossil Pigments Reveal Dinosaur Origin of Bird Egg Colors          by Kate Wong 1.3    Giants of the Sky          by Daniel T. Ksepka & Michael Habib 1.4    How Birds Branched Out          by Kate Wong 1.5    Winged…

Introduction
Our Fascinating Feathered Friends
by Lisa Pallatroni

Section 1: Evolution

1.1    Taking Wing
         by Stephen Brusatte

1.2    Fossil Pigments Reveal Dinosaur Origin of Bird Egg Colors
         by Kate Wong

1.3    Giants of the Sky
         by Daniel T. Ksepka & Michael Habib

1.4    How Birds Branched Out
         by Kate Wong

1.5    Winged Victory
         by Kate Wong

1.6    Tastes Like Pheasant
         by Rachel Nuwer

1.7    Bird Nests Used to Look More Like Fortresses
         by Kat Long

1.8    A Genetic Guide to Birds
         by Sarah Lewin Fraser

Section 2: Intelligence

2.1    Bird Brains Are Far More Humanlike Than Once Thought  
         by Bret Stetka

2.2    The Surprising Power of the Avian Mind
         by Onur Güntürkün

2.3    Young Ravens Rival Adult Chimps in a Big Test of General Intelligence
         by Rachel Nuwer

2.4    Brainy Bird
         by Carolynn “K-lynn” L. Smith & Sarah L. Zielinski

2.5    Crows Understand Analogies
         by Leyre Castro & Ed Wasserman

2.6    City Birds: Big-Brained with Few Offspring or Small-Brained with a Lot
         by Susanne Bard

Section 3: Birdsong and Communication

3.1    Mockingbirds Are Better Musicians Than We Thought
         by David Rothenberg

3.2    Lyrebirds Lie to Get Sex
         by Karen Hopkin

3.3    Baby Chicks Listen to Their Parents Even before Birth
         by Karen Hopkin

3.4    Warbler Species Fires Up Song Diversity
         by Karen Kwon

3.5    Nature’s Headbangers
         by Amy Strauss

3.6    Bird Cries Wolf to Deceive Predator 40 Times Its Size
         by Jason G. Goldman

Section 4: Migration and Behavior

4.1    100 Years of Bird Banding
         by Kate Wong, Jan Willem Tulp and Liz Wahid

4.2    Migration Meteorologist
         by Joshua Rapp Learn

4.3    Migration Learning
         by Jason G. Goldman

4.4    Fast-Flapping Friends
         by Leila Sloman

4.5    Flamingos Can Be Picky about Company
         by Jason G. Goldman

4.6    Light Pollution Is Causing Birds to Nest Earlier—Which Might Not Be a Bad Thing
         by Drew Higgins

4.7    Bird Brawlers Love Spectators—O

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