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Why Would a Bird Carry Water in Its Feathers?

Why Would a Bird Carry Water in Its Feathers?

March 11, 2016

This desert species’ incredible adaptation was once considered a myth. But it’s not. In the cool of the desert morning, the male flies up to 20 miles to a shallow water hole, then wades in up to his belly. Find out why!

10 Cool Reasons To Celebrate Penguins

10 Cool Reasons To Celebrate Penguins

January 21, 2016

Let’s face it—penguins should just rule the world. Whether they’re doing conga lines on land, skinny dipping in the sea, or winning hearts on the big screen, these handsome birds can practically do anything (except fly, of course). But the sad fact is, penguins aren’t doing so hot in the wild: Of the 17 (or possibly 19) species across the world, five … Read More

Why Do Owls Bob Their Heads?

Why Do Owls Bob Their Heads?

January 20, 2016

Here’s the secret behind the head-turning phenomenon. This story is brought to you by BirdNote, a show that airs daily on public radio stations nationwide.