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This bird tells rivals like it is by using its feathers to make a chirping noise

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Birds can chirp, birds can fly and now scientists have new evidence that birds can communicate with each other using sound made with their feathers. A species called the fork-tailed flycatcher, or Tyrannus savanna, ...

Plane carrying Pence lands safely at New Hampshire airport after hitting a bird, source says

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Washington Air Force Two -- the plane used to fly Vice President Mike Pence -- safely landed at a New Hampshire airport on Tuesday after hitting a bird in flight, a source told CNN. The plane was flying Pence back t...

Antarctic fossil could have been the biggest flying bird ever, study finds

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In the 1980s, paleontologists at the University of California Riverside visited Seymour Island, part of an island chain in the Antarctic Peninsula. They brought home a number of fossils -- including the foot bone an...

Sue Bird posts photo with Megan Rapinoe down on one knee presenting her a ring

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It looks like the ultimate sports power couple are engaged. Sue Bird posted a photo on Instagram where Megan Rapinoe is seen on one knee presenting her with what appears to be a ring. The post doesn't have a caption...

Fat, flightless parrot named Bird of the Year after a campaign tainted by voter fraud

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London A lengthy and bitter election campaign that dragged in competing interest groups and was sullied by a voter fraud scandal came to an unlikely end on Monday, when a fat, flightless and nocturnal parrot stunned ...

Larry Bird Fast Facts

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Here's a look at the life of NBA Hall of Fame forward Larry Bird. Personal Birth date: December 7, 1956 Birth place: West Baden, Indiana Birth name: Larry Joe Bird Father: Joe Bird Mother: Georgia (Ker...

Lady Bird Johnson Fast Facts

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Here's a look at the life of former First Lady of the United States Lady Bird Johnson. Personal Birth date: December 22, 1912 Death date: July 11, 2007 Birth place: Karnack, Texas Birth name: Claudia Al...

Manukura, the only white kiwi bird ever born in captivity, dies in New Zealand after surgery

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A rare, snow-white kiwi bird that inspired a children's book and was the first of its kind ever hatched in captivity has died in New Zealand after multiple surgeries to remove an unfertilized egg. The kiwi -- named ...

India begins mass bird cull in response to avian flu outbreak

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New Delhi India has begun culling tens of thousands of poultry birds after avian influenza was detected in ducks, crows and wild geese in at least a dozen locations across the country. The country's Ministry of Fis...

Utah Jazz ‘shaken, but unharmed’ after team plane forced into emergency landing after bird strike

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Players and staff of NBA team Utah Jazz were left "shaken, but unharmed" after a bird strike forced the plane they were on to make an emergency landing on Tuesday. The travel party had been heading to the team's nex...

Police hunting ‘Big Bird Bandits’ who allegedly stole ‘Sesame Street’ costume make arrests

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Police searching for the "Big Bird Bandits" who allegedly stole a "Sesame Street" costume from an Australian circus have arrested and charged two men. The yellow Big Bird costume -- valued at tens of thousands of do...

Bird, Storm use run in OT to hand Sun their first loss

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Breanna Stewart had 17 points and 12 rebounds and Stephanie Talbot added 11 points for Seattle (4-1). Bird, who threw away the ball at the end of regulation, sandwiched a pair of 3-pointers around a layup by Loyd in ...

China confirms first human case of H10N3 bird flu: report

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China's National Health Commission (NHC) on Tuesday confirmed the infection in a 41-year-old man within the country's eastern province of Jiangsu, according to Reuters.  The man, from Zhenjiang, was hospitalized on A...

Bird, Taurasi earn spots on fifth US Olympic basketball team

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The duo was selected for their fifth Olympics on Monday, joining Teresa Edwards as the only basketball players in U.S. history to play in five. Edwards won four gold medals and a bronze in her illustrious Olympic car...

Woman stops squirrel thief by using Vaseline on bird feeder: ‘They’re so greedy’

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Sally Stranix, 64, has been smearing Vaseline on the stand of her bird feeder to stop one "greedy" squirrel from feasting on the food she leaves out for winged friends, according to a report from South West News Serv...

UK neighbors cut tree in half over bird poop dispute: ‘We were absolutely distraught’

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The couple, in Sheffield, U.K., called in an arborist to cut down half of the branches of a 16-foot-tall fir tree that were hanging over their driveway, according to reports. The rest of the tree is in their neighbor...

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