A Bird’s Life

February 26, 2007 by  
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How long can birds live in the wild? Anyone who has found a dead bird may wonder about their lifespan. Scientists have as well. For decades, they have been marking birds with numbered metal bands (also known as rings). If that bird is ever recovered, years later, the mystery of a bird’s lifespan can be answered.

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The Best Places to Watch Penguins

December 18, 2006 by  
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An Antarctic cruise is a dream-vacation for penguin fans. Antarctica is the only place where you’ll find the famous Emperor Penguin. But you don’t have to travel quite that far to see penguins in the wild – many penguin species live in places much easier, and less expensive, for people to visit. Here are some examples for the travel-minded bird watcher:

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Flightless Birds

September 4, 2006 by  
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Not all birds can fly. Though many people think flying is what defines birds as a group, in actuality several bird species are flightless birds.

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