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Naked prehistoric monsters! Evidence that prehistoric flying reptiles probably had feathers refuted — ScienceDaily

The debate about when dinosaurs developed feathers has taken a new turn with a paper refuting earlier claims that feathers were also found on dinosaurs’ relatives, the flying reptiles called…

Fluttering Feathers Could Spawn New Species

Charles Darwin is most famous for his finches, from whose beaks he gleaned the idea that a single species might radiate into many.  But he studied other attributes of birds,…

Flycatchers make sounds with their feathers to communicate

A species called the fork-tailed flycatcher, or Tyrannus savanna, vibrate their feathers very quickly to produce a sound, according to a new study published Tuesday in the Integrative and Comparative…

Sounds made by fluttering feathers help fork-tailed flycatchers communicate

Sept. 22 (UPI) — Scientists have added another species to the list of birds that use sounds made with their feathers to communicate. The male fork-tailed flycatcher, a passerine bird…

Isotope analysis of feathers offers new insights to waterfowl movement

CLOSE Analysis of isotopes in waterfowl feathers is increasingly informing scientists about bird movements and may help wildlife biologists in efforts to improve duck and goose harvest regulations. The isotopes…