Birds

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Emerging Solar Plants Scorch Birds in Mid-Air

Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant’s concentrated sun rays — “streamers,” for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.

08/18/2014

Pope Francis holds a parrot named Amore. (OSSERVATORE ROMANO/AFP/Getty Images)

After Dove Disaster, Pope Francis Takes A Parrot

Pope’s dove release last Sunday when wrong when the two birds were attacked by a crow and a seagull.

01/30/2014

Washington Nationals Photo Day

Spring Training: Denard Span’s Crippling Fear of Fish, Birds

Spring Training is a time for players to ease into their seasonal routines and for fans to familiarize themselves with a team’s newest acquisitions. Sometimes they learn all kinds of things about them, like an outfielder’s irrational fear of birds … and fish.

03/13/2013

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Pick-A-Side: Which Is Your Favorite Thing About Spring?

03/19/2012

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National Zoo Welcomes Two Rare Guam Rail Chicks

National Zoo officials say two rare Guam rail chicks have hatched there. The birds are extinct in the wild.

03/15/2012

File photo of turkey. (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

10,000 Birds Killed In Virginia Turkey House Fire

uthorities are investigating a fire at a turkey house in Swoope that killed an estimated 10,000 birds.

11/09/2011

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