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From Science Daily on 01-Jun-2016 08:23

Ornithologists have long wondered why some birds carry more fat than they need to fuel their migration, and a new study provides the answer: Leftover fuel from spring migration gives female birds a reproductive boost when they reach their breeding grounds.


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