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Webmaster Posted 19-Apr-2018 13:09


From Science Daily, New York Times and BBC on 19-Apr-2018 13:09

Baby birds go missing from their nests all the time. Usually, the disappearances are chalked up to predation, but in extremely rare cases, parents have been observed removing their own chicks from their nests. In a new study, the mysterious and fatal behavior is documented in dickcissels for the first time.

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