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From Science Daily on 28-Sep-2020 15:29

Surviving on a warming planet can be a matter of timing -- but simply shifting lifecycle stages to match the tempo of climate change has hidden dangers for some animals, according to new research. The study has uncovered drastic consequences for birds that are breeding earlier in lockstep with earlier starts of spring: chicks hatching earlier face increased risk of poor weather conditions, food shortages and mortality.


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The article focusses on these birds

Bird:
Tree Swallow
(Male)
Order:
Passeriformes
Family:
Hirundinidae
Species:
Tachycineta bicolor
Bird:
Tree Swallow
(Female)
Order:
Passeriformes
Family:
Hirundinidae
Species:
Tachycineta bicolor
 
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