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Top Stories: How male society finches may help people; book on kakapos wins award; report on the future of African bird species.

Posted: February 11, 2011, 11:00 a.m. PST

Male Society Finch Finding Could Help Injured Humans
Scientists discovered that the male society finch uses a simple mental computation and an uncanny memory to create its near-perfect mate-catching melody, which could have implications for rehabilitating people with neuromuscular diseases and injuries, reports Science Daily on a report in Nature Neuroscience. More>>

Missing African Grey Parrot Mimics Fire Alarm
A fire alarm that had been driving a United Kingdom homeowner crazy for a week turned out to be a neighbor’s missing pet African grey parrot, reports. More>>

Kakapo Parrot Book Wins Awards
Sy Montgomery’s book “Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World’s Strangest Parrot” won the 2010 Sibert Medal for best international book, reports The Charleston Gazette. More>>

International Research Team Reports On African Bird Species Future
An international research team looked at how native African bird species will fare in 803 Important Bird Areas (IBAs) across the continent, if climate change continues as predicted, Science Daily reports. More>>

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Good reading.
Dan, Sandy Valley, NV
Posted: 2/21/2011 11:05:54 PM
Always good reading material.
ARZ, Lakeland, FL
Posted: 2/13/2011 4:56:31 AM
very interesting re the finches
stephanie, no smithfield, RI
Posted: 2/12/2011 5:57:40 AM
Terry, Houston, TX
Posted: 2/12/2011 2:07:56 AM
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