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Bob Rice, research scientist at the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, is featured in a video titled "A Coffee Primer for Birds and People".
Songbird SOS created this companion piece to go along with its film "The Messenger".
Pete Marra, head of the Migratory Bird Center, and Bob Rice were both interviewed and filmed.
The film can be seen at the DC Environmental Film Festival on March 25.
- Bill size correlates with telomere length in male American Redstarts
- Experimental reduction of winter food decreases body condition and delays migration in a long-distance migratory bird
- A critical season approach to Allen's rule: bill size declines with winter temperature in a cold temperate environment
- Winter food limits timing of pre-alternate moult in a short-distance migratory bird
- Mitochondrial Genomes Suggest Rapid Evolution of Dwarf California Channel Islands Foxes (Urocyon littoralis)
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First-hand updates from our researchers in the field.
Curlew Migration Begins