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Joseph Smith, almumnus researcher from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute's Migratory Bird Center, recently wrote an article about one of our most familiar migratory backyard birds, the gray catbird.
Find out where "your" catbird spends the winter. And, also, which bird food they like (*hint: it's not bird seed).
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- 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
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