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The Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center recently published a research article entitled "Causes and Consequences of Partial Migration in a Passerine Bird".

Photo by Arne Hegemann

Find out why some skylarks that breed in the Netherlands migrate, some stay put, and some switch it up year-to-year.

Photo by Arne Hegemann

→ Read the press release

→ Download the paper

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