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American songbirds evolve with forests

Eastern North American songbirds are a pretty adaptable bunch, says a scientist who discovered some remarkable changes in their wings over the last 100 years. A close look at museum collections of 851 songbird specimens belonging to 21 species shows that ...

Flight record: Songbirds trek 9,000 miles to Africa

Tiny songbirds weighing no more than two tablespoons of salt apparently globe-trot regularly from the Arctic to Africa, crossing either Asia or the Atlantic to do it, scientists find. Researchers had known the northern wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe ...

Migrating songbirds can be led astray

WASHINGTON — Like disoriented hikers, migrating songbirds went the wrong way when their inner compasses were disrupted. But the birds recovered, apparently using sunset clues to reorient themselves. How migrating birds find their way over great ...

Male songbirds' sly tricks can get them girls

Male songbirds woo females much like the way cell phone companies lure customers, a new study finds. If all cell phone companies offered the same packages, it would be easy to compare rates and choose the best, quickly driving those with costlier plans out ...

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Songbird - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Songbirds form one of the two major lineages of extant perching birds, the other being the Tyranni which are most diverse in the Neotropics and absent from many parts ...

Songbird Pictures - National Geographic - Animals - Animal ...

Updated April. 18, 2014

See pictures of songbirds (including warblers, sparrows, swallows, and more) in this birds photo gallery from National Geographic.

songbird (bird) -- Encyclopedia Britannica

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Songbirds are distinguished from other perching birds by certain anatomical characteristics, especially the more complicated vocal organ, or syrinx.

List of Small Songbirds | eHow

Updated April. 17, 2014

List of Small Songbirds. The songbirds comprise the largest of all bird groups in the world. Also known as Passeriformes or perching birds, because of the arrangement ...