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Small Birds Use Their Brains to Live Among Us

While many birds fade into extinction, others adapt to our changing ways. Brewer's blackbirds, a small songbird, live in busy and dangerous places--parking lots--where they feed on and among our cars. They also time their arrivals to coincide with shop hours, wait among the gathering shoppers, and rush through the doors as soon as they open to feed and remain dry inside. Read More

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John Marzluff, Ph.D. is a professor of wildlife science at the University of Washington where he researches the behavior and conservation of birds, especially crows, ravens, and jays.

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