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One for the birds


MAY 5–Two California men were indicted today on federal charges that they illegally smuggled Asian songbirds into the country, most recently last month when one of the defendants, returning from a trip to Vietnam, was found with 14 live birds strapped to his legs.

via The smoking gun

May 5, 2009 Posted by | animals, bird, Dumb Crook | , | Comments Off on One for the birds

Baby bird babble

More at Science- msnbc.com

The happy babbling that entertains parents as their babies try to mimic speech turns out to have a parallel in the animal world.

Baby birds babble away before mastering their adult song, researchers report in Friday’s edition of the journal Science.

May 1, 2008 Posted by | animals | , , , | Comments Off on Baby bird babble