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Fight Against Maturity

One for the birds

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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