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Land vertebrates belonging to the class Aves with warm blood, feathers, wings, and reproduction characterized by egg laying.
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USGS role and response to highly pathogenic avian influenza [More info]
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Wind energy and wildlife research at the Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center [More info]
How will the increasing use of wind turbines affect populations of wild birds and bats? This shows which birds and bats we study, and the aspects of their ecology that may be affected by wind energy development.
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