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The Peregrine Fund recently released four California condors over high cliffs in Northern Arizona. In 1982, there were only 22 of these giant birds left in the wild. George Andrejko/Courtesy, Arizona Game and Fish Department hide caption

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The Flight Of The Condors, And Their Audience

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Jane Tansell, one of the two handlers responsible for the rodent detection dogs, looks on from the background as a camera captures wildlife on South Georgia Island earlier this year. Oliver Prince/Courtesy of South Georgia Heritage Trust hide caption

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A CT-scan image of the skull of an ancient bird shows how one of the earliest bird beaks worked as a pincer, in the way beaks of modern birds do, but also had teeth left over from dinosaur ancestors. The animal, called Ichthyornis, lived around 100 million years ago in what is now North America. Michael Hanson and Bhart-Anjan S. Bhullar/Nature Publishing Group hide caption

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How Did Birds Lose Their Teeth And Get Their Beaks? Study Offers Clues

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Ocellated turkeys stand out for their bright blue heads and iridescent feathers. They're still around the Yucatan today. Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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A peregrine falcon in Germany. A new study finds the birds are able to dive at high speeds and catch moving prey using a mathematical principle that also guides missiles. Sebastian Willnow/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Rain and radio towers in Austin, Texas. Scientists found that turning off steady beam lights on towers reduced bird fatalities by 70 percent. Cherry Bream/Flickr hide caption

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How To Make Broadcast Towers More Bird-Friendly: Turn Off Some Lights

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A great shearwater flies off the coast of Tasmania. John Harrison/Wikipedia hide caption

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Why Seabirds Love To Gobble Plastic Floating In The Ocean

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On display at ZooAve Animal Rescue in Alajuela, Costa Rica, Grecia, the chestnut-mandibled toucan, can now eat on its own and sing with the new beak. Grecia was in rehabilitation for months after receiving a 3-D-printed nylon prosthesis. Carrie Kahn/NPR hide caption

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After Losing Half A Beak, Grecia The Toucan Becomes A Symbol Against Abuse

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