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Young whoopers stay the course when they follow a wise old bird


August 29, 2013

a young whooping crane on its first fall migration How do birds find their way during migration? Is their route encoded in their genes, or learned? Working with records from a long-term effort to reintroduce critically endangered whooping cranes in the Eastern U.S., University of Maryland-led researchers found these long-lived birds learn the route from older cranes, and get better at it with age. Full Story

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