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Will climate change leave tropical birds hung out to dry?


December 20, 2016

The future of the red-capped manakin and other tropical birds in Panama looks bleak. A University of Illinois research project spanning more than three decades and simulating another five decades analyzes how changes in rainfall will affect bird populations. The results show that for 19 of the 20 species included in the study, there may be significantly fewer birds if conditions become dryer. Full Story

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University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

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