Migrating birds adapt to changing seasons

Migrating birds adapt to changing seasons

A spotted flycatcher (Muscicapa striata) having a siesta in Spain. Credit: Birgen Haest

Birds that fly long distances across continents in spring are more flexible in adapting their migrations to a changing climate than they’ve been given credit for, according to new research.

The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggests the birds’ rapid population declines are more likely a result of human land use and habitat destruction.


Published by Cosmos.

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