Birds Use Infrasound Hearing To Flee From Severe Weather Conditions

December 19, 2014 4:33 PM

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A study conducted by wildlife biologist David Andersen, together with the US Geological Survey and the University of Minnesota found interesting results. Apparently, birds are capable of sensing upcoming storms, an ability that gives them enough time to flee and protect themselves against dangerous weather conditions.

The study was focused on golden-winged warblers in the United States and was published in the Current Biology journal. Using tracking devices, scientist were able to observe how these small 9 gram birds started leaving their breeding grounds located in the Cumberland mountains of eastern Tennessee o...

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