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Since the dawn of civilization, birds have fascinated humans with their incredible diversity, glorious colors, and awesome power of flight. Year after year, hundreds of species travel thousands of miles from their southern wintering grounds to their breeding territories in North America. Many visit our neighborhoods to rest, refuel, or even raise their next brood. Some go unnoticed. Others are far more conspicuous. Each is an inspiring example of one of the greatest wonders of the natural word: the phenomenon of avian migration. But how much do you really know about bird migration?
We've all heard it countless times: Certain bird species mate for life, including geese, swans, cranes and eagles. It's a true statement, for the most part, but it's only part of the story.
Is it true that a baby bird touched by a human will be abandoned by its parents? Can an owl spin its head completely around? Do goatsuckers really suck goat milk? Find out the truth behind these myths and more.
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