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white-crowned sparrow

FOR THE BIRDS  Eating even a few pesticide-coated seeds can disorient white-crowned sparrows, new studies suggest.

duckling covered in oil

OILED UP  Consuming even small amounts of crude oil can make birds sluggish.

Hurricane visualization

BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND  Hurricane Ophelia (its core appears here as a white dot at the lower right) dragged in dust from the Sahara and smoke from wildfires in Portugal as the storm spun northeast toward Ireland in October 2017.

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