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Rainy weather predicts bird distribution -- but climate change could disrupt it

Rainy weather predicts bird distribution -- but climate change could disrupt it

Understanding what environmental cues birds use to time their annual migrations and decide where to settle is crucial for predicting how they'll be affected by a shifting climate. A new study shows that for two species of flycatcher, one of the key factors is rain--the more precipitation an area receives, the more likely the birds are to be there during the non-breeding season.

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