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Captured Swainson's thrush wearing a geolocator. Kira Delmore, University of British Columbia.
Captured Swainson's thrush wearing a geolocator. Kira Delmore, University of British Columbia.


Mixed Genes Mix Up Migrations Of Hybrid Birds

Mixed genes appear to drive hybrid birds to select more difficult routes than their parent species, according to new research from University of British Columbia zoologists. “Instead of taking well-trodden paths through fertile areas, these birds choose to scale mountains and cross deserts,” says UBC researcher Kira Delmore. Delmore harnessed a flock of Canadian Swainson’s […]