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Cliff swallows living near highway overpasses have a better chance of avoiding traffic than in the past because of a shorter wingspan that now helps them dodge approaching traffic. (Charles Brown, Mary B. Brown / Current Biology)
Cliff swallows living near highway overpasses have a better chance of avoiding traffic than in the past because of a shorter wingspan that now helps them dodge approaching traffic. (Charles Brown, Mary B. Brown / Current Biology)

UNL study suggests cliff swallows evolved to dodge traffic

Cliff swallows living and building nests near highway overpasses and bridges have a better chance of avoiding cars and trucks than in the past because of a shorter wingspan that now helps them dodge those approaching vehicles, a new study co-authored by UNL's Mary Bomberger Brown suggests. Continue reading…

Originally published April 1, 2013 - Submit an Item