[CT Birds] Banded Stilt of Australia: chases rain far away

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Sun Oct 26 00:03:12 EDT 2014


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OBSERVATORY:  Australian Birds That Mysteriously Chase Rain
By SINDYA N. BHANOO
The banded stilt, a graceful, nomadic water bird found in inland salt lakes in Australia, can somehow sense and move toward rainfall hundreds of miles away.



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