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Lean Winters Hinder Birds' Summertime Breeding Efforts

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Science  22 Aug 2003:
Vol. 301, Issue 5636, pp. 1033
DOI: 10.1126/science.301.5636.1033b

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SAVANNAH, GEORGIA-- A new study, reported here earlier this month at the annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America, suggests that the loss of tropical wintering grounds has a ripple effect in surviving migratory songbirds that extends well into the breeding season, when the birds may be a continent away.