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September 28 2011 Biology Newsletter


This week I'm wrapping up my recent series of articles on ornithology - the study of birds.

Ornithologists are still actively classifying and reclassifying bird species. There is a huge amount of debate about some birds. Are they really a species or not? Or are they actually a race of a similar species in the same genus?

This week's article provides an overview of the currently accepted classification of bird species.

Here's the latest article from the Biology site at

Bird Taxonomy - How Birds are Classified
How do scientists classify the more than 9,700 currently known species of birds?

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