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Queenstown Winter Festival revellers strip, dip and fly at 'Day on the Bay'.

Queenstown's lakefront was a scene of carnival and carnage as near-nude men and women fell over one another, rafts lost their crew and a giant orange birdman flung himself into a freezing lake.

- Stuff - NZ

News24.com | Vigilance needed over bird flu threat, says DA.

The threat of bird flu, which has been detected in the country, must be tightly monitored, the Democratic Alliance says.

- News24.com - ZA

Study: egg shape depends on flying skills of bird.

The rich variety in shapes of the eggs that birds lay -- elliptical, pointy, spherical -- seems to be linked to how well a given bird flies, researchers report. "In contrast to classic hypotheses, we discovered that flight may influence egg shape. Birds that are good fliers tend to lay asymmetric or elliptical eggs," said ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Carnival and carnage on Queenstown lake front.

Queenstown's lake front was a scene of carnival and carnage as near-nude men and women fell over one another, rafts lost their crew and a giant orange birdman flung himself into a freezing lake.

- Stuff - NZ

News24.com | Live hen sales banned after avian flu detected at Mpumalanga farm.

The sale of live hens has been banned in South Africa after avian flu was confirmed at a farm in Mpumalanga, according to the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

- News24.com - ZA

South Africa reports outbreak of H5N8 bird flu, industry body says.

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu at a farm in the Free State province, agricultural industry body group AgriSA said on Friday.

- Reuters - US

South Africa reports outbreak of H5N8 bird flu, industry body says.

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa reported an outbreak of a highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu at a farm in the Free State province, an agricultural industry body group, AgriSA, said on Friday.

- Reuters - US

Birds' feathers reveal their winter diet.

Influences outside the breeding season can matter a lot for the population health of migratory birds, but it's tough to track what happens once species scatter across South America for the winter months. A study from The Condor: Ornithological Applications tries a new approach for determining what declining migratory ...

- PhysOrg - NL

A bird flu pandemic looms but the US is holding back the fight.

Just two mutations could turn H7N9 flu into a deadly airborne strain, but restrictions meant to protect us from a possible pandemic are making it harder to combat the next one

- NewScientist - US

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