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How "Feather Lady" Roxie Laybourne cracked the deadly problem of planes and birds:

How "Feather Lady" Roxie Laybourne cracked the deadly problem of planes and birds:

Get Audubon in Your Inbox Let us send you the latest in bird and conservation news. Email address * Leave this field blank Carla Dove is unusual among ornithologists at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. She doesn’t spend most of her time with taxidermy, skeletons, or exhibit labels. Instead, as head of the museum's feather identification lab, Dove and her four-person team spend their days examining slimy, shredded bits of birds. Dove's work helps airports and the military to solve problems when feathered fliers meet metal ones—a role she inherited from her mentor, Roxie Laybourne, the original feather detective. During 14 years of training, Laybourne taught Dove everything she knew about her career-long obsession: matching feathers to the birds they came from. That might sound obscure, but the techniques Laybourne developed are at the heart of forensic or...

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