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Plumper birds are better at making babies, according to a recent study.

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Black-throated Blue Warbler. Photo: Megumi Aita/Audubon Photography Awards Birds and Habitats Are Under Attack With your help, we can fight back. We can protect birds and the places they call home—as long as people like you help. Donate Now During spring migration, certain songbirds hit the road with more fat than they need to survive their long and treacherous journeys. It’s a diet plan that has intrigued scientists for decades. Now, a recent study may have found the reason for that extra chub: Birds, it seems, plump up so that when it comes time for breeding, they can afford the energetic cost of making babies. Mark Deutschlander, a biologist at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and co-author of the paper, published this week in The Auk: Ornithological Advances , ​says there had been two prevailing theories for the weight gain. “One theory says they gather fat in case th...

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