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Mites hitch lift in birds’ beaks

Eastern Spinebill Credit: Rohan Clarke, Wildlife Images
Eastern Spinebill. Credit: Rohan Clarke, Wildlife Images

Nectar-eating Australian birds make clever choices about which flowers to raid. And so do the flower mites which hitch a ride in their nasal passages, according to zoologists Jolene Scoble and Assoc. Prof. Michael Clarke at La Trobe University in Melbourne.

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