For the birds

Photo by Augustyn BlakeDSCF4043Scandinavia is also a great place for bird watching. These small black birds, Eurasian coots, looked familiar to me because they are quite similar to their congener the American coot. The Eurasian coot (Fulica atra) is currently being used in some very cool research about genetic triggers of immune responses: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ece3.974/full

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