Animal Behaviour is a double-blind peer-reviewed scientific journal established in 1953 as The British Journal of Animal Behaviour, before obtaining its current title in 1958. It is published monthly by Elsevier for the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour in collaboration with the Animal Behavior Society. The scope of Animal Behaviour includes behavioural ecology, evolution of behaviour, sociobiology, ethology, behavioural physiology, population biology, and navigation and migration. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2010 impact factor of 3.101. In addition, it is abstracted and indexed in EMBiology, Scopus, and the Science Citation Index.
For social spiders, preying together aids younger siblings
(Phys.org) —The behavior of social spiders may settle debates over the benefits of older siblings. Cornell researchers studying Australian social huntsman spiders have discovered that younger siblings thrive ...
Male lions use ambush hunting strategy
It has long been believed that male lions are dependent on females when it comes to hunting. But new evidence suggests that male lions are, in fact, very successful hunters in their own right. A new report ...
Researchers find gender bias in sexual cannibalism papers
Researchers find scrub jays congregate over dead
Panda preferences influence trees used for scent marking
As solitary animals, giant pandas have developed a number of ways to communicate those times when they are ready to come into close contact. One means of this communication occurs through scent marking. A recent study by ...
Of mice and melodies: Research on language gene seeks to uncover the origins of the singing mouse
Singing mice (Scotinomys teguina) are not your average lab rats. Their fur is tawny brown instead of the common white albino strain; they hail from the tropical cloud forests in the mountains of Costa Rica; ...
Study finds cannibalism helps some spiders produce more offspring
Down on the cacao farm: Sloths thrive at chocolate's source
Like many Neotropical fauna, sloths are running out of room to maneuver.
Schooling fish: Wild zebrafish assess risk through social learning
Sarah Zala and Dustin Penn from the Konrad Lorenz Institute of Ethology of the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna investigated whether zebrafish use social learning to assess risk. They found that wild zebrafish, which ...
Study shows black bears able to "count"
Bird's head color determines its personality
UK researchers have shown that highly sociable Australian birds, called Gouldian finches, have different personalities according to the colour of their heads.
New research suggests apes have human-like personalities
Hummingbirds take no notice of flower color
Hummingbirds pay no attention to what colour a flower is when figuring out whether to raid it for nectar, the latest research suggests.
Asian honey bees defend threat by banding together and shaking abdomens
Theory suggests that signals between prey and predator can coevolve. In order for an I see you display to evolve, the prey species must be able to back up its I see you with action, by outrunning the ...
Hunger may inhibit defensive behavior
Most animals don't spend nearly as much time and energy defending nesting or mating sites against intruders outside the breeding season. That's a given.