Researchers eliminate aggression in birds by inhibiting specific hormone
Scientists learn much about humans from birds' singing lessons
Why wasn't this intruder getting the message? The lord of the manor had warned him repeatedly to back off, with threatening gestures and loud admonitions. But the trespasser just sat there - singing.
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.
Secrets of flocking revealed
Watching thousands of birds fly in a highly coordinated, yet leaderless, flock can be utterly baffling to humans. Now, new research is peeling back the layers of mystery to show how exactly they do it -- and ...
Crows are capable of distinguishing symbols, study finds
Research shows crows comparable to humans when it comes to waiting
Humans not the only ones that pass down abusive behavior
A murder in the magpie's nest: Brutal, non-parental infanticide in the black-billed magpie
A brutal case of infanticide has been recently reported in the black-billed magpie. In a series of vivid videos, an adult perpetrator kills or drags out all six nestlings from a nest. Who could have done it, and why?
Manakins, birds of tropical forests, cooperate for common goal
(PhysOrg.com) -- Leks, they're called, gatherings of males of certain animal species for competitive mating displays. But not every lek's members are competitors, scientists have learned. Some--birds called ...
Study shows genes may play a role in promiscuity
Prairie dogs kiss more when being watched
Researchers show environmental changes may affect vital cooperate bird behaviors
While scientists believe that climate change and related extreme weather events such as drought and flooding will likely affect the earth's flora and fauna, just how much is not known. A new study by researchers Walter Jetz ...
Power line blamed for bird kill in Louisiana
(AP) -- It isn't easy being a blackbird in the South.
Bird-brained? Birds' personalities are correlated with their hormone levels
Individuals of Great Tit vary in their levels of curiosity, with distinctions being made between "fast" and "slow" explorers. Mareike Stowe from University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna has now shown significant differences ...