News tagged with bird behavior

To the Antarctic or Brazil for new feathers

( -- Not only land birds, but also some seabirds, cover enormous distances during migration: the sooty shearwater, for example, circumnavigates the earth one and a half times on its travels. Despite this, relatively ...

dateMar 15, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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Cooperative behavior is for the birds

( -- Cooperative behaviors are rare in the animal kingdom and remain a great enigma for evolutionary biologists. A new study by Frederique Dubois, a professor at the University of Montreal Department of Biology ...

dateFeb 25, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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Birds Call to Warn Friends and Enemies

( -- Birds' alarm calls serve both to alert other birds to danger and to warn off predators. And some birds can pull a ventriloquist's trick, singing from the side of their mouths, according to a UC Davis study.

dateDec 03, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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