News tagged with bird behavior

To the Antarctic or Brazil for new feathers

(PhysOrg.com) -- 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 ...

Mar 15, 2010
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Cooperative behavior is for the birds

(PhysOrg.com) -- 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 ...

Feb 25, 2010
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Birds Call to Warn Friends and Enemies

(PhysOrg.com) -- 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.

Dec 03, 2009
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Researchers investigate bird's 'carotenoid circle of life'

(PhysOrg.com) -- “What you see is what you get” often is the mantra in the highly competitive life of birds, as they use brilliant displays of color to woo females for mating. Now researchers are finding ...

Feb 13, 2009
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