Research shows crows comparable to humans when it comes to waiting
Biologists consider unifying framework to explain evolutionary puzzles
Birds are commonly thought of as being the paragon of monogamous fidelity, staying true to their mate for life. Yet, in most bird species, some nests contain offspring of individuals other than the one's tending the nest.
Crows are capable of distinguishing symbols, study finds
Crows react to threats in human-like way: Neural basis of crows' knack for face recognition
(Phys.org)—Cross a crow and it'll remember you for years. Crows and humans share the ability to recognize faces and associate them with negative, as well as positive, feelings. The way the brain activates ...
Humans not the only ones that pass down abusive behavior
Are animal traits the result of behavioral epigenetics?
A plant that is unremarkable in one environment becomes an invasive species in another, pushing through house foundations and sprouting up through roads. A house sparrow that's a perfectly charming resident ...
Research sheds light on how patterns form in bird feathers
City-life changes blackbird personalities, study shows
The origins of a young animal might have a significant impact on its behavior later on in life. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Radolfzell, Germany, have been able to demonstrate ...
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.
Researchers eliminate aggression in birds by inhibiting specific hormone
Researchers find scrub jays congregate over dead
Power line blamed for bird kill in Louisiana
(AP) -- It isn't easy being a blackbird in the South.
Monk parakeets: Immigrants to New York via Argentina
They appear as invaders, taking over a neighborhood and erecting tall dwellings seemingly overnight. Offspring and relatives soon follow, and their ensuing racket is not to be spoken of in polite company.
It's for the birds: Historical bird files give insight into climate change
On Nov. 1, 1933, Mrs. Bruce Reid recorded seeing both a male and female ivory-billed woodpecker in Texas. And on May 28, 1938, Oscar McKinley Bryans observed a ruby-throated hummingbird in Michigan, noting that the birds ...