Research trio finds bluebird mothers give sons extra dose of androgen when antagonized
One good turn: Birds swap energy-sapping lead role
Migrating birds 'share the pain' of the arduous task of leading a v-formation, so that they can then take turns saving energy by following in another bird's wake, a new study shows.
Roller coaster geese: Insights into high altitude bird flight physiology and biomechanics
Roller Coaster migratory flights of geese give unique insights into bird physiology and biomechanics at high altitudes.
Genes tell story of birdsong and human speech
His office is filled with all sorts of bird books, but Duke neuroscientist Erich Jarvis didn't become an expert on the avian family tree because of any particular interest in our feathered friends. Rather, ...
International team maps 'big bang' of bird evolution
The genomes of modern birds tell a story of how they emerged and evolved after the mass extinction that wiped out dinosaurs and almost everything else 66 million years ago. That story is now coming to light, ...
Researchers document aviary eggshell with iridescence for the first time
Fairy wren embryos found able to discern between adult calls
Australian water bird found to migrate long distance when the weather dictates
Study of starling flight reveals message from turning bird sweeps through flock at constant speed
'Most attractive' male birds don't have the best genes
'Attractive' male birds that mate with many females aren't passing on the best genes to their offspring, according to new UCL research which found promiscuity in male birds leads to small, genetic faults ...
Beating bird wings generate electricity for data collector
A technology that generates electricity from the beating wings of birds, bats or even moths could produce enough power to run a device that collects data – such as location, migration habits or vital physiological ...
Throwing the Hackaball around is an education
A molecular compass for bird navigation
Each year, the Arctic Tern travels over 40,000 miles, migrating nearly from pole to pole and back again. Other birds make similar (though shorter) journeys in search of warmer climes. How do these birds manage ...
Mountain birds beat the odds
Mountain chickadees (Poecile gambeli), a North American bird in the tit family, store away food for later occasions. These birds are found at different elevations where varying winter conditions are experienced. Previous resear ...