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Sexy sons thanks to mom

It is not the superior genes of the father, but the mother's resource investment in the eggs that makes Zebra Finch males particularly attractive. A Swiss-Australian research team lead by evolutionary ecologists ...

Sep 29, 2011 4 / 5 (4) 0 | with audio podcast

Bird disease spreads from UK to Europe

(PhysOrg.com) -- The deadly bird disease trichomonosis, which has been killing off large numbers of greenfinches and chaffinches in Britain since 2005, has spread to Europe according to a new study published ...

Sep 23, 2011 5 / 5 (1) 0 | with audio podcast report

Attractive dads have more grandchildren

(PhysOrg.com) -- A study of zebra finches has shown that males' attractiveness influences the number and size of eggs their daughters produce – not genetically but through the effect of their attractiveness on their ...

Jul 15, 2011 4.1 / 5 (7) 1 | with audio podcast