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The early bird catches the sperm

Getting up later in the morning might gain you more sleep, but it could mean you end up fathering fewer offspring—at least if you are a songbird called the great tit. Ecologists from the United States and Germany have discovered ...

dateJun 03, 2015 in Ecology
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Competition favours shy tits

Different personalities are maintained in the wild mainly because of changes in density. This is what researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen and colleagues of the University Groningen found out ...

dateMar 10, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Birds conform to local 'traditions'

Birds learn new foraging techniques by observing others in their social network, 'copycat' behaviour that can sustain foraging 'traditions' that last years, according to a study of how innovations spread and persist in wild ...

dateDec 03, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Neighboring birds sing 'out of tune'

Great tits living next to each other may sing their songs at significantly different rates, more or less frequently, as compared to non-neighboring birds, according to a study published February 18, 2015 in the open-access ...

dateFeb 18, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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