News tagged with reed warbler

Cuckoo tricks to beat the neighborhood watch

To minimise the chance of being recognised and thus attacked by the birds they are trying to parasitize, female cuckoos have evolved different guises. The new research, funded by the Natural Environment Research ...

Aug 02, 2012
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World's least known bird rediscovered

A species of bird, which has only been observed alive on three previous occasions since it was first discovered in 1867, has been rediscovered in a remote land corridor in north-eastern Afghanistan. The discovery ...

Jan 25, 2010
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Birds' strategic mobbing fends off parasitic invaders

Reed warblers use mobbing as a front line of nest defense against parasitic cuckoos, according to a new report published online on January 29th in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication. Cuckoos act as parasites by lay ...

Jan 29, 2009
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