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Chickless birds guard nests of relatives

(Phys.org) —New research has solved a mystery as to why some birds choose not to reproduce, and instead help to guard the nests of their close relatives. This occurs in about nine percent of all bird species.

dateDec 20, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Myna 'guity of evicting Aussie birds'

The common myna – popularly known as 'the cane-toad of the air' – has been convicted on new evidence it is pushing Australian native birds out of their home range.

dateNov 27, 2012 in Ecology
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Native street trees can boost birds' survival

As native birds continue to lose their homes due to the spread of the Australia's cities, scientists are urging city planners and householders to help save them by planting more Australian trees.

dateNov 13, 2012 in Ecology
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Wrens eavesdrop on the neighbors

Superb fairy-wrens eavesdrop, learn to understand and react to the danger calls of other bird species that live nearby, according to new research published today in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. ...

dateAug 17, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Mother's little helpers

An Australian bird has been found to produce smaller, less nourishing eggs when it breeds in the presence of other ‘helper’ birds that provide child-care assistance. This unique adaptation enables the ...

dateAug 16, 2007 in
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