Stringing together meaningless sounds to create meaningful signals was previously thought to be the preserve of humans alone, but a new study has revealed that babbler birds are also able to communicate in this way.
Eavesdropping in the wild – or the ability to gather information from other species – could influence the survival of some animal species.
Having relations around to help look after the kids lets mothers ease off and save energy for the next lot, a study of Australian cooperative birds shows.
Most animals don't spend nearly as much time and energy defending nesting or mating sites against intruders outside the breeding season. That's a given.
Like gangsters running a protection racket, drongos in the Kalahari Desert act as lookouts for other birds in order to steal a cut of their food catch. The behaviour, revealed in research funded by the Biotechnology and Biological ...