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Brainy not always best for birds

Humans don't have a monopoly on being smart: many other animals, including birds, can solve problems and even make and use tools.

'Facebook for animals' tested on birds

(Phys.org) -- A new way of analysing the social networks that link individual animals to each other has been tested on wild great tits by Oxford University researchers.

Mobs rule for great tit neighbours

(Phys.org) -- Great tits are more likely to join defensive mobs with birds in nearby nests that are ‘familiar neighbours’ rather than new arrivals, Oxford University research has found.

Wild birds respond differently to the first long days of a year

The lengthening of days in late winter is an important signal that stimulates the reproductive activity of many animals. Animals living in the milder climatic conditions of southern Europe usually begin breeding earlier in ...

Family composition determines success of great tit parents

Great tits who have as many sons as daughters acquire more grandchildren than great tits with an uneven family composition. That is because their children are reproductively more successful concludes NWO researcher Reinder ...

Birds benefit from knowing their neighbors

Being on good terms with your neighbors well certainly has its benefits. They might water your plants while you're on holiday, feed the cat, or even put your bins out.

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