behavioural ecology

Twittering sparrows are actually swapping insults


August 12th, 2011 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) The twittering of sparrows can be uplifting for those who are feeling low, but mind you, the birds are actually swapping insults. Their cheerful sounds have ... Read more...

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Why some scents drive females into frenzy?


July 20th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 20 (IANS) TV commercials feature a young man set upon by a bunch of frenzied, good looking girls, overpowered by the heady fragrance that he has sprayed himself ... Read more...

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Spiders particular about renovating damaged webs


June 2nd, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 2 (IANS) Spiderman performs incredible death defying leaps in reel life with the help of his web swinging skills to save lives in imminent danger. However, in real ... Read more...

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Abandoned female fish raise offspring as single moms


September 21st, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 21 (ANI): A new research shows that female cichlid fish look after their young and raise them alone if abandoned by males.Dr Topi Lehtonen from the University of Turku in ... Read more...

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Honeybees may have evolved to be ‘cleverer’ in the morning


August 8th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 08 (ANI): A new study has found that honeybees are cleverer in the morning.The study found that the earliest rising bees catch the best flower and ultimately the best meal ... Read more...

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The social roach loves to dine in groups


June 11th, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): Cockroaches are social insects and like to swarm on food than to dine alone, a new study reveals.Mathieu Lihoreau of Queen Mary, University of London, and his colleagues ... Read more...

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Insects and bigger animals equally intelligent


November 18th, 2009 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 18 (IANS) Tiny insects could be as intelligent as much bigger animals, despite dot sized brains, says a new study. "Animals with bigger brains are not necessarily more intelligent," according to ... Read more...

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Birds chirping more loudly to be heard above city noise


November 11th, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 11 (IANS) Birds and frogs are raising the volume of their calls to be heard above urban noise, says a new study. The noise of traffic, machinery and air ... Read more...

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Butterflyfish facing the risk of extinction


February 25th, 2008 - 4:34 pm ICT by admin
Washington, February 25 (ANI): Scientists have warned that the chevron butterflyfish are facing the risk of extinction.Dr Morgan Pratchett, an expert at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies ... Read more...

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Butterfly fish may face extinction


February 25th, 2008 - 12:36 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, Feb 25 (IANS) A starkly beautiful black, white and yellow fish, the Chevroned Butterfly fish, may be close to extinction. The fate of the fish - long admired by eco-tourists, divers ... Read more...

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