bustards

Sexual displays brings on premature ageing in bustards


August 5th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) Male houbara bustards rely on sexual flamboyance to charm females, but those performing the most extravagant displays seem to trigger premature ageing and pass their reproductive ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

UAE releases 100 bustards in Uzbekistan


June 13th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 13 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has released 100 captive-bred Houbara Bustards into the wild in Uzbekistan as part of a wildlife programme.The Emirates Centre for ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Why birds fly into power lines


November 3rd, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 3 (ANI): Scientists have revealed that birds fly into power lines because they have 'blind spots' in their field of vision.Experts discovered that cranes, bustards and storks were unable to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Visual stimulation from attractive males positively affects brooding females


June 25th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): Brooding female birds are sensitive to visual stimulation from attractive males of the same species, a breeding experiment with Houbara bustards has led scientists to conclude.Females that observed ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Wildlife group says radio-collars did not kill tigers


July 29th, 2009 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), a premier wildlife body, Wednesday slammed a 'wildlife intelligence report' that claimed radio-collaring was the reason for the deaths of around three ... Read more...

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Pterodactyls were too heavy to fly, claims scientist


October 2nd, 2008 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 2 (ANI): A new research has claimed that pterodactyls, ancient reptiles that could grow to the size of small aeroplanes, were too heavy to fly, even with their massive ... Read more...

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