experimental ecology

Brooding female birds respond to vivid male plumes


June 25th, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 25 (IANS) Male birds displaying gorgeous plumes seem to positively affect brooding females of the same species, improving offspring growth. Scientists made the discovery during a breeding experiment with Houbara ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

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 |

Bats play major role in protecting plants from insects


April 4th, 2008 - 3:37 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 4 (ANI): Researchers have shown that bats can play a major role in significantly reducing insect abundance and damage on plants.Researchers at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) reported ... Read more...

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