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Female birds turn promiscuous for better offspring


September 6th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washngton, Sep 6 (IANS) The idea of mating for life remains a romantic ideal but female birds act promiscuously because of certain long term benefits.It's all about having more grandkids. ... 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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Frightened birds’ wings grow faster and longer


March 26th, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 26 (ANI): Researchers have found that female birds exposed to predators while ovulating produce smaller offspring than unexposed females.Their study also showed that the chicks may be smaller, but their ... Read more...

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Scientists say that chickens are capable of empathy


March 9th, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists claim that chickens have the ability to feel the pains of others.The correct term for such feeling is empathy and for a very long time ... Read more...

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Mother hens ‘can feel their chicks’ pain’


March 9th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 9 (ANI): The ability to feel someone's pain or see their point of view was once thought to be uniquely human. But recent studies suggest that animals may also experience ... Read more...

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Teenage birds sing better in female’s presence


February 27th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 27 (IANS) Teenage male songbirds seem to improve their performance in the presence of female birds, new research says. The finding sheds light on how social cues could offer ... Read more...

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Female birds can retard fertility loss with right mates


January 23rd, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) In birds like in humans, female fertility declines with age. Some female birds can slow their declining fertility by choosing the right mates.Female birds become progressively less fertile ... Read more...

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Oz birds lure mates with ’scary movie effect’


January 19th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): Have your ever used a horror film to bring your date closer? Well, a new study has revealed that Australian birds use the same 'scary movie effect' to ... Read more...

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Biological clock ticks slower for female birds that pick right mates


January 19th, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): A new study claims that choosing the right mates can slow down the ticking of biological clocks in some females birds.Josh Auld of the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center ... Read more...

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Mercury is responsible for turning gay birds


January 12th, 2011 - 1:26 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jan 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists were baffled as to why the levels of the white ibises were going down. As a result, researchers from United States and Sri Lanka set ... Read more...

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Female birds cheat ‘to have healthy offspring’


August 21st, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 21 (ANI): Cheating maximizes female birds' chances of having healthy offspring, according to Australian researchers.For the study, Associate Professor Simon Griffith and Dr Sarah Pryke of Sydney's Macquarie University separated ... Read more...

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Birds may boost offspring’s survival through infidelity


July 28th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): A 10-year study has revealed that female birds may increase their offspring's survival through infidelity.The University of East Anglia study has shown that the extra-pair fertilisations can result ... Read more...

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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...

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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...

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Sexy birds are poor fliers


June 17th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 17 (ANI): Birds with the brightest feathers may look stunningly attractive and sexy but they go on to become poor fliers, according to a new study.Males with the brightest plumage ... Read more...

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Top ten smartest species revealed in 2009


January 2nd, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 2 (ANI): A report from BBC's Earth News has outlined ten of the smartest species revealed in 2009.At number one is the albatross, which is smart enough to associate with ... Read more...

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Female birds act just like males in cooperative breeding species


December 10th, 2009 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 10 (ANI): Female birds act just like males in cooperative breeding species, a new study has found.The study has shown that female birds in species that breed in groupscan find ... Read more...

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Songs help skylarks differentiate between neighbours and strangers


August 28th, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 28 (ANI): Through their songs, skylarks can differentiate between friendly neighbours and dangerous strangers, says a new study.The study, conducted by scientists at Queen Mary, University of London, showed that ... Read more...

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‘Jealous’ female birds change singing pattern to prevent males from flirting


July 19th, 2009 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 19 (ANI): Researchers from Oxford University have found that female birds change the way they sing to prevent males from flirting with other females.They found that warbling antbirds, which form ... Read more...

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Offspring of promiscuous tit birds gets a head start to remain stronger


May 13th, 2009 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 13 (ANI): Female tit birds are known for mating with rival males before their social partner, for giving genetic advantage to their chicks. But, a new study has questioned this ... Read more...

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Isolated birds learn ‘wild-type’ song over several generations


May 4th, 2009 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 4 (ANI): Highlighting the role of genetics in the development of culture, a new study have found that a bird raised in isolation will, over several generations, produce a song ... Read more...

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Why female birds seek extra mates


May 1st, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 01 (ANI): A new study has added fuel to the debate about why female birds seek extra mates.According to the study, when female birds mate with males other than their ... Read more...

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What prompts female birds’ promiscuous behaviour?


May 1st, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 1 (IANS) Female birds' promiscuous behaviour breeds genetically better offspring that are also likely to do better in life, according to a new report. The discovery adds fuel to the debate ... Read more...

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Female mammals use their noses to choose right mates


March 18th, 2009 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, march 18 (ANI): While female birds are known to choose their mates based on fancy feathers, a new study suggests that female mammals are more likely to follow their noses ... Read more...

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Female birds ‘jam’ their mates’ flirtatious songs


March 13th, 2009 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 13 (IANS) Female antbirds will sing over the songs of their male partners to jam their messages from getting through to solitary female that may be around, a new study ... Read more...

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Female birds ”jam” their partners” flirtatious tunes


March 13th, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 13 (ANI): Female antbirds sing over the songs of their male partners in a bid to prevent their flirtatious messages from reaching single female birds, a new study has ... Read more...

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Serenading females gives male birds a ”high”


October 4th, 2008 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 4 (ANI): Singing for female birds triggers ''happy'' feelings in males'' brain - an effect which is quite similar to the euphoric state that a person experiences under the ... Read more...

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Female birds sacrifice health to lay more colourful eggs


October 3rd, 2008 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 3 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Vigo in Spain have found that female birds sacrifice their health to lay colourful eggs.The colour blue in many birds'' eggs comes ... Read more...

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Male Australian wrens use wiggling genitals to lure females


June 17th, 2008 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
London , June 17 (ANI): The presence of a wiggling tongue-like knob on the genitals of some birds, is what helps them attract females of their species, revealed scientists from University ... Read more...

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Females have an ear for detail when courting, at least songbirds do


March 18th, 2008 - 1:45 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 18 (ANI): A new study has shown that females, at least songbirds, have an ear for detail, when it comes to being wooed in a relationship.Researchers at University of ... Read more...

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