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Weather turns birds into more flexible singers


August 5th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 5 (IANS) Songbirds exposed to fluctuating weather for a long time become more flexible singers, suggests a new study.Researchers from the Australian National University (ANU) and the National ... Read more...

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Sparrows twittering louder to be heard


April 3rd, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 3 (IANS) Sparrows are twittering louder to be heard above the cacophony of car horns and engine rumbles in a cityscape, says a new study.Just as we raise ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

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...

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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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Nightingales may be extinct in 30 years!


May 30th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 30 (IANS) The nightingale - made immortal in an ode by famous British poet John Keats - could become extinct within 30 years, scientists have predicted.Population of the ... Read more...

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Sex or nice weather - the agonizing choice some birds face


April 7th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): A new University of Guelph study has found that some birds find themselves having to make a choice between migrating and mating, opting for either survival or breeding.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Crickets emit odour to bypass rivals in mating


March 23rd, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 23 (IANS) Field crickets emit a special odour to bypass dominant rivals in order to attract a female, says new research.The study authors show that just as male ... 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...

Posted in Health Science |

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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Pollution turns male birds gay


December 2nd, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 2 (IANS) Water pollution is posing a threat to bird population by causing males to go gay, scientists say.Researchers believe poisonous metal compounds entering the food chain can affect bird ... 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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American study analyses effects of testosterone on birds


May 14th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): A new American research demonstrates the costs and benefits of testosterone in birds.Individual male birds can differ dramatically in their behaviour, and this difference is often due in ... Read more...

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Why some chickens are half male and half female


March 11th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 11 (ANI): A new study have solved a puzzle that has baffled scientists for centuries - why some birds appear to be male on one side of the body and ... Read more...

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How male great bustards use Sun to woo the ladies


February 16th, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, February 16 (ANI): Male great bustards point their white tail feathers to the position of the Sun as part of their courtship displays, suggests a study.The Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology research ... Read more...

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Sparrows ‘learn songs by twitter’


October 21st, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): It takes at least two adult birds to teach a young song sparrow how and what to sing, a new study has found.In the research, University of Washington ... Read more...

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Smart people are sexier


September 2nd, 2009 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Sep 2 (ANI): A person's sex quotient lies in his or her brain, according to a study that suggests that being smart is sexy, and the smartest males get the most ... 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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Long, sexy tails not a drawback for male hummingbirds birds


March 13th, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 13 (ANI): The long tails sported by male birds in the tropics are often considered a distinct disadvantage because they lead to as much as a 50 percent greater ... Read more...

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Dance duet helps tropical male birds woo females


February 16th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 16 (ANI): Tropical male birds employ a friend in a number of song and dance routines to woo females, according to a new study.The dance, dubbed backwards leapfrog, was ... Read more...

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Scientists record and play back bird songs to understand how they communicate


December 20th, 2008 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 20 (ANI): A Cornell researcher has adopted a new way to study exactly how birds communicaterecording their songs and then playing them back to other birds of the same ... Read more...

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Earlier birds in a brood more likely to be better singers


October 25th, 2008 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 25 (ANI): Scientists at the Riken Brain Science Institute, in Wako, Japan, have found that birds that come from the earlier eggs in a brood are more likely to ... 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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Daring birds sing, and win the girl


July 9th, 2008 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): A collaborative study by experts from the University of Antwerp and at Eotvos University, Budapest suggests that bird song has a prominent and well-established role in sexual ... Read more...

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Do birds see better and brighter than us?


May 13th, 2008 - 11:37 am ICT by admin
London, May 13 (IANS) Why do the most brightly plumaged male birds attract more females in the mating game? It is a question that has spawned countless studies. Now a new Swedish ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pollution forces birds to change their tune


February 28th, 2008 - 11:52 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb 28 (IANS) A new study reveals that male wild birds exposed to pollution develop more complex songs, preferred by the females, though they show reduced immunity. Katherine Buchanan and her ... Read more...

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Fluctuations in testosterone may make male juncos bad dads


November 14th, 2007 - 2:20 am ICT by admin
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