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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...

Posted in Environment |

Stretched rubber tube device mimics zebra finch songs


November 22nd, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 22 (ANI): Harvard scientists have has reproduced many of the characteristics of real bird song with a simple physical model made of a rubber tube."We wanted to know if you ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Hepatitis B virus may be over 19-mn-year-old, reveal songbird fossils


September 29th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 29 (ANI): Biologists at The University of Texas at Arlington have found fragments of the modern Hepatitis B virus inside the genomes of songbirds such as the modern-day zebra finch. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Birds choose mates with same ‘market value’!


October 8th, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 8 (ANI): Birds prefer to choose a mate who appears to be as attractive as themselves and has the same "market value", reveals a new study.In the research, boffins found ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Learn how to ’speak’ from songbird genes


September 30th, 2009 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 30 (IANS) The ability to manipulate songbird genes may yield secrets of vocal learning and how nerve cells (neurons) are replaced. For the first time, researchers have devised a way to ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

How practice improves zebra finch’s singing performance


July 7th, 2009 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): A study on zebra finches conducted by neuroscientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has shed some light on how practice improves performance.The researchers say that studying ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gene activity in songbirds’ brains changes when they hear new song


June 27th, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 27 (ANI): University of Illinois researchers have found that gene expression in the brain of the zebra finch changes when it hears a new song from a member of its ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Songbirds songs come from hymn sheets in their heads


November 13th, 2008 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 13 (ANI): Swiss researchers have identified that songbirds learn to sing from a hymn sheet in their head.The boffins discovered a region of the Zebra Finch brain, which they ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Social interactions spur gene expressions in brain to influence behaviour


November 7th, 2008 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 7 (ANI): A review of recent studies on social animals like birds and bees suggests that social interactions can alter gene expression in the brain to influence behaviour. University of ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

‘Genes, environment influence each other’


November 7th, 2008 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) Recent studies of social creatures like birds and bees show that interaction between genes and behaviour is a two-way street.Genes in the brain are malleable, turning on or ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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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Social environment impacts songbirds sounds


August 6th, 2008 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 6 (ANI): A new study from Rutgers University has revealed that exposure to a changed acoustic and social environment has a significant impact on the sounds produced by songbirds. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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