This Is For The Birds

This Is For The Birds

Sunday, October 6, 2013

BIRDS IN THE NEWS: 10/06/2013

Colonizing Songbirds Lost Sense of Syntax
Sep. 26, 2013 — As one species of European songbird island-hopped to colonize mid-Atlantic archipelagoes over the course of a half million years, their songs lost their sense of syntax.

Cheats of the Bird World: Cuckoo Finches Fool Host Parents
Sep. 24, 2013 — Cuckoo finches that lay more than one egg in their victims' nests have a better chance of bamboozling host parents into fostering their parasitic young, a study has found.

'Shy' Male Birds Flock Together -- And Have Fewer Friends
Sep. 18, 2013 — Male birds that exhibit 'shy' social behaviour are much more likely to join flocks of birds with a similar personality than their 'bold' male counterparts, a new study has found. But shy birds also have fewer social partners than bold birds.

New Noisy Bird Discovered in Busy City
June 26, 2013 — Despite its loud call, a new bird species has only just been discovered in Cambodia's capital city of Phnom Penh, scientists announced yesterday (June 25).

Say Hello to the Junco/Ordinary Extraordinary Junco Video
June 19, 2013 — Watch the trailer, go to “Read More”, then go to “Videos”.

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