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Hummingbird Males All A-Flutter During Courtship
2011-09-09 05:29:31

How the fluttering feathers of some hummingbird species generate courtship sounds.

2011-09-04 16:00:00

Air Feathers Eco-Chic Boutique, home of the Fairie Feather opens it's doors to the public and it's website to the salon professional this week with a Grand Opening on Fashion's Night

2011-08-16 15:06:11

When faced with environmental threats like bad weather, predators or oil spills, wild birds secrete a hormone called corticosterone.

2011-07-07 00:14:46

Male and female kittiwakes smell different from each other, according to research by Sarah Leclaire from the Centre national de la recherche scientifique at the Université Paul Sabatier in France and her team.

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2011-06-24 07:37:59

The brilliant colors of birds have inspired poets and nature lovers, but researchers at Yale University and the University of Cambridge say these existing hues represent only a fraction of what birds are capable of seeing.

2011-06-23 15:24:24

Contrary to our human perception of bird coloration as extraordinarily diverse, a new study reports that bird plumages exhibit only a small fraction (less than a third) of the possible colors birds can observe.

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2011-04-10 06:15:00

Scientists have discovered that some penguins are suffering from a mysterious condition which causes them to lose their feathers.

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2010-10-25 10:50:00

Flamingos apply natural make-up to their feathers to stand out and attract mates, according to a new study.

2010-09-20 10:37:24

Patterned feathers, previously thought to be used only for camouflage in birds, can play an important role in attracting a mate and fending off rivals, a University of Melbourne study reveals.

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2010-03-23 10:37:26

Two recently diverged populations of a southern California songbird produce unique odors, suggesting smell could contribute to the reproductive isolation that accompanies the origin of new bird species.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.