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2011-04-06 11:10:47

Sex or nice weather. That's the agonizing choice some birds face, according to a new University of Guelph study. A team led by Guelph researchers discovered that for some male birds traveling to areas with lighter rainfall comes at the cost of attracting a female when they return home. Alice Boyle, a former U of G post-doc, Prof. Ryan Norris and Prof. Chris Guglielmo, a biologist at the University of Western Ontario, examined the breeding behavior of the white-ruffed manakin. This small Costa...


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2007-10-26 13:26:59

The Ruff (Philomachus pugnax), is a medium-sized wading bird. It is usually considered the only member of its genus Philomachus, but more recent research indicates that the Broad-billed and Sharp-tailed Sandpiper may belong there too. Their breeding habitat is bogs, marshes and wet meadows with short vegetation in northern Europe and Russia. The Ruff is migratory, wintering in southern and Western Europe, Africa and India. They are highly gregarious, with a wintering flock of 1 million birds...

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