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Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Think helicopter parents take extreme measures to protect their offspring? Think again. Researchers from the University of Granada, along with along with colleagues from the Higher Council of Scientific Research (CSIC), have discovered the hoopoe (Upupa epops) coats its eggs with a bacterial secretion. The question was: Why, though? The study authors concluded that the secretion must provide some type of barrier to prevent...
For most animals, scent is the instant messenger of choice for quickly exchanging personal profiles. Scientists, however, have long dismissed birds as odor-eschewing Luddites that don’t take advantage of scent-based communications.
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 UniversitÃ© Paul Sabatier in France and her team.
Flamingos apply natural make-up to their feathers to stand out and attract mates, according to a new study.
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.
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