Latest Zebra Finch Stories
Apparently the annoying kid from Jurassic Park was right: Velociraptors were "six-foot turkeys."
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen now found in juvenile zebra finches a possible mechanism that is responsible for the differences in the intensity of song learning.
The song of songbirds is a learned, complex behavior and subject to strong selective forces.
British researchers have found that male finches will use their birdsongs like their human counterpart use an out-of-date Facebook profile picture – to trick a potential mate into thinking they are more physically fit than they actually are.
The genome of Galapagos finches have been sequenced for the first time in an international collaboration between the Genome 10K project and BGI.
Can the song of a small bird provide valuable insights into human stuttering and speech-related disorders and conditions, including autism and stroke?
According to recent research on zebra finches, adventurous females choose mates with similar personalities, regardless of the male’s appearance and other assets.
It is assumed that many bird species are monogamous, yet infidelity is a widespread phenomenon.
In a finding that once again displays the power of the female, UCSF neuroscientists have discovered that teenage male songbirds, still working to perfect their song, improve their performance in the presence of a female bird.
A study by experts at the University of Exeter has revealed that couples with similar personalities make much better parents than those with different dispositions â€“ at least in the world of zebra finches.