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5th August 2020

Vultures and condors may help to prevent the spread of infectious diseases

Posted in: behaviour, condors, disease, infectious diseases, scavengers, vultures

While pathogen microorganisms colonise obligate scavenger birds, there is no clear evidence of them spreading pathogens to the ecosystem

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7th May 2020

Artificial nests reshape a bird community

Posted in: behaviour, bird assemblages, nest predation, News, raptors

Adding nesting-sites for Lesser Kestrels influences interactions with other bird species.

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23rd April 2020

Learning to forage

Posted in: behaviour, colonial birds, foraging, gps tags, News, Seabirds

Juvenile Red-footed Boobies gather close to the colony to practice their foraging skills.

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20th April 2020

The Teal Housewives of Colorado

Posted in: behaviour, breeding, incubation, waterbirds

How does Cinnamon Teal incubation behavior vary with environmental conditions?

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30th January 2020

Singing the right song

Posted in: behaviour, bird song, News, territoriality, vocalizations

Rufous-capped Warblers adjust their songs to the social context.

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16th January 2020

Ejecting Eggs

Posted in: behaviour, eggs, incubation, nest monitoring

Who do some birds remove eggs from their nest?

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9th December 2019

Darwin’s finches adapting to human influences

Posted in: antipredator behaviour, behaviour, BOU-funded, invasive predators, island birds, urbanization

Can Darwin’s finches adapt to invasive predators and urbanization?

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31st October 2019

The social lives of Pheasants

Posted in: behaviour, captive-bred, experiment, Galliformes, population dynamics

Experimental study finds sexual segregation in time and space.

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22nd July 2019

The secret life of urban gulls

Posted in: behaviour, habitat selection, nesting, Seabirds, urban birds

How do urban gulls utilize their environment?

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8th April 2019

Herring Gull habits

Posted in: behaviour, bio-logging, foraging, gps tags, Seabirds

Why some Herring Gulls stay where they are, while others move around

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4th February 2019

The challenge of parenting around predators

Posted in: behaviour, nest predation, parental care, predation

More predators makes parents stick closer to their nest

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8th January 2018

Assessing impacts of monitoring Whinchat nests

Posted in: behaviour, Disturbance, nest monitoring, nesting success

Does nest monitoring by researchers badger Whinchats?

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18th December 2017

More to “little brown jobs” than meets the eye

Posted in: behaviour, breeding, territory occupancy

Unexpected breeding dispersal behavior in the Grasshopper Sparrow

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31st July 2017

Linnets on the move

Posted in: behaviour, migrant, Migration, tracking

Migratory behaviour of a diurnally migrating songbird, as revealed by geolocation and captive studies

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22nd May 2017

When the sun gets in your eyes

Posted in: behaviour, bird vision, shorebirds, waders

What happens to feeding birds when they have to deal with sun glare?

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15th May 2017

When not to tag a bird

Posted in: behaviour, gps tags, tracking

Tracking small songbirds generates important insights into avian ecology, but does not always work out the way you planned

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20th March 2017

Sensitive females and costly males

Posted in: behaviour, fledglings, Seabirds

Are female African penguins more vulnerable than males?

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27th February 2017

Nest building in a changing climate

Posted in: adaptation, behaviour, climate change, nesting, phenology

Predicting the effects of climate change on the nesting behaviour of birds and other animals

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2nd May 2016

Seed dispersal by scatter-hoarding corvids

Posted in: behaviour, corvids, ecology, foraging, mutualism, scatter-hoarding, seed dispersal, woodland birds

Mutualism with food-storing birds helps tree populations on the move

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