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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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25th April 2016

Broadbills sing with their wings

Posted in: behaviour, bird song, communications, display, non-vocal communication, song, sound

How do Broadbills produce that loud mechanical sound while displaying?

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18th April 2016

What do Great Tit pairs talk about?

Posted in: behaviour, breeding, communications, nesting, pair communications, parental care

Great tit pairs discuss at the nest during breeding, but why?

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7th March 2016

Avian camouflage really does hinder predators

Posted in: adaptation, behaviour, breeding, camouflage, cryptic, eggs, evolution, habitat

Camouflage does protect nesting birds from being eaten

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25th January 2016

The plight of the Egyptian Vulture . . .

Posted in: behaviour, Bird Protection, breeding, communal, Conservation, Disturbance, endangered, nesting, population dynamics, raptors, roost, Science

. . . and hopes for the future

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26th October 2015

Nesting in the muck

Posted in: behaviour, bird communities, breeding, habitat, Science

Black Larks’ love for dung

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5th October 2015

Puffins have an eye for small fry

Posted in: adaptation, behaviour, evolution, foraging, Science, Seabirds

Visual fields in auks

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21st September 2015

Mark My Bird: understanding the evolution of birds and bills

Posted in: adaptation, behaviour, biodiversity, crowd-sourcing, diversification, evolution, morphology, Science

Why birds diversified

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13th July 2015

Bird song – it’s complicated

Posted in: behaviour, bird assemblages, bird communities, News, song

Birds sing more complex songs in simpler communities

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6th July 2015

Food-stealing in an avian assemblage

Posted in: behaviour, foraging, kleptoparasitism, News, shorebirds, waders

Effects of klepto-parasitism on feeding waders

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29th June 2015

Waves of terror in Starling flocks

Posted in: behaviour, mortality, News, raptors, roost

How Starling flocks react to predator attacks

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