21st March 2019
Where did the trogons come from?
Genetic study traces the origins of this tropical bird family
5th November 2018
Kingfisher evolution in the Wallacea region
Differing responses of closely related migratory and resident species
1st October 2018
Explosive wagtail evolution
Plumage phenotypes, mitochondrial DNA and nuclear DNA tell different stories
24th September 2018
The shape of birds’ eggs
Does selection during the incubation period influence egg shape?
13th August 2018
More species of Magpie than previously thought?
Posted in: evolution
Is the Eurasian Magpie better treated as five different species?
16th July 2018
Evolution of a mountain specialist family, the accentors
How accentors have diverged and expanded rapidly across the Palearctic
18th June 2018
Song evolution in the ‘blue’ cardinals
What do nymphs, pan pipes and bird song have in common?
2nd October 2017
Taking it slow in the tropics
Contrasting life-history evolution in New World thrushes
18th September 2017
Towards a chicken’s breast
How an important skeletomuscular correlate of flapping flight evolved
3rd July 2017
Survival of the prettiest
Does wing pattern predict longevity?
21st March 2016
Evolutionary distinctiveness of the Seychelles Black Parrot
Conserving an endangered island parrot
7th March 2016
Avian camouflage really does hinder predators
Camouflage does protect nesting birds from being eaten
23rd November 2015
Survival out the nest: southern birds do best
5th October 2015
Puffins have an eye for small fry
Visual fields in auks