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8th October 2018

Sex can’t help you when it’s hot

Posted in: BOU-funded, cooperative breeding, Grants Committee, heat, News, temperature

High temperatures suppress growth equally in male and female babbler nestlings

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5th October 2018

From IOCongress2018

Posted in: BOU, Community, early career, early-career researcher, ECR, funding, IOCongress2018, News

I left IOCongress2018 feeling inspired having gained new perspectives

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3rd October 2018

From IOCongress2018

Posted in: Community, Conferences, early career, early-career researcher, ECR, IOCongress2018, News

Olivia Hicks tells us about her IOCongress2018

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1st October 2018

Explosive wagtail evolution

Posted in: evolution, News, phylogeny, plumage

Plumage phenotypes, mitochondrial DNA and nuclear DNA tell different stories

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28th September 2018

From IOCongress2018

Posted in: Community, Conferences, early career, early-career researcher, ECR, IOCongress2018, News

Giving wings to the wingless

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26th September 2018

From IOCongress2018

Posted in: Community, early career, early-career researcher, ECR, IOCongress2018, News, scicomm, science communication

Participating at IOCongress2018C was the culmination of my Masters thesis work

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24th September 2018

The shape of birds’ eggs

Posted in: eggs, evolution, incubation, Seabirds

Does selection during the incubation period influence egg shape?

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22nd September 2018

BOU-supported ECRs at IOCongress2018

Posted in: Community, early career, early-career researcher, ECR, IOCongress2018

  The BOU supported 12 early career ornithologists’ attendance of #IOCongress2018 in Vancouver. Each have written an account of their experience of one of the world’s largest ornithological conferences. We’ll continue to add them as they are published here on #theBOUblog   Amanda Trask, UK @amandaetrask Promoting and facilitating avian conservation VIEW       […]

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17th September 2018

The dark side of the nestling

Posted in: colouration, dominance, plumage

Darker nestlings display bolder personalities, but only if they are female

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13th September 2018

From IOCongress2018

Posted in: Conservation, IOCongress2018, News, scicomm, science communication

Amanda Trask highlights the conservation science and science communication from IOCongress2018

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3rd September 2018

High temperatures and hot birds

Posted in: distribution, foraging

What drives the tiny distribution of the enigmatic Ethiopian Bush-crow?

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13th August 2018

More species of Magpie than previously thought?

Posted in: evolution

Is the Eurasian Magpie better treated as five different species?

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6th August 2018

Birds of many feathers flock together

Posted in: community ecology, Disturbance, species interactions

Exploring bird associations across environmental and human disturbance gradients

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30th July 2018

Conspecific brood parasitism in Prothonotary Warblers

Posted in: breeding biology, brood parasitism, fledglings, Genetics, nest monitoring, nesting, nesting success, News

Parasites or orphans? What are the costs of raising additional, unrelated chicks?

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25th July 2018

Twitter masterclass 15

Posted in: scicomm, science communication, Twitter

Tag it! Adding social media tags to your presentations

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23rd July 2018

Lyrebirds are truffle-eating foodies!

Posted in: diet, diet composition, foraging, fungi (diet), seed/spore dispersal (diet)

Are lyrebirds and their relatives an overlooked disperser of fungi?

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16th July 2018

Evolution of a mountain specialist family, the accentors

Posted in: evolution, Taxonomy

How accentors have diverged and expanded rapidly across the Palearctic

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9th July 2018

Little Bustard habitat selection and traffic noise pollution

Posted in: Disturbance, noise pollution, road traffic, steppe birds

How does traffic noise influence the spatial distribution of Little Bustards?

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2nd July 2018

Embryo development and blood parasites

Posted in: avian malaria, incubation, parasites

Slow embryo development is associated with increased resistance to blood parasites

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