Posts tagged: breeding

Migrating birds speed up in spring

It turns out being the early bird really does have its advantages. A new study in The Auk: Ornithological Advances shows that migrating birds fly faster and put more effort into staying on course in spring than in fall, racing to arrive to their breeding grounds as soon as possible to get an edge in raising the […]

Monday September 12th, 2016 in , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Migrating birds speed up in spring

Female Birds Call the Shots in Divorce

Research is shedding new light on the causes of divorce in monogamous year-round territorial birds. A Monash University study of the endangered Purple-crowned Fairy-wren has discovered the females are calling the shots when it comes to breaking up. Published in the journal Behavioral Ecology, the School of Biological Sciences’ research studied 317 breeding pairs to learn […]

Friday August 5th, 2016 in , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Female Birds Call the Shots in Divorce