Posts tagged: zoology

Devotion to Rearing Chicks can Come at a Cost for Migratory Birds

Birds that have to work harder during breeding season will feel the effects of their exertions the following year, according to research by Oxford University scientists. A new study published in the Journal of Animal Ecology found that migratory seabirds suffered negative repercussions when they had to spend more time rearing chicks, including decreased breeding success when […]

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Hummingbird Vision Wired to Avoid High-Speed Collisions

Hummingbirds are among nature’s most agile fliers. They can travel faster than 50 kilometres per hour and stop on a dime to navigate through dense vegetation. Now researchers have discovered that the tiny birds process visual information differently from other animals, perhaps to handle the demands of their extreme aerial acrobatics. “Birds fly faster than […]

Thursday September 8th, 2016 in , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Hummingbird Vision Wired to Avoid High-Speed Collisions