Search

Mailing List

For all the latest news and features, sign up to receive our FREE updates by email:


Effect of variation in nestling hunger levels on the begging behaviour of nestlings and the provisioning behaviour of adult American Kestrels

Posted on 14. May, 2018.

Little is known about how variation in nestling begging intensity influences the behaviour of adult raptors and how responses of adult males and females to such variation might differ. Our objective was to manipulate the begging intensity of nestling American Kestrels (Falco sparverius) and examine the responses of adults. 


Read more
A Tradition Continues...

Posted on 21. September, 2010.

Avian Biology Research issue 3 is proud to continue its tradition of publishing extracts from the meeting of the Incubation and Fertility Research Group. Factors affecting the production of turkeys, ducks, pheasants, ostriches, and chickens were discussed, thus fulfilling the meeting's objective of reporting research into the incubation and fertility of all avian species.


Read more
Search For The Jamaican Petrel

Posted on 29. June, 2010.

Researchers have been looking for the critically endangered – and possibly extinct – Jamaican petrel as part of the global Tubenoses Project, according to BirdLife International. This mythical seabird – known locally as the 'Blue Mountain duck' – has not been recorded since 1879 when the last specimens were collected in Jamaica's Blue Mountains.


Read more
Bolivian Communities Unite To Protect Rare Red-Fronted Macaw

Posted on 29. June, 2010.

Two communities in the southern Bolivian Department of Cochabamba have joined forces with American Bird Conservancy (ABC) and the Center for Biodiversity and Genetics to designate two areas of almost 500,000 acres to aid in the protection of the Red-fronted Macaw. These important areas will also help protect other rare and declining species.


Read more
Migratory Behaviour Affects The Size Of Bird Brains

Posted on 29. June, 2010.

Scientists have known for some time that migratory birds have smaller brains than their resident relatives. Now a new study published in the March edition of the journal PLoS One looks into the reasons and concludes that the act of migrating leads to a reduced brain size.


Read more
Some Good News For Rare Black Grouse

Posted on 28. June, 2010.

Wardens at the RSPB’s Geltsdale nature reserve in the north of England have been excited to see far more black grouse 'lekking' than usual on their early morning watches this spring which is bucking the trend in the rest of England.


Read more
Magpie Parents Appear To Induce Mortality Of Unwanted Chicks

Posted on 24. June, 2010.

According to a study published in Journal of Avian Biology, magpies favour some of their nestlings over others but in a strange and unique manner. Dr Sang-im Lee and her colleagues at Seoul National University and Ewha University, South Korea, examined the mortality of magpie nestlings and found 'rarer-sex disadvantage'. This means that sons die out more when more daughters are present in the nest, and daughters die more when more sons are in the nest.


Read more
New Report On Wild Bird Populations Released

Posted on 24. June, 2010.

The UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has released updated figures for bird populations in England. The report, “Wild bird population indicators for the English regions: 1994 – 2008”, covers farmland, woodland and all native wild birds.


Read more
Rare Bird Found In Wales

Posted on 22. June, 2010.

A pair of birds - whose nearest relatives live in the high-altitude bamboo forests of Asia – have been found at RSPB Conwy nature reserve in Llandudno Junction in North Wales.


Read more
« 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 »