Monthly Archives: July 2014

What’s the hoot about peacock deception?

Dishonest signals give misleading information about an animal’s size, intention, and quality. In animal communication, dishonest signals are maintained if they are rarely made or used in aggressive contests. However, when dishonest signals are commonly used in a population, they … Continue reading

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Lost? Birds’ magnetic compasses may be compromised by man-made electronics

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While many organisms have impeccable sight, hearing, or smell, some species are able to sense aspects of their environment through mediums that humans cannot naturally perceive. For example, night-migratory songbirds have the ability to use the Earth’s magnetic field to … Continue reading

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A Parting Song: Signaling Costs and Benefits in Song Sparrows

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Until recently, research on songbird calls has been biased towards the study of male calling, with female calls receiving relatively little attention. In many species this is because male songbirds are more vocal than females, but many females produce their … Continue reading

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Desert Ants in search for food!

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All organisms cannot survive without food. Food is the substance that provides nutritional support to our body and is the form of energy that is essential for everyday function. But, how do we find food? The answer is simple: we … Continue reading

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