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Can I Have Some More? Puffin Chicks Have Two Ways to Beg for Food

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  Have you ever wondered if you deserve your food? For bird species that provide parental care, foraging and bringing back food is a tricky balance between nurturing progeny and conserving energy. The situation becomes bleak for offspring when resources … Continue reading

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Elevation Levels the Playing Field for Fiddler Crab Males

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    How tall is too tall? For the fiddler crab (Uca mjoebergi), a simple change in elevation can dramatically override a female‚Äôs preference for a male, as a new study by researchers at the Australian National University shows. Male … Continue reading

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Elegant Trogons: One Gesture for Everyone

  Imagine coming across a hungry tiger. It fixes its gaze on you, and roars. You have three options: you can stay and fight, you can run, or you can strike your best pose and hope your assailant is deterred. … Continue reading

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