Some hummingbird females display male coloring to avoid being harassed

Some hummingbird females display male coloring to avoid being harassed

Female hummingbirds sometimes look like the brightly colored males of their species. Researchers have long pondered the reason for this. Now, a study of hummingbirds in Panama suggests that sporting male-like feathers helps some females avoid intense bullying, researchers recently reported in Current Biology. To find out why this surprising pattern arises, researchers studied the […]

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Despite Their Tiny Brains, These African Birds Can Form Complex Relationships

Despite Their Tiny Brains, These African Birds Can Form Complex Relationships

Existing harmoniously in a complex society isn’t easy, even for humans. Scientists have long thought that it takes a big brain and high intelligence. But in a study published on Monday, researchers found that the tiny-brained Vulturine Guineafowl go about their days in highly cohesive groups that coexist without the typical aggression common in other […]

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