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Brood parasites: The South American cuckoo mimics its parents

Brood parasites: The South American cuckoo mimics its parents

Posted Wed, 30 May 2012 08:22:03 GMT by Dave Armstrong

A new study into brood parasites; the screaming cowbird mimics the baywing while the related shiny cowbird is also parasitic but doesn't mimic the baywing.

Brood parasites: The South American cuckoo mimics its parents

Springwatch: Which trio are as fruity as a nuthatch?

Springwatch: Which trio are as fruity as a nuthatch?

Posted Tue, 29 May 2012 09:13:02 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Springwatch is back on TV and the wildlife webcams are now live. So the nuthatch and the mole, the worm and hopefully maybe the mole cricket will be up for it and leaping into the capable cameras of the BBC Natural History unit.

Springwatch: Which trio are as fruity as a nuthatch?

Check out these ten amazing newfound species while you can

Check out these ten amazing newfound species while you can

Posted Thu, 24 May 2012 21:09:05 GMT by Martin Leggett

Species may be disappearing at a worrying rate, but that doesn't stop science from trying to catch up with the planet's bizarre and wonderful remaining inhabitants. Here are ten of the most amazing new species discoveries for last year, as chosen by the International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University.

Check out these ten amazing newfound species while you can

The lemurs' radiation in Madagascar

The lemurs' radiation in Madagascar

Posted Wed, 23 May 2012 14:39:09 GMT by Dave Armstrong

At least 17 species of lemur have been lost on Madagascar, leaving the remainder to adjust to niches that others occupied, possibly in a competitive way, in hypothetical adaptations known as "competitive release concepts."

The lemurs' radiation in Madagascar

Baboon healing ability linked to social status

Baboon healing ability linked to social status

Posted Tue, 22 May 2012 22:09:16 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The links to social status in wild male baboons have been observed for illness, injury and speed of healing. Low social status has been known to affect immune responses and cause poor condition and the onset of old age, with high status having its own effects.

Baboon healing ability linked to social status

Asian primate evolution livened up by an odd-nosed monkey

Asian primate evolution livened up by an odd-nosed monkey

Posted Thu, 17 May 2012 21:39:03 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Recently, in Myanmar, an odd-nosed monkey was discovered. Always an exciting event, the primate discovery has livened up the whole of primate evolution.

Asian primate evolution livened up by an odd-nosed monkey

Elephant seal adventures tracked at sea

Elephant seal adventures tracked at sea

Posted Wed, 16 May 2012 14:56:44 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Northern elephant seals migrate throughout the north-east Pacific. They are foraging there on populations of squid and fish. 297 elephant seals were were tagged and tracked from 2004 to 2010.

Elephant seal adventures tracked at sea

The soaring habits of Golden Eagles

The soaring habits of Golden Eagles

Posted Tue, 15 May 2012 23:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Migrating golden eagles use thermals and wind when flying to conserve energy. Wind farm developments have an impact on soaring bird species as a study on movements of golden eagles in flight shows.

The soaring habits of Golden Eagles

The Grey Whale in the Eastern Pacific

The Grey Whale in the Eastern Pacific

Posted Fri, 11 May 2012 10:51:02 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The grey whale was once one of the most hunted whales in the Pacific. The present population of grey whales is recovering but shows random genetic diversity.

The Grey Whale in the Eastern Pacific

Saith the Fly to the Spider

Saith the Fly to the Spider

Posted Tue, 08 May 2012 23:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

A species of spider (Cupiennius salei) which actively hunts or 'chases down' its prey, rather than utilising a web, uses airflow generated by flying insects to help guide the final jump onto their prey.

Saith the Fly to the Spider

Gorilla Glutes get the Girls

Gorilla Glutes get the Girls

Posted Wed, 02 May 2012 20:32:29 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The bigger the better when it comes to male silverback gorilla muscles. Larger gorillas are better at attracting mates and raising young according to a new study carried out in the Congo.

Gorilla Glutes get the Girls

Biodiversity loss from species extinction a 'top driver of global change'

Biodiversity loss from species extinction a 'top driver of global change'

Posted Wed, 02 May 2012 17:00:01 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Loss of biodiversity from species extinctions will have a major impact on the planet and could effect the planet as much as climate change or pollution do, according to a new study.

Biodiversity loss from species extinction a 'top driver of global change'

Bottlenose dolphins cooperate with fishermen in Brazil

Bottlenose dolphins cooperate with fishermen in Brazil

Posted Wed, 02 May 2012 12:55:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Fish with us, it's better! New research illustrates how bottlenose dolphins and mullet fishermen cooperate in Laguna-Santa Catarina, Brazil; highlighting how learning can enhance social behaviour.

Bottlenose dolphins cooperate with fishermen in Brazil

Changing climate may help invasive Asian tiger mosquito spread north

Changing climate may help invasive Asian tiger mosquito spread north

Posted Wed, 25 Apr 2012 21:23:08 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) could be heading further north. A changing climate is creating conditions that may allow the Asian tiger mosquito to spread into northern Europe. The invasive mosquito species is associated with transmitting various infectious diseases.

Changing climate may help invasive Asian tiger mosquito spread north

Earwig mothers don't know best!

Earwig mothers don't know best!

Posted Wed, 25 Apr 2012 12:22:15 GMT by Dave Armstrong

A study has looked at the parental care of earwigs. Earwig nymphs of Forficula auricularia, the European earwig, can survive without their parents but the research looked at how parental presence affects the survival rates of their offspring.

Earwig mothers don't know best!

Familiar great tits are good neighbours

Familiar great tits are good neighbours

Posted Tue, 24 Apr 2012 23:22:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Great tits and other small birds sometimes join forces and 'mob' any potential predator to keep them away from their nests. A new study shows that nesting great tits join their neighbours in mobbing predators, but only if they are familiar with them from the year before. Different birds are treated differently depending on their familiarity with others.

Familiar great tits are good neighbours

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Crow about the success of bird brains.

Posted Wed, 20 Apr 2016 08:30:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Echidnas rule the flames(forest fires)

Posted Wed, 13 Apr 2016 13:20:00 GMT by JW Dowey

History laid bare by genetics.

Posted Sat, 02 Apr 2016 11:05:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

New Colombian forest frogs found.

Posted Fri, 18 Mar 2016 10:50:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Is camouflage cryptic or a masquerade?

Posted Wed, 24 Feb 2016 09:25:34 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Teaching is the Oldest Profession.

Posted Tue, 09 Feb 2016 10:47:50 GMT by JW Dowey

Rabbits, rabbits, rabbits - nohare to be seen.

Posted Wed, 27 Jan 2016 21:09:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Stealth predator avoids predation by chemical crypsis.

Posted Tue, 12 Jan 2016 12:36:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Army ants engineer living bridges!

Posted Wed, 09 Dec 2015 12:26:26 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Human migration vital in the Caucasus.

Posted Mon, 30 Nov 2015 11:18:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

'Songs For Japan' album released

Posted Mon, 28 Mar 2011 14:36:00 GMT by Andy Tillett

Mongoose inbreeding maintains social system?

Posted Sun, 28 Dec 2014 12:42:23 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Hyena Problem Solving - Necessity is the Mother of Innovation

Posted Wed, 08 Aug 2012 19:15:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Sushi for pigs

Posted Tue, 30 Apr 2013 16:59:26 GMT by JW Dowey

Our Rivers campaign launches survey to identify best UK rivers for wildlife

Posted Tue, 12 Jul 2011 12:33:01 GMT by John Dean

Lone Male Black Bears Responsible for Most Attacks on Humans

Posted Wed, 11 May 2011 16:29:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

The bigger the invader, the better

Posted Wed, 25 Sep 2013 04:09:02 GMT by JW Dowey

Oh, those blue butterflies are so near the brink

Posted Wed, 28 Nov 2012 15:31:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Endangered Great hammerhead sharks tracked into the north Atlantic

Posted Mon, 28 Feb 2011 19:09:00 GMT by Louise Murray

Soft-bodied giants roamed oceans longer than thought

Posted Wed, 25 May 2011 17:00:01 GMT by Martin Leggett