50 Cent has nothing on songbird scent

Male songbirds, by releasing preen oil from a gland at the base of their tail to attract mates, are no different to many overkeen teenage boys, using smell to “wow” the opposite sex.

But size also matters. Michigan State University researchers found that small, unattractive males overcompensate by producing greater amounts of an attractive scent than their heftier counterparts.

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