Movements of insectivorous species that migrate, like the cuckoo, may be influenced by the migration of prey insect groups.
Birds migrating to Africa are threatened by issues like habitat loss. Studying their movement patterns will show the challenges these species encounter on the continent.
The singing behaviour of migratory birds functions as a rehearsal period before the big show in Europe the following spring.
It is unusual for songbirds migrating from Europe to Africa to sing. A new hypothesis suggests an interesting reason for why such singing sometimes happens.
Following the leader has its benefits.
Across the globe, hundreds of species of birds can be seen flying in V-formations. We have long suspected that these formation might help birds fly with less effort. Yet the precise mechanics have remained…