Could mating preferences, like females preferring males who sing complex songs, affect the evolution of learning? Insights from birds could have clues for how people learn throughout their lives.
Biologists investigated whether birds that search for multiple mates would evolve ever more elaborate songs to attract them. What they found might have surprised Darwin.
One gram of songbird meat is estimated to sell for the equivalent of one gram of marijuana.
Robins are a much loved Christmas icon, but wind turbines installed in their habitat are affecting their song, with worrying consequences.
Effective conservation of migratory songbirds requires an understanding of how populations are connected between seasons. The challenge is being able to track individuals throughout the entire year.
New research reveals how birds navigate their way over thousands of miles.
Our citizen science project was designed to record bird sounds but produced some surprisingly funny impressions.
New research reveals that the first songbirds emerged from Australia when a new chain of islands formed.
New research explains why habitat loss means male willow warblers now outnumber females – and that's bad news for the species.
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.
Noise pollution, whether on land or under water, can affect animals in interesting – and not always positive – ways.