Tag: "cowbirds" at biology news
Parasitic cowbirds thrive with a less ruthless strategy than cuckoos
... end of this year. Though reviled by bird lovers, cowbirds
have proved spectacularly successful, having expan...sts to see if they could determine why cuckoos and cowbirds
use different strategies. Kilner had proposed that, unlike cuckoos, cowbirds
suffer when alone in th...
Cowbirds' winning songs reflect brainpower
ITHACA, N.Y. -- While ornithologists consider cowbirds
the parasites of the bird world -- commandeering t...ionary tune. Like the Mick Jaggers of music, male cowbirds
attract females by strutting their masculine feather colors or by their singing ability. But the Co...