Tag: behavioral plasticity

April 16, 2020

Innovative foraging helps birds avoid extinction

Barbados bullfinches (Loxigilla barbadensis) steal sugar packets off café tables. Carrion crows (Corvus corone) use cars to crack nuts or seashells. Green herons (Butorides virescens) use bread or insects as...

September 23, 2016

Multiple males help female pheasants with parenting

Few females are lucky enough to have a group of males doting on their offspring. But female pheasants in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park are getting exactly that, thanks to an...