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Press Releases

How parents divide their duties

November 23, 2016
Parents need to synchronize the care for their offspring. This leads to extreme and unexpected diversity in how parents attend their nest in shorebirds, finds an international team led by Max Planck researchers. Some pairs switched duties 20 times a day, while in others one parent sat on the nest for up to 50 hours. The key factor underlying this variation is risk of predation, not risk of starvation. Surprisingly, the rhythm of nest attendance often did not follow the 24-h day.    [more]
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Brazilian free-tailed bat is the fastest flyer in the animal kingdom

November 09, 2016
Bats are not just skilful aviators, they can also reach record-breaking speeds [more]
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Blackbirds switch abruptly to fly-by-night behaviour at migration time

October 17, 2016
The normally diurnal birds don't need time to adjust their circadian clocks before departing for their winter habitats [more]
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Snoozing between the skies and Earth

October 14, 2016
A team of scientists headed by Niels Rattenborg from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen has demonstrated, for the first time that birds can fly in sleep mode [more]
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Lack of opportunities promotes brood care

October 11, 2016
Female white-browed coucals have to suffice with a single mate [more]
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