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Love hormone Found to Make Birds More Generous! 0

Love hormone Found to Make Birds More Generous!

Mesotocin is a love hormone similar to oxytocin which is found in humans. Scientists have been keen to discover if this hormone would change avian behaviour and so conducted a study to find out....

Toxic Metals Change Birds’ Personalities 0

Toxic Metals Change Birds’ Personalities

Scientists have reported that toxic metal poisoning is changing birds’ personalities. A recent study of Great tits has shown that they can become less curious and unwilling to explore new places when exposed to...

Why South-Facing Bird Houses are a Bad Idea 0

Why South-Facing Bird Houses are a Bad Idea

It can be difficult to choose the best site for your bird house, especially if you don’t happen to be an ornithologist. There are many factors to consider including the threat from predators and...

Why African Birds Can Be Slow to Fly the Nest 0

Why African Birds Can Be Slow to Fly the Nest

It isn’t only human twenty-somethings which can be slow to leave the family home. New research has shown that some birds are equally tardy in seeking an independent life. Like young people who prefer...

Gulls Attack Shoppers in Scotland 0

Gulls Attack Shoppers in Scotland

Seagulls have frequently proved themselves to be incredibly tenacious in their search for food. They have certainly learnt to link humans with an easy snack or meal and in many areas, they have become...

Man Kills Heron to Rescue Duckling 0

Man Kills Heron to Rescue Duckling

  North Wales Police have reported a very curious incident! An elderly man killed a heron in order to rescue a baby duckling from its stomach! It would appear that the gentlemen wasn’t wholly...

Does Pigeon Racing Have a Future in the UK? 0

Does Pigeon Racing Have a Future in the UK?

  There are fears over the future of the historic sport of pigeon racing. It’s a great British pastime with a lengthy heritage but pigeon fanciers are reporting that they are losing up to...