Tagged: bird research

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Are Birds Afraid of Drones?

Drones are a relatively new innovation. As well as being great fun to fly these unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have many practical applications including the monitoring of landscapes and wildlife. They are becoming progressively...

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The Truth About Peacock Feathers

Since Charles Darwin recorded his thoughts about the birds, it has been presumed that peacocks’ extravagant feathers exist primarily to attract potential mates. But new research has cast doubt on that theory and suggests...

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Investigating the colour preference of birds

Two teenagers from Somerset have won the GSK UK Young Scientists of the Year award at the annual Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers competition. George Rabin and Ed Thurlow won their award...

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Aeroplanes Inspired By Birds

Birds Could Help Engineers to Build Better Aeroplanes When birds fly, their wings generate circular currents of air called vortices. The precise behaviour of these vortices can tell scientists a great deal about how...

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Bird Intelligence and Brain Size

Avian Species are no Bird Brains After All Birds’ brains are structured differently to those of mammals. This has led many scientists to dismiss them as stupid. But new research has revealed that when...