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Angry birds: Size of jackdaw mobs depends on who calls warning

Jackdaws recognise each other's voices and respond in greater numbers to warnings from familiar birds than strangers, new research shows. The birds produce a harsh...

Escape artist

Imagine that you're a voracious carnivore who sinks its teeth into the tail of a small reptile and anticipates a delicious lunch, when, in...

Birds enable insects to evolve bright colors

Many animals have evolved to stand out. Bright colors are easy to spot, but they warn predators off by signalling toxicity or foul taste. Yet...

Beetles’ bright colors are used for camouflage

Yale-NUS College Postdoctoral Fellow Eunice Tan has discovered that the bright color patterns of beetles are not a warning signal to predators as previously...