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Topic: anti-predator strategies
Australian lizard scares away predators with ultra-violet tongue
When attacked, bluetongue skinks open their mouth suddenly and as wide as possible to reveal their conspicuously coloured tongues. This surprise action serves as...
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...
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...
Scientists discovered 20 new gnat species in Brazil
Two fish a day keep the mantid coming back to prey
Few hatchery brook trout genes present in Pennsylvania watershed wild fish
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