One common misconception people have regarding evolution is that the gradual changing of physical forms always benefits the species in question.
If you keep a winter bird feeder, you might have noticed that blue jays seem to dominate the scene and bullying other birds away. Where's this behavior from?
Besides after hearing a thud on your newly cleaned window, have you ever found a dead bird in your lawn? Why is it so unusual?
It would take a lot of stuffing to fill this Jurassic turkey.
Some plants disperse their seeds via a process called zoochory, meaning they've evolved various ways to hitch rides with animals.
In the early 1990's, ornithologists were stunned to learn about the discovery of poisonous birds.
Do birds use cognitive maps to get around similarly to humans? Lean more on this Moment of Science.
One of the loveliest sights an ornithologist runs across is the iridescent blue found in some birds’ plumage. Sure, cardinals have red feathers and finches have yellow feathers, but if you ever run across the gleaming, almost metallic-looking blue of an indigo bunting, you won’t forget it. The colors shimmer and shine like oil on water. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
As if ordinary mistletoe didn’t already spell trouble for trees, its cousin the dwarf mistletoe is a huge problem. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
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