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May 25, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Male Java sparrows (Lonchura oryzivora) produce bill-click sounds along with their songs during courtship displays as well as when they sing to themselves when alone, has found a team of ornithologists at Hokkaido University, Japan. An adult Java sparrow (Lonchura oryzivora) in Honolulu, Hawaii. Image credit: Kim Bridges / CC BY 3.0. Birds may communicate using both vocalizations and movement, as for instance occurs during courtship displays, but...

May 22, 2015 by Sci-News.com

In five papers published in the May 22 issue of the journal Science, marine biologists who spent 3.5 years sampling the ocean’s upper layers aboard the...

May 21, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A feathered dinosaur from North and South Dakota, a species of pufferfish from Japan, a cartwheeling spider from Morocco, a ‘walking stick’ from Vietnam,...

May 21, 2015 by Sci-News.com

New research reported in the Journal of Experimental Biology demonstrates that the skin of the California two-spot octopus (Octopus bimaculoides) possesses...

May 20, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Giant pandas (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) actually harbor carnivore-like gut microbiota predominated by bacteria such as Escherichia/Shigella and Streptococcus,...

May 19, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A group of scientists co-led by University of Pittsburgh biologists Dr Nathan Morehouse and Dr Daniel Zurek has found that spiders in the American genus...

May 18, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A chemical signature recorded on otoliths (ear bones) of Chinook salmon could tell scientists where the fish lived, says a new study published in the journal...

May 18, 2015 by Sci-News.com

According to a team of scientists led by Dr Amiyaal Ilany of the University of Pennsylvania, spotted hyenas (Crocuta crocuta) prefer to have friendship...

May 15, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A new study published in the journal Current Biology shows that the response of fruit flies (Drosophila sp.) to visual threats includes many essential...