Max-Planck-Institut für Ornithologie

Earth & Life
8. Juli 2021, 20:00
Research results

Songbirds like it sweet

Bitter, salty, sweet, sour and umami are the five basic tastes that we humans perceive. The sense of taste has an enormous influence on our diet...  [mehr]

 
 
Earth & Life
8. März 2021, 14:41
Research results

Female snowy plovers are no bad mothers

It seems cruel and somewhat senseless when bird parents desert their vulnerable young to mate again. However, theoretical and experimental studies...  [mehr]

 
Earth & Life
22. Dezember 2020, 11:06
Research results

Global study on bird song frequency

Many animals use acoustic signals for communication. These signals have evolved to maximize the effectiveness of the transmission and reception of...  [mehr]

 
 
Earth & Life
11. August 2020, 8:00
Research results

Avian tree of life better resolved

The first trees of life in the animal kingdom were based on comparisons of the anatomy. Today, however, scientists analyse the phylogeny with...  [mehr]

 
Earth & Life
19. Februar 2020, 14:06
Research results

Social networks reveal dating in blue tits

Many socially monogamous bird species engage in sexual behaviour outside their pair bond, often resulting in extra-pair young. However, despite...  [mehr]