Navigation Links
Birds communicate reproductive success in song
Date:6/18/2008

t be a good place to live, all visual evidence to the contrary, and returned to these exact sites the next spring to nest.

Male birds were four times more likely to follow the cues provided by song than by their own observations of the physical environment, the study showed. And even though the male had made a poor choice, the females too trusting for their own good - followed them there.

"We had a lot of birds come to settle in inappropriate habitat, just because they had heard our recorded bird songs there the previous year," Betts said. "We were actually pretty surprised that the effect of this communication was so strong."

The study was done with a single species of songbird, Betts said, but its findings are probably relevant to at least some other songbirds and perhaps other animal species as well. Much is not yet understood about the nature and importance of animal communication, but studies such as this make it clear that animals are, in fact, talking to each other in a social manner with information of considerable significance.

In the natural world, Betts said, there's a cost to making noise of any type among other things, it can alert potential predators to your presence. So "it makes sense that if there's a risk to vocal communication, there must also be some important benefits."

It's been understood for some time, he said, that birds make various noises and songs for specific reasons, such as to defend their territory or attract mates a "soft song" is often used in the presence of the female. This study takes the significance of that communication to a higher level, implying that what a bird hears may be more important than what they actually see or experience.

This ability, he said, may also be highly useful in the advent of climate change or other rapidly changing habitat conditions. It's a valuable shortcut. If birds can simply listen to vocal cues and make rapid decisions about something as im
'/>"/>

Contact: Matthew Betts
matthew.betts@oregonstate.edu
541-737-0787
Oregon State University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Salmonella in garden birds responsive to antibiotics
2. National Institutes of Health Appoints Timothy C. Birdsall, ND to CAM Advisory Council
3. Songbirds offer clues to highly practiced motor skills in humans
4. In birds, expecting to mate leads to higher fertilization rates
5. Estrogen therapy helps or hurts the brain depending on reproductive status
6. Reproductive Science Center and Lowell General Hospital Announce Partnership in Infertility Treatment
7. Reproductive Assistance Inc. Gives Back to those Suffering from Infertility
8. Reproductive Science Center of New England Receives Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation
9. National Religious Coalition Deeply Concerned by HHS Secretarys Disregard for Womens Reproductive Health
10. Reproductive Medicine Associates of Texas Announces Open House in San Antonio
11. AAAS symposium to address significant effects of the male parent in reproductive success
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/1/2014)... 01, 2014 With fast food restaurants on ... convenience of processed, microwavable dinners, it is no wonder that ... offer patients a mere quick fix for shedding this dangerous ... part of the country, get slimmer and healthier for the ... the tools and education on how to avoid obesity ...
(Date:8/1/2014)... St. Christopher's Hospital for Children announced that ... Innovations with Ed Begley Jr, airing later this year ... , St. Christopher's Hospital for Children offers a wide ... through 21 years of age. With over 220 pediatric ... including autism and childhood obesity. , “St. Christopher’s ...
(Date:8/1/2014)... MA (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 For ... even when memory is still within the normal range, ... warning signs of future decline. This merits a closer ... in the August 2014 Harvard Men's Health Watch ... that if they forget where their keys are they ...
(Date:8/1/2014)... August 01, 2014 Narconon Arrowhead recently ... program at the drug rehab center located in the ... 2001, Narconon Arrowhead is the flagship drug rehab center ... the United States for services there. Now, with such ... recent outcome studies as well as client reviews showing ...
(Date:8/1/2014)... BellasDress has recently showcased its beautifully made ... gorgeous styles. The company’s lot of hot styles, including ... one shoulder chiffon outfits and high low outfits. Now, ... purple prom dresses. As one of the most suppliers ... quality. Thus, all its items are of superb quality; ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Diet Doc Medical Weight Loss Programs Announces Diet Plans That Melt Excess Fat Rapidly While Teaching Patients How to Avoid Obesity 2Health News:Diet Doc Medical Weight Loss Programs Announces Diet Plans That Melt Excess Fat Rapidly While Teaching Patients How to Avoid Obesity 3Health News:Innovations with Ed Begley, Jr. to Feature St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Upcoming Episode 2Health News:Innovations with Ed Begley, Jr. to Feature St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Upcoming Episode 3Health News:Worried About Changes in Your Memory? It's Worth A Closer Look, From the August 2014 Harvard Men's Health Watch 2Health News:Narconon Arrowhead Celebrates 4,300th Graduate from Program 2Health News:Narconon Arrowhead Celebrates 4,300th Graduate from Program 3Health News:BellasDress Creates Must-have Purple Prom Dresses for Prom Attendees 2
... Depression is sometimes called the common cold of mental health, ... important respects: It doesn’t go away in a week without ... in the same ways. // Though depression seems to affect ... reports the November issue of the Harvard Mental Health Letter. ...
... The University of South Carolina School of Medicine has ... medical school to test an ultrasound device that could ... students are testing GE Healthcare’s LOGIQ E ultrasound equipment ... use of ultrasound technology across four years of medical ...
... cardiovascular diseases in China may improve symptoms of ... treatments, according to a new systematic review. ... tongxinluo improved angina patients’ electrocardiogram results. Overall, though, ... the medicine routinely benefits cardiac patients with angina. ...
... of Michigan have designed a nationwide program, named ... American churches// to extend its reach, and disseminate ... ,Through the program, researchers will enable educational materials ... importance of physical activity and healthy diet, consisting ...
... the Health Sciences (USU) in collaboration with European ... mobile peptic ulcer bacterium Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), ... thoroughfare for the bacterium which could throw up ... inflammatory conditions. These recent findings draw the support ...
... for eating disorder treatment, research and education professionals//, calls ... underweight models in fashion shows and in fashion magazines, ... height-to-weight ratio in keeping with the guidelines established by ... of a major fashion show in Spain to impose ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:School of Medicine, GE Introduce Ultrasound Pilot Study 2Health News:School of Medicine, GE Introduce Ultrasound Pilot Study 3Health News:Some Evidence Shows Chinese Herbal Medicine Helps Angina Patients 2Health News:Some Evidence Shows Chinese Herbal Medicine Helps Angina Patients 3Health News:Academy for Eating Disorders Calls for Ban on Underweight Models 2
(Date:8/1/2014)... , Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- DeepResearchReports.com adds ... Potassium Nitrate Industry" and "2014 Deep Research Report ... reports to its research database. ... 2014 Deep Research Report on Global and China ... research report on China ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... , July 31, 2014  Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... Amar Singh , Chief Business Officer and Executive Vice ... causes on July 30. "Sorrento is deeply saddened ... colleague. Our immediate thoughts go to Amar,s family and friends," ... Executive Officer. Mr. Singh joined Sorrento in ...
(Date:7/31/2014)...  ResMed Inc. (NYSE: RMD ) today announced ... ended June 30, 2014.  Revenue for the quarter was $415.2 ... (a 1 percent decrease on a constant currency basis). Net ... to the quarter ended June 30, 2013. Diluted earnings per ... percent compared to the quarter ended June 30, 2013.  ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Potassium Nitrate Market & Tricalcium Phosphate Industry Analysis for Global & China Regions 2Potassium Nitrate Market & Tricalcium Phosphate Industry Analysis for Global & China Regions 3Potassium Nitrate Market & Tricalcium Phosphate Industry Analysis for Global & China Regions 4Potassium Nitrate Market & Tricalcium Phosphate Industry Analysis for Global & China Regions 5Sorrento Announces the Unexpected Death of its Chief Business Officer 2RESMED Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2014 2RESMED Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2014 3RESMED Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2014 4RESMED Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2014 5RESMED Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2014 6RESMED Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2014 7RESMED Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2014 8RESMED Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2014 9RESMED Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2014 10RESMED Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2014 11RESMED Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2014 12RESMED Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2014 13
... Jan. 9, 2012    Lehigh Valley Technologies, Inc. (LVT) ... recently completed inspection by the U.S. Food and ... completed an onsite inspection with no Form 483 ... were no negative observations relating to cGMP (current ...
... Inc.,s ability to craft the pessary balloons that enhance ... commitment to premium quality output and complete mastery of ... Today,s pessaries are precision-manufactured medical devices that provide pelvic ... variety of gynecologic conditions, including prolapse. In years past, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:MedPlast's Pessary Balloon Manufacture Showcases Multi-Function Technical Mastery 2
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
Medicine Products: