As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Birds learn from each other's 'disgust,' enabling insects to evolve bright colors


Date:  December 18, 2017
Source:  University of Cambridge

Summary:
A new study of TV-watching great tits reveals how they learn through observation. Social interactions within a predator species can have 'evolutionary consequences' for potential prey, such as the conspicuous warning colors of insects like ladybirds.


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