Brood parasitism is a parenting strategy in which birds lay their eggs in other birds' nests so the host mom will brood the eggs and tend to the offspring.
This is one of those revelations that is really going to make sticking to a plant-based diet even more difficult.
Botanists have banded together to bring native mistletoes back to Wellington city, using seeds rescued from a plant growing on a dying tree.
You should never bring a knife to gunfight, or try to beat a bird with ant repellant. That’s how the expression would go if a wood tiger moth coined it, anyway.
Fossilised dung (coprolites) from kākāpō in a cave in the South Island has revealed an unexpected and hitherto unknown relationship between three of the country’s most unusual threatened species
Rather that trying to out-compete each other, flowers may work together to attract bees en masse. It's the sort of approach that is effective in the world of advertising too.
Caterpillar presence mutes broccoli's production of chemicals that attract aphid parasitoids, allowing both pests to wreak havoc on the plant. To read this article log in with the i-centre log in details.