Stunning peacock spiders with their gaudy mating displays have become internet darlings. We chat to the man behind the photos.
Eyes on their magnificent tails seem to hover in place. How?
The prettier the bird, the worse it sings. A study of over 500 species has revealed that birds evolve to attract mates in one of two ways, and don’t combine them
Females seem to pick mates who help care for infants
For years, people assumed most birds were monogamous. This idyllic image was blown apart when research revealed lifestyles of polygamy, polyandry, marathon mating sessions and sperm competition.
Male tui songbirds signal their prowess with complicated songs, so they respond aggressively when they hear a particularly good vocalist
In a remote region of the US, a town is struggling with a chilling health crisis caused by a recessive gene. The reason? Here, polygamy is still practised.
Round here, we have a lot of song thrushes. Come spring, my wife and I can look forward to a 5.15AM wake-up call from one that’s chosen a soundstage right behind our bedroom window. To read this article for free, access it at school.
Research by Massey University researchers Briar Taylor-Smith, Steven Trewick and Mary Morgan-Richard have reported three new ground wētā species in the New Zealand Journal of Zoology. To read this article for free, access it at school.