Swallows live with humans to avoid cuckoos, but lose knack for identifying imposter eggs.
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Birds and other monogamous animals may continue to make showy mating displays after pairing up because it increases their children's survival.
Cornell bird lab hopes video will galvanize efforts to protect critically endangered Spoon-billed sandpiper.
Quail know what their eggs look like and choose the best hiding places based on their unique patterns.
Dinosaurs had bumpy skin, similar to the skin of an alligator or a flightless emu bird. But their skin color remains a mystery to paleontologists today.
Better known for his nonsense poetry, the 19th century British artist Edward Lear began his career making detailed scientific illustrations.