This Bird's Pterodactyl-Like Cry Saved It From Being Bird-Napped
But other chicks survived the near-massacre unharmed and remained in their parents' care. This bird is one of those, but the drama in his young ... "does it need to be rescued?" guide) or in the case of fledglings, to a nearby branch. Parent birds will not ...
Why do animals adopt?
But this makes it especially perplexing in animals, who do not ... to share their nest and food - but why? (Thinkstock) Given such high risks for adoption, why hasn't evolution endowed these birds with a better ability to identify – and reject ...
Why some animals eat their young
Mock has seen birds push their chicks from ... and it doesn’t come to all animals naturally the first time. She worked with primates in zoos, and found that new mothers must learn how to nurse their young, and how to properly care for them.
In praise of grandparents: They have so much to offer families. So why does the State reject them?
I watch these people, with their innate knowledge of what needs doing, joining in and doing whatever is appropriate or required. How do they know what ... you know how and why the 'grand' is in 'grandparent'. When my young parents married in 1943, they ...
Birds' Cooperative Breeding Sheds Light on Altruism
"The mothers are stealing child care from their current ... a good idea, why don't all birds do it? The answer is that many variables push species toward or away from cooperative breeding. Where there is a shortage of territory for young pairs to move ...