Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Snow birds or slow birds ?

The Research Highlights in the latest Nature mention a survey of the habits of 134 bird species published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society of London.

The conclusion ?

Bird species with larger brains relative to body size are less likely to migrate south for the winter. Furthermore, the non-migratory birds are more flexible in their feeding habits

Can an anthropology grant to study South Florida's wintering gents be far away ?

(Self-serving statement of the day: It remains to be seen whether the biggest bird brains are found in the birds that reside year-long in the south).


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