News Archive

2016
12/24
New juvenile specimen of Sapeornis chaoyangensis
(Read about it: DML)

12/23
New dromaeosaurid ootype from the Late Cretaceous of Europe
(Read about it: DML)

Correlations between avian body feather structure and habitat
(Read about it: DML)

Ameghinornithid-like avialan from the Irdin Manha
(Read about it: DML)

12/22
Environmental variation and evolution of avian brain size
(Read about it: Nature Communications)

Systematics of the Automolus infuscatus complex
(Read about it: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution)

12/21
Morphology of the jugal and quadratojugal in maniraptors
(Read about it: DML)

Complexities and novelties in the evolution of avian flight
(Read about it: DML)

12/20
Evolution of avian genomes
(Read about it: DML)

12/19
New avialan Tingmiatornis arctica
(Read about it: DML)

Comparative morphometrics of geospizines and drepanidines
(Read about it: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B)

12/15
Evolution of paleognaths
(Read about it: DML)

Soft tissues of Confuciusornis
(Read about it: DML)

12/14
Influence of wing morphology upon the dispersal and diversification of corvoids
(Read about it: 10,000 Birds)

Planning host exploitation through prospecting visits in Molothrus bonariensis and Molothrus rufoaxillaris
(Read about it: Science News)

12/13
Reassessment of Liornis floweri and Callornis giganteus
(Read about it: DML)

12/9
Dopamine neurons encode performance errors in singing Taeniopygia guttata
(Read about it: Cosmos)

Neural coding of species identity in passerine song prosody
(Read about it: Cosmos)

12/8
Avian community from the Okeechobee
(Read about it: Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History)

12/6
Cranial joint histology in Anas platyrhynchos
(Read about it: Journal of Anatomy)

Inferring flight parameters of Mesozoic avialans
(Read about it: DML)

12/3
New avialans Eurobambusicola turolicus and Mioryaba magyarica
(Read about it: DML)

11/28
New avialans Primozygodactylus longibrachium and Primozygodactylus quintus
(Read about it: DML)

11/23
Melanin ornament brightness does not correlate with aggression in female Cardinalis cardinalis
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Diversity in socially synchronized rhythms of charadriiforms
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Experienced Zonotrichia albicollis do not display goal-ward orientation after displacement
(Read about it: Scientific Reports)

Estimating the number of avian species
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

11/21
Molecular evidence for keratin and melanosomes preserved in Eoconfuciusornis
(Read about it: DML)

11/19
Molecular and microstructural characterization of a feather from the Fur
(Read about it: DML)

11/18
Phylogeny of Claravis
(Read about it: Journal of Avian Biology)

11/16
Tool manufacture from different materials by Cacatua goffiniana
(Read about it: New Scientist)

Accipitriforms search for prey using stochastic head turns
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

11/14
New avialan Monoenantiornis sihedangia
(Read about it: DML)

11/13
Plumage and coloration of an enantiornithine
(Read about it: Lost Worlds Revisited)

11/11
First-year survival of Larus argentatus
(Read about it: Journal of Field Ornithology)

11/10
New oviraptorosaur Tongtianlong limosus
(Read about it: Science News, Laelaps)

11/9
Preservation of the claws of Citipati osmolskae
(Read about it: DML)

Dating the origins of avian flight and neornithines
(Read about it: PLOS Paleo Community)

Habitat-specific divergence of nasal conchae in Melospiza melodia
(Read about it: All About Birds)

11/8
Monocular imprints in Anas platyrhynchos domestica unavailable to opposite eye
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

11/4
Evolution of avialan reproduction in relation to preferred habitat
(Read about it: DML)

Morphology of Chiappeavis magnapremaxillo
(Read about it: DML)

11/1
Ralloid from the Oligocene of Poland
(Read about it: DML)

10/27
Annual aerial life phase in Apus apus
(Read about it: Not Exactly Rocket Science, Science News, New Scientist, Nature News and Comment)

Migration of Numenius phaeopus breeding in eastern Canada
(Read about it: Journal of Field Ornithology)

10/26
New avialan Bubo ibericus
(Read about it: DML)

Timing of the columbiform radiation
(Read about it: BMC Evolutionary Biology)

Decalcification of Cuculus canorus eggshells
(Read about it: Journal of Zoology)

10/25
Psittaciform from the Khalagay
(Read about it: Lost Worlds Revisited)

10/21
Bonebed of Avimimus
(Read about it: Theropoda)

Two distinct evolutionary lineages in Circus cyaneus
(Read about it: Avian Research)

10/20
Influence of flight style on the aerodynamic properties of avian wings as fixed lifting surfaces
(Read about it: PeerJ)

10/18
Prosociality in Cyanopica cyana
(Read about it: Biology Letters)

10/14
New avialan Eostrix gulottai
(Read about it: DML)

10/13
New avialan Notoleptos giglii
(Read about it: DML)

10/12
New specimen of Vegavis iaai with a preserved syrinx
(Read about it: New Scientist, Laelaps, Dr. Neurosaurus)

Decision-making on route in partially migratory Cyanistes caeruleus
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Diet explains red wing feathers in Colaptes auratus auratus
(Read about it: The Auk)

10/7
Evolution of the avian bill as a thermoregulatory organ
(Read about it: Biological Reviews)

10/5
Migratory life histories explain extreme egg size dimorphism in Eudyptes
(Read about it: Not Exactly Rocket Science)

Communal nests of Aplonis metallica create ecological hot spots
(Read about it: New Scientist)

10/4
Inhibition of Shh signalling in the Gallus gallus domesticus wing
(Read about it: Development)

How sulids avoid injury while plunge diving
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

9/28
Strategies for avoiding mid-air collisions in Melopsittacus undulatus
(Read about it: New Scientist)

New avialans Stiphrornis dahomeyensis, Stiphrornis inexpectatus, and Stiphrornis rudderi
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

9/27
New avialan Septencoracias morsensis
(Read about it: DML)

Hard polytomy at the root of Neoaves
(Read about it: DML)

Proteins from Pliocene struthionid eggshell
(Read about it: DML)

Pellet from Palaeoglaux artophoron
(Read about it: DML)

9/26
Abrupt switch to migratory night flight in Turdus merula
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

9/25
Ecogeographical gradients in plumage coloration among Australasian passerines
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

9/23
Synchrotron imaging of Hesperornis regalis and Ichthyornis dispar dentition
(Read about it: DML)

Elemental characterization of melanin in feathers
(Read about it: DML)

9/21
Development of the avian grasping foot
(Read about it: DML)

9/20
Genetic basis for visual adaptations in hypercarnivorous avians
(Read about it: DML)

Morphology of tracheal and esophageal displacement in avians
(Read about it: DML)

9/16
Nonlethal predator effects on the turnover of avian flocks
(Read about it: Scientific Reports)

Orthographic processing in Columba livia
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

9/14
Nesting habitat selection influences early offspring survival in Centrocercus urophasianus
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Widespread tool use in Corvus hawaiiensis
(Read about it: New Scientist, Science News)

Temporal regularity increases with repertoire complexity in the song of Cracticus nigrogularis
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

9/13
Trans-seasonal social structure in Parus major
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Misinformed Columba livia leaders lose influence of flock
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Sturnus vulgaris copy each other's lateral scans
(Read about it: Animal Behaviour)

9/10
Review of feather development and evolution
(Read about it: DML)

9/9
Tap dancing in Uraeginthus cyanocephalus produces non-vocal sounds
(Read about it: New Scientist)

9/6
Aerodynamic function of nasal conchae in Meleagris gallopavo
(Read about it: Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology)

9/5
Columba livia prefer informative stimuli
(Read about it: BBC Earth)

9/4
Phylogeny of cathartids
(Read about it: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution)

8/30
Uplift of Wallacea triggered the global passerine radiation
(Read about it: Lost Worlds Revisited)

8/29
Explosive diversification of apterygids during the last ice age
(Read about it: Not Exactly Rocket Science)

8/24
Genomic variation across the Setophaga coronata species complex
(Read about it: All About Birds)

Dating the radiation of crown-Sphenisciformes
(Read about it: Systematic Biology)

8/23
Nepotism in Turdoides bicolor
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

8/19
Prenatal communication primes Taeniopygia guttata embryos for high temperatures
(Read about it: Science News, New Scientist)

8/17
Loxigilla barbadensis and Quiscalus lugubris fortirostris pass the string-pulling test
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

8/16
Trade-offs between reproduction and self maintenance in Alle alle
(Read about it: Journal of Avian Biology)

8/15
The physiological basis of avian flight
(Read about it: DML)

Evolution of avian flight
(Read about it: DML)

Crossing of the Sahara by Apus apus
(Read about it: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B)

The ecology of sternine flight
(Read about it: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B)

8/12
Phylogenetic position and terrestrial adaptations of Sceloglaux albifacies
(Read about it: Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society)

8/10
Review of the evolution of avian reproduction
(Read about it: All About Birds)

Tool bending in Corvus moneduloides
(Read about it: New Scientist, Science News)

8/9
Phenotypic divergence through sexual selection in Hirundo rustica
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

8/3
Fregata minor sleep in mid-flight
(Read about it: New Scientist)

7/29
Hesperornithine from the Kanguk
(Read about it: DML)

7/22
Reciprocal signalling between Indicator indicator and Homo sapiens
(Read about it: Science News, Why Evolution is True)

Familial bias and auditory feedback regulation of vocal babbling in Taeniopygia guttata
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

7/20
New avialan Mioneophron longirostris
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Corvus moneduloides use tools to transport objects
(Read about it: New Scientist)

7/18
Visual guidance of forward flight in trochilids
(Read about it: New Scientist)

7/15
Relational concept learning in juvenile Anas platyrhynchos domesticus
(Read about it: Science News, New Scientist)

Drivers of divorce in Malurus coronatus
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

7/13
Infanticide and within-clutch competition select for reproductive synchrony in Crotophaga major
(Read about it: Science News)

Social networks predict information spread in Corvus corax
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Diversity of large avians in the Messel
(Read about it: DML)

New avialans Centropus bairdi and Centropus maximus
(Read about it: Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society)

7/12
Evolution of closed-mouth vocalizations in avians
(Read about it: DML)

Mediation of ultraviolet vision in avians
(Read about it: eLife)

7/7
Evaluation of flapping-based locomotion in Mesozoic maniraptors
(Read about it: DML)

7/6
Visual pigments in Dromaius novaehollandiae
(Read about it: Proceedings of the Royal Society B)

Durability of feather keratin
(Read about it: PLoS ONE)

Factors affecting avian fossil preservation
(Read about it: DML)

7/5
Reasons for consumption of meloids by male Otis tarda
(Read about it: Journal of Ornithology)

7/1
Fregata minor track atmospheric conditions during transoceanic flights
(Read about it: Zoologger, Why Evolution is True)

Evolution of the avian skull
(Read about it: DML)

Evolution and ontogeny of avian locomotion
(Read about it: DML)

Genomic variation in Geospiza
(Read about it: Molecular Ecology)

6/30
New avialan Calciavis grandei
(Read about it: DML)

6/29
Function of nocturnal singing in Spizella pusilla
(Read about it: New Scientist)

6/28
Juvenile enantiornithine wings preserved in amber
(Read about it: Nature News and Comment, New Scientist, Theropoda, Dr. Neurosaurus, Lost Worlds Revisited)

6/23
Pelvic elements of Gargantuavis philoinos
(Read about it: DML)

6/22
Nest competition between Sialia currucoides and Tachycineta bicolor
(Read about it: All About Birds)

6/21
Varying flight speeds in Melopsittacus undulatus
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

6/20
Melopsittacus undulatus and Taeniopygia guttata differ in generalization during grammar learning
(Read about it: New Scientist)

Chemistry of Troodon enamel
(Read about it: DML)

6/18
New Cretaceous bird track Koreanaornis lii
(Read about it: DML)

6/16
Osteology and phylogenetic position of Bathornis grallator
(Read about it: DML)

6/13
High neuronal density in the avian forebrain
(Read about it: Science News)

"Bellulia" rectusunguis given new genus Bellulornis
(Read about it: DML)

6/8
Intra-ejaculate sperm selection in female Taeniopygia guttata
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

Evolution of communal signalling in avians
(Read about it: Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution)

6/7
Sexual dimorphism in Dromornis stirtoni
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

6/3
Avian cephalic vascular anatomy
(Read about it: The Anatomical Record)

6/2
Genetic basis of muffs and beard in Gallus gallus domesticus
(Read about it: New Scientist)

Philandering female Passer domesticus promote poor paternal provisioning
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

6/1
Cognitive development of Nestor meridionalis
(Read about it: Inkfish)

Function of excess fat reserves in migratory parulids
(Read about it: All About Birds)

5/31
Microraptorian from the Jiufotang
(Read about it: DML)

Evolutionary history of acanthisittids
(Read about it: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution)

Mechanisms underlying the social enhancement of vocal learning in Taeniopygia guttata
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

5/28
Multimodal duetting in Grallina cyanoleuca
(Read about it: BBC Earth)

5/24
Phylogeography of the Pyrocephalus rubinus species complex
(Read about it: Extinction Countdown)

Phylogeny of anserinins
(Read about it: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution)

5/19
Genetic basis for red coloration in avians
(Read about it: Current Biology)

Genetic basis for red coloration in Taeniopygia guttata
(Read about it: Current Biology)

5/18
Heat exchange in the beak of Tockus leucomelas
(Read about it: PLoS ONE)

Evolution of bone-associated genes in avians
(Read about it: DML)

5/17
Recognition of shapes in Psittacus erithacus
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

5/13
Assortative mating for carotenoid coloration but not size in Larus michahellis
(Read about it: Bird Study)

Structure and mechanics of the feather vane
(Read about it: DML)

5/12
No genetic structure in a mixed flock of migratory and non-migratory Anas platyrhynchos
(Read about it: Journal of Ornithology)

Review of hybridization in anserinins
(Read about it: Frontiers in Zoology)

5/11
Social selection parapatry in Nectarinia moreaui and Nectarinia fuelleborni
(Read about it: Evolution)

5/6
Malurus melanocephalus song are similar to their mother's in-nest calls
(Read about it: Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution)

5/4
Inferring muscle functional roles of the pelvic limb in Struthio camelus
(Read about it: What's in John's Freezer?)

Effects of tidal periodicities on density of foraging Egretta caerulea and Ardea herodias
(Read about it: All About Birds)

5/3
Behavioral flexibility and problem solving in Quiscalus mexicanus
(Read about it: PeerJ)

5/2
Differential foraging success explains polymorphism in Accipiter melanoleucus
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

4/28
Beak shape in raptorial avians is constrained by non-dietary factors
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Enantiornithine found with pellet containing fish bones
(Read about it: Laelaps)

4/27
Reproductive biology of Sapayoa aenigma
(Read about it: All About Birds)

Biomechanics of display in male Pavo cristatus
(Read about it: ABC Science)

4/26
The history of sphenisciforms in Australia
(Read about it: Blogozoic, PLOS Paleo Community)

Auditory discrimination in Taeniopygia guttata
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

4/22
Genetic basis for beak size in geospizines
(Read about it: Nature News and Comment)

4/21
Skeletal kinematics of wings and legs through avian development
(Read about it: DML)

Dental disparity of paravians prior to the K-Pg
(Read about it: Inside the Royal Tyrell Museum)

New avialans Klallamornis abyssa and Olympidytes thieli
(Read about it: DML)

4/20
Mimetic vocal displays by female Menura novaehollandiae
(Read about it: Science News)

Corvids exhibit high performance in motor self-regulation
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

4/18
Cyanistes caeruleus sing in response to presence of predators
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

4/12
Superfast muscle contractions support social displays in Ceratopipra mentalis and Manacus vitellinus
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Non-stop migration strategies of Ficedula hypoleuca to cross the Sahara Desert
(Read about it: BBC News)

New oviraptorosaur Apatoraptor pennatus
(Read about it: Theropoda)

Vocal communication regulates sibling competition in Tyto alba
(Read about it: Science News)

Taxonomy and osteology of geranoidids from the Willwood
(Read about it: DML)

4/11
Predictable evolution towards flightlessness in island avians
(Read about it: Not Exactly Rocket Science)

4/7
Omnivory as a macroevolutionary sink in avians
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

4/6
Rates of morphological evolution in Early Cretaceous avialans
(Read about it: DML)

Patenal age influences early-life performance in Diomedea exulans
(Read about it: Inkfish)

4/4
Brain function during flight in Sturnus vulgaris
(Read about it: DML)

4/1
Consistent response of avian populations to climate change on two continents
(Read about it: Science)

3/30
Phylogenetic position of Sylviornis neocaledoniae
(Read about it: Laelaps)

Smithornis produce wing song by aeroelastic flutter of medial primary wing feathers
(Read about it: Science News)

3/29
Mandibular anatomy of Segnosaurus galbinensis
(Read about it: DML)

Unpredictable environments lead to evolution of parental neglect in avians
(Read about it: Nature Communications)

3/25
Oviraptorid embryos from the Nanxiong
(Read about it: DML)

Tarsometatarsal anatomy and structural mechanics of Struthio camelus
(Read about it: DML)

3/23
Phenotypic variation in Coccyzus minor
(Read about it: ABA Blog)

3/22
Short-distance migration of Estonian Buteo buteo
(Read about it: Ringing & Migration)

3/21
Diversity of pelagornithids in the Eocene of Antarctica
(Read about it: DML)

Morphology of Raphus cucullatus
(Read about it: Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology)

3/18
Ultra-rapid vision in passerines
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

3/17
Role of pigmentation in mediating solar radiation damage to avian eggs
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

3/16
Vocal imitation of mother's calls in nestling Malurus melanocephalus
(Read about it: All About Birds)

3/15
New avialan Changzuiornis ahgmi
(Read about it: DML)

Caenagnathid dentaries from the Nemegt
(Read about it: DML)

Development of feathered feet in Columba livia and Gallus gallus domesticus
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

3/10
New avialan Hesperornis lumgairi
(Read about it: DML)

3/9
Adaptive bill morphology for enhanced tool manipulation in Corvus moneduloides
(Read about it: All About Birds)

Stopover biology of Archilochus colubris during fall migration
(Read about it: All About Birds)

3/8
Compositional syntax in the calls of Parus minor
(Read about it: The Rattling Crow)

3/3
Stercorarius antarcticus recognize individual humans
(Read about it: Inkfish)

3/2
Patterns of avian coloration on islands
(Read about it: Inkfish)

3/1
New avialans Lapillavis incubarens and Cypseloramphus dimidius
(Read about it: DML)

2/29
Density fluctuations maintain personality variation in Parus major
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

2/27
Context of a territorial dispute influences how breeding pairs coordinate aggressive tactics in Picoides pubescens
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

2/24
Duetting reduces extra-pair paternity in Malurus melanocephalus
(Read about it: All About Birds, Science News)

New avialan Wilaru prideauxi
(Read about it: DML)

Paleocene sphenisciform endocast
(Read about it: March of the Fossil Penguins)

Possible linkage between neuronal recruitment and flight distance in migratory avians
(Read about it: Scientific Reports)

How connectivity shapes genetic diversity in Oreothlypis virginiae
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Colony foundation in Calonectris diomedea
(Read about it: PLoS ONE)

2/23
Avian egg from the Liangtoutang
(Read about it: DML)

Endocast of Raphus cucullatus
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

New possible maniraptor Fukuivenator paradoxus
(Read about it: Theropoda, The Theropod Database Blog)

2/18
New avialan Dromornis murrayi
(Read about it: Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology)

2/17
Development of fibular reduction in avians
(Read about it: DML)

Increased weight reduces stability during walking in Aptenodytes patagonicus
(Read about it: Science News)

Effects of cooperative breeding on fitness consequences in Sialia mexicana
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

2/16
Hesperornis with healed bite marks from a polycotylid
(Read about it: DML)

2/15
Prolonged flight into the day as a strategy for crossing barriers in nocturnally-migrating passerines
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

New specimens of Chambicuculus
(Read about it: Palaeovertebrata)

2/12
Gastornis and Presbyornis from the Margaret
(Read about it: DML)

Eggshell pigment composition covaries with phylogeny in British passerines
(Read about it: Ecology and Evolution)

2/9
"Furculae" assigned to Dakotaraptor steini are Axestemys splendida entoplastra
(Read about it: Not Exactly Rocket Science)

Sturnus vulgaris use spectral shape for sound pattern recognition
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

2/8
Deinonychosaur tracks from the South Platte
(Read about it: DML)

2/3
Rapid species turnover in New Zealand Eudyptula
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

High proportion of smaller-ranged trochilids coincides with ecological specialization
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Review of seed dispersal by scatter-hoarding corvids
(Read about it: All About Birds)

New specimen of Archaeorhynchus spathula
(Read about it: DML)

Icephobicity of Spheniscus humboldti feathers
(Read about it: Science News)

2/2
Corvus corax attribute visual access to unseen competitors
(Read about it: New Scientist, Why Evolution is True)

2/1
Evolution of sexually dimorphic tail feathers not associated with tail skeleton dimorphism
(Read about it: Journal of Avian Biology)

1/29
Camouflage predicts survival in ground-nesting avians
(Read about it: Scientific Reports)

Pardalotus quadragintus stimulate manna production for feeding
(Read about it: New Scientist)

1/27
Carotenoid-pigmented plumage in Rhodonessa caryophyllacea
(Read about it: Illuminating Fossils)

1/26
Why Acrocephalus arundinaceus sing on their wintering grounds
(Read about it: New Scientist)

1/25
New avialan Chongmingia zhengi
(Read about it: DML)

The kicking strike of Sagittarius serpentarius
(Read about it: BBC News)

Genome of Parus major sequenced
(Read about it: Nature Communications)

1/22
Costs of migratory decisions in Ciconia ciconia
(Read about it: BBC News)

Variation among populations of Metallura tyrianthina
(Read about it: BMC Evolutionary Biology)

Quill pits in an Eocene sphenisciform
(Read about it: Antarctic Science)

1/21
Divergence and functional degradation in a supergene of Zonotrichia albicollis
(Read about it: Nature News and Comment)

1/20
New avialan Zoothera salimalii
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

Convergence of broad-scale migration strategies in terrestrial avians
(Read about it: All About Birds)

Darker eggshell spotting indicates poorer female quality in Parus major
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Dominant male song performance reflects immune state in Plocepasser mahali
(Read about it: Ecology and Evolution)

1/15
Inhibition during vocal learning in Taeniopygia guttata
(Read about it: Science News)

Evolutionary shifts in melanin-based color system of avians
(Read about it: DML)

Multiple reversals of bill length in Hemignathus
(Read about it: The American Naturalist)

1/13
Skull biomechanics of dinornithiforms
(Read about it: ABC Science)

In-nest chatter of female Malurus cyaneus increases predation risk
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

1/12
Maternal inheritance of blue egg coloration in Cuculus canorus
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

New avialan Antarctoboenus carlinii
(Read about it: Journal of Ornithology)

1/11
New avialan Linyiornis amoena
(Read about it: DML)

New avialan Dingavis longimaxilla
(Read about it: DML)

Body mass estimates of Raphus cucullatus
(Read about it: PeerJ)

1/5
New avialan "Bellulia" rectusunguis
(Read about it: DML)

Eggs from Genyornis newtoni reassessed as being from Progura
(Read about it: Quaternary Science Reviews)

2015
12/31
New avialan Chiappeavis magnapremaxillo
(Read about it: The Theropod Database Blog)

12/30
New avialan Feitianius paradisi
(Read about it: DML)

Identifying the wintering grounds of North American Hirundo rustica
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

12/23
Hook tool use in Corvus moneduloides filmed
(Read about it: New Scientist, Inkfish)

In-flight turbulence benefits cathartiforms
(Read about it: The Vulture Chronicles, BBC News)

A new method for estimating locomotion of terrestrial avians
(Read about it: DML)

Possible resource defense polygyny in Pezophaps solitaria
(Read about it: Ibis)

12/21
Spatially modulated structural color in Garrulus glandarius feathers
(Read about it: Scientific Reports)

12/18
New dromaeosaurid Boreonykus certekorum
(Read about it: Theropoda)

New avialan Mangystania humilicristata
(Read about it: Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology)

12/16
Heat dissipation during flight in Selasphorus calliope
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

Spontaneous tool use in Coracopsis vasa
(Read about it: Not Exactly Rocket Science, New Scientist, ScienceNOW)

12/15
Rapid loss of antipredatory behavior in captive-bred avians
(Read about it: 10,000 Birds)

12/11
Evolution and diversification of neornithines
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

Variation in DRD4 locus associated with wariness in Cygnus atratus
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

12/10
New avialans Rallus adolfocaesaris, Rallus carvaoensis, Rallus lowei, "Rallus minutus", and Rallus montivagorum
(Read about it: Zootaxa)

12/9
Cervical pneumatization of Struthio camelus
(Read about it: DML)

12/7
Dromaeosaurid from the Bayan Gobi
(Read about it: DML)

12/2
Asymmetric limb control during bipedal locomotion in Numida meleagris
(Read about it: Journal of Experimental Biology)

11/30
Therizinosaurs of the Late Cretaceous of Uzbekistan
(Read about it: DML)

Phaethontiform from the Paleocene of New Zealand
(Read about it: Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology)

11/27
Troodonts from the Late Cretaceous of Uzbekistan
(Read about it: DML)

11/25
Speed determines leadership in Columba livia
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

11/23
Associative learning rapidly establishes neuronal representations of upcoming behavioral choices in Corvus corone
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

11/19
Tap-dancing display in Uraeginthus cyanocephalus
(Read about it: New Scientist, ScienceNOW)

Burst muscle performance predicts speed, acceleration, and turning ability of Calypte anna
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

11/18
New avialan Fumicollis hoffmani
(Read about it: Laelaps)

11/16
Genomic change and supergene underlying divergent male morphs in Philomachus pugnax
(Read about it: Nature News and Comment, New Scientist)

New genus Paragallinula for "Gallinula" angulata
(Read about it: European Journal of Taxonomy)

11/13
Function of foot feathers in early paravians
(Read about it: DML)

Review of avian wing evolution
(Read about it: DML)

Vocal negotiation over parental care in Taeniopygia guttata
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

11/12
Social relationships determine foraging behavior in Parus major
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

11/10
Reappraisal of Cerebavis cenomanica
(Read about it: DML)

11/9
Flexible navigation response of displaced Cuculus canorus
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

11/6
New specimens of Cretaceous and Paleogene gaviiforms
(Read about it: DML)

Reevaluation of dinornithiform hindlimb myology
(Read about it: DML)

11/5
Evolution of avian brain modularity
(Read about it: DML)

11/4
Effects of life history and sexual selection on avian plumage coloration
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

11/3
Social network dynamics and information flow in Corvus moneduloides
(Read about it: Nature Communications)

10/31
Kleptoparasitism in Pygoscelis papua
(Read about it: New Scientist)

10/30
New dromaeosaurid Dakotaraptor steini
(Read about it: Saurian Game, Theropoda, Laelaps)

10/28
Rapid mitochondrial evolution in Gallus gallus domesticus
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

The relationship between skeletal mass and total body mass in avians
(Read about it: Musings of a Clumsy Palaeontologist, PLOS Paleo Community)

Role of polyspermy in avian embryo survival
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

10/22
Evolution of body mass in pan-alcids
(Read about it: Paleobiology)

10/21
Density, pattern, and function of Aptenodytes forsteri feathers
(Read about it: Not Exactly Rocket Science)

10/13
New avialan Hakawai melvillei
(Read about it: Journal of Systematic Palaeontology)

10/7
Phylogeny of neornithines
(Read about it: All About Birds)

Asymmetric visual input and route recapitulation in Columba livia
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

Evolution of avian wing shape and trends in covert feathering
(Read about it: DML)

Tolerance and reward equity predict cooperation in Corvus corax
(Read about it: Why Evolution is True)

10/6
Soft tissue and dermal arrangement of an enantiornithine wing
(Read about it: DML)

10/5
Acrocephalus scirpaceus use geomagnetic map cues
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

Review of avian origins
(Read about it: DML)

10/1
New troodont material from the Early Cretaceous of Mongolia
(Read about it: Theropoda)

9/25
Physiological resonance through calls between mated Taeniopygia guttata
(Read about it: Inkfish)

9/24
Corvus brachyrhynchos gather around their dead to learn about danger
(Read about it: Animal Behaviour)

New avialan Shiriyanetta hasegawai
(Read about it: Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology)

9/23
New avialan Tyto cravesae
(Read about it: Zootaxa)

9/18
Aptenodytes patagonicus can detect odors associated with conspecifics
(Read about it: Inkfish)

9/16
Determining environmental drivers of metabolic flexibility in avians
(Read about it: Ecography)

9/14
Evidence for "general" cognitive performance in Petroica longipes
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

Mate choice based on behavioral compatibility in Taeniopygia guttata
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

9/11
Sphenisciform bone histology
(Read about it: DML)

Identifying Mesozoic avian tracks
(Read about it: DML)

9/10
Changing diversity of passerines in northwestern Peru since the last ice age
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Tradeoffs between predation risk and fruit resources shape habitat use of migrating avians
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Emergence of rank among Myiopsitta monachus social groups
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

9/9
Segregation of winter distribution among mated pairs of Eudyptes chrysocome
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

Linked selection and recombination rate variation drive differentiation across the speciation continuum of Ficedula
(Read about it: Genome Research)

9/6
Mutual mate choice based on colored beak spots in Aptenodytes patagonicus
(Read about it: Inkfish)

Avians from the Pleistocene of So'a Basin
(Read about it: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology)

9/4
Increased breeding success of Archilochus alexandri nesting in association with Accipiter
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

9/2
Winter site fidelity and movements of Gavia immer
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Molothrus ater modify use of hosts in response to reproductive success
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

8/27
Molecular composition and ultrastructure of Anchiornis huxleyi feathers
(Read about it: Theropoda)

8/26
Flexibility in timing of song learning in Serinus canaria domestica
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Endocranial anatomy of Eocene stem-sphenisciforms
(Read about it: March of the Fossil Penguins)

8/25
Role of passive head stabilization during flapping flight in Cygnus cygnus
(Read about it: Interface)

8/21
New avialan Pterygornis dapingfangensis
(Read about it: DML)

8/19
Trochilid tongues are elastic micropumps
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

Opisthotonic head displacement in Gallus gallus domesticus
(Read about it: Inkfish, Laelaps)

8/18
Incomplete lineage sorting across neoavian adaptive radiations
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

8/14
Chemical defense in juvenile Cuculus canorus
(Read about it: Journal of Avian Biology)

8/12
Migration and distribution of Aquila chrysaetos in eastern North America
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Reproductive success of Charadrius nivosus in northern California
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

Unexplained altitude changes in migrating Catharus ustulatus
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

8/10
Avian diversification across the K-Pg
(Read about it: DML)

8/8
Extant-only comparative methods fail to recover Eocene avian disparity
(Read about it: DML)

8/6
Behaviorally-induced camouflage in Sula nebouxii eggs
(Read about it: The American Naturalist)

8/5
Inference by exclusion in Cacatua goffini
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

7/31
"Dryocopus" galeatus belongs in the genus Celeus
(Read about it: Journal of Ornithology)

7/24
New avialan Kuntur cardenasi
(Read about it: Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology)

7/23
Apteryx mantelli genome sequenced
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Social rank determines order of crowing in male Gallus gallus domesticus
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Stress causes juvenile Taeniopygia guttata to switch social learning strategies
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

7/22
Island size predicts frequency of melanism in Monarcha castaneiventris
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

7/16
New dromaeosaurid Zhenyuanlong suni
(Read about it: Laelaps, Theropoda, ScienceNOW)

Increased aggression in urban Melospiza melodia related to resource availability
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

7/14
Flight feather moult pattern of Gypaetus barbatus
(Read about it: Journal of Ornithology)

7/8
Costs of avian brood parasitism explain variation in egg rejection by hosts
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

7/3
Design of the avian respiratory system
(Read about it: DML)

7/2
New oviraptorosaur Huanansaurus ganzhouensis
(Read about it: Laelaps)

6/29
Phonemic contrasts in vocalizations of Pomatostomus ruficeps
(Read about it: BBC News)

Altriciality and the evolution of toe orientation in avians
(Read about it: DML)

6/27
Reassessment of Eocene stem-psittaciforms
(Read about it: DML)

6/25
Pattern induced learning in Sturnus vulgaris
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

6/24
Core and shell song systems unique to psittaciform brains
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

Agapornis roseicollis maneuver rapidly using super-fast head saccades
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

6/23
Convergent evolution of head crests in domesticated Columba livia and Streptopelia risoria
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

Avian diversification in the Galápagos
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

6/19
Bone histology of Aepyornis
(Read about it: DML)

6/18
Phylogenetic position of Balaur bondoc
(Read about it: Theropoda, The Bite Stuff, Tetrapod Zoology)

Chromosomal diversity in South American psittacids
(Read about it: PLOS ONE)

6/17
New specimens of Tonsala hildegardae
(Read about it: DML)

Phenotypic and genotypic variation across a hybrid zone between Ammodramus caudacutus and Ammodramus nelsoni
(Read about it: The Auk)

Hosts of avian brood parasites of egg signatures with high information content
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

6/16
Isotopic study of large Paleogene avian eggs
(Read about it: DML)

Evolution of sternal ossification in ornithothoracines
(Read about it: DML)

6/13
New avialan Holbotia ponomarenkoi
(Read about it: DML)

6/11
Musculoskeletal modelling of the pelvic limb of Struthio camelus
(Read about it: PeerJ)

External skull measurements cannot estimate endocranial volume in Quiscalus mexicanus
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

6/10
Osteology and taphonomy of Nothronychus mckinleyi and Nothronychus graffami
(Read about it: Laelaps)

Aggressive mimicry in Anomalospiza imberbis
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

6/9
New parvicursorine specimen from the Wulansuhai
(Read about it: DML)

6/8
Ontogenetic shape change in the brain of Gallus gallus domesticus
(Read about it: DML)

Neurons selective to number of items in the corvid endbrain
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

6/7
New specimens of Masillapodargus longipes
(Read about it: DML)

6/6
Review of avian color vision
(Read about it: DML)

6/4
Circadian rhythms influence cuckoldry risk in Parus major
(Read about it: Inkfish)

6/3
Deceptive vocal mimicry in Acanthiza pusilla
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

New avialan Parapengornis eurycaudatus
(Read about it: DML)

Identification of related Dinornis robustus individuals at a single fossil site
(Read about it: Heredity)

Postnatal growth and energy expenditure in Gavia stellata
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

6/2
Juvenile enantiornithine from the Crato
(Read about it: DML)

6/1
"Ceratopsian" egg reidentified as enantiornithine egg
(Read about it: The Integrative Paleontologists)

5/29
Response of Limosa limosa limosa to a spring snowstorm
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

5/27
Evolution of sexual dimorphism in parulids
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

Contagious yawning in Melopsittacus undulatus
(Read about it: Animal Cognition)

5/25
Testing for mimicry in Cuculus canorus
(Read about it: Biological Journal of the Linnean Society)

5/21
Phylogeny of hesperornithiforms
(Read about it: Laelaps)

Nesting site fidelity in troodonts
(Read about it: DML)

5/20
Unusual deinonychosaurian trace morphology
(Read about it: DML)

Wupus agilis as a large avian trace fossil
(Read about it: DML)

Context-dependent safekeeping of tools in Corvus moneduloides
(Read about it: Inkfish)

5/14
Skeletal plasticity underlying development of the reversed hallux in avians
(Read about it: Nature)

Benefits of nomadism for Lathamus discolor
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

5/12
Molecular mechanism behind origin of avian beaks
(Read about it: The Loom, Nature News and Comment, ScienceNOW)

Differences in exploration behavior between Corvus corax and Corvus corone
(Read about it: Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology)

5/7
Function of the alula in avian flight
(Read about it: DML)

5/5
New avialan Archaeornithura meemannae
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

5/4
New dromaeosaurid Saurornitholestes sullivani
(Read about it: DML)

5/1
New avialan Locustella chengi
(Read about it: BBC News)

4/30
Determinants of migration timing for nocturnally-migrating avians
(Read about it: All About Birds)

4/29
New scansoriopterygid Yi qi
(Read about it: Not Exactly Rocket Science, Lost Worlds, Nature News and Comment, ScienceNOW, Theropoda, Pteroformer, The Bite Stuff, Why Evolution is True, Tetrapod Zoology, Pseudoplocephalus)

Poecile gambeli sing in different dialects at different elevations
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

4/21
Review of early avialan evolution
(Read about it: DML)

4/20
Large oviraptorosaur from the Bayn Shire
(Read about it: DML)

4/19
The gastral basket of basal paravians
(Read about it: DML)

4/15
Morphological variation within ontogeny of Deinonychus antirrhopus
(Read about it: Theropoda, Tetrapod Zoology)

4/8
New ecological information on Tinamus osgoodi hershkovitzi
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

4/1
New specimen of Longipteryx chaoyangensis
(Read about it: DML)

Transoceanic migration by Setophaga striata
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

3/30
Undifferentiated genomes in Acanthis
(Read about it: All About Birds)

Passerine origin and diversification
(Read about it: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution)

3/27
Natural and sexual selection act on different axes of variation in avian plumage color
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

3/25
New avialan Llallawavis scagliai
(Read about it: Synapsida, ScienceNOW, Laelaps)

Modeling waves of agitation in Sturnus vulgaris flocks
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

3/23
New avialan Yuanjiawaornis viriosus
(Read about it: DML)

3/15
Rediscovery of Oxypogon cyanolaemus
(Read about it: Why Evolution is True)

3/14
Review of intertarsal joint comparative anatomy in avialans
(Read about it: Journal of Ornithology)

3/11
New avialan Scytalopus perijanus
(Read about it: The Auk)

3/10
Climate-related variation in bill morphology of Australian psittaciforms
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

3/4
Phylogenetic position of Madanga ruficollis and Amaurocichla bocagii
(Read about it: BBC News)

3/2
New avialan Dunhuangia cuii
(Read about it: DML)

Responses to challenge of confined flight in Columba livia
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

3/1
Sea ice extent may have forced Aptenodytes forsteri into refugia during last glacial maximum
(Read about it: Global Change Biology)

2/28
Evolution and function of sterna and gastralia in paravians
(Read about it: DML)

2/27
Infrasonic signals associated with train displays in Pavo cristatus
(Read about it: Animal Behaviour)

2/25
Mechanics of avian feet
(Read about it: DML)

2/23
Craniocervical myology of Falcarius utahensis and Nothronychus mckinleyi
(Read about it: DML)

Kin selection in brood parasitism of Somateria mollissima
(Read about it: Behavioral Ecology)

2/20
Cycles of species replacement emerge from maternal influence in Sialia
(Read about it: Science)

2/19
Molecular phylogeny of Circus
(Read about it: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution)

2/18
Song trait similarity in Parus major varies with social structure
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

2/17
The postcranial skeleton of Gansus yumenensis
(Read about it: DML)

Problem-solving ability in Poecile gambeli from different elevations
(Read about it: Inkfish)

2/16
Loss of taste in sphenisciforms
(Read about it: March of the Fossil Penguins)

2/13
Caenagnathasia from the Iren Dabasu
(Read about it: DML)

2/11
Geospizine genomes sequenced
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

New avialan Nyctisoma robusta
(Read about it: DML)

Barb geometry of asymmetrical feathers
(Read about it: Laelaps)

2/9
Species turnover in extinct New Zealand sphenisciforms
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Evolutionary history of avians in southern Australia
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

2/7
Trade-off between mating and paternal effort in Volatinia jacarina
(Read about it: Animal Behaviour)

2/6
New caenagnathid material from North America
(Read about it: DML)

2/4
Estimating body mass of Mesozoic avialans
(Read about it: DML)

Segregation in avian social structure is carried across contexts
(Read about it: Inkfish)

Rapid diversification of Todiramphus
(Read about it: 10,000 Birds)

2/3
Sperm of aging Chlamydotis undulata retards development of offspring
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

2/2
Cooperation during V-formation flight in Geronticus eremita
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

1/31
Repeated adaptive divergence in Aphelocoma insularis
(Read about it: Evolution)

1/30
Number-space mapping in newborn Gallus gallus domesticus
(Read about it: ScienceNOW, Not Exactly Rocket Science)

1/29
Breeding investment in avians
(Read about it: PLOS ONE)

Seed dispersal by Dromaius novaehollandiae
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

1/28
New specimens of Elmisaurus rarus
(Read about it: DML)

Variation in migration patterns of trochilids
(Read about it: Ecosphere)

1/21
Variations in avian hypotarsus morphology
(Read about it: DML)

1/19
"Cathayornis" caudatus renamed Houornis
(Read about it: DML)

New avialan Foshanornis songi
(Read about it: DML)

1/15
Flight strategy of Anser indicus during Himalayan migrations
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

Pursuit strategies of Accipiter gentilis
(Read about it: Wired Science)

1/14
New material of Caenagnathus collinsi
(Read about it: DML)

1/12
The taxonomic status of Linheraptor exquisitus
(Read about it: Theropoda, The Theropod Database Blog)

1/7
Phylogeny of emberizoids
(Read about it: 10,000 Birds)

1/5
Context-dependent categorical perception in Melospiza georgiana
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

2014
12/31
New material of Caenagnathasia martinsoni
(Read about it: DML)

12/23
Three-dimensional anatomy of the Struthio camelus knee joint
(Read about it: PeerJ)

Structure, ontogeny and evolution of the patellar tendon in palaeognaths
(Read about it: PeerJ)

Ontogenetic scaling patterns and functional morphology of pelvic limb musculature in Dromaius novaehollandiae
(Read about it: PeerJ)

12/22
New specimen of Microraptor zhaoianus
(Read about it: DML)

12/21
Momotus momota predation on Anolis laeviventris
(Read about it: Herpetology Notes)

12/19
Avian tracks from Cedar Mountain
(Read about it: Laelaps)

12/18
Spontaneous analogical reasoning in Corvus corone
(Read about it: Current Biology)

Storm avoidance behavior in Vermivora chrysoptera
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

12/16
Comment and response on apparent lack of ossified sterna in basal paravians
(Read about it: DML)

12/15
Troodon from the Danek Bonebed
(Read about it: DML)

Review of corvid impact on avian productivity
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

12/12
Wing versus leg investment in avians
(Read about it: DML)

Melozone cabanisi split from Melozone biarcuata
(Read about it: Zootaxa)

12/11
Publication of Avian Phylogenomics Project results
(Read about it: ScienceNOW, Nature News and Comment, 10,000 Birds)

12/10
Redescription of Conchoraptor gracilis endocranium
(Read about it: DML)

Nanostructural basis for gloss in tinamid eggs
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

12/8
Trochilids control hovering by stabilizing visual motion
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

12/3
Persistent culture via conformity induced in Parus major
(Read about it: Not Exactly Rocket Science)

11/29
New specimens of Scaniacypselus szarskii
(Read about it: Journal of Ornithology)

11/27
Structure and function of Casuarius casques
(Read about it: DML)

11/26
Evolution of opsin expression in parulids driven by sexual selection and habitat
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Mimicry of megalopygid caterpillars by juvenile Laniocera hypopyrra
(Read about it: The Loom, Zoologger, Why Evolution is True)

11/25
The microbiome of cathartids
(Read about it: Nature News and Comment)

11/24
New avialan Muscicapa sodhii
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

11/19
Comparative osteohistology of Hesperornis and pygoscelids
(Read about it: The Integrative Paleontologists, Laelaps)

Nest destruction elicits indiscriminate brood parasitism in Taeniopygia guttata
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

11/13
New avialan Gansus zheni
(Read about it: DML)

Conflict between groups of Phoeniculus purpureus promotes later defense of a critical resource
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

11/12
Avian head induces cues for sound localization in elevation
(Read about it: DML)

11/7
Corvus corax intervene in others' bonding attempts
(Read about it: Inkfish)

11/5
Evolution of avian egg shape
(Read about it: DML)

Preen secretions encode information on MHC similarity in Rissa tridactyla
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

11/4
Cranial anatomy of Erlikosaurus andrewsi
(Read about it: The Bite Stuff)

New avialan Aegypius varswaterensis
(Read about it: Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology)

11/3
Overtone-based pitch selection in Catharus guttatus song
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

10/30
Running avians prioritize leg safety on uneven terrain
(Read about it: DML)

Impact of parental pair bond on offspring personality in Coturnix japonica
(Read about it: Inkfish)

10/28
New avialan Iteravis huchzermeyeri
(Read about it: Theropoda)

Prenatal learning in Malurus cyaneus
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

Ontogenetic scaling of hindlimb muscles in Rhea americana
(Read about it: DML)

10/27
Struthio expansion into India during Pleistocene
(Read about it: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology)

Cranial and vertebral morphology of Palaelodus ambiguus
(Read about it: Zoologischer Anzeiger)

10/22
Cranial osteology of Haplocheirus sollers
(Read about it: DML)

Male Otis tarda consume more poisonous foods than females do
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

Nanomechanical properties of feather rachises
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

Climate and weather drive annual variability in Pygoscelis adeliae fledging mass
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

10/18
New avialan Eopengornis martini
(Read about it: Theropoda)

New avialan Jeholornis curvipes
(Read about it: DML)

Aerodynamics of gliding flight and application to Microraptor
(Read about it: DML)

New large enantiornithine specimen
(Read about it: DML)

Phaethornis longirostris bills as sexually dimorphic weapons
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

10/16
Shifts in stability and control effectiveness during evolution of paravians
(Read about it: DML)

10/15
Extreme nomadism in Cladorhynchus leucocephalus
(Read about it: ScienceNOW, Zoologger)

Aquila nipalensis use wing tucks as a response to atmospheric turbulence
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

Sturnus vulgaris recognize the location of robotic conspecific attention
(Read about it: Biology Letters)

Contrast influences female attraction to sexual signals in Melospiza lincolnii
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

10/14
Phylogeny of cotingids
(Read about it: All About Birds)

Taeniopygia guttata mates use forebrain song system in unlearned call communication
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Development of tool use in Taraba major to feed on invasive Achatina fulica
(Read about it: Zoologic)

10/13
Song sharing with neighbors and relatives in Sialia mexicana
(Read about it: All About Birds)

10/7
Eocene diversification of crown-rallids
(Read about it: DML)

10/6
Limb morphometrics of maniraptors and other theropods
(Read about it: DML)

10/2
Restudy of Palaeotis weigelti
(Read about it: DML)

10/1
Large caenagnathids from the Late Cretaceous of western Canada
(Read about it: DML)

9/30
Evolution of avian wrist bones
(Read about it: DML)

Avian tracks from the Huayong
(Read about it: DML)

9/29
Digital reconstruction of Pezophaps solitaria
(Read about it: Historical Biology)

9/25
Rates of evolution in maniraptors and other coelurosaurs
(Read about it: Laelaps)

9/24
Advantage of large size in interspecific aggressive contest declines over evolutionary time in avians
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

9/22
Predation pressure on migrating Calidris mauri curtails parental investment
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

9/15
Elaborate plumage in male Pavo cristatus does not hinder takeoff
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

9/10
Drivers of tropical speciation in avians
(Read about it: Nature)

Spring phenology of ecological productivity contributes to avian looped migration strategies
(Read about it: All About Birds)

9/9
Absence of sterna in Anchiornis and Sapeornis chaoyangensis
(Read about it: DML)

9/4
In-flight body awareness in Melopsittacus undulatus
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

9/3
Social transmission of tool use in Cacatua goffini
(Read about it: Zoologger)

8/28
New avialan Grabauornis lingyuanensis
(Read about it: DML)

Seasonal modulation of flight speed among nocturnal passerine migrants
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

8/27
Ontogeny of aerial righting and wing flapping in Alectoris chukar
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

8/22
Evolution of sweet taste perception in trochilids
(Read about it: Not Exactly Rocket Science)

8/20
Behavior of juvenile Hylocichla mustelina on their inaugural spring migration
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Coevolution of the caudal skeleton and tail feathers in avians
(Read about it: DML)

8/15
No evidence for attraction to shiny objects in Pica pica
(Read about it: BBC Nature)

8/13
Foraging associations in Eudyptula minor
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

Evolution of the theropod semilunate carpal
(Read about it: DML)

8/8
Mapping migration in Cardellina pusilla using genetic markers
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

8/6
Dispersal has limited Australasian avian diversification
(Read about it: Proceedings of the Royal Society B)

Corvus monedula dominance increases with age but shortens lifespan
(Read about it: Proceedings of the Royal Society B)

8/4
Temperate origins of long-distance migration in New World passerines
(Read about it: Not Exactly Rocket Science)

Phylogeny of tinamids
(Read about it: DML)

8/1
Sustained miniaturization in avian evolution
(Read about it: Tetrapod Zoology, Theropoda)

7/30
Vocal repertoire of Spheniscus demersus
(Read about it: PLOS ONE)

7/29
Avian eggshell thickness and pigmentation mediates UV exposure
(Read about it: BBC Nature)

Wing efficacy of trochilids
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

Evolution of the avian tail
(Read about it: DML)

7/28
Information transfer and behavioural inertia in Sturnus vulgaris flocks
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

7/23
The oldest known avian eggshell
(Read about it: DML)

Modifications to Aesop's fable experiment with Corvus moneduloides
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

New large specimens of Palaeeudyptes klekowskii
(Read about it: DML)

7/22
Correlation between bone histology and phylogeny in palaeognaths
(Read about it: DML)

Migratory connectivity of Hylocichla mustelina
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

7/17
Fruit preferences of avians in tropical Asia
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Physiology but not behaviour declines with age in Uria lomvia
(Read about it: Functional Ecology)

The prevalence and diversity of pollen transported by migratory sylvioids
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

7/15
New dromaeosaurid Changyuraptor yangi
(Read about it: Theropoda, ScienceNOW, Laelaps, Why Evolution is True)

Authenticity and phylogenetic position of Caloenas maculata
(Read about it: ShukerNature)

7/12
New material of Itemirus medullaris
(Read about it: Theropoda)

7/11
Stratigraphic distribution of large flightless avians in the Paleogene of Europe
(Read about it: DML)

7/9
Three-dimensional flow and lift characteristics in hovering Archilochus colubris
(Read about it: Wired Science)

7/8
Chenornis graculoides as a species of Plotornis and "Anas" lignitifila given the new genus Bambolinetta
(Read about it: Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology)

Eggshell strength and size variation in Genyornis newtoni
(Read about it: Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology)

Sisyphean evolution in Geospiza
(Read about it: Biological Reviews)

7/7
New avialan Pelagornis sandersi
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

Role of projection in the control of avian flocks
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

7/6
Kin selection drives cooperative investment in Philetairus socius
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

7/5
First record of Ichthyornis dispar from Mexico
(Read about it: DML)

7/3
Anatomy of the musculoskeletal respiratory apparatus in Gallus gallus domesticus through ontogeny
(Read about it: PeerJ)

Body segment inertial properties and muscle architecture of the pelvic limb in Gallus gallus domesticus through ontogeny
(Read about it: PeerJ)

7/2
New specimen of Archaeopteryx
(Read about it: Laelaps, ScienceNOW)

Phylogeny and forelimb disparity in aquatic avians
(Read about it: DML)

6/26
New avialan ootaxon Styloolithus sabathi
(Read about it: DML)

6/25
Origins and evolution of carotenoid-pigmented feathers
(Read about it: ScienceNOW, Laelaps)

The developmental origin of zygodactyl feet
(Read about it: DML)

6/23
New genus Spizelloides for "Spizella" arborea
(Read about it: DML)

6/21
Scale effects and morphological diversification in hindlimb segment mass proportions in neognaths
(Read about it: DML)

6/20
Clamator glandarius frequently lay eggs while hosts are incubating
(Read about it: BBC Nature)

6/19
Genomic landscape underlying phenotypic integrity in Corvus corone and Corvus cornix
(Read about it: Nature News and Comment, Why Evolution is True)

Aerial ability of basal paravians
(Read about it: DML)

Leap and strike kinetics of Tyto alba
(Read about it: The Journal of Experimental Biology)

6/18
Elaborate visual and acoustic signals evolved multiple times in thraupids
(Read about it: All About Birds)

How avians evolve individual egg patterns
(Read about it: ScienceNOW, Nature News and Comment)

Disparity in fossil and molecular divergence dates for avians
(Read about it: DML)

6/16
Role of drastic population fluctuations in the extinction of Ectopistes migratorius
(Read about it: ScienceNOW, The Loom)

Bill shape and bite performance in Lanius ludovicianus
(Read about it: Biological Journal of the Linnean Society)

6/12
Changing impact of climate change on Pygoscelis
(Read about it: Nature)

The identification and growth of juvenile Euryapteryx curtus
(Read about it: The Integrative Paleontologists)

6/11
Avian egg from the Cretaceous of Brazil
(Read about it: DML)

Corvus moneduloides unable to create novel causal intervention
(Read about it: Not Exactly Rocket Science)

Pica pica learn to remove brood parasite eggs with age
(Read about it: Zoologger)

Aptenodytes patagonicus demography since the last glaciation
(Read about it: Proceedings of the Royal Society B)

6/10
Cost of teaching embryos in Malurus cyaneus
(Read about it: ScienceNOW, Zoologic)

Energy conversion in picids during pecking
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

6/9
A supertree of avians
(Read about it: PLOS Currents Tree of Life)

Seeking carotenoid pigments in fossil feathers
(Read about it: Illuminating Fossils)

6/7
Wing and hindlimb myology of accipitriforms
(Read about it: DML)

Selection of size of black tie in Parus major may be reversed in urban habitats
(Read about it: BBC Nature)

6/4
Dicaeum kuehni split from Dicaeum celebicum
(Read about it: EcoEvo@TCD)

Neuronal correlates of visual working memory in the corvid endbrain
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

Blood flow for bone remodelling correlates with locomotion in avians
(Read about it: DML)

6/3
Garrulus glandarius use visual and acoustic information to pilfer caches
(Read about it: Zoologic, ScienceNOW)

6/2
"Saurornitholestes" robustus is a troodont
(Read about it: DML)

5/29
New specimen of Zhouornis hani
(Read about it: DML)

5/28
Low ecological disparity in Early Cretaceous pygostylians
(Read about it: DML)

Pumiliornis tessellatus ate nectar
(Read about it: ScienceNOW, Why Evolution is True, 10,000 Birds)

Prosodic sensitivity of Taeniopygia guttata
(Read about it: Proceedings of the Royal Society B)

New avialan Galligeranoides boriensis
(Read about it: DML)

Upupa epops eggshells enhance adhesion of symbiont-carrying secretions
(Read about it: Not Exactly Rocket Science)

5/22
Molecular evidence for elephant birds and kiwis as sister taxa
(Read about it: Not Exactly Rocket Science, Why Evolution is True)

Mechanics and behavior of Petrochelidon pyrrhonota flying in tandem
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

Long-axis rotation in avian bipedal locomotion
(Read about it: DML)

5/20
Exceptional soft tissue preservation in a Gyps fulvus
(Read about it: Theropoda)

5/15
Redescription of Pseudaptenodytes macraei
(Read about it: Alcheringa)

5/14
Post-fledging dispersal of Aptenodytes patagonicus
(Read about it: PLOS ONE)

Personality predicts risk responsiveness in Parus major
(Read about it: Biology Letters)

Reconstruction of extinct tbx5 gene from dinornithiforms
(Read about it: BMC Evolutionary Biology)

5/13
Genomic support for a moa-tinamou clade
(Read about it: DML)

Flower visitation by European avians
(Read about it: Oikos)

5/9
New avialan Tianyuornis cheni
(Read about it: Theropoda)

Morphology and development of flight feather asymmetry
(Read about it: DML)

5/8
How Columba livia navigate obstacles
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

The evolution of WAIR
(Read about it: DML)

5/7
Function and diversity of therizinosaur claws
(Read about it: DML)

5/6
New avialan Fortunguavis xiaotaizicus
(Read about it: Theropoda)

New avialan Evgenavis nobilis
(Read about it: Theropoda)

The braincase of Nothronychus mckinleyi
(Read about it: DML)

5/5
Role of atmospheric conditions in North American avian migration
(Read about it: All About Birds)

5/2
Flexible alarm mimicry allows effective deception in Dicrurus adsimilis
(Read about it: Not Exactly Rocket Science, ScienceNOW)

5/1
The jaw musculature of Dacelo novaeguineae
(Read about it: PeerJ)

4/30
Niche filling slows diversification of Himalayan passerines
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Quantification of feather wettability
(Read about it: Interface)

4/25
Influence of predation pressure on avian longevity
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

4/24
Large eggs from the Paleogene of France attributed to gastornithids
(Read about it: DML)

Avian adaptation to ionizing radiation at Chernobyl
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

4/23
Impact of historical climate change on Pygoscelis papua populations
(Read about it: PLOS ONE)

4/22
Corvus corax understand third-party relations among conspecifics
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

4/17
Growth of Gargantuavis philoinos
(Read about it: DML)

Colonization of Brazil by Bubulcus ibis
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Multi-scale effects of nestling diet on breeding performance in Aquila fasciata
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

4/16
Choice of nesting material can be learned by avians
(Read about it: BBC Nature)

4/14
New specimens of Yanornis with fish as gut contents
(Read about it: DML)

4/9
Flexibility in the digestive system of Zonotrichia albicolli
(Read about it: Proceedings of the Royal Society B)

4/8
Field observations of Calliope obscura
(Read about it: BBC Nature)

4/7
Running performance of Anser indicus under hypoxic conditions
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Reassessment of wing feather arrangement in Archaeopteryx lithographica
(Read about it: DML)

4/3
The diversification of trochilids
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

4/2
Visual effects of Ptilonorhynchus nuchalis bowers
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

3/26
Causal understanding of water displacement by Corvus moneduloides
(Read about it: Why Evolution is True)

3/25
Adaptive function of melanin-based coloration for Columba livia domestica
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

3/24
Leptin sequences from avians
(Read about it: PLOS ONE)

3/21
Corvus corone can benefit from brood parasitism by Clamator glandarius
(Read about it: Nothing in Biology Makes Sense!)

3/19
New oviraptorosaur Anzu wyliei
(Read about it: Theropoda, Jersey Boys Hunt Dinosaurs, The Theropod Database Blog, Laelaps, ScienceNOW, The Bite Stuff)

3/17
Origins and dispersal of Gallus gallus domesticus across the Pacific
(Read about it: PNAS)

The extinction of dinornithiforms
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

3/15
Origins of neornithines
(Read about it: DML)

3/12
New avialan Eudyptes calauina
(Read about it: March of the Fossil Penguins)

3/11
The avian fossil record in insular Southeast Asia
(Read about it: PeerJ)

3/10
High breeding density does not disrupt monogamy in Athene cunicularia
(Read about it: Zoologger)

3/6
Behavioral lateralization in flying Melopsittacus undulatus
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Hybrid zone between Poecile atricapillus and Poecile carolinensis moving north
(Read about it: All About Birds)

3/5
Melanosomes in fossilized feathers may actually be microbes
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Female song widespread and ancestral in passerines
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Male Pavo cristatus make deceptive copulation calls
(Read about it: BBC Nature)

3/4
Phylogenetic position of Elachura formosa
(Read about it: ScienceNOW, 10,000 Birds)

Plastic behaviors in hosts promote retaliatory brood parasites
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

3/3
Coloration mechanisms in Parotia lawesii
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

3/2
Parus major hide eggs from information parasites
(Read about it: ScienceNOW, The Loom)

2/28
Efficiency of lift production in Apus apus
(Read about it: PLOS ONE)

2/26
Ecology and caudal skeletal morphology in avians
(Read about it: The Integrative Paleontologists)

Female Molothrus ater have better spatial memory than males
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Vocal signals predict alliances among Spizella passerina
(Read about it: Biology Letters)

2/21
Herbivorous diet in Gastornis
(Read about it: Laelaps)

2/20
Acanthiza pusilla mimics different alarm calls in response to different threats
(Read about it: Behavioral Ecology)

2/19
Habitat geometry does not affect levels of extrapair paternity in Malurus elegans
(Read about it: Behavioral Ecology)

2/12
Melanosome evolution in feathered dinosaurs
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

2/10
Altered developmental events lead to avian digit loss
(Read about it: Developmental Dynamics)

2/6
Interaction between color-expressing genes in Columba livia domestica
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Review of post-fledging survival in passerines
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

Hindlimb myology of Myiopsitta monachus
(Read about it: Journal of Morphology)

2/5
Diving flight aerodynamics of Falco peregrinus
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

Gallus gallus domesticus with artificial tails provide clues to non-avian theropod locomotion
(Read about it: Lost Worlds)

2/4
Pale eyes in Corvus monedula deter conspecific nest intruders
(Read about it: The Rattling Crow)

Mutualism between Sephanoides sephaniodes and cryptogamic plants
(Read about it: The Loom)

Personality and foraging in Thalassarche melanophrys
(Read about it: PLOS ONE)

1/29
Metabolic intensity of powered flight drove reduced genome size in avians
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Impact of Antarctic climate change on Pygoscelis adeliae
(Read about it: PLOS ONE)

1/28
High rates of evolution preceded the origin of avialans
(Read about it: Evolution)

1/27
An opisthocomiform from the Miocene of Kenya
(Read about it: The Auk)

The impact of island life on the life history of Sialia sialis
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

1/24
The mandible of Chirostenotes pergracilis
(Read about it: Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences)

1/21
Timing the origin of neornithines
(Read about it: Theropoda)

New avialan Australornis lovei
(Read about it: Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand)

Large anseriforms from the Eocene of China
(Read about it: Vertebrata PalAsiatica)

Histology of Jeholornis and an enantiornithine
(Read about it: Vertebrata PalAsiatica)

Subadult specimen of Pengornis houi
(Read about it: Vertebrata PalAsiatica)

Behavioral analysis of avialan tracks from the Haman
(Read about it: Vertebrata PalAsiatica)

Zhongornis haoae as a close relative of scansoriopterygids
(Read about it: The Theropod Database Blog)

New avialans Parabohaiornis martini and Longusunguis kurochkini
(Read about it: Theropoda)

1/18
New troodont Gobivenator mongoliensis
(Read about it: Theropoda)

1/17
New avialan Protoazin parisiensis
(Read about it: Naturwissenschaften)

1/16
Review of avialan behavior in the fossil record
(Read about it: Tetrapod Zoology)

1/15
New specimen of Bohaiornis guoi with raptorial features
(Read about it: Theropoda)

The aerodynamics of Microraptor gui
(Read about it: PLOS ONE)

Experimental confirmation of aerodynamics in V-formation flight
(Read about it: Not Exactly Rocket Science, ScienceNOW, Nature News and Comment)

Falco pursue prey using visual motion cues
(Read about it: Running Ponies, Zoologger)

The costs of soaring for Gyps fulvus and Gyps himalayensis
(Read about it: PLOS ONE)

1/8
Aptenodytes forsteri observed breeding on ice shelves
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Narrow-front loop migration in Cuculus canorus
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

1/7
New avialan Parvavis chuxiongensis
(Read about it: Theropoda)

1/2
New specimen of Hongshanornis longicresta
(Read about it: Laelaps)

2013
12/31
Scolopax rochussenii is less endangered than expected
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Innovative Sturnus tristis are fast but not flexible learners
(Read about it: Zoologic)

DNA barcoding Dutch avians
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

12/30
The effects of testosterone on Serinus canaria singing
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

12/26
How Ibycter americanus prey on social apocritans
(Read about it: Charismatic Minifauna, Why Evolution is True)

12/20
Evidence for central place foraging Onychoprion anaethetus
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Cooperative nesting in avians associated with distribution of brood parasites
(Read about it: Not Exactly Rocket Science)

12/19
Energetics of courtship for Manacus vitellinus
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

12/18
Differences in leg robustness in dinornithiforms
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Digital dissection of Buteo buteo
(Read about it: DML)

New avialan Gobipipus reshetovi
(Read about it: DML)

Phylogenetic position of Ambiortus dementjevi
(Read about it: DML)

The furcula of Archaeopteryx lithographica
(Read about it: DML)

12/16
Origin of traveling waves in Aptenodytes forsteri huddles
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

12/15
Avian track assemblage from the Tugulu Group
(Read about it: DML)

12/12
Linking dietary shift and reproductive failure in Eudyptula minor
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

Proceedings of 8th International SAPE meeting published (new avialans Chambiortyx cristata, Miocoracias chenevali, Miotyto montispetrosi, Pastushkinia zazhigini, and Proapteryx micromeros)
(Read about it: Naturhistorisches Museum Wien)

12/11
Clamator glandarius young are disadvantaged when reared by and alongside Pica pica
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

Object caching in corvids may be an expression of exploration and play
(Read about it: Zoologic)

12/10
Nest sanitation may form the basis for ejection of parasitic eggs in Passer montanus
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

12/9
Behavioral lateralization in Melopsittacus undulatus varies by task and individual
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Human-assisted spread of maladaptive behavior in Petroica traversi
(Read about it: Not Exactly Rocket Science)

12/5
Trochilids metabolize glucose and fructose equally
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

12/4
Personality determines level of aggressive signalling in Melospiza melodia
(Read about it: Nature News and Comment)

12/3
Repeated evolutionary changes in hemoglobin function of Andean trochilids
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Manipulating the appearance of the frontal shield in Porphyrio porphyrio melanotus causes changes in its expression.
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

12/2
Evolution and function of beaks in therizinosaurs (and other maniraptoriforms)
(Read about it: DML)

11/29
Mass estimation of flying avians
(Read about it: The Integrative Paleontologists)

11/28
Abstract rule neurons in the endbrain of Corvus corone
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

11/27
New oviraptorosaur Nankangia jiangxiensis
(Read about it: Theropoda, The Bite Stuff)

Phorusrhacids from the Eocene of Europe
(Read about it: DML)

11/26
Why Phoebastria immutabilis forms same-sex pairs
(Read about it: The Loom)

11/25
Individual vocal signatures in juvenile Tyto alba and role in sibling competition
(Read about it: BBC Nature)

11/22
Variation in the alarm calls of Parus major
(Read about it: BBC Nature)

11/20
Emberizid pair fidelity varies based on latitude and elevation
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

11/19
New deinonychosaur Acheroraptor temertyorum
(Read about it: Theropoda, David Evans Lab, Art of Emily Willoughby)

11/18
"Ingenia" yanshini renamed Ajancingenia
(Read about it: The Theropod Database Blog, The Bite Stuff, Theropoda)

11/14
Structure and growth of pseudoteeth in Pelagornis mauretanicus
(Read about it: Laelaps)

11/13
Timing the origin of spheniscids
(Read about it: March of the Fossil Penguins)

11/12
Observing Morus bassanus behavior with bird-borne cameras
(Read about it: BBC Nature)

Why timing of avian migration is advancing
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

11/6
Aquila audax fleayi probably colonized Tasmania via marine dispersal
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

11/5
Columba livia may use olfactory cues for navigation
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

11/1
Phylogenetic position of Juncitarsus
(Read about it: DML)

10/30
A molecular-morphogenetic approach to avian digit homology
(Read about it: The Cambrian Mammal)

Theropods (including maniraptors) from the Cretaceous of the South Pyrenees Basin
(Read about it: DML)

10/29
Duet integration in Pheugopedius felix
(Read about it: Zoologic)

10/25
Oldest known avian footprints from Australia
(Read about it: Life Traces of the Georgia Coast)

10/23
Maximized song learning in Taeniopygia guttata following BDNF expression
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

Genes correlated with timing of dispersal in Buteo buteo
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Type species of Leptorhynchos retroactively assigned
(Read about it: DML)

New Oligocene upupiform
(Read about it: Acta Zoologica)

10/18
Hallux development in Eocene sphenisciforms
(Read about it: March of the Fossil Penguins)

10/17
Rhinoptilus bitorquatus egg discovered in museum
(Read about it: Extinction Countdown)

Problem-solving abilities in psittaciforms correlated with social structure
(Read about it: Zoologic)

Mechanism of FoxP2 gene expression in Taeniopygia guttata
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

10/16
Brain morphology of plotopterids compared with other waterbirds
(Read about it: DML)

Batesian mimicry of raptors common in cuculids
(Read about it: The Loom, Inkfish)

Consonant intervals and patterns in the song of Cyphorhinus arada
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

10/11
New avialans Yumenornis huangi, Changmaornis houi, and Jiuquanornis niui
(Read about it: Theropoda)

New avialan Garganornis ballmanni
(Read about it: Comptes Rendus Palevol)

10/10
Urban night illumination reduces melatonin release in Turdus merula
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

10/9
Foraging strategies of passerines
(Read about it: BBC Nature)

Calidris pusilla individuals at center of social groups adopt riskier foraging behavior
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

10/8
200-day nonstop flight in Tachymarptis melba
(Read about it: Not Exactly Rocket Science)

10/7
Unusual tail feather arrangement in Jeholornis
(Read about it: Theropoda, The Bite Stuff)

10/3
Dinornithiform coprolites reveal lost herbivore community structure
(Read about it: The Integrative Paleontologists)

Distinguishing Palaeeudyptes gunnari and Palaeeudyptes klekowskii
(Read about it: DML)

10/2
Extra-pair mating in Malurus melanocephalus prevents speciation
(Read about it: All About Birds)

Life history strategies of Rissa tridactyla predict response to stress
(Read about it: Biology Letters)

9/30
Interaction rules underlying group decisions in Columba livia
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

9/26
Progressive loss of syntax in insular Fringilla coelebs
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

9/24
Artificial light alters biorhythms of Turdus merula
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Effect of a cold, wet spring on breeding avians
(Read about it: BBC Nature)

Anomalospiza imberbis compromise host egg rejection by repeatedly targeting the same nests
(Read about it: Wired Science)

9/23
First record of Aquila chrysaetos predation on Cervus nippon
(Read about it: The Thoughtful Animal)

Phylogenetic position of Yixianosaurus longimanus
(Read about it: Theropoda)

9/20
Intraspecific variation in mitochondrial respiration of Setophaga coronata
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

9/18
Individual personalities of Parus major predict social behavior
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

Aerodynamic performance of Microraptor
(Read about it: Tetrapod Zoology)

9/17
Mapping the avian brain
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

9/16
Benefits of interspecific eavesdropping for Rhinopomastus cyanomelas
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Avians lack tristetraprolin
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

9/11
Large-brained avian species have lower stress levels
(Read about it: Wired Science)

9/4
New avialan Zhouornis hani
(Read about it: Theropoda)

Avian eggs from Willwood and Chadron
(Read about it: Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology)

9/3
Odor of Junco hyemalis predicts reproductive success
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

Specialized frugivorous avians may not be important in seed dispersal
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

9/2
The thermoregulatory role of avian tracheae
(Read about it: DML)

8/29
New avialan Piscivoravis lii
(Read about it: Theropoda)

Social learning in Grus americana
(Read about it: The Thoughtful Animal)

8/22
Increase in Pygoscelis adeliae populations in the Ross Sea during the Little Ice Age
(Read about it: LiveScience)

8/21
Avians are aware of speed limits on roads
(Read about it: Not Exactly Rocket Science)

Digit loss in archosaur (including avian) evolution
(Read about it: DML)

Postbreeding forest avians choose different habitats based on physiological condition
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

Female plumage color in Hirundo rustica erythrogaster influences health
(Read about it: Inkfish)

8/20
Indicator indicator egg traits are selected through intraspecific competition
(Read about it: Not Exactly Rocket Science)

New Hell Creek theropod teeth morphotypes (including maniraptors)
(Read about it: DML)

8/19
New oviraptorosaur Jiangxisaurus ganzhouensis
(Read about it: Theropoda)

8/15
Riparian old-growth forests important for Bubo blakistoni
(Read about it: Extinction Countdown)

Exaggerated sexual dimorphism in Meleagris gallopavo is associated with masculinization of gene expression
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

8/14
Neck flexibility of Struthio camelus
(Read about it: DML)

8/13
High rate of hind limb evolution in Mesozoic avialans
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Crown coloration in female Cyanistes caeruleus predicts reproductive success
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

8/12
Juvenile and adult Melospiza melodia respond to climate change differently
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

8/8
Effect of Agrilus planipennis invasion on avians
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

8/6
Relationship between brain volume and brain width in avians
(Read about it: DML)

8/5
Male Coturnix japonica secrete foam to increase reproductive success
(Read about it: Zoologger)

8/2
Melanism expression covaries with sleep ontogeny in Tyto alba
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

7/31
Juvenile social experience influences pairing success of Taeniopygia guttata
(Read about it: BBC Nature)

Evolutionary origins of the avian brain
(Read about it: The Loom, Lost Worlds)

Bone inventory for Gastornis geiselensis
(Read about it: DML)

7/30
Predation risk alters the dusk chorus of Catharus fuscescens
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

Explaining the iridescence of Chrysococcyx cupreus
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Phylogeny of threskiornithids
(Read about it: 10,000 Birds)

7/29
Spatial memory and tracking in Cacatua goffiniana
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

New avialan Scytalopus gettyae
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

7/25
Cognitive navigation in Columba livia
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

Corvus macrorhynchos observed preying on Cophotis ceylandica
(Read about it: Anole Annals)

7/24
Selective attention in female Pavo cristatus during courtship
(Read about it: Wired Science)

7/18
Sexual selection on charadriiform brain size
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

7/17
Avian forebrain organization
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

7/16
Calonectris diomedea use olfactory cues to navigate back to their nesting sites
(Read about it: 10,000 Birds)

Hierarchical dominance structure of Gymnogyps californianus
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

Parus humilis genome sequenced
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Gavia immer choose potentially maladaptive natal-like breeding sites
(Read about it: Inkfish)

7/10
Debate over preserved ovaries in Jeholornis and enantiornithines
(Read about it: DML)

7/9
Importance of phenotypic plasticity in Parus major
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

7/4
Sequential problem solving in Cacatua goffiniana
(Read about it: BBC Nature)

PET scanning Corvus brachyrhynchos
(Read about it: DML)

7/3
New avialan Xinghaiornis lini
(Read about it: Theropoda)

6/27
Air speeds of migrating avians
(Read about it: Animal Flight Lab)

New avialan Otus frutuosoi
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

6/26
Scale effects in the neognath hindlimb
(Read about it: DML)

Human melody production in Pyrrhula pyrrula
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

New avialan Orthotomus chaktomuk
(Read about it: BBC Nature, ScienceNOW)

6/25
Avian cerebellar floccular fossa size not a good proxy for flying ability
(Read about it: DML)

Pleistocene-Holocene avifauna of Liang Bua
(Read about it: Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology)

New avialan Qianshanornis rapax
(Read about it: DML)

6/21
Testing avian phylogenies
(Read about it: DML)

6/20
Review of avian finger evolution
(Read about it: DML)

New avialans Nystalus obamai, Dendrocolaptes retentus, Lepidocolaptes fatimalimae, Campylorhamphus gyldenstolpei, Campylorhamphus cardosoi, Epinecrophylla dentei, Myrmotherula oreni, Herpsilochmus praedictus, Herpsilochmus stotzi, Hypocnemis rondoni, Zimmerius chicomendesi, Hemitriccus cohnhafti, Tolmomyias sucunduri, Polioptila attenboroughi, and Cyanocorax hafferi
(Read about it: Wired Science)

6/18
Social roles influence circadian rhythms in Arctic avians
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

6/11
Malurus cyaneus learn to identify brood parasites by social learning
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

Archaeopteryx lithographica colors analyzed in more detail
(Read about it: Dinosaur CSI, Lost Worlds)

6/10
Sturnid iridescence facilitates diversification
(Read about it: Not Exactly Rocket Science)

6/7
New observations on the skull of Archaeopteryx lithographica
(Read about it: DML)

Pica pica make decisions faster when watched directly by predators
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

6/6
Menura novaehollandiae coordinate song and dance displays
(Read about it: Zoologger)

Evolution and loss of avian phalluses
(Read about it: Not Exactly Rocket Science, ScienceNOW, Nature News and Comment)

6/5
Urban Turdus merula breed earlier than rural ones
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Crop damage by Meleagris gallopavo is exaggerated
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

6/3
Progne subis don't adjust the timing of their migration to temperature change
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

6/2
Sterna paradisaea migrate record distances
(Read about it: ABA Blog)

Recent human impact on the diet of Pterodroma sandwichensis
(Read about it: Deep Sea News)

5/30
Acquisition of vocal ability in Taeniopygia guttata and Lonchura striata domestica
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

5/29
New avialan Aurornis xui
(Read about it: Theropoda, Not Exactly Rocket Science, Nature News and Comment, Lost Worlds)

New therizinosaur Jianchangosaurus yixianensis
(Read about it: Theropoda)

Columba livia solve digital string problems
(Read about it: Inkfish)

5/28
Splitting up Fulmarus glacialis
(Read about it: 10,000 Birds)

5/26
New avialan ichnotaxon from Korea
(Read about it: DML)

5/25
Pezophaps solitaria carpal knobs confirmed as weapons
(Read about it: Natural History Museum News)

5/20
Wing kinematics during WAIR
(Read about it: DML)

Trade-off between flying and diving ability in marine avians
(Read about it: Nature News and Comment, ScienceNOW)

5/15
Clutch size may not be a good proxy for style of parental care
(Read about it: DML)

Evolution of the theropod tail for use in flight
(Read about it: DML)

Low genetic diversity in Apteryx owenii
(Read about it: Running Ponies, Extinction Countdown, ScienceNOW)

5/10
New avialan Yanornis guozhangi
(Read about it: DML)

Falco sparverius stressed by human disturbance despite high tolerance for humans
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

5/9
On doing paravian phylogenetic analyses
(Read about it: DML)

Estrilda astrild personality based on ecology
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

5/8
Ara macao genome sequenced
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

New avialan Resoviaornis jamrozi
(Read about it: DML)

5/7
Female Passer domesticus lay more eggs if males put more feathers in nests
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

New oviraptorosaur Wulatelong gobiensis
(Read about it: Theropoda, The Bite Stuff)

5/1
Female Molothrus ater that don't select for high-quality male songs disrupt flock behavior
(Read about it: Inkfish)

Vocal cooperation in Apteryx owenii
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

4/30
New avialan Eocypselus rowei
(Read about it: ScienceNOW, Nothing in Biology Makes Sense!)

Migratory behavior of Puffinus puffinus
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

4/29
Cellular mechanisms behind feather color patterns
(Read about it: DML)

Body and limb size dissociation in avian evolution
(Read about it: DML)

Taphonomy of feather colors
(Read about it: DML)

4/26
Gavia immer observed mock brooding
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

4/25
Parus major populations remain stable despite effects of climate change
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

Iron balls found in avian sensory neurons
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

4/24
Evolution of avian posture
(Read about it: What's in John's Freezer?, Not Exactly Rocket Science)

4/23
New oviraptorosaurs Leptorhynchos elegans and Leptorhynchos gaddisi
(Read about it: The Bite Stuff, The Theropod Database Blog)

Juvenile Sapeornis chaoyangensis specimen
(Read about it: DML)

4/21
Sorting out the Rallus longirostris and Rallus elegans complex
(Read about it: 10,000 Birds)

4/19
Microraptor gui ate fish
(Read about it: Theropoda, Laelaps, Natural Selections, Art of Emily Willoughby, ScienceNOW)

Troodont tooth from India
(Read about it: DML)

4/18
Paronychodon teeth from Uzbekistan
(Read about it: DML)

4/17
Social learning in Cyanistes caeruleus
(Read about it: Animal Behavior)

4/16
New oviraptorosaur Ganzhousaurus nankangensis
(Read about it: Theropoda)

Development of navigational system in Columba livia domestica
(Read about it: Inkfish)

Enantiornithine nesting colony from Argentina
(Read about it: DML)

4/15
Color polymorphism in Tyto alba
(Read about it: DML)

Postcranial pneumaticity in charadriiforms and pelecaniforms
(Read about it: DML)

4/11
Gallus gallus domesticus with larger gizzards are more efficient
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

4/10
Turdoides bicolor young put themselves at risk to get fed more
(Read about it: Nature News and Comment, 10,000 Birds)

Evolution of sexual dimorphism in Dinornis
(Read about it: DML)

4/4
Pelecaniform and ciconiiform niche stability
(Read about it: DML)

4/3
Relationship between energy expenditure and walking speed in avians
(Read about it: DML)

Pygoscelis adeliae may benefit from climate change
(Read about it: Penguinology)

3/31
Gruid dances as play
(Read about it: BBC Nature)

3/27
Debate about fossil melanosome color studies
(Read about it: Nature News and Comment)

Lunar cycle influences behavior of Creagrus furcatus at sea
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

New specimen of Austroraptor cabazai
(Read about it: Theropoda)

Melanin concentration gradients in feathers
(Read about it: DML)

3/26
History of African sphenisciforms
(Read about it: March of the Fossil Penguins, Natural Selections)

Changing family dynamics of Fulica americana
(Read about it: Inkfish)

Avian tracks from Xinjiang
(Read about it: DML)

3/25
Magnitude of Holocene Pacific avian extinctions
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

Genomes of Falco peregrinus and Falco cherrug sequenced
(Read about it: BBC Nature)

3/21
Cooperative reproductive behavior in Aegithalos caudatus
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Extinction patterns of Holocene Hispaniolan avians
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

3/20
"Triassic" avian tracks likely from the Eocene
(Read about it: DML)

Unique pigment in sphenisciforms analyzed
(Read about it: Illuminating Fossils, March of the Fossil Penguins)

3/19
Sarcoramphus sacer may be a valid taxon
(Read about it: ABA Blog)

3/18
Water vapor conductance of Troodon formosus eggs
(Read about it: DML)

Petrochelidon pyrrhonota evolving shorter wings to avoid vehicles
(Read about it: ScienceNOW, Nature News and Comment, ABA Blog, 10,000 Birds, Why Evolution is True)

Circadian clock determines timing of crowing by male Gallus gallus domesticus
(Read about it: ScienceNOW, Inkfish)

3/17
Jeholornis and enantiornithines had just one functional ovary
(Read about it: ScienceNOW, Nature News and Comment, Natural Selections)

3/16
New avialan Oligocolius psittacocephalon
(Read about it: Ibis)

3/14
Metatarsal feathers widespread in Mesozoic avialans
(Read about it: Not Exactly Rocket Science, Natural Selections, Theropoda, 10,000 Birds)

Patterns of Clamator glandarius brood parasitism on Pica pica
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

3/13
Self control observed in Cacatua goffini
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

Age-related variation in reproductive traits of Diomedea exulans
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Evolution of avian sex roles
(Read about it: BBC Nature)

New avian molecular phylogeny
(Read about it: DML)

3/11
Urban noise reduces avian diversity
(Read about it: BBC Nature)

3/7
Structure of mixed-species corvid flocks
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

3/5
Aptenodytes forsteri body surfaces cool below air temperature
(Read about it: ScienceNOW, March of the Fossil Penguins)

New avialan Vadaravis brownae
(Read about it: Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology)

3/1
Predicting distribution of Thalassarche melanophris
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

2/28
First record of Cenozoic fossil avian tracks from East Asia
(Read about it: Ichnos)

2/27
How Taeniopygia guttata coordinate motor functions while singing
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

New maniraptor phylogeny
(Read about it: Theropoda, The Bite Stuff)

2/26
Impact of wintering environment on aging in Setophaga ruticilla
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Buteo buteo are only a minor cause of death for Phasianus colchicus
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

2/25
Trochilids generate bilateral vortex loops while hovering
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

Dinornithiform gastrointestinal parasites
(Read about it: PLoS One)

2/21
Apus apus make twilight ascents
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

2/20
Corvus respond to inequity
(Read about it: PLoS One)

2/17
Age of crown-group passerines
(Read about it: DML)

2/16
Osteology of Balaur bondoc
(Read about it: Theropoda)

2/13
Effect of artificial light on Turdus merula
(Read about it: 80 Beats)

New avialan Otus jolandae
(Read about it: Running Ponies)

2/12
Carotenoid-rich diets make male Notiomystis concta more attractive
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

Melospiza melodia use song type matching as threat warnings
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

2/10
Avians evolved ultraviolet vision more than once
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

2/8
Modeling flocking behavior of Sturnus vulgaris
(Read about it: Round Robin)

2/7
More support for avians using the Earth's magnetic field during migration
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

2/6
Inferring taxonomy from fossil feather structure
(Read about it: DML)

Behavioral changes and adaptive diversification in columbiforms
(Read about it: Proceedings of the Royal Society B)

2/5
Northward spread of Phalacrocorax carbo likely limited
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

2/4
Non-destructive methods of analyzing sphenisciform diet
(Read about it: March of the Fossil Penguins)

Food sharing in Garrulus glandarius based on perceived desire of others
(Read about it: ScienceNOW, Inkfish, Why Evolution is True)

Impact of future climate change on Asian avian species
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

2/1
Anatids and scolopacids of Neogene Italy
(Read about it: Geobios)

1/31
Genomic diversity and head crest evolution in Columba livia domestica
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

1/30
Columba livia may use infrasound "maps" to navigate
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

1/29
Cultural evolution in Passerculus sandwichiensis songs
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

1/28
Costs and benefits of pheomelanin in avians
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

Response of male Melospiza georgiana to wing-waving displays
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

1/24
New avialan Saintandrea chenoides
(Read about it: Paläontologische Zeitschrift)

1/23
Chroicocephalus scopulinus increasing along Otago
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

1/22
New deinonychosaur Eosinopteryx brevipenna
(Read about it: Theropoda, Art of Emily Willoughby, Laelaps, Natural Selections)

Sex identification of Confuciusornis sanctus
(Read about it: 80 Beats, Laelaps)

Fractal geometry of plumage in Alectoris rufa indicates individual quality
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

Multivariate analyses of small theropod (including maniraptor) teeth
(Read about it: The Integrative Paleontologists)

1/21
Hunting methods of Pygoscelis adeliae
(Read about it: March of the Fossil Penguins)

Relationship between flightlessness and cranial morphology in avians
(Read about it: DML)

1/18
How Aptenodytes patagonicus chicks navigate
(Read about it: Inkfish)

Gallus gallus domesticus don't form friendships
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

1/17
Coturnix japonica lay their eggs on ideal substrates for camoufalge
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

1/11
New oviraptorosaur Yulong mini
(Read about it: Theropoda)

Urban avians sing at higher frequencies because they can call louder that way
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

1/10
Test of whether recaching behavior in Aphelocoma californica is attributable to stress
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

1/8
Taeniopygia guttata syrinx visualized in 3D
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

New specimens of Archaeorhynchus spathula
(Read about it: Theropoda)

1/7
New avialan Sulcavis geeorum
(Read about it: Theropoda, Laelaps)

1/4
Function of oviraptorosaur tails
(Read about it: ScienceNOW, Laelaps, Endless Forms, Archosaur Musings)

1/3
Osteology of Khaan mckennai
(Read about it: The Bite Stuff)

1/2
Convergence between dromaeosaurid and basal pterosaur tails
(Read about it: Pterosaur.net Blog)

2012
12/28
Piksi barbarulna, Eurolimnornis corneti, and Palaeocursornis corneti are probably pterosaurs
(Read about it: DML)

Birdsong stimulates avian brains similarly to how music stimulates those of Homo sapiens
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

12/20
Mathematical model for how avians learn to sing
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

Copulation calls of male Pavo cristatus attract distant females
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

12/19
Endocranial anatomy of therizinosaurs
(Read about it: Laelaps, Theropoda)

Mixed species bird flocks tend to be based on phenotypic similarity
(Read about it: PubMed)

12/18
Male Taeniopygia guttata in poor condition don't try to fool familiar females
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

Population trends in boreal avians
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

12/14
Gallus gallus domesticus digit identity review
(Read about it: DML)

Species interaction constrains geographic range in furnariids
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

12/12
Forelimb of Anthropornis nordenskjoeldii
(Read about it: March of the Fossil Penguins)

12/10
Endocranial anatomy of charadriiforms
(Read about it: The Integrative Paleontologists)

12/5
Claw curvature of avians and other coelurosaurs
(Read about it: Dinosaur Tracking, Tetrapod Zoology)

12/4
Theory of mind in Garrulus glandarius
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

Use of cigarette butts as nesting material by urban avians
(Read about it: Nature News and Comment)

12/2
Youngest Taeniopygia guttata are most explorative
(Read about it: BBC Nature)

11/30
Numida meleagris unlikely to be effective for controlling ticks
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

11/27
No directional evolution in size for oviraptorosaurs and therizinosaurs
(Read about it: Dinosaur Tracking)

11/26
Hip injuries in Cygnus olor
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

11/23
Influence of psittaciform social structure on evolution of vocal mimicry
(Read about it: BBC Nature)

11/21
Wing feather arrangement of Archaeopteryx lithographica and Anchiornis huxleyi
(Read about it: Theropoda, Dinosaur Tracking)

Importance of sea ice for Aptenodytes forsteri
(Read about it: Penguinology)

11/20
Pyrocephalus rubinus sing longer songs in noisy environments
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

11/19
Genetic diversity in Meleagris gallopavo
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

11/16
Model for huddling sphenisciforms
(Read about it: Inkfish)

11/15
Columba livia effectively learn flight paths by traveling alongside more experienced individuals
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

11/14
Large avian footprints from the Eocene
(Read about it: Laelaps)

11/8
Malurus cyaneus use vocal passwords to identify brood parasites
(Read about it: Not Exactly Rocket Science, Zoologger, Nature News and Comment)

11/7
Avians in urban environments have different escape strategies from those that don't
(Read about it: Inkfish)

Haemorhous mexicanus avoid sick individuals of their species
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

11/5
Cacatua goffiniana observed making and using tools spontaneously
(Read about it: The Thoughtful Animal)

Importance of aeroelasticity in avian flight
(Read about it: DML)

11/1
Avian diversity over space and time
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

Anser indicus prefer to fly through valleys rather than over summits
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Alex the Psittacus erithacus could infer the relationship between cardinal and ordinal numbers
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

Why malurids are blue
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

10/24
Corvus moneduloides fail the string-pulling test if food doesn't come toward them
(Read about it: ABC Science)

Ficedula speciation
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

10/23
New alvarezsaur Alnashetri cerropolicensis
(Read about it: Theropoda, Dinosaur Tracking)

10/19
New avialan Shengjingornis yangi
(Read about it: Theropoda)

10/18
Parus major good at solving problems more likely to desert nests
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

10/17
Corvus brachyrhynchos can spread prions in their feces
(Read about it: Endless Forms)

Phoenicopteriform twig nest from the Miocene
(Read about it: PLoS ONE)

10/16
Trochilids have multiple tongue mechanisms for feeding
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

10/15
Bite force of Erlikosaurus andrewsi
(Read about it: DML)

10/11
Ontogeny of enantiornithine sterna
(Read about it: Nature Communications)

10/9
Corvus moneduloides is physically adapted for tool-using
(Read about it: Not Exactly Rocket Science, Nature Research Highlights)

10/8
Large molecule-based avian phylogeny study
(Read about it: 10,000 Birds)

Pelagic behavior of Puffinus puffinus
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

10/3
Strigops habroptila was a pollinator of Dactylanthus taylorii
(Read about it: Extinction Countdown, Laelaps)

Evolution and development of avian limb skeletal traits
(Read about it: DML)

10/2
Erythrura gouldiae choose mates using their right eye
(Read about it: Not Exactly Rocket Science)

9/28
Avialan material from the Peirópolis site
(Read about it: DML)

9/27
New specimen of Mei long
(Read about it: Theropoda, Evolutionary Routes, Dinosaur Tracking)

Backwards flight of trochilids is efficient
(Read about it: 80 Beats)

9/26
Garrulus glandarius change foraging and hoarding tactics based on social hierarchy
(Read about it: BBC Nature)

9/22
Climactic niches of Australian avians shifting
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

9/17
Corvus moneduloides use causal reasoning
(Read about it: ScienceNOW, 10,000 Birds, 80 Beats, Why Evolution is True)

Role of brain circuits for memorizing birdsong in Taeniopygia guttata
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

9/15
Mechanisms for development of unique feather types in Mesozoic aviremigians
(Read about it: Geosciences)

9/13
Genetic evidence of vicariance in palaeognaths and an Early Cretaceous origin of neornithines
(Read about it: DML)

Social networking in Corvus moneduloides
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

Tyto alba furcata feed on polychrotids
(Read about it: Anole Annals)

9/11
Corvus brachyrhynchos can use preexisting memories to recognize faces
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

9/8
Primary feather lengths in Mesozoic avialians may not correlate with flight styles
(Read about it: DML)

Halobaena caerulea use sense of smell to find compatible mates
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

9/5
MHC diversity and mate choice in Spheniscus magellanicus
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

Soaring cycle of Diomedea exulans
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

9/4
Female Gallus gallus domesticus with larger combs produce more eggs
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

9/1
Aphelocoma californica react to their dead
(Read about it: BBC Nature)

8/29
New therizinosaur Martharaptor greenriverensis
(Read about it: Theropoda, Dinosaur Tracking)

Decline in breeding Pygoscelis antarcticus
(Read about it: Penguinology)

8/27
New specimen of Sapeornis
(Read about it: The Theropod Database Blog)

8/22
Review of paravian phylogeny
(Read about it: The Theropod Database Blog, Theropoda)

8/18
Geospiza fortis genome sequenced
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

New avialians Ninox leventisi and Ninox rumseyi
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

8/16
Microcerculus philomela songs do not follow Western musical scales
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

8/14
Elevated levels of glucocorticoid hormones are beneficial to young Catharus ustulatus
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

8/13
Late Cretaceous avialian tracks from Tunisia
(Read about it: DML)

8/11
Anser brachyrynchus actively avoid wind farms
(Read about it: BBC Nature)

8/10
Adaptive sleep loss in Calidris melanotos
(Read about it: Not Exactly Rocket Science, ScienceNOW)

8/9
Earliest record of domesticated Mexican Meleagris gallopavo
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

Psittacus erithacus can use inferential reasoning
(Read about it: Nature News and Comment)

8/7
Avian diversity is greater in agroforests than in open farms
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Aggression-specific cell type found in Uraeginthus granatinus
(Read about it: Not Exactly Rocket Science)

New avialian Capito fitzpatricki
(Read about it: Round Robin)

8/5
New papers on ratite phylogeny
(Read about it: DML)

Oldest anseriform fossil from Australia
(Read about it: DML)

8/4
Avians that live with varying weather have more flexible songs
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

8/3
Polymorphism helps Cuculus canorus avoid mobbing by hosts
(Read about it: Zoologger, 80 Beats)

Change in extinction patterns of New Zealand avians
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

8/2
Female Erythrura trichroa can change the sex ratio of their offspring
(Read about it: ABC Science)

8/1
The brain and senses of Paraptenodytes antarcticus
(Read about it: March of the Fossil Penguins)

7/27
Investigating global dispersal of Gallus gallus domesticus with mitochondrial DNA
(Read about it: ABC Science)

7/26
Migratory avians follow consistent schedules
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

7/21
New avialian Australopicus nelsonmandelai
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

7/20
Aptenodytes patagonicus cope with continuous human disturbance
(Read about it: Inkfish)

7/19
Hydrobates pelagicus can recognize close relatives through smell
(Read about it: BBC Nature)

7/18
Shock-absorbing feathers and postural changes protect trochilids from heavy rain
(Read about it: ScienceNOW, Nature News Blog)

Melospiza lincolnii sing at dawn because their songs sound more attractive in the cold
(Read about it: Not Exactly Rocket Science)

7/16
Infidelity is cost-effective for Diomedea exulans
(Read about it: Zoologger)

7/13
Webbed avialian footprints from Late Cretaceous China
(Read about it: DML)

Urban noise may be increasing mortality rate in young Passer domesticus
(Read about it: BBC Nature)

7/11
Leucophaeus pipixcan can sense day lengths even prior to hatching
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

Cancer-fighting lysin found in Gallus gallus domesticus
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

7/9
Closely-related avians in the same region tend to have divergent calls and colors
(Read about it: BBC Nature)

7/7
Larus fuscus benefit from climate change
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

7/5
Hormones control when Puffinus puffinus chicks leave the nest
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

7/3
Lagopus muta use the same amount of energy for running whether with summer or winter fat reserves
(Read about it: BBC Nature)

7/2
Model for the origin of avian flight
(Read about it: DML)

6/30
Using coprolites to determine the lifestyle of Megalapteryx didinus
(Read about it: Inkfish)

6/27
New avialian Lutetodontopteryx tethyensis
(Read about it: DML)

6/26
Completeness of the Mesozoic avian fossil record
(Read about it: Aero Evo)

6/25
Parental behavior of male Cyanistes caeruleus determined by female ornamentation
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

6/24
Columba livia can recognize familiar faces
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

6/23
Alaskan therizinosaur track
(Read about it: Dinosaur Tracking)

6/21
Benefits of long-term monogamy to Branta bernicla nigricans
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Accuracy of vocal mimicry in Menura novaehollandiae
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Avians learn songs least degraded by environmental transmission
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

6/20
Redescription of Chaoyangia beishanensis
(Read about it: Theropoda)

6/14
New material of Gargantuavis philoinos
(Read about it: DML)

Decline in Pygoscelis antarcticus
(Read about it: BBC Nature)

6/13
Solid wing bones of Machaeropterus deliciosus help generate sounds
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

6/10
Impact of heavy rainfall on waterfowl communities
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Evidence of sexual selection in anseriforms
(Read about it: Denim and Tweed)

6/7
Molothrus rufoaxillaris are more effective than Molothrus bonariensis at brood parasitizing Agelaioides badius
(Read about it: Nature News and Comment)

6/6
Color of Erythrura gouldiae heads indicates their personalities
(Read about it: BBC Nature)

6/1
Cynanthus latirostris threatened by early blooming of Erythronium grandiflorum
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

5/31
Functional analysis of the furcula in Mesozoic avialians
(Read about it: DML)

5/28
Avians have paedomorphic skulls
(Read about it: Theropoda, Dinosaur Tracking)

5/26
Neck flexibility of Andalgalornis steulleti
(Read about it: DML)

5/25
Evidence that avian bill coloration is an indicator of health
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

5/24
The invasive Zosterops japonicus is the only avian species increasing in the Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

5/23
Promiscuity can be costly for Melospiza melodia
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

5/22
Avian legs key to evolutionary success
(Read about it: DML)

Scaling of the avian pelvic limb
(Read about it: DML)

5/21
Covert learning skill in Lonchura striata domestica
(Read about it: Nature News and Comment)

New species of Microraptor M. hanqingi
(Read about it: DML)

5/17
Enantiornithine coracoid from the Kaiparowits Formation
(Read about it: DML)

5/16
Alle alle are adapting to climate change
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

New deinonychosaur Yurgovuchia doellingi
(Read about it: The Theropod Database Blog, Theropoda, Archosaur Musings)

5/15
Brightness of egg colors determines male parental investment in Turdus migratorius
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

5/14
Enantiornithine breeding colony
(Read about it: Tetrapod Zoology, Domain of the C-Rex, Laelaps)

5/12
Corvus corone recognize vocalizations from familiar members of other species
(Read about it: BBC Nature)

5/11
Avians with color variations evolve more quickly than those that don't
(Read about it: Cosmos)

Long-term changes in drinking habits of Pygoscelis adeliae
(Read about it: March of the Fossil Penguins)

5/4
New avialian Xiangornis shenmi
(Read about it: DML)

Gallus gallus embryos display waking-like brain activity long before hatching
(Read about it: 80 Beats)

Molothrus ater females prefer less intensive courtship displays
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

5/1
Diomedea exulans breeding earlier
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

4/29
Unenlagiine from the Bauru Group
(Read about it: Theropoda)

4/27
Marine avians important in dispersal of parasites
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

Neural correlates of magnetic sense in Columba livia identified
(Read about it: Not Exactly Rocket Science, ScienceNOW, Nature News and Comment)

4/26
Parus major more likely to join defensive mobs that contain familiar neighbors
(Read about it: BBC Nature)

4/25
Arctic avians in decline
(Read about it: Nature News Blog)

Day length affects gene activity in Parus major
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

4/24
Avians with pheomelanin more susceptible to cataracts
(Read about it: BBC Nature)

Ptilonorhynchus maculata cultivate Solanum ellipticum for sexual display
(Read about it: Not Exactly Rocket Science)

4/23
New deinonychosaur Philovenator curriei
(Read about it: DML)

Phylogenetic assessment of Yixianosaurus longimanus
(Read about it: DML)

4/20
Anseriforms spread Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis
(Read about it: Extinction Countdown)

Long-term memory for affiliates in Corvus corax
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Why avians in areas with high radiation contamination call more frequently
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

4/18
Reasons for decline of Chaetura pelagica
(Read about it: Not Exactly Rocket Science, ScienceNOW)

4/17
Change in egg color of Prinia subflava and Anomalospiza imberbis over time
(Read about it: Inkfish)

4/14
Aptenodytes fosteri population counted from space
(Read about it: ScienceNOW, Inkfish)

4/13
Breeding provenance of Zonotrichia atricapilla
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Accipiter gentilis target odd-colored Columba livia
(Read about it: BBC Nature)

4/12
"Neurons" in Columba livia beaks not for navigation, and are actually macrophages
(Read about it: 80 Beats)

Reasons for divorce in Calidris alpina
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

4/11
New avialian Crypturellus reai
(Read about it: PalArch)

4/4
Production of iridescence in anseriform wing patches
(Read about it: Interface)

4/3
Review of Chilean dinosaur fossils (including maniraptors)
(Read about it: DML)

4/2
Change in Zonotrichia leucophrys calls in an urban environment
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

3/30
Troglodytes aedon invest more in offspring when ill
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

3/28
Tracking of avian climactic niche boundaries
(Read about it: Journal of Morphology)

Basal and maximal metabolic rates of avians
(Read about it: PLoS ONE)

3/27
Differences in crop bacteria of Opisthocomus hoazin based on geographic location
(Read about it: Nothing in Biology Makes Sense!)

3/24
Sphenisciform emissions contribute to acidifying air
(Read about it: Penguinology)

Male and female Puffinus mauretanicus migrate to different locations during summer
(Read about it: BBC Nature)

New avialian Otus mauli
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

3/23
Many new studies on Korean maniraptor tracks
(Read about it: DML)

3/21
Luscinia megarhynchos is more competitive when singing at similar heights in a tree
(Read about it: BBC Nature)

Effect of global warming of sphenisciform breeding cycles
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

3/17
Trochilids pay more attention to flower location than to color
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

3/16
Avians may be able to see the Earth's magnetic field
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Function of the mask of Lanius nubicus
(Read about it: Zoologger)

Limitations on the spread of Zavattariornis stresemanni
(Read about it: Wildlife Extra)

Logging affects sex ratio in Seiurus aurocapilla
(Read about it: PLoS ONE)

3/14
Flocking Sturnus vulgaris behave like magnets
(Read about it: Wired Science)

Blind spots of Gyps fulvus and Gyps africanus
(Read about it: Nature News and Comment)

Where Cypseloides niger borealis migrate to
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

3/11
New avialians Brodavis mongoliensis, Brodavis americanus, Brodavis varneri, and Brodavis baileyi
(Read about it: DML)

3/10
Fatal collisions during Morus serrator plunge diving
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

3/9
Microraptor had iridescent feathers
(Read about it: Not Exactly Rocket Science, ScienceNOW, Theropoda, Dinosaur Tracking, SOFT DINOSAURS, Archosaur Musings)

3/8
Defeaning causes song of Taeniopygia guttata to degrade
(Read about it: The Scicurious Brain)

3/7
New study on whether Cuculus canorus select hosts based on egg appearance
(Read about it: Denim and Tweed)

Young Coracias garrulus use projectile vomit as defense
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Triumph displays in Eudyptula minor are informative to eavesdropping individuals
(Read about it: Inkfish, ScienceNOW)

3/4
Evidence Velociraptor scavenged on azhdarchid pterosaurs
(Read about it: Archosaur Musings, Dinosaur Tracking)

Poleward shift of foraging range in Aptenodytes patagonicus
(Read about it: Penguinology)

2/28
New avialians Kairuku waitaki and Kairuku grebneffi
(Read about it: March of the Fossil Penguins)

New deinonychosaur tracks from China
(Read about it: Dinosaur Tracking)

2/25
Melopsittacus undulates responds to rhythmic beats
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

Influence of climate change on avian migration patterns
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

2/24
Tolerance for female cobreeders in Porphyrio porphyrio melanotus
(Read about it: Zoologger)

2/23
Urban landscapes cause avians to sing at a higher pitch
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

2/22
Aptenodytes patagonicus has high genetic diversity
(Read about it: 80 Beats, March of the Fossil Penguins)

2/21
The last experiment involving Alex the Psittacus eithacus published
(Read about it: Nature News Blog)

2/19
New avialian Picavus litencicensis
(Read about it: DML)

2/17
Doubt on finding of dinosaur feathers in amber
(Read about it: The Bite Stuff)

Fluctuating environments more likely to cause infidelity in "monogamous" avian species
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

2/16
Role of keratin in stress dissipation of the Padda oryzivora beak
(Read about it: Interface)

2/15
Barriers to gene flow in Foudia
(Read about it: Evolution)

Cross-hemisphere migration in Oenanthe oenanthe
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

2/12
New avialian Schizooura lii
(Read about it: Theropoda)

Liaoningornis longidigitrus revised as an enantiornithine
(Read about it: DML)

2/9
New specimens of Nemegtomaia barsboldi
(Read about it: The Bite Stuff, Theropoda)

2/7
Evolution of avian eggshell structure
(Read about it: DML)

2/4
Campephilus principalis likely extinct
(Read about it: BirdWatching)

2/3
New enantiornithine specimen from the La Colonia Formation
(Read about it: DML)

Mechanics of uncinate processes in Mesozoic maniraptors
(Read about it: DML)

Using ontogeny to understand avian evolution
(Read about it: DML)

2/2
Lack of food reduces territorial behavior in Turdoides bicolor
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

1/31
New assemblage of Raphus cucullatus
(Read about it: Naturwissenschaften)

1/28
Complete Linhenykus foot described
(Read about it: Archosaur Musings)

Taeniopygia guttata observe breeding success of others to select mates for next season
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

1/27
Avians target specific trees when foraging for insects
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

1/26
First probable South American dromaeosaurid tracks
(Read about it: DML)

Amount of time needed for Coragyps atratus to find and consume Homo sapiens carcasses
(Read about it: 80 Beats)

1/25
Color of original Archaeopteryx lithographica feather investigated
(Read about it: The Loom, ScienceNOW, Nature News and Comment)

Athene noctua and Otus scops use the alarm calls of other species to find suitable nesting territories
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

1/24
More on stiffness of Mesozoic avialian wing feathers
(Read about it: DML)

1/21
Mortality factors of Gymnogyps californianus
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

New research on Tyto alba wings
(Read about it: BBC Nature)

1/20
Manorina melanocephala recognizes individual voices among its own species
(Read about it: Cosmos)

Changes in molting patterns of native Hawaiian avians
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

Chlamydera nuchalis uses optical illusions in nest construction
(Read about it: Not Exactly Rocket Science, ScienceNOW)

Genetics of domesticated Columba livia
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

1/19
Critical speed of avians
(Read about it: ScienceDaily)

1/13
Increased wind speed has improved Diomedea exulans foraging performance
(Read about it: ScienceNOW, Tetrapod Zoology)

Phoebastria nigripes and Phoebastria immutabilis clean parasites off Mola mola
(Read about it: Not Exactly Rocket Science, Tetrapod Zoology)

1/10
Taeniopygia guttata lifespan predicted by length of telomeres
(Read about it: ScienceNOW, Nature News and Comment)

1/5
Sequencing DNA of extinct avians from eggshells
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

How dromaeosaurids used their tails for jumping
(Read about it: Not Exactly Rocket Science, Nature News and Comment, ScienceNOW)

Osteoarthritis in Caudipteryx
(Read about it: DML)

1/4
Evidence for explosive radiation of neoavians
(Read about it: DML)

Taeniopygia guttata brain synapses capable of synthesizing estrogen
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

2011
12/29
Review of Chinese enantiornithines
(Read about it: DML)

12/28
Evaluating the conservation of Aphelocoma insularis
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

12/27
Mystery Illinois trochilid identified
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

12/25
Research on how sphenisciforms communicate underwater
(Read about it: Penguinology)

12/23
Predicting environmental change impact on Iberian avians
(Read about it: PLoS ONE)

Genetic study on black Gallus gallus
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Global marine avian response to fish depletion
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Columbiforms do abstract math
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

12/22
Clutch size of Ficedula hypoleuca determined by those of competing species
(Read about it: Nature)

Increased predatory behavior in Gyps fulvus
(Read about it: DML)

Model for reproductive behavior of Remiz pendulinus
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

12/21
Evolution of long necks in various taxa (including maniraptors)
(Read about it: DML)

Mixed-species colonies of Falco naumanni and Corvus monedula
(Read about it: BBC Nature)

12/20
Convergence between pelecanids and balaenopterids
(Read about it: Laelaps)

12/17
New alvarezsauroid Bonapartenykus ultimus
(Read about it: Theropoda, Dinosaur Tracking)

Falco peregrinus and Falco cherrug genomes due to be sequenced
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

12/16
Luscinia obscura breeding area found
(Read about it: BBC Nature)

Resilience and stability in tropical avians
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

12/15
New hypothesis for predatory behavior in deinonychosaurs
(Read about it: Not Exactly Rocket Science, Theropoda, Love in the Time of Chasmosaurs, The Bite Stuff, Jersey Boys Hunt Dinosaurs)

Ongoing research on the evolutionary history of Pygoscelis adeliae
(Read about it: Penguinology)

Corvus moneduloides can learn to use new tools
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

12/14
Osteology of Linhenykus monodactylus
(Read about it: DML)

Parus major that know their neighbors well are more reproductively successful
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

How trochilids fly
(Read about it: Nature News and Comment)

12/13
Review of blood parasite prevalence in marine avians
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

12/10
Speciation in Sporophila
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Tropical avians move to higher elevations
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

12/9
Changes in the behavior of Melospiza melodia in the presence of predators
(Read about it: ScienceNOW, Denim and Tweed)

Differing roles in the two hemispheres of avian brains
(Read about it: DML)

Struthioniform reproductive organs
(Read about it: DML)

12/8
Flight styles of Mesozoic avialians
(Read about it: DML)

How psittaciforms use their tongues in speech
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

Long-term memory of color stimuli in Corvus macrorhynchos
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Aptenodytes forsteri time their dives with wing flaps
(Read about it: BBC Nature)

12/7
Farmlands important for avian conservation
(Read about it: BBC Nature)

Determinants of egg-pecking behavior in Molothrus bonariensis
(Read about it: Zoologger, 80 Beats)

Heliangelus zusii rediscovered
(Read about it: 200 Birds)

12/4
Migration patterns of Catharacta maccormicki
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

12/1
Divergence from ancestral populations in city-dwelling Turdus merula
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

Fluvioviridavis platyrhamphus was a podargid
(Read about it: Laelaps)

11/30
New species of Jeholornis J. palmapenis
(Read about it: Paleoexhibit, Theropoda, The Theropod Database)

Use of gestures in Corvus corax
(Read about it: 80 Beats)

11/29
Columba livia steer like helicopters
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

11/26
Pterodroma baraui more active during the full moon
(Read about it: Zoologger)

11/25
Gliding performance of Microraptor gui
(Read about it: Integrative & Comparative Biology)

11/24
Ongoing research on Meleagris gallopavo genetics
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

11/23
Feather colors and DNA analysis of Apteribis
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Secondary seed dispersal by Lanius meridionalis and Falco tinnunculus
(Read about it: BBC Nature)

11/22
Microraptor gui ate enantiornithines
(Read about it: Not Exactly Rocket Science, Dinosaur Tracking, H2VP, Theropoda)

European anseriforms delaying migrations
(Read about it: BBC Nature)

11/19
Decision making in Sturnus vulgaris
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

11/18
Monogamy reduces stress in Anser anser
(Read about it: Wired Science)

11/17
Evolution of feather beta keratins
(Read about it: DML)

Sleeping Parus major don't respond to predator odors
(Read about it: PLoS ONE)

Yolk progesterone changes with laying date in Eudyptes chrysocome
(Read about it: PLoS ONE)

Branta leucopsis don't increase flight behavior prior to migration
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

11/16
Samrukia nessovi might be a pterosaur
(Read about it: Gwawinapterus)

Variation in egg mass and content in Ficedula hypoleuca
(Read about it: PLoS ONE)

11/14
New avian ichnotaxon identified
(Read about it: DML)

11/10
Large avians more heavily affected by human-created noises
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

Day-old Gallus gallus prefer consonant music
(Read about it: The Thoughtful Animal)

Young Aptenodytes patagonicus filmed taking mud baths
(Read about it: BBC Nature)

11/10
Insectivorous avians important in vineyard pest control
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

11/9
Permanent female mimicry in Circus aeruginosus
(Read about it: Not Exactly Rocket Science)

How Calypte anna stay dry
(Read about it: Wired Science)

Age-based differences in vocal interaction of Luscinia megarhynchos
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

11/4
Pheugopedius euophrys sing duets
(Read about it: Not Exactly Rocket Science)

11/2
New unnamed deinonychosaur
(Read about it: Theropoda)

Garrulus glandarius plan for the future
(Read about it: BBC Nature)

11/1
New specimen of Gansus yumenensis
(Read about it: DML)

Endangered status of Australian avians has generally worsened
(Read about it: Cosmos)

Change in avian body size in response to climate change
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

10/31
New avialian Tonsala buchanani
(Read about it: H2VP)

10/29
Role of optic flow in avian flight
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

10/27
Likelihood-based methods result in avialian Archaeopteryx lithographica
(Read about it: Dinosaur Tracking, Theropoda)

How picids resist head injury
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

10/26
Mating habits in Erythrura gouldiae
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

10/25
Avialians from the Northumberland Formation
(Read about it: DML)

10/24
Evolution of ultraviolet vision in passerines
(Read about it: BMC Evolutionary Biology)

10/23
Levels of testosterone in female Turnix suscitator
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

10/21
Origin of drepanidines
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

Reason for infanticide in Eclectus roratus
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

10/19
Upcoming new specimen of Archaeopteryx lithographica
(Read about it: Dinosaur Tracking, Theropoda, Archosaur Musings)

Reproductively active Loxia curvirostra produce fewer stress hormones
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

10/17
Upcoming research on New Zealand sphenisciforms
(Read about it: Penguinology)

10/16
Melanosomes in Gansus yumenensis
(Read about it: PLoS ONE)

10/15
Ant-following avians may be capable of mental time travel
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

10/14
Lophura edwardsi may be extinct in the wild
(Read about it: Extinction Countdown)

10/12
Abused Sula granti chicks grow up to become abusers themselves
(Read about it: ScienceNOW)

10/11
Corvus macrorhynchos can distinguish symbols
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

10/7
Limb elements of avians compared to those of pterosaurs and chiropterans
(Read about it: DML)

10/6
New avialian Hoazinavis lacustris, and Namibiavis senutae reevaluated as an opisthocomiform
(Read about it: Tetrapod Zoology)

Study on evolution of tooth loss in avians
(Read about it: DML)

Detailed description on the anatomy of Mahakala omnogovae
(Read about it: Theropoda)

10/3
London Archaeopteryx specimen is now the neotype
(Read about it: Natural History Museum)

9/30
Large groups of Paris major and Cyanistes caeruleus are more efficient at solving problems
(Read about it: The Thoughtful Animal)

9/28
Nest building skill in Ploceus velatus is learned through experience
(Read about it: Penguinology)

9/26
More evidence for Psittacopasserae
(Read about it: DML)

9/23
Review on avian egg colors
(Read about it: Wired Science)

9/21
Sphenisciforms use smells to identify mates
(Read about it: Penguinology)

9/20
New deinonychosaur Talos sampsoni
(Read about it: Paleoexhibit, Theropoda, Skeletal Drawing, Dinosaur Tracking, The Whirlpool of Life, Art of Emily Willoughby)

9/19
Passer italiae confirmed as new species
(Read about it: BBC Nature)

How columbiforms produce "milk"
(Read about it: Discoblog)

9/18
Delayed gratification in corvids
(Read about it: ABC Science)

9/16
Fossilized feathers in amber
(Read about it: Not Exactly Rocket Science, Wired Science, ScienceNOW, Endless Forms)

9/15
Avialian extinctions at the K-Pg
(Read about it: DML)

9/13
How Aptenodytes patagonicus finds mates
(Read about it: Penguinology)

9/11
Reexamination of Psilopterus lemoinei
(Read about it: DML)

New avialians Nelepsittacus minimus, Nelepsittacus donmertoni, and Nelepsittacus daphneleeae
(Read about it: DML)

9/9
Trochilids "sing" with their tail feathers
(Read about it: Not Exactly Rocket Science, Wired Science)

Food processing efficiency in herbivorous avians compared to that of herbivorous mammals
(Read about it: DML)

Hungarian paravian fossils
(Read about it: DML)

9/8
New deinonychosaur Linhevenator tani
(Read about it: Theropoda, Paleoexhibit, Dinosaur Tracking)

9/7
Indicator indicator brood parasite behavior filmed
(Read about it: Not Exactly Rocket Science)

Sphenisciforms colonized Africa multiple times
(Read about it: March of the Fossil Penguins)

9/6
Aegypiines threatened by illegal drug sales
(Read about it: Nature News)

Crop found in Hongshanornis longicresta and Sapeornis chaoyangensis
(Read about it: Cosmos)

9/5
Support for the frame shift hypothesis
(Read about it: DML)

9/4
Long dives in Aptenodytes forsteri
(Read about it: Penguinology)

8/31
New avialian Lavocatavis africana
(Read about it: Laelaps)

8/27
New avialian Puffinus bryani
(Read about it: Wired Science)

8/26
New deinonychosaur discovered in Montana
(Read about it: DML)

8/25
Evidence of psittaciforms being closest to passerines, then to falconids
(Read about it: DML)

Struthio camelus sleeps like Ornithorhynchus anatinus
(Read about it: Not Exactly Rocket Science)

8/23
Waves in Sturnus vulgaris flocks confuse predators
(Read about it: Nature News Blog)

8/21
Intact avialian fossil from China
(Read about it: Archaeology News Network)

8/20
New avialians Nambashag billerooensis and Nambashag microglaucus
(Read about it: DML)

8/18
Taeniopygia guttata die earlier if paired with stressed mates
(Read about it: Not Exactly Rocket Science)

8/16
Complete accipitrid fossil found
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

8/10
New avialian Samrukia nessovi
(Read about it: Tetrapod Zoology, Theropoda, Paleoexhibit)

Ecological setting of avian flight stroke tested
(Read about it: DML)

More evidence modern avialians have manual digits I, II, and III
(Read about it: Cosmos)

8/5
Morphological evidence for Gondwanan vicariance in paleognaths
(Read about it: DML)

8/4
Sexually extravagant Chlamydotis undulata age faster
(Read about it: Wired Science)

8/3
Charadrius alexandrinus pairs cooperate more in the heat
(Read about it: The Thoughtful Animal)

8/1
Phylogenetic position of pelagornithids
(Read about it: DML)

7/26
New oviraptorosaurs Ojoraptorsaurus boerei and Epichirostenotes curriei
(Read about it: The Bite Stuff, The Theropod Database Blog, Theropoda)

7/16
New archaeopterygid Xiaotingia zhengi; archaeopterygids may be deinonychosaurs
(Read about it: Theropoda, Pick and Scalpel, Not Exactly Rocket Science, Superoceras, The Bite Stuff, Postcards from Pangea, Paleoexhibit, Dinosaur Tracking)

7/13
How sphenisciforms get (temporarily) airborne
(Read about it: Penguinology)

7/12
Dromaeosaurid tooth discovered in Germany
(Read about it: DML)

7/9
New unpublished info on the presence of Byronosaurus jaffei skulls in an oviraptorid nest.
(Read about it: DML)

7/8
Study of pneumacity in maniraptors (and other theropods)
(Read about it: DML)

7/4
Avialian status of Gargantuavis philoinos confirmed
(Read about it: DML)

7/1
Confuciusornis sanctus and Gansus yumenensis color patterns analyzed
(Read about it: Dinosaur CSI)

6/29
Spread of knowledge among Corvus brachyrhynchos
(Read about it: Cosmos)

6/23
Growth rates of Las Hoyas tetrapods (including Coniornis lacustris)
(Read about it: DML)

Why sphenisciforms avoid entering the water at night
(Read about it: Penguinology)

6/21
Avian synsacrum from Uzbekistan
(Read about it: DML)

6/20
Falco rusticolus is an honorary seabird
(Read about it: BBC Nature)

6/15
Reinterpretation of feathers on flattened dinosaur specimens
(Read about it: Jason Brougham's Blog)

6/14
A new type of structural color in Eudyptula minor
(Read about it: March of the Fossil Penguins)

6/9
Different problem solving behaviors in Corvus moneduloides and Nestor notabilis
(Read about it: Not Exactly Rocket Science)

6/2
Coordinated movements in huddles of Aptenodytes forsteri
(Read about it: Penguinology)

5/31
New avialian Parahongshanornis chaoyangensis
(Read about it: Theropoda)

5/30
Fossilized feathers from Spain
(Read about it: Palaeoblog)

5/29
Paleoecology of dromaeosaurids (and other predatory theropods) of Late Cretaceous Russia studied
(Read about it: DML)

5/28
New maniraptor feather fossils from Alabama
(Read about it: Laelaps)

5/18
New Cenomanian ornithurine fossils
(Read about it: DML)

New record of Hesperornis regalis in the Santonian
(Read about it: DML)

Cooperative behaviors in Psittacus erithacus
(Read about it: BBC Nature News)

5/16
New avialian Kaiika maxwelli
(Read about it: March of the Fossil Penguins)

5/12
How sphenisciforms survive deep dives
(Read about it: Penguinology)

5/8
New papers on avian digit development
(Read about it: DML)

5/6
Avian feathers inspire lasers
(Read about it: Wired Science)

5/3
Commentary on Linhenykus
(Read about it: DML)

5/2
How trochilids really drink revealed
(Read about it: Wired Science)

4/26
New volume on avian evolution
(Read about it: Wiley Online Library)

4/21
New avialian Qiliania graffini
(Read about it: Theropoda, Archosaur Musings)

4/15
Most dromaeosaurids was probably nocturnal, while basal avialians were probably diurnal
(Read about it: Not Exactly Rocket Science, Lars Schmitz, The Bite Stuff, Dinosaur Tracking)

4/13
Evolution of olfactory sense in paravians
(Read about it: Pick and Scalpel, Dinosaur Tracking, Penguinology, The Bite Stuff)

4/11
Ice-avoiding sphenisciforms still threatened by climate change
(Read about it: Penguinology)

4/9
Feather loss disorder found in sphenisciforms
(Read about it: Penguinology)

3/30
Review of Unenlagiinae
(Read about it: The Bite Stuff)

Unenlagiines may be avialians after all
(Read about it: The Bite Stuff)

3/26
New indeterminate un-named maniraptor from England
(Read about it: Theropoda, Tetrapod Zoology, DinoGoss)

New information on the braincase of Falcarius utahensis
(Read about it: DML)

3/22
Feather lengths in basal avialians examined
(Read about it: DML)

3/21
Corvus ruficollis cooperatively kleptoparasitize Neophron percnopterus
(Read about it: Not Exactly Rocket Science)

Fossilized vomit of Pagodroma nivea show distribution of ancient procellariiform colonies
(Read about it: Conservation Magazine)

3/19
New deinonychosaur Pamparaptor micros
(Read about it: Theropoda, The Bite Stuff)

3/17
Development of neoptile feathers
(Read about it: DML)

3/16
Cause of neck feather loss
(Read about it: Not Exactly Rocket Science)

3/9
Extinction of Pandanaris convexa associated with extinction of large mammals
(Read about it: Penguinology, Laelaps)

3/5
First European deinonychosaur tracks discovered
(Read about it: DML)

2/24
Zosterops japonicus might be an invasive species in Hawaii that is "worth saving"
(Read about it: The Loom)

2/18
"Super breeder" Pygoscelis adeliae individuals identified
(Read about it: Penguinology)

2/16
Jurassic paravian tracks
(Read about it: Dinosaur Tracking)

2/11
Possible Jurassic deinonychosaur teeth
(Read about it: Archosaur Musings)

New mass estimate for Raphus cucullatus
(Read about it: Laelaps)

Avians have manual digits I, II, and III
(Read about it: DML)

2/9
New alvarezsauroid Albinykus baatar
(Read about it: Chinleana, Theropoda, Dinosaur Tracking)

New avialian Bohaiornis guoi
(Read about it: Theropoda)

Lack of defense against brood parasitism in Pycnonotus capensis
(Read about it: Not Exactly Rocket Science)

2/4
Unattractive mates are stressful for Erythrura gouldiae
(Read about it: Not Exactly Rocket Science)

2/1
New approach for inferring ecology of Mesozoic birds
(Read about it: DML)

1/25
New alvarezsauroid Linhenykus monodactylus
(Read about it: Archosaur Musings, Theropoda, Dinosaur Tracking)

1/22
Review of feathered flight
(Read about it: DML)

1/12
Flipper bands impair survival of Aptenodytes patagonicus
(Read about it: Not Exactly Rocket Science)

1/7
Review of enantiornithine skulls
(Read about it: PhysOrg)

1/5
Xenicibis xympithecus used wings like clubs
(Read about it: Not Exactly Rocket Science, Laelaps, Theropoda, Tetrapod Zoology)

1/4
Redescription of Rapaxavis pani
(Read about it: DML)

2010
12/26
Examination of the growth patterns of Confuciusornis sanctus
(Read about it: DML)

12/24
New avialian Mystiornis cyrili
(Read about it: DML, Theropoda)

Analysis of size distribution in hesperornithines
(Read about it: DML)

12/21
Analysis of herbivory in maniraptor groups (and other coelurosaurs)
(Read about it: Dinosaur Tracking, The Theropod Database Blog)

12/17
Boluochia zhengi is a longipterygid
(Read about it: DML)

New deinonychosaur Geminiraptor suarezarum
(Read about it: Dinosaur Tracking, Theropoda)

12/14
The feathers of Parotia lawesii have microscopic mirrors
(Read about it: Not Exactly Rocket Science)

12/12
New avialian Leptoptilos robustus
(Read about it: Laelaps)

12/1
New avialian Intiornis inexpectatus
(Read about it: DML)

11/6
Reevaluation of Therizinosauria
(Read about it: DML)

11/4
Alectura lathami is better at doing WAIR as a hatchling than as an adult
(Read about it: LiveScience)

Juvenile Similicaudipteryx yixianensis specimen might have been moulting
(Read about it: Nature, with rebuttal)

Examination of unenlagiine deinonychosaur teeth
(Read about it: Dinosaur Tracking)

Dicrurus adsimilis robs other animals by sounding false alarms
(Read about it: Not Exactly Rocket Science)

10/27
Review of Jurassic maniraptors (and other coelurosaurs), with new, yet-to-be-analyzed hypothesis on phylogeny
(Read about it: Theropoda, Dinosaur Tracking)

10/15
Criticism of the idea that the feathers of basal avialians are not strong enough compared to body size for flight
(Read about it: Science, with rebuttal)

10/7
New avialian Huoshanornis huji
(Read about it: DML)

10/1
Some back-and-forth debate on the flight of Microraptor zhaoianus
(Read about it: Dinosaur Tracking)

New avialian Inkayacu paracasensis
(Read about it: Not Exactly Rocket Science, Theropoda, Penguinology)

9/28
Review of Cretaceous Cornet avialians; no good evidence for archaeopterygids or neornithines there, but there's a possible hesperornithine
(Read about it: Tetrapod Zoology)

9/22:
New species of Confuciusornis, C. jiangchangensis
(Read about it: Theropoda)

Review of basal Chinese avialians; "Didactylornis" is synonymous with Sapeornis chaoyangensis
(Read about it: PDF)

9/17:
New oviraptorosaur Machairasaurus leptonychus
(Read about it: Theropoda, Dinosaur Tracking)