Tag: territory

  • White-crowned Sparrow Males Unruffled by Younger Rivals

    In the territorial world of nature, it's not uncommon for older males to give way to the younger generation, albeit with a fight. Researchers have recently discovered that this is not ...

  • New Research into Bird Song

    While zebra finch females utter single note, low-pitched calls, males have the ability to sing in a variety of frequencies, even producing a whistle that goes beyond a piano keyboard’s high end. ...

  • Nightingale’s Journey Provides Valuable Migratory Information

    While being fairly nondescript in appearance, the nightingale is legendary for its amazing singing ability, which can often be heard at night, as well as in daylight hours. The name nightingale ...

  • Bird Breeding

    Bird breeding generally begins as the daylight hours of summer increase. Territorial behavior becomes evident with males selecting and defending their territory by means of singing and flight displays. Territories vary in size depending on availability of food and requirements of birds breeding in the area. When a female enters a male’s territory she may […]

  • Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)

    The Golden eagle’s scientific name is Aquila chrysaetos and it is part of the Booted or True Eagle family. These beautiful birds can be found throughout the northern hemisphere, living in prairie coulees, mountainous areas and in rugged terrains that create a profuse amount of updrafts. The golden eagle is about 3 feet or just […]

  • Kirtland’s Warbler (Dendroica kirtlandii)

    One of the most rare members of the Paulidae family is the endangered Kirtland’s Warbler (Dendroica kirtlandii). This is a fascinating bird species seen on occasion in the jack pine forests of Michigan where it is reliant on very specific habitat. Kirtland’s Warblers are endemic to the USA and are found only in Michigan, Wisconsin […]

  • So why do Birds really sing in the Fall?

    Birds sing for a variety of reasons, and not all of these motivations are linked to displays of pleasure. As their primary form of communication, birds sing to greet one another, attract a ...