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'Team of rivals' approach works for sparrows defending territories


February 26, 2014

biology graphic A new study of territorial songs used by chipping sparrows to defend their turf reveals that males sometimes will form a "dear enemy" alliance with a weaker neighbor to prevent a stronger rival from moving in. About one time out of five, a neighboring male flew into the territory of the study male and helped him repel the simulated intruder. Full Story

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University of Massachusetts Amherst

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