Squirrels Listen to Birdsong for Safety Cues
Squirrels Listen to Birdsong for Safety Cues
Eastern gray squirrels appear to ease up on vigilance behavior when the birds sound calm.
Squirrels Listen to Birdsong for Safety Cues
Squirrels Listen to Birdsong for Safety Cues

Eastern gray squirrels appear to ease up on vigilance behavior when the birds sound calm.

Eastern gray squirrels appear to ease up on vigilance behavior when the birds sound calm.

animal behavior
Image of the Day: Spider Sex
Image of the Day: Spider Sex
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 26, 2019
Funnel-web spiders change the timing of their distinct courtship behavior depending on what microbes they’re carrying.
Image of the Day: Legless Leaps
Image of the Day: Legless Leaps
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 12, 2019
The goldenrod gall midge, a type of fly, bears larvae that can jump through the air despite their lack of limbs.
Image of the Day: Safety in Numbers
Image of the Day: Safety in Numbers
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 22, 2019
Male Asian elephants are forming long-term, all-male groups to forage in agricultural areas of India.
Image of the Day: Close Encounters
Image of the Day: Close Encounters
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 19, 2019
Watch a hawk close in on a target.
Domestication Might Have Sculpted Eyebrow Expressions in Dogs
Domestication Might Have Sculpted Eyebrow Expressions in Dogs
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 18, 2019
Dogs have stronger facial muscles compared to wolves, giving them the sad or “puppy dog eyes” look.
Amidst UK Pollinator Declines, Migrant Hoverflies Are Doing Well
Amidst UK Pollinator Declines, Migrant Hoverflies Are Doing Well
Katarina Zimmer | Jun 13, 2019
A decade-long study tallies the numbers of pest-eating, flower-pollinating hoverflies that travel to the UK every year, and illustrates their important ecological roles in southern Britain.
Making Sense of Magnetic Navigation
Making Sense of Magnetic Navigation
David Barrie | Jun 1, 2019
A new book about remarkable feats of migration by animals explores the front lines of research into how they do it.
Browsing Deer Affect How A Forest Sounds
Browsing Deer Affect How A Forest Sounds
Jef Akst | Jun 1, 2019
Changes in the auditory environment as a result of herbivory could influence how animals communicate, and may have implications for sound-based monitoring of species.
Artificially Intelligent Tools Capture Animal Movement
Artificially Intelligent Tools Capture Animal Movement
Carolyn Wilke | May 1, 2019
Algorithms for motion capture help neuroscientists dig into the question of how the brain produces behavior.