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Hidden beauty

Chameleons are characterized by glowing bony tubercles Many chameleon species are discovered to possess bony bumps that emit blue light through the skin. The glowing bumps enable the animals to recognize conspecifics and males probably show them off to females. … Continue reading

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Percussion

Palm cockatoo drums with self-fashioned drumstick With a female listening, palm cockatoo males may repeatedly strike a hollow branch or trunk with a stick. Robert Heinsohn and colleagues heard that the birds have good rhythm and that every male has … Continue reading

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Surprising and familiar

The pied butcherbird and the art of composing A clever composer is able to grip the audience with variations, but without presenting music that is a confusing chaos. The pied butcherbird masters that art too, as Eathan Janney and colleagues … Continue reading

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