Male birds up their defensive game when females are watching

The researchers introduced a model of a pygmy owl, like the live one seen here, to ...

Animal mobbing behavior is an interesting strategy used by the likes of small birds to team up and scare way would-be predators. Or so scientists have thought. In addition to this collaborative survival tactic, researchers have found that there may be another motivation for these cooperative swoops – a desire to impress onlooking females.

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