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|Date:||9/1/2014 4:28:14 AM
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well we finally got hit with the winter storm last night. its not too bad so far and only about 3 inches. lets set our thought on spring today and think about songbirds The use of DNA by scientists has provided new food for thought to people who had assumed that most birds were faithful to their mates, if not for a lifetime, at least for a single breeding season.
It turns out that there is more hanky-panky going on in the back fields and woodlands of the country among birds than anyone could imagine. DNA studies of songbirds have shown it is a common practice among songbirds to copulate with birds other than their mates, thus producing broods of nestlings with mixed parentage.
Divorce is also common among birds, particularly in birds of prey. If a mated pair of hawks, for example, is not successful in producing a brood of youngsters, an avian divorce often arises and one or the other will seek another mate
the Smith’s Longspur is enough to make even Hugh Hefner blush.
Small like a sparrow, the Smith’s Longspur spends its summers in Alaska and Canada and its winters in the Midwest and the South, often congregating in open fields.
In terms of range, then, it’s a lot like some other species. What sets the Smith’s Longspur apart is its astonishing libido.
At the peak of the spring mating season, the typical Smith’s Longspur copulates more than 350 times a week. The females solicit these encounters, and the males cooperate roughly half the time. Otherwise the creatures are resting and refueling.
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