Tuesday, February 1, 2011


“A bird living on the coast of the US is the world’s most promiscuous bird, say scientists. The saltmarsh sparrow, a bird that lives in the marshes of Connecticut, was found to have extreme levels of multiple mating. The researchers found that 95% of females mated with more than one male during each nesting period. This unusual behaviour could be a survival mechanism due to coastal flooding, researchers say. Using DNA analysis and studying the birds mating behavior in the marsh habitat, the scientists revealed the highly promiscuous activities of the bird.” w/ photos

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