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Default Birds Form Alliances With Long-Term Neighbors

Birds Form Alliances With Long-Term Neighbors
Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer
Date: 25 April 2012 Time: 09:05 AM ET

Birds Form Alliances With Long-Term Neighbors | Great Tit | Altruistic Mobbing Behavior | LiveScience
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Like contestants on the game show "Survivor," the small birds called great tits form alliances with their neighboring great tits to defend their nests.

New research shows how the neighboring birds will work together to fend off predators such as woodpeckers — but only if they have…
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