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Old 01-20-2011, 10:29 PM   #1
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Default Plastic adorns the nests of birds fit for a fight

BBC News - Plastic adorns the nests of birds fit for a fight

"The white plastic clearly functions as a threat to other individuals of the same species - to other kites. It's basically a 'keep away, no trespassing' signal. A comparison with humans would be the notices placed on the gates of certain nice houses which say 'beware, guard dog'.
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Old 01-21-2011, 11:04 AM   #2
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This also was in Science CiteTrack: This Week In Science, where it was noted that "The amount of decoration placed decreased with age and, surprisingly, lower-quality individuals do not "cheat," going out of their way to remove material experimentally placed in their nests."
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