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Birds Choose Sweet-Smelling Mates

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 08:13 PM

For most animals, scent is the instant messenger of choice for quickly exchanging personal profiles. Scientists, however, have long dismissed birds as odor-eschewing Luddites that don't take advantage of scent-based communications.

In a first-of-its-kind study, however, a Michigan State University researcher has demonstrated that birds do indeed communicate via scents, and that odor reliably predicts their reproductive success.

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 08:58 PM

I know this to be true!  I have cockatiels and they smell like warm sugar cookies.  :)

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