Dr Iliana Medina

Lecturer in Ecology, School of BioSciences, Faculty of Science, University of Melbourne

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Yellow baya bird weaving its nest in a green forest.

Sciences & Technology

Birds are the ultimate architects, designing their nests for every climate

Whether it’s a dome, cup or pendant, new research shows bird nest designs match specific climatic conditions, giving hope that some can adjust nesting behaviours for changing weather conditions

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Sciences & Technology

The invisible colours protecting birds from overheating

Some Australian birds can control their temperature and avoid overheating by reflecting near-infrared wavelengths of sunlight, regardless of their feather colour

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