A new Otis magazine will be released this May.
Posted on Tuesday, February 16th, 2010
“Male Great Bustards have developed a trick to make their elaborate mating displays even more alluring to females, a study suggests. The large birds lift and point their bottoms towards the sun, say scientists, making their bright white tail feathers more conspicuous”, so starts a report by Victoria Gill on the BBC News website.
A happy consequence is that it could also, as Al Dawes, our release-site Manager points out, make it easier to count birds on spring leks – particularly in Russia where bustards can only be viewed from a long distance away…