If teenage birds can't make friends, their love life is screwed

Before they start mating as adults, birds like the zebra finch spend their adolescence socializing with members of the opposite sex. And it turns out that their childhood friendships end up predicting how well they will do at the mating game later in life. » 8/04/13 3:00pm 8/04/13 3:00pm

Adultery runs rampant among the zebra finches

Like humans, zebra finches form monogamous partnerships in order to rear children. And, very much like us, these birds are also known to indulge in "extramarital" sex, even when these affairs serve no obvious evolutionary purpose. » 6/14/11 11:45am 6/14/11 11:45am