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Uncovered: the secret sex life of birds

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The Common Murre is very promiscuous, despite having long-term pair bonds © Menno Schaefer / Shutterstock For years, people assumed most birds were monogamous. This idyllic image was blown apart when research revealed lifestyles of polygamy, polyandry, marathon mating sessions and sperm competition. Welcome to the secret reproductive life of birds. Shocked? Blame it on natural selection.lEpWDRzbL2c

 

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