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Colors and Personalities of Gouldian Finches

Scientists studying the Gouldian finches of Australia discovered that
the bird’s colorful head actually correspond to their personalities:

Scientists from Liverpool John Moores University and The Royal
Veterinary College investigated the "highly sociable" Australian
birds.

The team set the finches a series of behavioural tests to understand
the purpose of their bright appearance.

They found that red-headed finches were more aggressive, while
black-headed birds were bolder and took more risks.

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June 6th, 2012

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