These Tiny Birds Get By With A Little Help From Their Friends

Individual superb fairy-wrens help their families and friends before helping strangers, suggesting these songbirds recognize which social tier individual birds belong to

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A pair of adult superb fairy-wrens (Malurus cyaneus) in breeding plumage in Ensay, Victoria, Australia. (Credit: benjamint444 / CC BY-SA 3.0)



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