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  • Pointy eggs more likely to stay put in birds’ cliffside nests, study finds

    Pointiness pays off for the eggs of cliff-dwelling birds, a new study reveals.

    Pointiness pays off for the eggs of cliff-dwelling birds, a new study reveals.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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  • Editor’s notes:
    To reach Mark Hauber, call 217-300-7127; email mhauber@illinois.edu.  
    The paper “A morphological analysis of avian egg shape in the context of displacement dynamics” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.
    DOI: 10.1242/jeb.178988

    L. Brian Stauffer is a photographer with the U. of I. News Bureau.

    Michael Jeffords and Susan Post are wildlife photographers and research affiliates of the Illinois Natural History Survey at the Prairie Research Institute of the U. of I. Their photographs are available here.