Groundbreaking Study Finds That Female Birds Like Bigger Beaks

In the “This has nothing to do with Valentine’s Day” news, scientists have discovered that female birds prefer male birds with bigger beaks. Shocking, we know.

The study, conducted by researchers at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, showed that bigger beaks equal more chicks. (Get it? Birds? Chicks? Whatever…) In fact, certain species of birds were found to experience a beak growth during mating season, according to

To be fair, the study doesn’t conclude that the bigger bills are grown exclusively to attract females. Russell Greenberg, head of SCBI’s Migratory Bird Center, said in a release by the Smithsonian that the larger beaks could “play a role in mating and fighting.”

Whatever the cause, the study found that beak size and mating go hand in hand. Which has nothing to do with Valentine’s Day, nor is it an analogy of any sort.

– Carlos Delgado, CBS Radio


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From 93.1 Jack FM

Best Of Los Angeles
Flashback Lunch

Listen Live