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RedNova News Science Mating Game is Never Over for Male Swallows study 9 30 05 10 38 AM advertisement Home News Video Images Space Science Health Technology Education Community Fun Shopping Site Map JOIN US TODAY MEMBER LOGIN Make RedNova com your default homepage SPECIAL NEWS Return to Flight REDNOVA NEWS Posted on Thursday 29 September 2005 14 05 CDT E mail this to a friend Printable version Discuss this story in the forum search Change Font Size AAA Mating Game is Never Over for Male Swallows study Space Science Technology Health Sci fi Gaming Oddities General Business Politics International Entertainment Sports News Archive Video News REDNOVA EXTRAS RedNova E Mail WASHINGTON Men who put on a little pot belly after marriage can give thanks that they are not barn swallows A study published on Thursday shows females of that species keep shopping around even after mating And these females aren t looking for good providers or even good company They want only the best looking birds a research team at Cornell University in New York found The bad news for male swallows is the mating game is never over said Rebecca Safran who led the study while a postdoctoral researcher at Cornell This is something that most humans can relate to think of how much time and money we spend on our looks and status long after we have established stable relationships added Safran who is now at Princeton University For barn swallows known scientifically as Hirundo rustica erythrogaster good looks equals a nice red breast and belly Safran and colleagues report in Friday s issue of the journal Science And the equivalent of a little hair dye serves them well If the male s red breast is not as dark as other males the female is more likely to secretly mate with another male they found My RedNova Join RedNova RSS Feeds Shop with RedNova Bookmark RedNova Suggestions Feedback RedNova Forum What s New Tell A Friend Win 500 Ads by Google Tropical Birds Join us in protecting precioustropical birds and



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