Because they may someday grow up and beat your children!  Well, that is not exactly what researchers from Wake Forest have figured out about the cycle of violence in Nazca Boobies, but what they have found – that birds that are abused as chicks are more likely to abuse chicks when they are adults – is eerily familiar to those who study violence in people.

Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.