Birds

Video captures showdown between snowy owl and red fox on Ontario pier

A video capturing a showdown between a snowy owl and a red fox in Cobourg, Ont., has gone viral.<p>Town spokesperson Ashley Purdy says on the morning of …

Snowy Owl

World record for Indian aviary which houses thousands of birds

An Indian aviary has been awarded a Guinness World record for having the largest number of different bird species in one place.<p>Talkative cockatoos, colourful parrots and affectionate sun parakeets are among the 2000 birds on show at the Shuka Vana or parrot park in India's southern Mysore city.

India

Photographer captures astonishing moment butterfly lands on barn owl's head

This perfectly-timed photo shows a stunning barn owl - with a butterfly on its head.<p>Rob Bates, 34, took the photo of the bird of prey when it landed …

Nature

Specially structured bird of paradise feathers function like a "black hole"

Scientists have discovered that bird of paradise feathers are physically structured in such a way as to absorb nearly all light that reaches them, …

Astrophysics

Pelican festival at Kolleru lake on Feb. 4

Here is good news for bird lovers. Kolleru, one of the largest freshwater lakes in the country, will host Pelican Festival at the Atapaka bird …

Eagle.

Two panels of eagles fishing and plunging into the rejuvenating spring.Text Translation:Of the eagle. The eagle is so called because of the sharpness …

‘Healthy and happy and inspiring’: Eagles bring tourists, photographers to N.S. community

Dozens of eagles dot the branches of tall trees overlooking a snow-covered Nova Scotia farm field, a bitter wind cutting through their wings as they …

Atlantic Canada

Turkish town shutdown after bird flu outbreak

A town has been quarantined in Turkey’s southeastern province of Mardin after authorities detected two birds carrying the influenza virus.<br>Officials …

Bird Flu

Bald eagle pair returns to nest at Bay Area elementary school

MILPITAS — Tucked high above the cacophony of a bustling schoolyard, Curtner Elementary School’s two resident bald eagles are back to rebuild their …

Bald

Parakeets have landed in Bristol and they are thriving

Bright green parakeets have settled in Bristol – and it looks like they could be here to stay.<p>The tropical bird, which is officially the UK’s only …

Jimi Hendrix

Budgie house: RSPCA finds 359 uncaged birds flying around home after owner was taken ill

Officers from the RSPCA spent three days rescuing 359 uncaged budgies from a small house after the homeowner was taken to hospital.<p>The animal welfare charity is desperately trying to find new owners for the colourful birds, having been "inundated" by the huge number of them.<p>The charity was called …

RSPCA

When a bowerbird bachelor is ready to mate, he builds a nest-like structure called a bower, which he decorates with flowers, shells, stones, and other eye-catching baubles (including litter!) in order to attract a female. There are 20 bowerbird species, and 17 build mating bowers, each in a different style. The satin bowerbird (pictured) favors blue accents, while the great bowerbird prefers white and green. Some species will even catch and kill colorful beetles just to adorn their pied-à-terre.

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Natural History

'Pesky little birds': corella culls planned in Western Australia

Wild flocks bred from aviary escapees pose threat to local species and ‘don’t just eat, they destroy’, mayor says<p>Regional councils in Western Australia are using fireworks, lethal gas, nets, and mass shooting to reduce the number of corellas, which are reportedly damaging buildings and destroying …

Environment

Rescued bald eagle refuses flight of freedom

Hunter the bald eagle was expected to be released on Jan. 13 but instead had to wrangled back into his cage by wildlife rescuer Bill Heyde and some …

These Birds Thawed, But They Aren't Dinner

Recent bone-chilling temperatures across Massachusetts have had even turkey vultures seeking warmth.<p>BARNSTABLE, MA — Recent bone-chilling …

Is It Legal To Feed Wild Birds In Australia?

Image: iStock<p>Feeding wild birds in your backyard can be an exciting yet soothing experience - especially if you have small kids in tow. However, have …

Country diary: pink-footed geese sing the wind’s own song

Claxton, Norfolk: It was as if the field had uprooted and their calls were the landscape itself in full clamour<p>On any walk to the marsh I’m always struck how, with a single click of the closing door, the entire audible routine of the house interior – the ticking clock, the even hum of the central …

Environment

Watch: Mesmerising starling murmuration in west Cork outsmarts preying falcon

'Best ever murmuration'.

News (Ireland)

Bird enthusiasts look for eagles in eastern Connecticut

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Bird enthusiasts have traversed eastern Connecticut looking for eagles.The Norwich Bulletin reports (http://bit.ly/2Dxo2f0) …

Bald

The world's rarest gull calls New Zealand home, but most Kiwis don't know it

<i>New Zealand has more than 900 native species approaching extinction and another 2800 declining or at risk – yet Kiwis believe we are doing a good</i> …

New Zealand

‘Great annual snapshot:’ Bird numbers down in Waterton bird count after wildfire

WATERTON, Alta. — A Parks Canada official says a powerful wildfire that shut down Waterton Lakes National Park late last summer will inevitably …

Nature

Bird flu scare forces dietary change for zoo inmates

As the spectre of avian influenza looms large, the inmates of Nehru Zoological Park may soon be facing a dietary change. Following the outbreak of …

Bird Flu

25 Amazing Wild Bird Photographs

Aldo Leopold wrote “No matter how intently one studies the hundred little dramas of the woods and meadows, one can never learn all the salient facts …

Nature

Can Different Bird Species 'Talk' with Each Other?

A good bird-watcher can identify the local species not just by sight, but also by sound. It's something the Audubon Society calls "birding by ear." …

Animals

Bird Fact Friday – the Common Kestrel

Adapted from page 51 of <i>Birds of the Masai Mara</i>:<p>The Common Kestrel is a brown-backed falcon with a long tail. Found in singles and groups, these …

Owls Are Attacking People And Dogs In Wake of Cold Weather

In the past few weeks, owls have attacked humans or pets in Atlanta on at least three separate occasions. The large birds have reportedly swooped …

U.S. Geological Survey

'Firehawks' flush out prey with flames

Birds starting fires has long been observed by Australian Aborigines.<p>Someone call Billy Joel. We may know who started the fire.<p>Three birds of prey in …

Animals

The wild physics of superblack "bird of paradise" feathers

How are the feathers of Papua New Guinea's "birds of paradise" so freakishly black?<p>Because, man, they really are. Crows and blackbirds look, y'know, …

Papua New Guinea

Bird flu confirmed in 17 wild animals in southern England

Seventeen cases of bird flu have been confirmed in southern England.<p>We'll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this …

Public Health

Battle of the Birds: Cris Carter unveils the keys for Atlanta and Philadelphia ahead of Falcons – Eagles

In his preview of the Atlanta Falcons - Philadelphia Eagles divisional playoff game, Cris Carter reveals to Nick Wright, Jenna Wolfe and David Diehl …

NFL