Birds

Rare Footage of Birds Performing a Fabulous Tango Style Courtship Ritual in a Patagonian Lake

Nature photographers Michael and Paula Webster in partnership with Birdlife International, captured for the very first time for their film “Tango in …

Those Little Birds On The Backs Of Rhinos Actually Drink Blood

You’ve seen it: a peaceful image of interspecies togetherness. The adorable oxpecker, perched on the back of a rhinoceros or zebra, happily having …

Student saves dozens of birds injured by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

While many species of birds will flee in advance of an approaching hurricane, some ride it out, taking their chances in trees, bushes, or whatever …

All About the Orpington Chicken Breed

When you're starting a small farm flock of laying hens, meat birds, or dual-purpose chickens that will provide both eggs and meat, choosing the …

Afrikaans speaking parrot places Amazon order

https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2017-09-22-afrikaans-speaking-parrot-places-amazon-order/<p>Online shopping these days is for the …

Amazon

Bird Fact Friday – Northern Harrier

From page 140 of <i>Raptors of Mexico and Central America</i>:<p>Norther Harriers are slim-bodied raptor with long legs, long wings, and a long tail. Their …

PETA goes after a postdoc for her research on birds, and academics cry foul

Christine Lattin, a postdoctoral researcher in biology at Yale University, describes herself as a bird lover. Yet she and her work with birds have …

Research

Photo: Bitty burrowing owl peeks out from below

Behold the burrowing owl, one of North America's smallest and most unusual owls. Unlike its cousins, <i>Athene cunicularia</i> does not take to the trees and …

Sustainability

Migration destinations: Watch birds wing their way across the continent

The vacation season may be winding down for humans, but for birds, it’s just heating up. As flocks migrate, they stop to feed and rest at the same spots every year. “You have an opportunity to see an enormous concentration and diversity of birds,” says Nils Warnock, executive director of Audubon …

Travel

Birds 'churring' is a sign isles' shipwreck rats dying out

<b>The calls of a small seabird have been recorded for the first time on a group of islands in The Minch.</b><p>Conservationists hope the sound of storm petrels' "churring" is an indication that an effort to eradicate rats on the Shiant Islands is working.<p>The black rats are not native to the islands off …

Five Fascinating Facts About the Amazing Cassowary

What animal is around six feet tall, weighs over 100 pounds and can kick people to death?<p>The southern cassowary, of course. The bird, which is …

H.P. Lovecraft

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #106

Wild Bird Trust presents the Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs for this week. This week we feature species which are widespread like the Peregrine Falcon …

Amazing

California condors return to the skies after near extinction

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — In a remote, rugged valley overlooking the Pacific Ocean, researchers closely monitor an endangered icon: the California condor.<p>The giant vultures flap their wings and circle the sky before perching on branches and observing their observers. Wildlife biologist Amy List uses a …

Wildlife

The Ocean Flyway: The Surprising Open Water Routes of Songbird Migrations

If you are fascinated with migration, it is a good time to be alive. Sophisticated tracking technologies are revealing migration routes and …

Atlantic Ocean

Are Bengaluru’s sparrows migrating to its international airport?

The little bird was once ubiquitous in Bengaluru. No more.<p>The sparrows at Bengaluru’s international airport almost made Mohammed Dilawar miss his …

Cassowary on brink of extinction

The exotic prehistoric-looking Southern Cassowary is being wiped out by threats not only to its habitat but also from local wildlife

Barn Owls Do Not Suffer From Age-Related Hearing Loss, Study Shows

Barn owls have exceptionally good hearing, which helps them locate small prey scuttling about in the grass at night, and their sharp ears may not …

Owls

The 'I'iwi, a Besieged Hawaiian Forest Bird, Is Now Listed as Threatened

The 'I'iwi, or Scarlet Honeycreeper, was once among the most common birds in Hawaii. Its lipstick-red plumage brightened all of the archipelago’s …

Threatened

All Endangered Everglade Snail Kites Nests Lost on Florida's Lake Okeechobee

Audubon scientists are saddened to report all of the 44 active nests of the endangered Everglade Snail Kite on Lake Okeechobee were lost due to …

Florida

Awww: A Trio Of Geese Safely Escort A Hedgehog Across The Road

This is a short and sweet video from Tambov, Russia, of a trio of geese making sure that a little hedgehog safely crosses the street. Geese: they're …

Hedgehogs

Seychelles: 6 Endangered Birds That You Can Still See in Seychelles

[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles is a small island nation whose economy is largely dependent on protecting its natural environment for tourism. …

Beaches

Call to care for endangered cassowaries

About seven cassowaries were slaughtered by dogs one night in Far North Queensland but wildlife ranger Ingrid Marker was helpless to do anything …

North Queensland

Birds found in oily substance on North East coast

<b>More than 20 seabirds along a 75-mile (120km) stretch of coastline have been found covered in an oily substance.</b><p>The RSPCA said the source of the liquid is not known but two of the birds have died.<p>The charity has been getting calls since Sunday and has picked birds up from various locations between …

RSPCA

Graham-Cassidy, the GOP’s last health care proposal, explained with a cartoon

There’s some faulty logic here.<p>Senate Republicans have been through four different health care proposals to repeal Obamacare, all of which failed to pass. But now there's one very ambitious proposal left.<p>Graham-Cassidy isn't a sexy or descriptive name, but what makes it so radical is how much it …

Health Care

Owls hold secret to ageless ears

BBC News<p><b>Barn owls keep their acute sense of hearing into old age, scientists have discovered.</b><p>Previously, starlings have been found to have this ability, suggesting birds are protected from age-related hearing loss.<p>Understanding more about the "ageless ears" of barn owls could help develop new …

Owls

Scientists uncover twenty-one new species of tropical birds identifiable only by their songs

Scientists have uncovered as many as twenty-one new species of tropical bird by sophisticated analysis of the songs that they sing. The researchers were intrigued by why birds that seemed almost identical to one another would not respond to the calls of other birds … a key factor in how they …

Travel

How to Raise the Rarest Kiwi

Thanks to a long-running plan to rear their chicks in captivity, these national icons are bouncing back from the edge of extinction.<p>FRANZ JOSEF, NEW ZEALAND—When I first see the kiwi chick, I briefly wonder if I’m actually looking at a real animal. It’s a grapefruit-sized sphere of fluff with an …

Animals

A Trio of Vigilant Geese Valiantly Escort a Tiny Hedgehog Across the Street

While walking down a small road in Tambov, Russia, three rather vigilant geese happened upon a tiny hedgehog who was attempting to cross to the other …

Hedgehogs

Duck Penises Get Bigger When They Are Surrounded by Other Males

The strange world of duck penises just got a little bit stranger.

How do animals and birds manage in hurricanes like Irma and Maria?

The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific concepts<p>After Harvey, Irma and now Maria, I wonder how wild animals and birds manage in hurricanes? Do they “migrate” temporarily at the first signs of …

Hurricane Irma