Not so bird-brained after all! Avians quickly learn to avoid plants that host toxic insects, study finds In the wild, British researchers tested birds with…Read More Birds learn to avoid plants that host toxic insects, study finds
The southern cassowary is often called the world’s most dangerous bird. While shy and secretive in the forests of its native New Guinea and Northern…Read More The World’s Deadliest Bird Was Raised by People 18,000 Years Ago
It may be time to retire the phrase “gentle giant.” Researchers in the Seychelles have filmed a giant tortoise hunting and devouring a tern chick…Read More ‘Totally Surprising and Rather Horrifying’: Giant Tortoises Eat Baby Birds
As anyone who has ever tried to eat french fries on a beach will attest, stealing is not an uncommon behavior among birds. In fact,…Read More Sneaky Thieves Steal Hair From Foxes, Raccoons, Dogs, Even You
Early birds survived the massive asteroid that killed the dinosaurs because they had big brains, study finds A new study suggests early birds may have survived…Read More Early birds survived dinosaur-killing asteroid due to big brains
Jim Tinnell, a wildlife rehabilitator in Ohio, was suspicious when he received his first sick blue jay of the season on May 24. “Blue jays…Read More These Birds Didn’t Have Chlamydia or West Nile. But They’re Still Dying.
The coin is in the illusionist’s left hand, now it’s in the right — or is it? Sleight of hand tricks are old standbys for…Read More Magic Tricks May Fool You, but These Birds Can See Through Them
Covid fuels the current virus pandemic, but the world is full of flu viruses waiting in the wings. And they keep changing unpredictably. By James…Read More A New Bird Flu Jumps to Humans. So Far, It’s Not a Problem.
We asked five birding enthusiasts to give us a rundown on where to go and what bird species to look for in five regions of…Read More Birds by the Billions: A Guide to Spring’s Avian Parade
What might be Asia’s longest-missing bird just came out of hiding. For the first time in 170 years, researchers reported last week that a black-browed…Read More This Bird Wasn’t Seen for 170 Years. Then It Appeared in an Indonesian Forest.
Last spring, robins living on an Illinois tree farm sat on some unusual eggs. Alongside the customary brilliant blue ovoids they had laid were some…Read More How an Eight-Sided ‘Egg’ Ended Up in a Robin’s Nest
As many said at the time, bird song did sound different during lockdown, according to a scientific study. By analysing the calls of sparrows recorded…Read More How lockdown birds sang to a different tune
Energy bills: Wild birds such as the great tit can lower the temperature of their beaks so they don’t need as much fuel during times…Read More Wild birds can lower the temperature of their beaks to preserve energy
Blue tits learn to avoid foul-tasting food by watching footage of other birds reacting badly to distasteful and toxic bugs The small garden birds learn…Read More Birds trained to watch telly so they can improve their diet
Not so long ago, the northern seas were full of great auks. Every summer, millions of the two-toned, goose-sized birds would gather at different breeding…Read More Why the Great Auk Is Gone for Good
Squawking at the top of their voices! Birds are being forced to belt out their songs in order to be heard over the noise from…Read More Birds are being forced to sing louder in order to be heard over planes
EXCLUSIVE: ‘Northern birds are lazy, ugly w***** who smell of burgers’: Mrs Brown’s Boys writer and best-selling author’s extraordinary attack on women Ex-doctor Adam Kay,…Read More 'Northern birds are lazy, ugly w***** who smell of burgers': Adam Kay
Every spring, throngs of garden warblers make a treacherous, multiweek journey from their winter homes in Africa to their summer breeding grounds in Europe. The…Read More Some Migratory Birds Sleep Better Than Others
The birds that will risk their lives for a good nap! Garden Warblers tuck their heads into their feathers if they are unfit, scientists discover…Read More Birds that tuck head into their feathers to sleep are less healthy
Dark feathers make birds MORE aerodynamic by warming up their wings and increasing flying efficiency Scientists believe dark-coloured feathers may help birds fly more efficiently…Read More Dark feathers make birds MORE aerodynamic by warming-up their wings
Some 99 million years ago, a small animal with a weird elongated toe died and became partially entombed in amber. Its lower leg and foot…Read More Why Did This Extinct Bird Have Such a Weird, Long Toe?
REEDS BEACH, N.J. — On a recent spring day at this remote beach, hundreds of shorebirds flapped frantically beneath a net trapping them on the…Read More The Shorebirds of Delaware Bay Are Going Hungry
A Florida man was fatally injured Friday by a cassowary, an emu-like animal once dubbed the “world’s most dangerous bird.” Marvin Hajos, 75, was severely…Read More Florida Man, 75, Killed by 'Dangerous' Cassowary Bird He Raised
Every year, millions of birds migrating at night, often distracted by bright city lights, die by flying into American buildings. Now a study shows where…Read More How Dangerous Is It to Be a Bird in Your City? Buildings Kill Hundreds of Millions a Year
Wallis Bird's story starts like a fairytale. It ends like one, too. Eventually. Once upon a time a girl was born in a small Irish…Read More Wallis Bird’s tragedy has fairytale ending
COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The roseate spoonbill is roughly the size of a great blue heron, with the pink plumage of a flamingo and a…Read More She Invented a Board Game With Scientific Integrity. It’s Taking Off.
Unless you’re a fan of either team, or had an irresponsible amount of money riding on this game, there’s a chance you did not catch…Read More A College Baseball Game Was Delayed Because An Eagle And Osprey Were Fighting Over A Fish
With temperatures dipping into the teens and negatives for much of the country this week, many Americans may find themselves hibernating inside. For the King…Read More At Least These Frigid Winter Temperatures Are Making Zoo Penguins Happy: Watch
Think your belongings are safe at an airport security lane? Think again. A man was arrested after swiping $9,000 in cash from a fellow passenger’s…Read More Rome airport thief swipes $9,000 from fellow passenger’s tray at airport security
As any child can tell you, dinosaurs, not birds, invented feathers. According to a new scientific report, dinosaurs also invented — or, if you want…Read More The Great Speckled Dinosaur Egg