birds

NEW YORK — In 2018 it was the Mandarin duck. In October it was the barred owl. Just weeks ago it was the snowy owl. All three avian species catapulted to celebrity status after they landed in Central...

Birds really do have built-in sat-nav! Animals can ‘read’ the Earth’s magnetic signature well enough to get back on course if they get lost, study reveals Researchers from the UK took...

Penguins get snow days too! During a recent snowfall, the Saint Louis Zoo decided to take some of their penguins on a special field trip. King penguins Ethel and Elliot, and gentoo penguins CJ, Oshie,...

It was late at night, and the scientists sitting in the white 4WD had been slowly driving through the sweeping grasslands for hours, their eyes trained on a small screen on the dashboard. Suddenly, they...

The ibis and the kiwi are dogged diggers, probing in sand and soil for worms and other buried prey. Sandpipers, too, can be seen along the shore excavating small creatures with their beaks. It was long...

Birds that live in towns and cities are having more chicks because light pollution is prompting them to lay eggs earlier in the year Researchers used nesting data gathered in North America by citizen...

During a blip in time in the late Jurassic, a dinosaur that weighed no more than a chinchilla flung itself from tree to tree, spread its wings and tried to soar. In theory, it sounds beautiful — an early...

African finches lay their eggs in the nests of other birds just like cuckoos – and chicks deceive their ‘foster parents’ by mimicking the appearance and calls of their real offspring Some...

Millions of birds are dropping dead from the sky above New Mexico and the wildfires across the West Coast could be to blame, biologist claims The mystery first started on August 20 when hundreds of dead...

Parents really are the best teachers: Young birds that spend longer in the family unit grow up smarter, study shows Siberian jays in Sweden and New Caledonian crows off Australia’s coast studied Those...

Arctic birds weaken their own immune systems to save energy for hunting and keeping warm during the coldest months, study shows Study authors examined the immune system of the Svalbard rock ptarmigan  They...

These zookeepers are getting creative to provide motherly love to a baby vulture. Zoo Atlanta welcomed a hooded vulture chick on April 9, the first of the critically endangered species to be successfully...

The white-tailed eagle — the largest bird of prey in the U.K. — has been seen flying in English skies for the first time in 240 years. Last summer, six of the birds were taken from Scotland...

Day of the condors: Hungry birds of prey eye up terrified poodles just the other side of glass window in penthouse apartment in Chile Footage shows moment huge birds size up dogs inside South American...

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 of food shortages, study finds Birds are able to adapt their...

Groups of Victoria crowned pigeons spend most of their time on the ground, only flying up into the branches of trees when startled or in need of a spot to sleep. The incubation period for Victoria crowned...