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New species of 'first bird' Archaeopteryx found

10-27-2018 | 1

The discovery has cemented Archaeopteryx as a transitional form between non-avian dinosaurs and birds.


Gigantic 3m-tall 'big bird' was world's largest

 VIDEO  9-26-2018 | 4

A gargantuan species of ostrich-like elephant bird from Madagascar was thought to the largest that ever lived.


What wiped out the world's largest bird ?

9-13-2018 | 13

The elephant bird, along with some of Madagascar's other megafauna, went extinct around 1,000 years ago.

Creatures, Myths & Legends

Bizarre 'bird fish' caught in Chinese river

 VIDEO  6-13-2018 | 23

A fish with a head resembling that of a bird has been caught in a river in China's Guizhou Province.


Dinosaur asteroid wiped out most bird species

5-26-2018 | 5

According to a new study, only a few select bird species survived the asteroid strike that wiped out the dinosaurs.

Nature & Environment

Scientists observe bird evolving in real time

11-25-2017 | 9

For the first time ever, it has been possible to directly observe one species evolving in to another.

Nature & Environment

Unique moth species looks like a hummingbird

 VIDEO  11-24-2017 | 19

Sightings of a particularly unusual type of moth are becoming increasingly common across the British Isles.


48 million-year-old bird fossil unearthed

10-18-2017 | 2

A prehistoric species of bird that preened itself like a flamingo has been discovered in Germany.

Science & Technology

Scientists crack mystery of avian egg shape

 VIDEO  6-24-2017 | 9

Researchers have finally worked out why some bird eggs are rounder while others are more pointy.


Ancient fossil bird found trapped in amber

6-9-2017 | 1

The incredibly well-preserved hatchling is believed to date back 99 million years to the Cretaceous Era.

World of the Bizarre

15 people attacked by crow at college campus

6-1-2017 | 16

Students in Ireland have ended up under siege by a particularly violent attacker of the avian variety.


Prehistoric bird hints at warm North Pole

12-29-2016 | 4

A newly discovered species of seagull-like bird lived at a time when the Arctic was as warm as Florida.

Modern Mysteries

Mystery as 40 birds fall from sky over Boston

9-11-2016 | 7

Environmental officials have been left perplexed after dozens of grackles appeared to fall ill en masse.

Nature & Environment

Ducks much smarter than previously thought

7-18-2016 | 7

Ducks and other birds may possess far greater cognitive abilities than anyone had ever realized.

Science & Technology

Scientists grow a dinosaur leg on a chicken

3-12-2016 | 13

A recent reverse evolution experiment has succeeded in growing a dinosaur's limb on a farmyard bird.


Giant bird had a head the size of a horse's

2-13-2016 | 5

A huge flightless bird called Gastornis is thought to have once roamed what is now the Arctic Circle.

Nature & Environment

Birds of prey are deliberately starting fires

2-10-2016 | 22

Falcons and kites in Australia have been starting bush fires in an effort to smoke out small animals.


Ancient 500-pound bird was eaten by humans

1-30-2016 | 18

New evidence suggests that Genyornis newtoni was wiped out because it was tasty and easy to catch.


Dinosaurs used dance moves to attract a mate

1-8-2016 | 18

Like modern birds, dinosaurs were no strangers to putting on a show to attract the opposite sex.

Nature & Environment

Mystery surrounds unexplained bird deaths

11-26-2015 | 13

Scientists have been struggling to explain why some UK garden birds are drowning themselves en masse.

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