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Why do birds fly in a 'V' formation ?

1-21-2014 | 11

Scientists have been able to determine the advantages of the distinctive formation for the first time.

Nature & Environment

Fish leaps from lake to catch bird in flight

1-11-2014 | 12

Remarkable footage has captured the moment a fish jumped out of the water to catch a passing bird.


New dinosaur resurrection method proposed

12-23-2013 | 27

According to one biochemist, it may one day be possible to 'de-evolve' birds back in to dinosaurs.

Nature & Environment

Crocodiles use tools to hunt birds

12-3-2013 | 12

Crocodiles and alligators have been observed using a special technique to lure and catch birds.

Nature & Environment

Swifts can keep flying for months at a time

10-9-2013 | 14

Researchers have discovered that some birds can maintain continuous flight for over six months.


Prehistoric 'terror bird' was a vegetarian

9-1-2013 | 23

Once thought to have been a vicious predator, the 7ft terror bird was actually a harmless plant-eater.

Nature & Environment

Can birds tell what a road's speed limit is ?

8-22-2013 | 10

A new study has revealed that birds react differently to cars on a road depending on the speed limit.

Nature & Environment

15 new bird species found in the Amazon

6-7-2013 | 8

The Amazon rainforest has yielded a treasure trove of 15 species of previously undiscovered birds.

Science & Technology

New bird flu strains created in lab

5-7-2013 | 60

Scientists in China have come under fire for producing more than 100 new mutations of the deadly virus.

Nature & Environment

Egg from extinct bird sells for $101,813

4-25-2013 | 15

The partly fossilized elephant bird egg was snapped up at a London auction for double its estimate.


Did prehistoric birds fly with four wings ?

3-15-2013 | 14

Some of the earliest birds may have taken to the skies using a set of four wings instead of two.

World of the Bizarre

Artist composes music from bird droppings

1-22-2013 | 9

A new project has turned something as mundane as bird droppings in to a musical work of art.


Ancient birds sported strong teeth

1-11-2013 | 1

An early bird species called Sulcavis geeorum had a set of teeth evolved to support a special diet.


Giant prehistoric bird was 'gentle herbivore'

11-25-2012 | 5

Despite it's size and fierce looks the giant bird Diatryma may not have been a carnivore after all.

Nature & Environment

Dead birds rain from sky over New Jersey

8-16-2012 | 18

Dozens of dead birds littered the streets this week after plummeting from the New Jersey skies.

Nature & Environment

Are birds as smart as a 7-year-old ?

7-29-2012 | 36

Studies in to bird intelligence have suggested that birds are just as intelligent as young children.

Nature & Environment

New Zealand 'night parrot' numbers increase

6-23-2012 | 21

A mammoth conservation effort has helped bring one of the rarest birds back from the brink of extinction.

Nature & Environment

Bird's rare sex change stuns zoo

4-11-2012 | 12

A Silver Pheasant at a zoo in Bombay has undergone a rare sex conversion, stunning zoo officials.

Nature & Environment

Why are some bird feathers blue?

3-1-2012 | 3

Red and yellow birds get their colour from pigments in the food they eat, but what about blue birds ?

Modern Mysteries

Mystery of incident that inspired 'The Birds'

12-31-2011 | 17

A mysterious incident in 1961 that inspired Alfred Hitchcock's famous film may have finally been solved.

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