Bird species

First hybrid bird species, unseen for 45 years, discovered in Amazon rainforest

First hybrid bird species, unseen for 45 years, discovered in Amazon rainforest

When two parental species mate to produce a hybrid population, which then stops being able to freely interbreed with the parental species, a hybrid species is formed.

Dec 26, 2017, 16:37 PM IST
New species can develop in just two generations: Study

New species can develop in just two generations: Study

The researchers said that the newcomer belonging to one species mated with a member of another species resident on the island, giving rise to a new species that today consists of roughly 30 individuals.
 

Nov 25, 2017, 16:04 PM IST
Scientists finally know how birds get their colour

Scientists finally know how birds get their colour

A study on about 9000 bird species' plumage coloration was conducted to answer that question.

Aug 08, 2017, 20:11 PM IST

UK's iconic hen harriers close to extinction: Study

The hen harrier, an iconic bird of prey known for its majestic sky-dancing ritual, is under severe threat of extinction in the UK due to the illegal killing of the species.

Jun 29, 2017, 12:50 PM IST
45% of country's bird species in Himachal Pradesh: Great Backyard Bird Count

45% of country's bird species in Himachal Pradesh: Great Backyard Bird Count

The Great Backyard Bird Count is the first online citizen-science project aimed at collecting data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time.

Mar 06, 2017, 00:27 AM IST
Number of bird species rises to 18,000 globally

Number of bird species rises to 18,000 globally

Birds are traditionally thought of as a well-studied group, with more than 95 per cent of their global species diversity estimated to have been described. 

Dec 13, 2016, 12:25 PM IST
Birdsong helps scientists discover new species in Arunachal Pradesh

Birdsong helps scientists discover new species in Arunachal Pradesh

Scientists named the new bird species as Zoothera salimalii.

Jan 21, 2016, 12:14 PM IST

Birds, not just mammals, copy yawns: Study

Contagious yawning occurs not only in some mammals but also between members of a bird species, a new study has found.

May 30, 2015, 12:29 PM IST

Over 1.30 lakh birds of 93 species spotted in HP wetlands

Over 130,000 birds of 93 species have been spotted in the Pong Dam wetlands in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, which is 7,000 more than last year when the count stood at 1.28 lakh.

Feb 02, 2015, 23:44 PM IST

Eight bird species nearing extinction: Study

A recent study has revealed that eight bird species are on the verge of extinction in the Malwa region.

Jan 02, 2015, 22:35 PM IST
Delhi Govt to carry out census of migratory birds

Delhi Govt to carry out census of migratory birds

Delhi Government will soon carry out a census of indigenous and migratory birds and duration of their stay in the national capital.

Dec 07, 2014, 11:29 AM IST

New bird species named after late India-born ornithologist

A new bird species discovered more than 15 years after it was first seen on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi has been named after late ecologist and ornithologist Navjot Sodhi.

Nov 25, 2014, 16:04 PM IST

Bird population across Europe declining rapidly: Study

Bird population across Europe have experienced sharp decline- a staggering 421 million birds over the past 30 years with the majority of losses from the most common species, a research shows.

Nov 03, 2014, 18:43 PM IST

Eight more bird species listed as threatened in IUCN Red List 2014

The number of bird species listed as Critically Endangered (CE) has reached 173 bird in the country as per the latest International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Birds for 2013.

Jul 28, 2014, 10:28 AM IST

Nine near-threatened bird species sighted in Chilika Lake

Nine near-threatened bird species were sighted this winter at Chilika Lake, Asia`s largest brackish water lagoon, in Odisha, an official said Monday.

Jan 13, 2014, 15:40 PM IST

Bird festival in Dehradun next Feb

Bird lovers in Uttarakhand are in for a treat when a festival showcasing hundreds of bird species found in the hill state gets underway in Dehradun in February next.

Nov 19, 2013, 19:50 PM IST

Humans triggered extinction of nearly 1000 bird species

Human colonisation of the remote Pacific islands may have spawned the global extinction of nearly 1,000 species of birds, according to a new analysis of fossil data.

Mar 31, 2013, 20:01 PM IST

New bird species discovered in Peru

The team chose the scientific name of the new species Capito fitzpatricki in honour of Cornell Lab of Ornithology executive director John W. Fitzpatrick.

Aug 07, 2012, 15:28 PM IST

`Climate change pushing birds towards extinction`

Climate change is pushing some bird species "towards extinction," US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar warned Thursday as a new report on the threats facing North American birds was released.

Mar 12, 2010, 13:01 PM IST

Cold War limited bird species invasions

A recent study has found out that the Cold War offered an odd benefit, as in it limited bird species invasions.

Jan 08, 2010, 21:20 PM IST