Bird species

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