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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
Shape of the egg depends on flying skills of bird, says study

Shape of the egg depends on flying skills of bird, says study

Researchers report that the variety in the shape of the eggs birds lay depends on how well a bird flies.

Jun 23, 2017, 20:39 PM IST
Tiny, feathery bird trapped in 98-million-year-old amber found

Tiny, feathery bird trapped in 98-million-year-old amber found

Scientists have discovered the most complete specimen of a tiny dinosaur-era bird, trapped in 98 million-year-old amber, that has exceptionally well preserved feathers, talons and other features.

Jun 11, 2017, 18:04 PM IST
Endangered vulture with broken wing rescued in Delhi

Endangered vulture with broken wing rescued in Delhi

A rare Egyptian vulture with injuries to its right wing was on Saturday rescued by a wildlife conservation and rescue organisation from outside a house in east Delhi.

Apr 16, 2017, 16:56 PM IST
Australian night parrot, thought to be extinct, spotted after 100 years

Australian night parrot, thought to be extinct, spotted after 100 years

The sighting of the night parrot, a small nocturnal bird native to Australia, came three years after the bird was declared extinct and 2,000 km from where it was first rediscovered in Western Queensland.

Mar 23, 2017, 13:13 PM IST
Nepalese authorities discover new bird species

Nepalese authorities discover new bird species

Upper Dolpa happens to be the largest district of the mid-western development region.

Feb 11, 2017, 11:24 AM IST
Bangladesh rescues over 300 birds of rare, endangered species

Bangladesh rescues over 300 birds of rare, endangered species

The Wildlife Crime Control Unit of Bangladesh's Forest Department has rescued about 300 birds of different rare and endangered species, officials said on Friday.

Dec 23, 2016, 22:48 PM IST
Scientists develop new bird-like drone with feathers

Scientists develop new bird-like drone with feathers

Birds alter the configuration of their wings, when they need to change direction, increase their speed or counter headwinds.

Dec 19, 2016, 00:04 AM IST

The oldest known seabird lays an egg at 66

 The world`s oldest known seabird is expecting, officials at the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge said Saturday.

Dec 11, 2016, 04:33 AM IST
Poultry bird in Bellary tested positive for avian flu

Poultry bird in Bellary tested positive for avian flu

A poultry bird in Bellary district of Karnataka was tested positive for bird flu virus H5N8 and the state government has been asked to take steps to prevent spread of the disease, the Union government said on Friday.

Nov 11, 2016, 19:01 PM IST
Scientists plan to bring back extinct bird species

Scientists plan to bring back extinct bird species

Scientists are planning to bring the extinct great auk back from the dead, almost 200 years after the penguin-sized, flightless birds disappeared.

Aug 21, 2016, 14:36 PM IST
This is your brain on ''risk-taking''

This is your brain on ''risk-taking''

A new study has shed light on what`s going on inside our heads as we decide whether or not a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis located a region of the brain involved in decisions made under conditions of uncertainty, and identified some of the cells involved in the decision-making process.

Jul 27, 2016, 16:06 PM IST