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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Endangered bird spotted in China's Hainan province

A spoon-billed sandpiper was spotted in south China's Hainan province this week, the third time the endangered bird has been seen on the tropical island.

Endangered bird spotted in China

Endangered bird spotted in China

 Forestry authorities in China's Sichuan province confirmed the sighting of a white-eared night heron, the most endangered of the heron species, numbering less than 1,000 globally.

Shocking: Vulture that flew over Israel-Lebanon border “held for spying”

Shocking: Vulture that flew over Israel-Lebanon border “held for spying”

The staff at Gamla Nature Reserve were able to track the bird as it crossed the border but lost signal shortly after it entered Bint Jbeil, the report said.

Cross dressing, girlfriend stealing are all in genes

 Genes are responsible for making a different type of male ruff, a bird that breeds in Eurasia and winters in Africa, according to a new study.

Sharjah flight grounded at Coimbatore airport after hit by bird while landing

The city-bound Air Arabia flight from Sharjah with 100 passengers on board was grounded at the Coimbatore International Airport on Monday after it was hit by a bird while landing, police said.

For taking toll on vulture numbers, govt bans cattle drug vial

Alarmed by the "steep" decline in the vulture population in India and to protect the bird from "extinction", the government has banned the multidose vial of anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac, which is used for cattle.

'Near-extinct species should be bred in wild'

Critically-endangered species should be encouraged to breed in the wild rather than in captivity, suggests a new research by the University of East Anglia (UEA).

Watch: Fearless crane takes on two tigers at China zoo!

Watch: Fearless crane takes on two tigers at China zoo!

In a dramatic 'bird versus tiger' brawl, a red-crowned crane was seen fearlessly fighting off against two attacking tigers at a zoo in China.

New Zealand launches scheme to save Kiwi national bird

The New Zealand government has launched a programme to save the country's national bird, the Kiwi, from becoming extinct, Conservation Minister Maggie Barry said on Thursday.

World's most polluted bird discovered in Canada

Scientists have discovered the world's most polluted bird in Canada - a Cooper's hawk whose liver is so full of flame retardant chemicals that it has been dubbed 'flameproof'.

Tasmania's swift parrot can go extinct in 16 years

 The iconic Tasmanian swift parrot can soon follow the dodo as researchers have found that the bird is facing population collapse and could become extinct within 16 years.