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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

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.

Apr 08, 2016, 16:19 PM IST
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.

Mar 17, 2016, 16:02 PM IST
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.

Jan 28, 2016, 16:20 PM IST

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.

Nov 22, 2015, 12:16 PM IST

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.

Oct 12, 2015, 15:24 PM IST

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.

Sep 18, 2015, 15:45 PM IST

'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).

Jun 06, 2015, 12:01 PM IST
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.

May 26, 2015, 14:05 PM IST