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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.

Australia migratory bird levels plunge from Asia development

Australia migratory bird levels plunge from Asia development

Coastal developments in northeast Asia are threatening the survival of Australian migratory shorebirds, a study has found, with some species experiencing population declines of up to 75 percent over the last two decades.

Poacher arrested from Kalupada

Poacher arrested from Kalupada

Wildlife officials have arrested a bird poacher from Kalupada under Tangi wildlife range in Chilika lake and seized 22 dead birds from him along with a country boat.

Birds evolved rapidly after dinosaurs went extinct

Birds evolved rapidly after dinosaurs went extinct

The most ambitious genetic study ever, involving over 200 scientists from across the world and 23 research papers, undertaken on bird evolution has found that almost all modern birds diversified after the dinosaurs became extinct 66 million years ago.

Forest Owlet sighted in Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary

Forest Owlet sighted in Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary

The critically endangered Forest Owlet, which was till now considered to be endemic to the Satpuda mountain ranges in central India, has now been spotted in Western Ghats by naturalists associated with the BNHS here.

Why dinos had feathers long before early birds first attempted flight

Why dinos had feathers long before early birds first attempted flight

A new study provides deeper insight into why dinosaurs had cloak of feathers long before early bird species Archaeopteryx first attempted flight.

Peacock suffering from arthritis rescued

A peacock, suffering from arthritis and neuro problems due to unusual cold conditions, has been rescued and admitted to a veterinary clinic for treatment near here by Forest Department officials, officials said.

Bird DNA could help bring Jurassic Park back to life

Scientists have claimed that identifying and altering certain genes found in modern birds` DNA would mean that genomes of the dinosaurs could be engineered 20 million years after they became extinct.