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.
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.
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.
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.
Australian bowlers have reportedly selected England captain Alastair Cook as their main target in the back-to-back Ashes series, as they believe that the loss of England`s top batsman can see the their batting order stumble.
A Kolkata-Dubai Emirates flight with 296 passengers on board suffered a bird hit and returned shortly after take-off from NSC Bose International Airport, where it landed safely under emergency conditions.
Birds sing at a higher pitch to differentiate it from the low-frequency sound of traffic to make themselves better heard in the city noise by increasing the volume of their song that by raising its frequency.