Kiwi bird genome decodes growth of nocturnal animals
Kiwi bird genome decodes growth of nocturnal animals

In a first, the genetic code of the endangered Kiwi bird, identifying several sequence changes that give insights into the evolution of nocturnal animals has been discovered.

Seabird population dropped 70 percent since 1950s

The world's monitored seabird population has dropped 70 percent since the 1950s, a stark indication that marine ecosystems are not doing well, says a study.

Tamil Nadu: Crackers burst to scare birds cause fire near runway; none hurt

A patch of grass, close to the runway of the airport here, caught fire on Monday when bird watchers burst some crackers to scare away birds that pose problem in airport operations.

12,314 birds of various species found during summer bird count
12,314 birds of various species found during summer bird count

As many as 12,314 birds of various species were found during the day-long summer bird count exercise at Pong Dam, to monitor the number of birds present in the Wildlife Sanctuary.

New species of songbirds evolving in Western Ghats, says study
New species of songbirds evolving in Western Ghats, says study

Interspersed with "sky islands" and large valleys, the unique topography of Western Ghats is aiding evolution of new species of songbirds, a recent study shows.

Signs of human-esque communication discovered in babbler birds
Signs of human-esque communication discovered in babbler birds

 A key element of human language has been discovered in babbler bird.

Germany turns military bases into rare-bird nature reserves

Germany agreed Thursday to turn more than 60 former military bases into nature preserves, with the aim of creating vast new green oases and sanctuaries for rare species of birds.

Solved: Mystery of birds' effortless flight
Solved: Mystery of birds' effortless flight

 Scientists claim to have solved the mystery of birds' seemingly effortless in-flight turns and the softness of their landing.

Female sex chromosome in birds mapped

 Scientists have for the first time mapped the genetic structure and evolution of the female sex chromosome in birds.

Chicken prices up 30% as heatwave kills 2.4 cr birds in India

Chicken prices have jumped by up to 30 per cent as the ongoing heat wave killed about 2.4 crore birds in last fortnight and rates may further move upwards if temperature continues to remain high, poultry farm owners and industry have said.

SC agrees to hear plea on framing guidelines on birds' seizure

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a plea for framing guidelines on the process to be adopted by police at the time of seizure of birds and animals and prohibiting imposition of "inhumane" conditions of tagging and stamping them.

Birds, not just mammals, copy yawns: Study

Contagious yawning occurs not only in some mammals but also between members of a bird species, a new study has found.

Birds can 'weigh' nuts too: Study

Just like humans, birds too can choose the best quality peanuts without even opening their shells, says a recent research.

Here's how birds choose 'heavier' peanuts amongst the lot
Here's how birds choose 'heavier' peanuts amongst the lot

Since most of the foods that birds eat have shells, it's hard to know what seeds and nuts are good, but this study shows that birds have their own way to determine the quality of the food inside of the shell.

How birds avoid collision with man-made obstacles

Ever wondered how migratory birds avoid colliding with man-made structures up in the air? Social hierarchies, headed by a well-informed leader, ensure a smooth flight for these birds that naturally travel in groups, new research suggests.

Indeed, birds of a feather flock together!

A new research has shown that birds of a feather do flock together, shedding light on why societal trends happen.

Mystery over 1,300 birds found dead on Chilean beach

Chilean authorities said Monday they are investigating what killed some 1,300 seabirds that mysteriously turned up dead on a beach.

A bowl of water can save a life!
A bowl of water can save a life!

Though it might not be possible to provide water and food to all the stray animals and birds, but it is well within our reach to make a difference!

Pigeons own plots, fixed deposits in Rajasthan's village

In a bizarre incident, birds seem to be the proud owners of hundreds of acres of land and even have fixed deposits in a Rajasthan village.

Hearing ability evolved independently in mammals, birds
Hearing ability evolved independently in mammals, birds

The eardrum and hearing evolved independently in mammals and diapsids - a taxonomic group that includes reptiles and birds, new research has found.