Central team initiates plan to prevent bird flu

A central team has initiated a "micro plan", which includes house-to-house survey, to prevent Avian Influenza from spreading to humans in Chandigarh after several wild birds died due to the disease at Sukhna Lake.

 Birds can sense approaching storms way ahead
Birds can sense approaching storms way ahead

Birds have the ability to sense the arrival of severe storms well in advance to ensure they are safe, a US study has suggested.

Crows' brain can solve human tasks

The so called 'high order' abstract reasoning process thought to be limited till now only to humans and certain apes has now been discovered in crows.

Chandigarh bird flu: 110 birds culled, Sukhna Lake closed for 10 days

Bird flu scare has been confirmed at the Sukhna lake, Chandigarh due to which the area will remain closed for 10 days.

How bird eggs get their bling
How bird eggs get their bling

In a finding that may lead to developing durable coatings for ceramics and floors, scientists have solved the mystery behind the bling of Tinamou species` eggs.

How birds listen without external ears?
How birds listen without external ears?

A new study has suggested that birds use their heads to listen to the sounds coming from different angles as they do not have external ears.

Tooth loss in birds occurred 116 million years ago
Tooth loss in birds occurred 116 million years ago

Using the degraded remnants of tooth genes in birds to determine when birds lost their teeth, researchers have found that teeth were lost in the common ancestor of all living birds more than 116 million years ago.

Longer sperm better at fertilising eggs: Study

Long sperm is more likely to reach and fertilise eggs compared to short sperm, even if the short sperm is given a 'head start', a new study on birds has found.

First detailed analysis of quails' gait sheds light on dinosaur's locomotion
First detailed analysis of quails' gait sheds light on dinosaur's locomotion

A team of motion scientists has analyzed the gait of birds to know how horizontally forward-facing posture affects the movement of their legs and on their stability when they walk.

Delhi Govt to carry out census of migratory birds
Delhi Govt to carry out census of migratory birds

Delhi Government will soon carry out a census of indigenous and migratory birds and duration of their stay in the national capital.

Birds conform to local 'traditions'
Birds conform to local 'traditions'

Birds learn new foraging techniques by observing others in their social network, a new study led by Oxford researchers has found.

Special report: Taliban equip birds with explosives?

The Afghan police has said that they have spotted a bird with a bomb vest, surveillance camera and a GPS tracker on a highway and believe that the Taliban is behind the suicide mission, a report said.

Birds choose mates through 'sense of smell'
Birds choose mates through 'sense of smell'

A new study has revealed that birds might choose their mating partners through odor.

New families of endangered 'Godawan' spotted in Desert National Park

Government's initiative to conserve highly threatened species of birds in the Desert National Park here has paid dividends with officials confirming that new families of Godawan - the state bird of Rajasthan - have been spotted in its ecosystem.

Birds choose mates by their odour
Birds choose mates by their odour

Love at first smell! Scientists have found the first evidence that birds may choose their mate through odour.

Death of 42 birds in two villages triggers panic

Forty two hens and fowls were found dead under mysterious circumstances at two villages bordering Kerala, triggering panic among people as thousands of birds infected with H5N1 virus were culled in the neigbouring state.

New bird species named after late India-born ornithologist

A new bird species discovered more than 15 years after it was first seen on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi has been named after late ecologist and ornithologist Navjot Sodhi.

Zoo in Kerala capital to get swamp deer from Lucknow

 After arrival of a white tiger and seven anacondas, a herd of swamp deer will be brought to the zoological park here, one of the oldest such facilities in the region.

China's new 'Great Wall' not so great

China's second great wall, a vast seawall covering more than half of the country's mainland coastline, may be a foundation for economic growth but it can also result ecological disasters that can extend beyond China, says a study.

People in Rajasthan village protect ponds for birds

A village in southern Rajasthan has scripted a heart warming conservation story by refusing to allow fishing or any other activity in two ponds, leaving them exclusively for birds, including migratory ones.