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Birds prefer suburban gardens over city estates, says study

Birds prefer suburban gardens over city estates, says study

Birds prefer to fly between the gardens of leafy suburban neighbourhoods to visit feeders than city terraces or new-build estates, a ground-breaking study tracking the behaviour of hundreds of garden birds has found.

Top five national parks and wildlife sanctuaries in India!

Top five national parks and wildlife sanctuaries in India!

Are you a wildlife lover? If yes, then national parks and wildlife sanctuaries can become your perfect escape to witness the imposing beauty of the forests and their endless range of wildlife. 

Salim Ali's birth anniversary: Pan-India bird count event to be observed on November 13

Salim Ali's birth anniversary: Pan-India bird count event to be observed on November 13

Dr Salim Ali was born on November 12, 1896 into a Sulaimani Bohra Muslim family of Bombay.

Avian flu: Three more birds die in Delhi, no virus found in chicken

Avian flu: Three more birds die in Delhi, no virus found in chicken

Three more birds died due to suspected bird flu here on Friday, prompting the authorities to shut down a park in Paschim Vihar in west Delhi.

This little bird can ceaselessly fly for ten months

This little bird can ceaselessly fly for ten months

Known as the common swift, it is a small, dark-feathered bird which can fly for the said time without landing, the longest time spent aloft by any known bird.

Wildlife population has plunged 60 percent since 1970, says report

Wildlife population has plunged 60 percent since 1970, says report

As per the report, the population if mammals, fish, birds, reptiles and amphibians has plunged owing to the human activities that have overwhelmed the environment.

Bird flu: Centre forms committee to monitor situation

On Tuesday, Delhi Animal Husbandry Minister Gopal Rai urged the central government to direct the authorities concerned at the Bhopal lab to expedite the process of sending reports.

Stressed-out birds more inviting to mosquitoes

Stressed-out birds more inviting to mosquitoes

 Birds exposed to stress such as road noise, pesticides and light pollution were twice as likely to be bitten by mosquitoes that transmit the West Nile virus, finds a study.

Watch - Fierce eagle snatches osprey chick from its nest!

Watch - Fierce eagle snatches osprey chick from its nest!

The attack took place on Monday, August 1, when both the parents Rachel and Steve were away from the nest, leaving the three vulnerable chicks home alone.

Migratory birds' stress cause faster ageing, premature death

Migratory birds' stress cause faster ageing, premature death

Migration lets birds take advantage of abundant food resources at high latitudes during the breeding season while escaping the region's harsh winters. 

Birds can sleep in flight, shows study

Birds can sleep in flight, shows study

Measuring the brain activity of frigatebirds, the researchers found that they sleep in flight with either one cerebral hemisphere at a time or both hemispheres simultaneously. 

Female birds call the shots to break-up

Endangered Purple-crowned Fairy-wren female birds call the shots or tune when it comes to breaking-up with their partner, according a new study.

Dinosaurs mumbled with closed mouths

Dinosaurs mumbled with closed mouths

 It is likely that some dinosaurs mumbled or cooed with closed mouths, according to a study.

Bird migration changing due to climate change, development at Indian coasts

Bird migration changing due to climate change, development at Indian coasts

According to experts, developmental activities in coastal wetlands of India and climate change are the two main factors behind change in arrival patterns of migratory birds.

Noise net could save birds, aircraft

Noise net could save birds, aircraft

Filling a controlled area with acoustic noise around an airfield, where the majority of collisions tend to take place, can reduce the number of birds in the area by 80 percent, the findings showed.

Bird population threatened like never before: Book

Bird population threatened like never before: Book

Poaching, predation, weather and other natural and anthropogenic barriers prove devastating for birds.

Some birds learn mother's calls even before they hatch

Some birds learn mother's calls even before they hatch

Some birds start learning to imitate their mothers' calls even before they hatch, a new study has found.

Birds in remote Antarctica can recognise individual people

Birds in remote Antarctica can recognise individual people

 While it is only natural for birds living among people to learn to differentiate individual humans, researchers have found that skuas living in remote Antarctica too can recognise people who had previously accessed the nests to measure their eggs and nestlings.

DU to study how pollution affects birds’ sound

DU to study how pollution affects birds’ sound

Delhi is only second to Kenya with a rich diversity of birds despite having high levels of noise pollution.

In dangerous tradeoff, birds ally with alligators: Study

By nesting near alligators, the birds take advantage of a certain degree of protection.