Birds of 11 rare species found in Jharkhand

 Birds of 11 rare species thought to be extinct have been found during a survey of the water bodies in Jharkhand, a state forest department official said.

Malaria infects white-tailed deer too

Malaria infects white-tailed deer too

 While looking for malaria that might infect birds in a US zoo, researchers have accidentally discovered for the first time a malaria parasite that infects the white-tailed deer.

Protected forest cover key to improving biodiversity: Study

 Biodiversity in the forests may be recovering as a result of repeated efforts of environmental conservationists in protecting the forest areas, reveals a new study.

Birdsong helps scientists discover new species in Arunachal Pradesh

Birdsong helps scientists discover new species in Arunachal Pradesh

Scientists named the new bird species as Zoothera salimalii.

Influenza: Over 8,500 birds culled in govt farm in Tripura

Influenza: Over 8,500 birds culled in govt farm in Tripura

More than 8,500 chickens and ducks were culled and 10,500 eggs destroyed.

Watch: How Prayas, a committee in Surat saves lives of injured birds

A committee in Surat is saving the lives of birds which get injured from kite flying. The committee is also making people and children aware of it.

Decrease of migratory birds in Bhitarkanika National Park

The Bhitarkanika National Park and adjoining wetland areas have witnessed a decrease in the number of migratory birds this winter. The latest figures released by the forest department showed that 1,06,356 feathered species from trans-Himalayan region made a flight towards the Bhitarkanika wetland sites for their winter sojourn this year, while it stood at 1,13,226 last year.

Record number of migratory birds arrives in Hirakud Reservoir

Record number of migratory birds arrives in Hirakud Reservoir

The waterfowl census, conducted over the weekend, at the reservoir area recorded arrival of 95,912 birds of 60 species this year, an official of the Wildlife Division said Tuesday.

Coldplay rings in 2016 with new music video!

Coldplay rings in 2016 with new music video!

One of the most followed British rock bands - 'Coldplay' - has a new year gift for fans across globe.

JK's winged visitors may have to look for cleaner winter home

JK's winged visitors may have to look for cleaner winter home

More birds are likely to arrive in the next couple of weeks as the temperature is expected to drop in some of the places where these birds come from.

`Modern birds` result of Earth's geography

`Modern birds` result of Earth's geography

The power of flight gives birds the edge over most other creatures. Evolution of birds is thought to have begun in the Jurassic Period, and now scientists believe that the Avian evolution is greatly shaped by the history of our planet's geography and climate.

Avian evolution linked to climate change: Study

Avian evolution linked to climate change: Study

New research led by the American Museum of Natural History reveals that the evolution of modern birds was greatly shaped by the history of our planet's geography and climate.

Human, birds have similar sound systems

Human, birds have similar sound systems

With each oscillation the larynx closes and opens, making the airflow stop and start, which creates sound pulses.

Human and bird's common sound production mechanism

Human and bird's common sound production mechanism

When birds and humans sing, it sounds completely different, but now new research shows that the very same physical mechanisms are at play when a bird sings and a human speaks.

Penguins to the rescue with anti-icing tricks

Penguins to the rescue with anti-icing tricks

Antarctic penguins live in a bitterly cold place, where the air temperature can drop to -40 degrees Celsius and the winds can hurtle at speeds of 40 meters per second.

Feeding birds may spread diseases

Feeding birds may spread diseases

Feeding birds not only can change their health, ecology and behaviour, but also have negative consequences on your health, say researchers.

Birds sacrifice food for love

Birds sacrifice food for love

 Scientists found that mated pairs of great tits chose to prioritise their relationships over nutrition in a novel experiment that prevented couples from foraging in the same location.

Migratory birds keep tryst with Kashmir

Migratory birds keep tryst with Kashmir

For hundreds of years, these birds have been keeping their annual tryst with the valley.

Heaters, jaggery for Delhi Zoo animals as winter approaches

With winter knocking at Delhi's doors, zoo authorities here have installed heaters, bulbs and paddy straw seats in animal enclosures besides making available chunks of jaggery, healthy porridge and Indian gooseberry to the inmates.

Chilika wildlife division starts preparations for migratory birds

Chilika wildlife division starts preparations for migratory birds

All preparations would be completed by next week, when the migratory birds were expected to arrive.