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.

Mizoram govt bans import of birds and eggs from Manipur

Mizoram government has banned the import of birds and eggs from neighbouring Manipur after reports of prevalence of avian influenza or bird flu in Manipur, a senior Animal Husbandry official said Friday.

Mizoram govt bans import of birds, eggs from Manipur

Mizoram government has banned the import of birds and eggs from neighbouring Manipur after reports of prevalence of avian influenza or bird flu in Manipur, a senior Animal Husbandry official said Friday.

Colour helps our body clock adjust time

Ever wondered how animals know when to call it a day and return to their shelters? The colour of light has a major impact on how the brain clock measures the time of the day and on how our physiology and behaviour adjust accordingly.

Bird flu: All 1.6 lakh poultry birds from infected zone culled

Authorities in Telangana on Friday completed the grim task of culling about 1.6 lakh poultry birds from the infected zone in Thorrur village, the epicentre of bird flu outbreak.

Bird flu: 51,888 birds culled in Telangana

The Telangana government has culled 51,888 poultry birds at Thorur village in Rangareddy district, the "epicentre" of the avian influenza outbreak.

HC seeks status of rules on regulating sale of animals, birds

The Delhi High Court has asked the Centre and the city government what steps they have taken in furtherance of the 2010 draft rules to regulate sale of animals and birds in the national capital.

New method to help reduce bird-aircraft collisions

Scientists have found that customisation of aircraft and runway lights to birds' visual systems can reduce costly bird-aircraft collisions.

Ancient 'terror' bird comes alive

Researchers have discovered fossil remains of a new species of South American terror bird called Llallawavis scagliai ("Scaglia's Magnificent Bird").

Like birds, mice too sing to seduce mates

It's not just birds who woo their potential partners by sweet singing voice, as new study has found that mice to sing, be it squeaky, to seduce their mates.

2,000 snow geese die in US, avian cholera suspected

Two thousand migrating snow geese have died in the northwestern US state of Idaho likely due to avian cholera, according to the state`s fish and game department.

Hundreds of hens culled in Amethi to check bird flu

Hundreds of hens and other birds including ducks and pigeons were culled Monday in different villages of Bazar Shukul block in Amethi district to check the spread of bird flu, a senior official said.

Winged poppy thieves eat into farmers' yields

Poppy farmers in Rajasthan's Chittorgarh district are facing a unique problem.