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This protein helps birds traverse via magnetic field
This protein helps birds traverse via magnetic field

Researchers have revealed that protein, called Cryptochrome, helps birds traverse such great distances via magnetic field.

Protein helps birds to navigate via magnetic field: Study

Researchers have found that a magnetically sensitive protein called Cryptochrome that mediates circadian rhythms in plants and animals helps birds to sense the earth's magnetic field and use it to navigate over long distances. 

144 species spotted in Goa's maiden wetland bird census

The first-ever bird census has recorded 144 bird species and 9,992 birds across Goa's 23 wetlands which includes four vulnerable and five near-threatened species, according to experts.

Winged visitors throng Bhitarkanika National Park

With 66 percent rise in the number of winter migratory birds, Bhitarkanika National Park has re-established its status as one of the prominent avian habitats in Odisha.

Bird lovers call for boycott of Chinese 'manja'

Telangana forest department and animal lovers have called for boycott of Chinese 'manja' or kite-line this Sankranti to save birds.

Mass deaths among birds, fish, marine invertebrates on the up over past 70 years
Mass deaths among birds, fish, marine invertebrates on the up over past 70 years

Scientists have recorded mass die off's in nearly 2,500 animal species from the past 70 years, and found a rise in the events among birds, fish and marine invertebrates.

Carcasses of nine peahens found in Rajasthan

Carcasses of at least nine peahens, suspected to be killed after giving poison, were found in a mustard field here, a forest official said Monday.

Bird flu measure: Sultanpur National Park shut after birds found dead

More than 40 birds, which are migratory birds, were reportedly found dead inside the Sultanpur National Park, Gurgaon, on Saturday, triggering fears of bird flu in the region.

More birds visit Chilika Lake
More birds visit Chilika Lake

The number of feathered guests to the famous Chilika lake in Odisha, the biggest waterfowl habitat in the country, increased this winter.

Eight bird species nearing extinction: Study

A recent study has revealed that eight bird species are on the verge of extinction in the Malwa region.

Drunk birds slur just like tipsy humans
Drunk birds slur just like tipsy humans

Drunk birds slur their words just like humans do when they are inebriated, a new study has found.

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.