Birds

New species can develop in just two generations: Study

New species can develop in just two generations: Study

The researchers said that the newcomer belonging to one species mated with a member of another species resident on the island, giving rise to a new species that today consists of roughly 30 individuals.
 

Nov 25, 2017, 16:04 PM IST
Exotic Indonesian birds found in drain pipes

Exotic Indonesian birds found in drain pipes

The birds comprised 84 eclectus parrots and 41 endangered white cockatoos, reports the BBC.
 

Nov 17, 2017, 14:14 PM IST
Now, simple device to mimic complex birdsongs

Now, simple device to mimic complex birdsongs

Researchers found that the inherent complexity in birdsongs may actually be the result of a simple controllable instability in the structure of the specialised organ used to create song, known as a syrinx.

Aug 29, 2017, 20:26 PM IST
Scientists finally know how birds get their colour

Scientists finally know how birds get their colour

A study on about 9000 bird species' plumage coloration was conducted to answer that question.

Aug 08, 2017, 20:11 PM IST
Baby Elephant chases birds and falls face-down at Sweden zoo – Watch

Baby Elephant chases birds and falls face-down at Sweden zoo – Watch

It shows the baby elephant running after the birds while his mom stands watch over him - until he takes a tumble and falls face-first on the ground in a hilarious manner which is worth watching.

Jun 24, 2017, 19:54 PM IST
Nagaland Zoological Park – The emerging biodiversity hotspot in North-East region

Nagaland Zoological Park – The emerging biodiversity hotspot in North-East region

The zoo, located 6 kms away from the township of Dimapur, is also home to the majestic Bengal Tiger and the great Indian hornbill that has remained a major attraction for many visitors, who throng the park to get an overview of the wildlife species.

Mar 27, 2017, 14:46 PM IST
House Sparrow - What led to the decline of the little brown bird?

House Sparrow - What led to the decline of the little brown bird?

Here are some reasons why the population of the little brown birds are declining.

Mar 20, 2017, 11:34 AM IST
45% of country's bird species in Himachal Pradesh: Great Backyard Bird Count

45% of country's bird species in Himachal Pradesh: Great Backyard Bird Count

The Great Backyard Bird Count is the first online citizen-science project aimed at collecting data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time.

Mar 06, 2017, 00:27 AM IST
Bird watching is not merely for fun; it has health benefits too – Read story

Bird watching is not merely for fun; it has health benefits too – Read story

The study, involving hundreds of people, found benefits for mental health of being able to see birds, shrubs and trees around the homes, whether people lived in urban or more leafy suburban neighbourhoods.

Feb 25, 2017, 16:10 PM IST
Climate change impact on animals and birds 'under-appreciated': Researchers

Climate change impact on animals and birds 'under-appreciated': Researchers

Researchers have found that climate change harmed nearly half of endangered land mammals and a quarter of birds, a much higher segment than previously thought.

Feb 14, 2017, 19:23 PM IST
Nepalese authorities discover new bird species

Nepalese authorities discover new bird species

Upper Dolpa happens to be the largest district of the mid-western development region.

Feb 11, 2017, 11:24 AM IST
Bird lovers help scientists discover secrets of beak evolution

Bird lovers help scientists discover secrets of beak evolution

 There are some examples - such as birds who have evolved in comparative isolation on remote islands such as the Galapagos and the Hawaiian archipelago - who have continued to evolve rapidly.

Feb 02, 2017, 23:47 PM IST
Birds become more vulnerable to predators due to traffic noise

Birds become more vulnerable to predators due to traffic noise

The researchers tested how traffic noise affected the reactions of Black-capped Chickadees and Tufted Titmice to alarm calls, which warn birds that a predator is nearby.  

Dec 28, 2016, 19:08 PM IST
Know why are birds toothless

Know why are birds toothless

 Have you ever thought, why birds are toothless? Well, researchers have discovered a dinosaur species that shed its "milk teeth" but did not replace them, a finding that not only changes its anatomy. And this also explains why birds have beaks and not teeth.

Dec 23, 2016, 22:43 PM IST
Number of bird species rises to 18,000 globally

Number of bird species rises to 18,000 globally

Birds are traditionally thought of as a well-studied group, with more than 95 per cent of their global species diversity estimated to have been described. 

Dec 13, 2016, 12:25 PM IST
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.

Nov 28, 2016, 09:49 AM IST
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. 

Nov 20, 2016, 00:22 AM IST
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.

Nov 09, 2016, 14:01 PM IST
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.

Oct 29, 2016, 00:29 AM IST
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.

Oct 28, 2016, 13:43 PM IST