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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.

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.

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.

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.  

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.

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. 

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.