24 Apr 2016
New York: Despite having extremely underdeveloped muscles and wings, young birds may acquire a mature flight stroke early in life by initially relying more on their legs and wings for power, finds a new study.
03 Jan 2016
Jammu: "This wetland is dying a slow death; please help us to preserve it for our future generations," reads a billboard outside the famed Gharana wetland, the winter abode of thousands of migratory birds who throng this marshy land on the India-Pakistan border.
18 Aug 2015
New Delhi: Much to the delight of bird-watchers, painted storks have descended on the Delhi zoo this Monsoon, a month ahead of the expected arrival of these large wading migratory birds.
23 Mar 2016
Toronto: Birds living in urban environments are smarter than those from rural locations, according to a new study that found life in the city changes cognition, behaviour and physiology of birds to their advantage.
28 Mar 2016
Seoul: While it is only natural for birds living among people to learn to differentiate individual humans, researchers have found that skuas living in remote Antarctica too can recognise people who had previously accessed the nests to measure their eggs and nestlings.
20 Mar 2016
London: The vision of small perching birds in the wild is twice as quick as humans and faster than any vertebrates, according to a new study.
29 Mar 2016
Melbourne: Some birds start learning to imitate their mothers' calls even before they hatch, a new study has found.
20 Nov 2014
Udaipur: A village in southern Rajasthan has scripted a heart warming conservation story by refusing to allow fishing or any other activity in two ponds, leaving them exclusively for birds, including migratory ones.
09 Mar 2016
Tokyo: A Japanese bird species combine their calls using specific rules to communicate important compound messages, a new study has found, suggesting that syntax is not unique to humans as previously thought.
18 Jan 2015
Kendrapara (Odisha): 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.