Private land 'can help save Australia's imperilled wildlife'
Private land can help protect Australia's endangered bird populations as effectively as the nation's best performing conservation reserves, a new study shows.
Student designs drone to study starlings
(Phys.org) —Like something out of a science fiction movie, Scott Davis's remote controlled "octocopter" hovers above the ground and then soars over treetops, attracting the attention of onlookers who glance ...
Study shows urban birds with darker feathers may be better at removing metal toxins
New discovery finds missing hormone in birds
University of Akron researchers discovered leptin in the mallard duck, peregrine falcon and zebra finch, marking the first time the hormone has been found in birds.
Biased sex ratios predict more promiscuity, polygamy and divorce in birds
(Phys.org) —Birds in female-dominated populations are more likely to ditch and 'divorce' their mates while promiscuity increases in predominantly male environments, according to new research.
Long-tailed tits set for climate boost
Long-tailed tits will be an unlikely beneficiary of climate change, according to new research.
Study shows some cuckoo birds may actually help their hosts
DNA evidence suggests humans hunted moa to extinction
Good parasite, bad parasite: Nature has a job for everyone
Parasites are thought of as free-loaders, but many contribute as much as they take. They service the ecosystem. From an ecological perspective, they are more like tiny, hidden architects that are overlooked ...
Tern tracking intensifies in the Abrolhos with lightweight device
The habits of terns are being watched closely in a new study on the Abrolhos and Lancelin islands just off the West Australian coast.
House panel subpoenas on wind power, eagle deaths
House Republicans are seeking to compel the Obama administration to turn over uncensored, internal documents related to its enforcement of environmental laws at wind farms where eagles and other protected birds have been ...
Flappy Bird may rise again, creator says
The Vietnamese creator of Flappy Bird says he's thinking of resurrecting the smash-hit free game that he abruptly took offline a month ago—albeit with a warning about its addictive qualities.
Global survey of urban birds and plants find more diversity than expected
The largest analysis to date of the effect of urbanization on bird and plant species diversity worldwide confirms that while human influences such as land cover are more important drivers of species diversity ...
Deer feeding puts birds at risk
By comparing the fate of artificial nests close and far away from supplementary feeding sites located in the forest for ungulates, such as deer and wild boar, researchers found that those nests in the vicinity ...