The Griffith University study investigated parasite interactions in wild birds and found they are a crucial indicator of malaria infection risk.
A University of Queensland study has found widespread ingestion of debris by Australian marine and coastal birds – including among vulnerable and threatened species.
Birds that have to work harder during breeding season will feel the effects of their exertions the following year, according to research by Oxford University scientists.
The dodo bird is extinct—but one collector can now have their own dodo skeleton.
New flow visualizations using data from weather radar networks depict nocturnal bird migrations, according to a study published August 24, 2016 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Judy Shamoun-Baranes from University of ...
The Barbados bullfinch and Carib grackle can pass the popular animal cognition test of string-pulling, but this ability may be unrelated to performance on six other cognitive tests, according a study published August 17, ...
An African desert-dwelling male bird favours his biological sons and alienates his stepsons, suggests research published today in Biological Letters.
Scientists have tracked the behaviour of seabirds migrating across the Atlantic to better understand how these animals use the marine environment and find out where they might come into conflict with human activities.
What really did come first—the chicken or the egg? Birds' reproductive biology is dramatically different from that of any other living vertebrates, and ornithologists and paleontologists have long wondered how and when ...
Earlier this year, scientists used zebra finches to pinpoint the gene that enables birds to produce and display the colour red.