Global warming may be causing surge in numbers of pink salmon
DNA evidence suggests humans hunted moa to extinction
Deadly H5N1 bird flu needs just five mutations to spread easily in people
It's a flu virus so deadly that scientists once halted research on the disease because governments feared it might be used by terrorists to stage a biological attack.
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.
Long-tailed tits set for climate boost
Long-tailed tits will be an unlikely beneficiary of climate change, according to new research.
Study shows urban birds with darker feathers may be better at removing metal toxins
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.
Mercury contamination threatens Antarctic birds
Mercury contamination in the Antarctic and Subantarctic affects bird populations, reveal researchers from the Centre d'Etudes Biologiques de Chizé and from the 'Littoral, Environnement et Sociétés' Laboratory ...