Research trio finds bluebird mothers give sons extra dose of androgen when antagonized
One good turn: Birds swap energy-sapping lead role
Migrating birds 'share the pain' of the arduous task of leading a v-formation, so that they can then take turns saving energy by following in another bird's wake, a new study shows.
Roller coaster geese: Insights into high altitude bird flight physiology and biomechanics
Roller Coaster migratory flights of geese give unique insights into bird physiology and biomechanics at high altitudes.
Genes tell story of birdsong and human speech
His office is filled with all sorts of bird books, but Duke neuroscientist Erich Jarvis didn't become an expert on the avian family tree because of any particular interest in our feathered friends. Rather, ...
International team maps 'big bang' of bird evolution
The genomes of modern birds tell a story of how they emerged and evolved after the mass extinction that wiped out dinosaurs and almost everything else 66 million years ago. That story is now coming to light, ...
Researchers document aviary eggshell with iridescence for the first time
Fairy wren embryos found able to discern between adult calls
Australian water bird found to migrate long distance when the weather dictates
Invasive parasitic fly on Galapagos Islands probably came from mainland Ecuador
Philornis downsi is a parasitic muscid fly that is native to mainland South America. Decades ago, it was accidentally introduced to the Galápagos Islands, where it harms Darwin's finches and other land b ...
Ecologist finds shimmery insects more difficult for bird to catch
Exceptionally preserved fossil gives voice to ancient terror bird
A new species of South American fossil terror bird called Llallawavis scagliai ("Scaglia's Magnificent Bird") is shedding light on the diversity of the group and how these giant extinct predators interacted with t ...
Being more colorful found to be disadvantage for female plover
Pair of star-crossed oviraptors yield new clues about dinosaur mating habits
Paleontologists at the University of Alberta have discovered evidence of a prehistoric romance and the secret to sexing some dinosaurs.
Tiny songbird discovered to migrate non-stop, 1,500 miles over the Atlantic
For more than 50 years, scientists had tantalizing clues suggesting that a tiny, boreal forest songbird known as the blackpoll warbler departs each fall from New England and eastern Canada to migrate nonstop ...