Cam captures penguin hatching at Pittsburgh aviary
A webcam captured images of the first of two African penguins hatching at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh.
Amazonian bird chicks mimic poisonous caterpillar to avoid detection
How fast you age depends on your parents
In the hunt for better knowledge on the aging process, researchers from Lund University have now enlisted the help of small birds. A new study investigates various factors which affect whether chicks are ...
The flight of the frisky tui
New Zealand's endemic tui (Prosthemadera novaseelandiae) have a tendency to 'jump the fence' when looking to breed, a study by Massey University researcher Dr Sarah Wells shows.
Rescued 'abandoned' penguin chicks survival similar to colony rates
Abandoned penguin chicks that were hand-reared and returned to the wild showed a similar survival rate to their naturally-reared counterparts, according to a study published October 22, 2014 in the open-access ...
Captive whooping cranes released into the wild
Four whooping crane chicks raised in captivity began their integration into the wild Saturday as part of the continuing effort to increase the wild population of this endangered species.
Deaths attributed directly to climate change cast pall over penguins
Climate change is killing penguin chicks from the world's largest colony of Magellanic penguins, not just indirectly – by depriving them of food, as has been repeatedly documented for these and other seabirds ...
Delivering vaccines chicks can gobble up
An alternate vaccine delivery system for newborn chicks has been developed by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists to improve vaccination against intestinal diseases like coccidiosis.
Egg-sanitizer machine could save millions of chicks annually
Dr. Craig Coufal hopes his egg-sanitizing machine may revolutionize the poultry industry.
Study reveals uncertainty over the benefits of feeding birds in winter
Wild bird populations are generally thought to benefit from being given additional food in winter but our understanding of the effects of such food provision is incomplete. The results of a new study, carried ...
Study shows fairy-wrens learn to drive off cuckoos from their neighbors
The scoop on bird poop: The evolving diversity of microbial life in bird guts
Gut bacteria are known to have a central role both in human and in animal health. Animals acquire different bacteria as they age but how the microbial communities in the bodies of wild animals change over ...
The more feathers a male sparrow carries to the nest, the more eggs the female will lay
An international team lead by the University of Granada has found that female sparrows will invest more energy into laying eggs according to the male's ability to fill the nest with feathers which serve to ...
Banned pollutants are still found in sparrowhawks
High levels of polluting chemicals which are used as flame retardants have been detected in the livers of sparrowhawks in the UK. So-called PBDEs (Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers) are a group of 209 closely ...