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Britain reports bird flu in wild duck

Britain on Thursday announced the discovery of a highly contagious strain of bird flu in a wild duck found dead in Wales, warning poultry keepers to remain vigilant as Christmas approaches.

dateDec 22, 2016 in Ecology
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Bigger brains outsmart harsh climates

It helps to have a larger brain if you're living in an extreme climate, according to a study of birds published in Nature Communications. The research suggests that birds have evolved larger brains to cope in harsh environments ...

dateDec 22, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Warmer climate threatening to northern birds

Will northern birds such as the Siberian jay and the red-flanked bluetail be gone in 50 years? There is a huge risk since a deteriorating climate for breeding is imminent. Another six species are also under threat and will ...

dateDec 20, 2016 in Ecology
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Bird flu hits British turkey farm

Britain on Friday announced the discovery of a highly contagious strain of bird flu at a turkey farm, and sought to allay fears the outbreak could affect the traditional Christmas meal.

dateDec 16, 2016 in Ecology
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