Birds also prefer fancier neighborhoods — as long as there’s enough green space

The “luxury effect” also propagates across animals.

Paleontologists find 110-million-year-old bird fossil with unlaid egg still inside it

A unique find that sheds new light on the reproductive abilities of ancient birds.

The amazing Lyrebird can not only mimic other birds, but also chainsaws, theme songs, and car alarms — anything, basically

Meet the incredible lyrebird from Australia. And you thought parrots were cool….

Oldest feather does not belong to Archaeopteryx

Archaeopteryx remains a key link in dinosaur-bird evolution, but maybe it wasn’t all that unique.

Engineers study the in-depth structure of wings to make better adhesive materials

“We believe that these structures could serve as inspiration for an interlocking one-directional adhesive or a material with directionally tailored permeability,” the team said.

Rats and pigeons are slowly replacing iconic species, and it’s our fault

The “losers” are exactly the ones you want to protect.

Cockatoos can create and manipulate tools, study suggests

Bird-brain? Hardly an insult.

Dinosaurs laid colored eggs and passed this trait on to birds, new study shows

Dinosaurs developed colored eggs for the first and only time in history, a new study suggests.

Neanderthal child was eaten by giant bird

Talk about a gruesome story — yikes!

Scientists discover new hummingbird species and it’s almost extinct already

A remarkable finding, already highly vulnerable.

Biologists discover new bird species in Africa — and it’s already in trouble

There’s some good news, but also a lot of bad news.

How birds stay slim even when they overeat

It’s not only about what you eat — it’s also about how you use that food.

Scientists analyzed the composition of dinosaur DNA — and it’s really similar to birds’

Life, uhm, finds a way.

Small arms, tongue-tied: T-Rex couldn’t stick its tongue out

Put that tongue back in, Jurassic Park!

How the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs spared ground-dwelling birds

Most birds could fly by that time — but it was the ones that couldn’t that survived.

How tooth wear sheds light on the predatory lives of dinosaurs

Not all dino teeth are made the same…

Mesozoic baby bird fossil sheds new light on evolution

It’s impressive that we can learn so much about something so fragile, from so long ago.

Birds of a feather — A story of Vikings and pillows

Identifying feathers could be extremely useful.

Firehawks: In Australia, birds of prey are intentionally setting the forests on fire

There’s a new arsonist in town — one with wings instead of hands.

Old-growth forests offer safe haven to bird species struggling with climate change

They’re really nice cool places for raising baby birds — or fo rest!