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!

Researchers discover astonishingly intact, 48-million-year-old bird fats in fossilized gland

An incredible find.

Carefree Crow Hitches a Ride on the Back of Bald Eagle

Don’t mind me, just hitching a ride.

Book Review: ‘Birds of Kruger National Park’

It’s as good a bird book as any, and I’d recommend it to everyone visiting Kruger Park as well as other, similar, habitats across the continent.

Chinese pandas will slash over 2.74 tons of CO2 emissions in the next 25 yeas — because they’re solar plants

Best. Story. Ever.

Why do bird eggs come in so many different shapes ? Look to the wings, biologists say

The best predictor of long or pointy eggs is a bird’s flying ability.

Researchers show why flamingoes stand on one leg

It’s a pretty nice ability to have.

Why woodpeckers don’t get headaches

Despite the serious head banging, the woodpecker suffers no concussions or any kind of head injury. What’s this bird made of?

The Lyrebird is the best impersonator in the world: it can mimick other birds, but also chainsaws, theme songs, car alarms — anything, basically

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

These migrating birds fly non-stop for six months

A truly amazing animal.

Flying quarter-sized RoboBee perches to save energy

Harvard roboticists made an insect-like flying robot that perches on ceilings to save energy, like bats, birds or butterflies.