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Over 1,000 birds found dead around Sambhar Lake in Rajasthan

The strange episode has left villagers and people of the forest department baffled for the lack of a sensible explanation.

12 Nov 2019 2:02 PM

Russian scientists forced to start crowd funding campaign

Roaming Russian eagles leave scientists broke.

26 Oct 2019 11:27 AM

'Macho' collection culture to disrupt museum collection

Study suggest that male specimens preferred by animal collectors.

23 Oct 2019 11:05 AM

Cockatoos love to dance, just like humans

Birds just wanna have fun: like humans, cockatoos love to dance.

10 Jul 2019 11:05 AM

3X larger birds than an Ostrich existed in Taurida Cave

It was previously thought that such gigantism in birds only existed on the islands of Madagascar and New Zealand as well as Australia.

07 Jul 2019 12:15 PM


Evolution of feathers before birds

Studies reveal that feathers came before birds.

16 Jun 2019 12:04 PM

Songbird engendered; prized as gastronomic delight

Illegal hunting threatens songbird prized as delicacy: study.

23 May 2019 9:53 AM

A walk with birds

Indian’s first interactive birdhouse in Gorai is home to over 500 exotic avians.

22 Apr 2019 5:56 AM

Winter paradise for birders

Mumbai’s pleasant winters turn the Sanjay Gandhi National Park into a cosy nest for migratory birds.

28 Dec 2018 6:15 AM

Birds may age faster due to traffic noise

Cellular ageing as a result of urban stressors is something that may not have a very visible impact.

28 Aug 2018 9:28 AM


Antidepressants change songbirds courtship rituals: Study

Singing is a key part of courtship for birds, used by males to court favoured females and used by females to pick the highest quality male.

08 Aug 2018 2:54 PM

Birds learn another ‘language’ by eavesdropping on neighbours

For birds, understanding neighborhood gossip about an approaching hawk or brown snake can mean the difference between life or death.

04 Aug 2018 1:11 PM

Migrating birds create flu bonanza for scientists to study

Researchers carefully step around the nesting crabs to scoop up the evidence - potentially flu-infected bird droppings.

28 Jun 2018 3:33 PM

Rise in sea temperature affects survival of black-browed albatross

Changes in population size and structure are driven by the combined effects of climate over various seasons.

18 Jun 2018 8:30 PM

Dinosaur killing asteroid wiped out first tree-dwelling birds: Study

The birds that did survive were ground-dwellers, birds whose fossilized remains show longer, sturdier legs like seen in modern ground birds.

26 May 2018 2:33 PM


Urban areas crowded with more 'nuisance' birds: study

People living in neighbourhoods with more birds, shrubs and trees are less likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and stress.

16 Apr 2018 9:14 PM

Japanese birds' 'snake' calls conjure mental images

Researchers played recordings of songbird calls warning of a snake. Find out what happened next.

30 Jan 2018 12:25 PM

Chinese 'rainbow dinosaur' had iridescent feathers like hummingbirds

A evolutionary biologist says that the discovery suggests a more colourful Jurassic World than we previously imagined.

22 Jan 2018 9:13 AM

US sage grouse policy heading back to square one

Federal scientists and land managers are going back to the drawing board under a new Trump administration edict to reassess existing plans.

12 Nov 2017 8:19 AM

Birds lured to commit suicide for filming

Studies have established that the birds caught in Jatinga are local ones, which live between 10 and 15 km.

11 Nov 2017 1:39 AM