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Research could improve management of conflict between wildlife and farmers across the globe
A new study led by the University of Stirling highlights improvements in the way conflicts between wildlife conservation and farming are managed worldwide. (2018-03-12)
Genomics reveals hen harrier is 2 distinct species
Deemed as one species spread across different continents, scientists confirm that the Eurasian hen harrier and the American Northern harrier are in fact two distinct species. (2016-11-23)
Discovery raises new doubts about dinosaur-bird links
Researchers at Oregon State University have made a fundamental new discovery about how birds breathe and have a lung capacity that allows for flight -- and the finding means it's unlikely that birds descended from any known theropod dinosaurs. (2009-06-09)
Cambodian vulture nests offer hope for species
Working in the remote forests of Cambodia, conservationists from the Wildlife Conservation Society have just discovered Southeast Asia's only known breeding colony of slender-billed vultures, one of the world's most threatened bird species. (2007-02-06)
Shade coffee is for the birds
The conservation value of growing coffee under trees instead of on open farms is well known, but hasn't been studied much in Africa. (2015-02-04)
Study Shows Songbirds Switch From Bugs To Berries To Fuel Fall Migration
A new study by a Brown University researcher suggests that a dietary switch from insects to berries allows songbirds to accumulate fat for their fall migration and that migrating songbirds seek out sites where berries areabundant. (1996-09-12)
Studies shed light on why species stay or go in response to climate change
Two new studies by UC Berkeley scientists provide a clearer picture of why some species move -- and where they go -- in response to climate change. (2012-08-17)
Researchers find the origin of an isolated bird species on South Atlantic island
By wings or maybe riding on debris, that's how a now-flightless and rare species of tiny birds likely got to Inaccessible Island, an aptly named small island of volcanic origin in the middle of the South Atlantic. (2018-10-31)
Time and money make a difference in endangered species recovery
Since passage of the Endangered Species Act in 1973, over 1,300 endangered species have been protected in the United States and its territories. (2005-08-15)
Frogs illustrate the creative destruction of mass extinctions
Using the largest set of frog genetic data ever evaluated for evolutionary relationships, researchers discover not one but three explosions of new frog species, all concentrated in the aftermath of the mass die-off of most dinosaurs and many other species about 66 million years ago. (2017-07-03)
Siberian jays can communicate about behavior of birds of prey
With the aid of various alarm calls the Siberian jay bird species tells other members of its group what their main predators-hawks-are doing. (2008-01-09)
Cryptic worms encountered outside Sweden
Polychaete worms have populated the oceans for millions of years. (2010-06-14)
The 5 bird species that Darwin couldn't discover in Madeira and the Azores
When Charles Darwin visited the Azores islands in the 19th Century, the birds he observed were familiar to him. (2016-01-22)
Rats' senses a whisker away from humans
The sophisticated way in which rats use their whiskers in their surrounding environments show significant parallels with how humans use their fingertips, according to new research carried out at the University of Sheffield. (2007-02-15)
'Terror bird' arrived in North America before land bridge, study finds
A University of Florida-led study has determined that Titanis walleri, a prehistoric 7-foot-tall flightless (2007-01-23)
Two Caribbean bird-catcher trees named after 2 women with overlooked botanical works
Known for their biodiversity richness, the Caribbean Islands are now adding two new species of bird-catcher trees to their list of botanical treasures. (2017-09-26)
Extreme temperatures threaten desert songbirds with death by dehydration
According to NASA, 2016 was the hottest year on historical record. (2017-02-13)
Kiwi bird genome sequenced
The kiwi, national symbol of New Zealand, gives insights into the evolution of nocturnal animals. (2015-07-22)
Feathered fathers and mothers have diverse parenting arrangements
Birds of a feather flock together but they schedule parenting duties differently. (2016-12-01)
Scientists identify neural basis for parasitic cowbird's secret password
Scientists identify neural basis for parasitic cowbird's secret password. (2017-04-18)
Brain genes related to innovation revealed in birds
Wild birds that are more clever than others at foraging for food have different levels of a neurotransmitter receptor that has been linked with intelligence in humans, according to a study led by McGill University researchers. (2018-03-14)
Songbirds find success nesting in introduced shrubs
Everyone likes things that are bad for them sometimes --including birds. (2015-06-10)
Hormones dictate breeding success in birds
Some animals produce more offspring than others do. Hormones like prolactin and corticosterone can exercise a crucial influence on the behavior of birds in the breeding season and therefore on their reproductive success. (2011-01-26)
Conservation efforts help some rare birds more than others, study finds
Land conservation programs that have converted tens of thousands of acres of agricultural land in Illinois back to a more natural state appear to have helped some rare birds increase their populations to historic levels, a new study finds. (2019-01-23)
Climate change threatens tropical birds
Climate change spells trouble for many tropical birds - especially those living in mountains, coastal forests and relatively small areas - and the damage will be compounded by other threats like habitat loss, disease and competition among species. (2012-02-15)
Conservationists seek to identify prime stopover sites for migrating birds
An ambitious effort in avian conservation is underway this spring throughout the New York portion of the Lake Ontario watershed. (2009-05-11)
Study examines the impact of climate change on freshwater species
How might climate change affect the distribution of freshwater species living in rivers, ponds, and lakes? (2016-12-05)
Conservation in Canada
Conservation actions could be more efficient if there is similarity among taxa in the distribution of species. (2004-05-04)
Neonicotinoid insecticides cause rapid weight loss and travel delays in migrating songbirds
Songbirds exposed to imidacloprid, a widely used neonicotinoid insecticide, exhibit anorexic behavior, reduced body weight and delays in their migratory itinerary, according to a new study. (2019-09-12)
Dinosaur egg study supports evolutionary link between birds and dinosaurs
A small, bird-like North American dinosaur incubated its eggs in a similar way to brooding birds -- bolstering the evolutionary link between birds and dinosaurs, researchers at the University of Calgary and Montana State University study have found. (2013-04-18)
Mockingbirds in fickle climates sing fancier tunes
Why are some birds simple singers and others vocal virtuosos? (2009-05-21)
UEA research reveals why males outnumber females in bird world
New research from the University of East Anglia reveals why males are outnumbering females in the bird world. (2016-07-07)
Siberian jays can recognize unfamiliar, distant relatives
Can animals recognize distantly related, unfamiliar individuals of the same species? (2015-10-26)
Global study reveals new hotspots of fish biodiversity
Teeming with species, tropical coral reefs have been long thought to be the areas of greatest biodiversity for fishes and other marine life--and thus most deserving of resources for conservation. (2013-09-25)
Insect yields clues to evolution of species
Studies of a California insect, the walking stick, are helping to illuminate the process of evolution of new species, according to research published in this week's issue of Nature. (2002-05-22)
Internet data could boost conservation
Businesses routinely use internet data to learn about customers and increase profits -- and similar techniques could be used to boost conservation. (2016-12-16)
Bronx Zoo feathers help save rare birds half a world away
To help save two rare bird species living deep in the jungles of Sarawak, Malaysia, the Bronx Zoo-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) spent two years collecting donations of a different kind from zoos throughout North America. (2002-03-26)
Yale researchers solve mystery of disappearing bird digit
Yale researchers solve evolutionary mystery of origin of bird digits. (2011-09-04)
Chick magnet? It's all about what you eat
Chicks that stock up on their five-a-day outshine their love rivals in later life, a new study shows. (2013-02-12)
Crash landings
Injuries to mute swans' hips are believed to be uncommon. (2012-11-26)
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