ARTICLES RELATING TO BIRDS

Study solves mystery of birds' red colour

2016-05-20 07:50

Scientists say they have solved a long-standing mystery about what makes some birds red - a colour that, when found in beaks and feathers, shows strong sex appeal.

Live chick shredding end sought

2016-04-26 12:50

In a basement of Dresden University, German scientists are busy refining a technique that could save millions of fluffy chicks from being shredded to death moments after they hatch.

Baby bald eagle brings glee to millions

2016-03-18 19:00

A baby bald eagle has finally hatched, its first few moments in the world caught on camera for a rapt audience who had been on tenterhooks for days.

Bid to relocate roosting egrets backfires

2016-02-12 11:30

The egrets that lost their roosting spot when trees outside Toyota in Armitage Road were felled have relocated to trees behind the dealership.

Ravens can imagine being watched

2016-02-02 19:04

Ravens can imagine being spied upon by a hidden competitor, showing a capacity for abstraction once thought to be exclusively human.

16 things to do in Cape Town for R50 or less

2015-12-22 00:00

Summer is here and it’s time to feel the warmth of the summer sun around the Mother City. Here are the 16 best ways to do so.

Warmer days, wetland loss put Kashmir bird migration at risk

2015-12-17 13:25

The cackle and cry of Kashmir's annual bird migration has long been a welcome ruckus for those living in the Indian-controlled Himalayan territory. It signals the summer's end, the coming snows and the global importance of Kashmir's environment for species arriving from as far as northern Europe and Japan.

There is some 'Bad blood' between Taylor Swift and New Zealand

2015-11-26 08:34

Conservationists in New Zealand have accused US singer Taylor Swift of endangering a rare bird species while shooting a music video near Auckland.

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Africa's vulture populations under threat

2015-10-29 17:28

Africa's vultures are in decline because of poisoning, and body parts are used in traditional medicine.

 

Gay vulture couple adopts egg in German zoo

2016-04-26 19:59

A pair of gay vultures in a German zoo have adopted an egg abandoned by its mother and started to incubate it in a nest they built.

Seagull poo posing problem at beach

2016-04-05 23:18

A surge in seagull droppings is fouling up the water at a popular Dublin beach, Ireland's Environmental Protection Agency says.

Pigeons patrolling London skies

2016-03-16 23:24

Ten pigeons armed with air pollution detectors on their backs have been released into the London sky to monitor pollution in the British capital.

Fever trees felled to keep egrets’ poo off cars

2016-02-11 10:15

Fever trees in Armitage Road that were the roosting place for scores of egrets have been chopped down.

Frigid air slows efforts to euthanase turkeys

2016-01-19 07:52

Frigid temperatures are hampering efforts to euthanase turkeys at several Indiana farms were a strain of bird flu has been found.

Taiwan celeb bird rescued after train adventure

2015-12-18 21:26

A rare crane that became a celebrity in Taiwan after getting lost on its journey from Siberia last year, has had to be rescued after a new misguided foray to a subway station.

Monkey-eating eagle hatched in Philippines

2015-12-10 17:25

A monkey-eating eagle has been hatched in captivity in the Philippines, boosting the critically-endangered giant bird's fight against extinction.

Bird activists ruffle Frenchman's feathers

2015-11-09 21:20

A Frenchman has become an online sensation after being pictured storming out of his house in his underwear brandishing a spade to chase away bird conservationists.

Owl crash-lands into oil rig, gets chopper lift

2015-10-29 19:40

An owl is recovering in a Scottish animal welfare sanctuary after being airlifted to safety in a helicopter when it crash-landed into an offshore oil platform.

Half of Africa's vultures flying towards extinction

2015-10-29 12:50

Africa's vultures are increasingly the victims of poisoning and poachers, leaving around half the continent's 11 vulture species critically endangered, a top conservation body has warned.

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