ARTICLES RELATING TO BIRDS

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.

10 top lunch spots in Cape Town CBD

2015-10-26 09:40

Weekday lunch spots that won't leave you wanting.

Scientists formulate bird family tree

2015-10-07 22:36

They come in many shapes, sizes and hues, from Cuba's tiny bee hummingbird to the flightless ostrich of Africa's plains, Antarctica's emperor penguin and the Southern Ocean's majestic wandering albatross...

EU under pressure over vulture-killer drug

2015-09-05 20:28

Conservationists say the vulture population is at risk of extinction because of the European refusal to ban a dangerous veterinary drug.

 

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.

US seeks updated wind turbines amid deaths of birds

2015-10-27 08:21

Wildlife biologists say current devices are killing large numbers of birds, including many species protected by law.

Climate change clips wings of migratory birds

2015-10-12 16:27

Pointed wings better adapted to travelling long distances are giving way to more rounded ones that work better on shorter trips.

Britain is for the birds...

2015-09-24 20:25

Britons who leave food in their gardens for birds have helped change migration patterns, with one species now heading to the UK for the winter rather than to sunny Spain, researchers say.

Bahamas unveils national park to protect endangered birds

2015-09-02 12:00

The Bahamas has unveiled a new national park to help protect the winter homes of endangered Atlantic Coast shorebirds.

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