More US poultry flocks infected with bird flu

2015-04-15 09:04

The number of US poultry flocks infected with a deadly strain of bird flu has rose as Iowa identified its first case and Minnesota confirmed eight more cases, according to the US Department of Agriculture.

Rare black flamingo spotted in Cyprus

2015-04-08 21:28

An extremely rare black flamingo, possibly the only one of its kind, has been spotted near a military base on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus.

French court acquits Harry Potter owl breeder

2015-04-07 21:42

A French owl breeder whose birds did a star turn in a Harry Potter film has been acquitted of wildlife violations that saw his beloved birds confiscated and banned from performing.

Bald eagles may have hatched in District of Columbia

2015-03-17 10:04

Eaglets may have been hatched by the first pair of bald eagles to nest in the District of Columbia since 1947, an Environment Department spokesperson says.

'Extinct' Myanmar bird rediscovered after 73 years

2015-03-07 08:18

A bird that was long thought to have gone extinct has been rediscovered in Myanmar after a team of scientists used a recording of its distinctive call to track it down.

Joggers warned to beware of angry owl

2015-02-06 11:33

Oregon officials are warning early morning joggers and park visitors in the state capital Salem to watch out for an owl who has an affinity for hats after at least four people were attacked.

Endangered Puerto Rican parrots released into wild

2015-01-22 09:10

Scientists in Puerto Rico have reintroduced 15 endangered Puerto Rican parrots into the wild as part of a conservation programme.

Sightings of elusive snowy owls take flight

2015-01-08 19:46

The elusive snowy owl, rarely seen outside the Arctic, is turning up more frequently in the skies of North America than it does in the pages of a Harry Potter book.

Insights on hummingbird travel, life span

2014-11-10 18:43

Hummingbirds are giving up some of their secrets. Researchers have discovered hummingbirds can live longer than 10 years as opposed to the two or three once thought likely.

Collapsible wings help eagle fight air turbulence

2014-10-15 12:37

Soaring eagles tuck in their wings when encountering turbulence to avoid damaging their muscles, scientists suggest.


Spotted owl could be designated endangered

2015-04-09 20:35

The US government says it is launching a review on whether to list the northern spotted owl as an 'endangered' species after a decades-old fight between conservationists and loggers.

Cops probe death of Kate the goose

2015-04-08 20:52

Canadian police launched an investigation into the shooting death of a goose named after the Duchess of Cambridge that has left the bird's mate William and local townsfolk heartbroken.

2 000 snow geese die of cholera in US

2015-03-19 05:00

Two thousand migrating snow geese have died in the northwestern US state of Idaho probably due to avian cholera, according to the state's fish and game department.

Millions of songbirds slaughtered over Cyprus

2015-03-09 17:28

More than two million migratory songbirds have been indiscriminately slaughtered over Cyprus last year to be served as delicacies in local restaurants.

Hornbills shut Zimbabwe schools

2015-02-15 16:57

Ground hornbills broke so many windows and scared so many pupils at a school in southern Zimbabwe it had to be shut for a week, a report says.

Migrating birds take turns leading the flock

2015-02-03 18:47

Flying in a V-formation is toughest for the leader, and migrating birds compensate by taking turns so that no one gets exhausted.

Australia migratory bird levels plunge from Asia development

2015-01-14 13:26

Coastal developments in northeast Asia are threatening the survival of Australian migratory shorebirds, a study has found.

Songbirds fly coop before tornadoes

2014-12-18 20:29

You might want to be careful about who you call a birdbrain. Some of our feathered friends exhibit powers of perception that put humans to shame.

Seychelles fears foreign bird invader

2014-10-17 07:40

It was just a feather: But in the Seychelles, the discovery of parakeet plumage has put environmentalists in a flutter, with a foreign invading bird threatening the national parrot.

Missing Pom parrot returns speaking Spanish

2014-10-13 20:38

A pet parrot that disappeared from the owner's home 4 years ago has returned speaking another language.

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