ARTICLES RELATING TO BIRDS

Mystery over 1 300 birds found dead on Chilean beach

2015-05-19 08:45

Chilean authorities say they are investigating what killed some 1 300 seabirds that mysteriously turned up dead on a beach.

Britons vote - for their national bird

2015-05-07 19:14

British voters are setting the tone for the future by choosing a national bird.

Early bird winds back the avian clock

2015-05-05 21:06

Modern birds may have evolved six million years earlier than thought, say Chinese palaeontologists.

Backyard feeders invite aggressive bird breeds

2015-05-04 23:33

Backyard bird feeders may ruffle some feathers, attracting aggressive breeds like house sparrows and doves while discouraging native species that eat insects and nectar.

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.

 

2 million more US chickens to be killed due to flu

2015-05-18 08:04

One of the largest US egg producers says it will destroy 2 million egg-laying hens in the central state of Minnesota due to a deadly bird flu virus.

Cyprus recruits owls and snakes

2015-05-06 16:55

Barn owls and black snakes are being enlisted in Cyprus to protect carob trees, known on the Mediterranean island since antiquity and once a flourishing export.

Bird flu may take bite out of Thanksgiving's turkey supply

2015-05-05 12:16

The largest-ever US outbreak of avian influenza, which has devastated Midwestern poultry and egg producers in recent weeks, could be felt at Thanksgiving tables across the nation come November, farmers and some trade groups say.

Colorful macaws bring beauty to chaotic Caracas

2015-04-24 10:25

In the 1970s Vittorio Poggi was inspired to breed macaws and release them across Venezuela's capital. Forty years later, hundreds, perhaps thousands of macaws colour the sky giving residents a moment of quiet respite from chaos and crime.

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.

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