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A new study has revealed local residents in Sydney, Australia, are stuck in an escalating arms race with sulphur-crested cockatoos over the security of garbage bins.
Melon-size eggs belonging to an extinct and flightless giant 'thunder bird' were eaten by the first Australians.
Haast's eagle may have hunted large prey like an eagle, but its eating habits — targeting the internal organs — were more like those of a vulture.
People were raising cassowaries, the world's most dangerous bird, some 18,000 years ago, new research shows.
A newly described extinct giant penguin from New Zealand has unusually long legs and a long, slender beak, and it dates to a time when much of the region was underwater.
Wild cockatoos have figured out how to open garbage can lids, and the practice is spreading due to social learning.
When a photographer snapped the moment a herring gull caught a french fry midair, the image quickly went viral. Now, the photo is appearing on Google billboards in Ireland and the U.K.
The egg of a dwarf emu that's been extinct for 200 years was found in a sand dune on King Island, Australia.
More than a dozen condors have been paying daily visits to a home in Tehachapi, California (and destroying nearly everything in sight).
Researchers scoured more than 27,000 bird photos on Instagram to see which ones consistently got more likes than expected. The big winner was the owl-like frogmouth.
Even today, the Gulf Coast still suffers from the effects of the oil spill. But a remarkable cleanup effort has helped the pelican return home.