In Iron Age boat burials, 1,400-year-old feathers filled comfy cushions under warriors' bones. Down in the bedding belonged to different birds and may have had symbolic importance.
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High-speed cameras and arrays of microphones helped researchers draw an acoustic map of hummingbirds' distinctive hum.
Scientists have finally solved a 25-year-old mystery surrounding a neurodegenerative disease killing bald eagles and other lake animals in the U.S.
Officials are urging people to take down their feeders, where birds are congregating and spreading a bacterial infection.
Scientists recently captured video documenting the first reported instance of a fish preying on a newly-hatched baby bird, in a flooded nest in coastal Georgia.
A rockhopper penguin in the Falkland Islands needed a little guidance after getting separated from his penguin group.
Australia's avian celebrity Joe the Pigeon is getting a new lease on life after authorities determined he is not a biosecurity threat.
According to legend, six ravens must inhabit the Tower of London or the kingdom will fall. Now, one of the ravens, a matriarch named Merlina, is missing.
A rose-breasted grosbeak that was captured in a Pennsylvania nature reserve is a bilateral gynandromorph — male on the right side and female on the left side.
An exceptionally rare owl fossil dating to 55 million years ago hints that the predatory bird killed with its powerful talons rather than its beak, as modern owls do.
An African grey parrot beat 21 Harvard undergrads at a classic memory game, suggesting deep roots of animal intelligence.
#BlackBirdersWeek is an online event created with the goal of promoting and encouraging the inclusion of Black people in science and nature communities traditionally dominated by white people.
House mice that were introduced to Gough Island in the South Atlantic are attacking and killing both adult and baby albatross.
False memories implanted in the brains of songbirds could explain how the birds learn to sing — and how people learn to talk.