Male cardinals are red. Females are tan. This one is both at the same time.
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The World Photography Organisation has announced the shortlist of finalists for its annual Natural World & Wildlife competition.
The 210-million-year-old T. rex relative known as Smok wawelski had a habit of gnashing up animal bones (and swallowing its own teeth), a new study of poop fossil reveals.
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A video surfaced recently of a group of Canada geese staring into the sky during a hailstorm. An expert told Live Science why they (and other birds) do this.
It's incredibly rare to catch a glimpse of an African flamingo on the Texas coast, but if you do, it's Flamingo No. 492.
Wildlife experts have partially solved a murder mystery regarding the deaths of 13 bald eagles, but they still don't know who did it.
When the baby bird invaded the telescope scientists scrambled to make sure it wouldn't damage sensitive optics (or hurt itself).
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The American West has long been as much of an idea and a dream as an actual place. And one of its stars is surely the turkey vulture. Here's a look at the majestic birds in all their glory.
About 127 million years ago, tiny birds the size of grasshoppers lived alongside some of the biggest animals to walk the Earth, including the long-necked sauropods, a new study finds.