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.
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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).
The world's oldest dandruff has been found in a feathered dinosaur fossil — and scientists are stoked.
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.
Some say that eyes are the windows to the soul. But in some owls, the ears are windows to the animals' eyeballs.
Scientists have discovered a surprisingly "visionary" detail about a dinosaur-age bird that had a tooth-filled beak: It could likely see in color.
A rare, vivid green bird with radiant yellow feathers on its head is actually a unique hybrid species living in the Amazon rainforest, researchers have found.
Behold the ocellated turkey: a regal-looking bird with iridescent feathers, a blue face, and cranberry-like bumps of red and orange on its head.
In the U.K., a long-standing national habit of feeding wild birds is changing the shape of certain species' beaks.
For nearly 50 years, researchers have found mysterious, disembodied teeth dating to the dinosaur age in southern Alberta, Canada.