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.
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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.
A teeny-tiny fossilized bird skeleton is helping researchers understand the explosive rate at which birds diversified after the dinosaur age, new research shows.
Praying mantises primarily hunt insects and spiders, but a new study found that for many large mantises, birds are also on the menu.
The body of a tiny chick in a piece of Burmese amber from the Cretaceous period was preserved in incredible detail.
Scientists recently found the most complete fossil to date of a type of bird from the Cretaceous, trapped in a piece of amber.
If scientists were to draw an enormous family tree for all of Earth's animals, the oldest branch would belong to the jellyfish, a new study finds.
Hummingbird mating involves using specialized courtship rituals, tail feathers that sing, and weaponized beaks.
Across the desert regions of the southwestern United States southward into central Mexico, a feisty little bird called the cactus wren thrives.
Nearly half of the mammals and a quarter of the birds studied are already feeling the effects of climate change.
A parrot wears tiny, red-tinted goggles and flaps through laser-lit airborne particles to test computer models that explain how animals fly — and shows that there’s room for improvement.
Some dinosaurs may not have been restricted to life on the ground and instead could have launched into the air for quick flights, researchers have found.
Microscopic pigment structures and proteins that graced the feathers of a Cretaceous-age bird are still present in its 130-million-year-old fossil, a new study finds.