Apparently, there's a one-in-a-million chance of spotting the yellow mutant bird.
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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.
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.