Nearly half of the mammals and a quarter of the birds studied are already feeling the effects of climate change.
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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.
The great American deserts have an assortment of unique critters, and chief among them is the greater roadrunner.
Birdkeepers, beware: A bird enthusiast in England ended up in the hospital with a serious infection that started with his pet bird, according to a new report of his case.
Dinosaurs likely had a gene that gave them a double win — red coloring and the ability to see the color red, a new study finds.
Bird scientists are skeptical whether Bud, an African grey parrot who allegedly witnessed a murder in 2015 in Michigan, can give reliable testimony or spoken evidence at a court trial.
A prehistoric seabird that was the size of a small airplane and had a mouthful of sharp teeth once soared over ancient Antarctica, occasionally stopping to snag fish and squid, a new study finds.
As springtime and summer emerge, so does the twittering of birds. But why do these birds sing the same song over and over?
The world's oldest known wild bird just added a new chick to the family — her 40th one, experts say.
The burnt eggshell fragments of an ancient giant bird have helped scientists solve a 50,000-year-old whodunit in Australia.