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BIRD NEWS

What makes grey hornbills so enchanting

June 29, 2022 11:09 am

They can hold a neem berry deftly in their pickaxe-like beak, toss it up and gulp it down like one would toss a peanut into the mouth

In Bali, bird sellers help endangered mynah make a comeback

June 06, 2022 1:44 pm

Experts say more research and monitoring is needed, but the conservation model has shown promise over the past 10 years and could be replicated for other vulnerable birds in Indonesia.

Exotic wood duck, pheasant successfully breed, lay eggs; hatching awaited

May 08, 2022 12:01 pm

Though the development brings a smile on the faces for UT forest and wildlife officers, a sense of nervousness also prevails, as they await the successful hatching of the eggs.

Birdwatch: Grey Wagtail, the small bird with a big flight

January 27, 2022 2:35 pm

🔴 The Grey Wagtail is among the few bird species that arrive early in the winter but leave in the end, often staying till April.

With fewer animals to spread their seeds, plants could have trouble adapting to climate change

January 17, 2022 1:59 pm

The impact of past seed disperser declines has been greatest in areas including North America, Europe and the southern part of South America.

Superb fairy-wren societies may be as complex as our own: Study

January 10, 2022 5:48 pm

Just like humans, these little birds don't associate with each other randomly during the long winter months. They have specific individuals and/or groups they choose to be with.

The world’s deadliest bird was raised by people 18,000 years ago

September 29, 2021 11:33 am

While collecting eggs and raising hatchlings is an early step in domestication, it’s unlikely that cassowaries were ever fully bred in the manner of chickens

Scientists find duck mimicking phrase 'You bloody fool'

September 10, 2021 5:52 pm

The author said that the duck could also make a noise like the sound of a door closing and its latch clicking

Meet the Frogmouth, Instagram’s most photogenic bird

April 30, 2021 12:20 pm

The study, released last week, examined more than 27,000 photos of birds across nine Instagram accounts with a combined following of nearly 3.5 million users. It was all in the service, the researchers said, of answering one simple question: “What makes a great bird photo?”

1000 volunteers, five years, rough terrain: How Kerala's bird atlas was painstakingly compiled

September 24, 2020 9:45 pm

Earlier this month, a team of over 1,000 birdwatchers wrapped up field surveys of the ‘Kerala Bird Atlas’, perhaps Asia’s largest citizen science bird project that will throw light on the distribution of birds in the state and more importantly chronicle the impact of habitat destruction and climate change on the avian species.

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