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BIRD NEWS

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.

Down in Jungleland: Hello, Sunshine

September 01, 2019 6:01 am

Why rely on alarm clocks, when you have the musical charms of the bulbul to begin the day with?

In the Guwahati Zoo, a talking bird revives its defunct animal adoption scheme

May 16, 2018 8:48 pm

The Guwahati Zoo has revived its defunct Animal Adoption Scheme after 11 years, courtesy a young girl’s inexplicable attachment to a Blue and Yellow Macaw

Bird survey in Arunachal Pradesh's Upper Siang region identifies 66 new species

May 01, 2018 6:34 pm

A recent bird survey of Arunachal Pradesh’s Upper Siang district identifies 66 new species, building a strong case for the maintenance of the traditional shifting cultivation practice of the region's indigenous Adi Tribe.

The sky's my playground: Watching a parakeet court his lady

October 05, 2014 1:01 am

The ancient Romans were so impressed by the birds’ domed foreheads — that bespoke great intellect — that they cut them off and ate them, hoping to imbibe some of the birds’ wisdom.

State govt takes a small step towards implementing rural livelihoods mission

April 01, 2011 5:20 am

The state government has decided to set the ball rolling for the launch of UP State Rural Livelihoods Mission in four districts.

Pollution,poaching keep away birds from Harike

January 07, 2010 11:15 pm

Rise in pollution levels,dying natural habitats and threat of poaching have led to a decrease in the number of migratory birds at the Harike wetland.

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