Blue jays are adorned with striking blue feathers that never fade. It turns out birds are able avoid going gray – unlike humans – because their feathers contain sophisticated nanostructures that reflect light better than pigmentation.
Birds that take turns feeding their young prove to be more successful parents, researchers discovered in a recent study of long-tailed tits.
A 'supergene' that affects a male ruff bird's plumage ultimately determines its mating strategy.
Artifacts collected from a Late Neolithic monument known as Durrington Walls suggests Stonehenge builders had organized feasts and maintained a diet rich in animal producst.
Researchers recently discovered that if elephants are born during times when their mothers are more stressed, they are likely to age faster and reproduce less during their lifetime.
Land-sharing was found to be counterproductive for retaining biodiversity. A recent study suggests that leaving some land completely untouched, while increasing farming practice solely in other areas, will benefit the evolutionary diversity of bird species.