Most birds were killed off following the fifth mass extinction event that destroyed most of life on Earth 66 million years ago. Fortunately, ground-dwellers survived and eventually became the ancestors of all modern birds today.
Squirrels, ducks and geese are shot at by people often, mostly because they are bothered by its presence.
Most living species attack – for food, for survival – but they usually do so out of instinct. There’s one tree in the world that doesn’t seem to play by the usual rules: Pisonia grandis.
Laughter is truly the universal language - not just among humans, but also apparently among parrots.
Scientists are petitioning to the European Union that the region should consider extending a partial ban on the usage of neonicotinoids given evidence that they are becoming lethal to partridges and can even stop house sparrows from flying.
Urbanization has a very significant effect on evolution, leading to change in functioning ecosystems.
The number of known bird species in the world is only half of the actual number according to the American Museum of Natural History. A new study featured in the journal PLOS ONE suggests that the actual number of bird species actually total up to about 18,000 when "hidden" avian diversity is factored in.
Several countries are fearing another possible pandemic as the H5N8 virus, also known as the bird flu, is spreading across the world like wildfire. Netherlands has reportedly euthanized more than 190,000 ducks in the country in hopes of containing the virus and preventing any possibility of an outbreak.
Efforts in reducing food wastes have become an important campaign across the globe. This is to properly secure more food available for the people and reducing risks of accumulating waste. But a study tried to raise a different light to food waste reduction: if food wastes are largely reduced, what will happen to animals that depend on it?
From being a component of non-stick cookwares such as teflons to defoamers in pesticides and surfactants, industrial compound perfluoroalkyls and its family are now reaching not just the consumers but the natural ecosystem as well.
There's a disadvantage in using wind turbine for energy -- it's killing birds. A team of researchers has found that this technology for wind energy is not only deadly to local birds but also those migrating from hundreds of miles away.
Dutch National Police have thought of fighting hostile drones by letting trained eagles snatch it away.
An international team lead by scientists from the University of St. Andrews in United Kingdom have discovered that the critically-endangered Hawaiian Crow, or locally known as Alalā, is a highly proficient tool user.
Reforestation program in China have good sides, but there are still things to consider especially when it comes to the biodiversity and the existing wildlife.