Birds that take turns feeding their young prove to be more successful parents, researchers discovered in a recent study of long-tailed tits.
More than 90 percent of the world's migrating birds suffer from habitat loss along their long and remarkable journeys, so researchers are calling for increased collaborative and international efforts.
Painted bunting has come to vacation at Prospect Park in Brooklyn, N.Y. Not only is the male bird out of its natural range, but it is out of season -- right about now he should be basking in the Florida sun.
The oldest known bird -- an albatross named Wisdom -- is about to lay another egg at 64 years old. Researchers believe she has raised as many as 36 chicks and clocked over six million ocean miles of flight time.
A study of the porosity of ancient archosaur eggshells is tipping scientists off about the kinds of nests they once called home.
Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark recently discovered that despite having different organs for voice production, humans and birds use the exact same physical mechanism to make vocalizations.
Have you ever wondered how birds decide who will lead their flock when flying in V formations? It turns out this traveling behavior is largely determined by speed.
A suspicious number of young starlings have drowned recently in Europe. While researchers are still unsure why groups of juvenile birds have been drowning, they believe they have some ways to help the inexperienced wild animals access water safely.
Cuckoos are migratory birds that use a complex decision-making process to find their way to their summer homes, even without the guidance of a sibling or biological parent.
Blue-capped cordonbleu songbirds appear to use a lightning speed tap dance and ribbon baton-like performances to accompany their songs during routine courtship displays.
Researchers recently discovered common pigeons can learn to distinguish between benign and malignant human breast tissue in digitized mammogram slides.
Piping plovers are facing habitat loss and breeding space as a result of wetland drainage in the Great Plains.
Having rebounded from near-extinction, whooping cranes remain a top priority for conservationists. That's why the Father Hupp Wildlife Management Area in Thayer County, Nebraska, decided to temporarily close when six whooping cranes made a pit stop in the area during their migration.
After reevaluating the ankle bones of modern birds and comparing them to dinosaurs, researchers confirmed a developmental pattern linking the two species.