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Reckless cutting of tree for NHAI project kills large number of birds, Kerala government seeks report
India

Reckless cutting of tree for NHAI project kills large number of birds, Kerala government seeks report

The video of the felling of the tree which resulted in the killing of many birds has gone viral on social media since Thursday, prompting state PWD minister PA Mohammed Riyas to seek a report from the NHAI

Read these beautiful children’s books on World Sparrow Day today
India

Read these beautiful children’s books on World Sparrow Day today

This year, on World Sparrow Day, allow yourself to soak in the magic of children's books that feature sparrows.

More bad news for flora, loss of animal biodiversity spells doom for some plants
World

More bad news for flora, loss of animal biodiversity spells doom for some plants

Animal-dispersed plants’ abilities to adapt to climate change reduced by 60 percent due to a loss of biodiversity

Bird Photographer of the Year contest: Snaps of staring owl, puzzled greater roadrunner among winners
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Bird Photographer of the Year contest: Snaps of staring owl, puzzled greater roadrunner among winners

The annual competition, showcasing the beauty of our feathered friends, saw over 22,000 international entries from all over the world

At Rio de Janeiro zoo, the city's last wild macaw seeks a companion
Lifestyle

At Rio de Janeiro zoo, the city's last wild macaw seeks a companion

Almost every morning for the last two decades, Juliet has appeared. She swoops onto the zoo enclosure where macaws are kept and, through its fence, engages in grooming behavior that looks like conjugal canoodling.

Noise pollution have long term effects on vegetation by driving away pollinating animals, finds study
science

Noise pollution have long term effects on vegetation by driving away pollinating animals, finds study

Researchers hypothesized that once noise pollution decreases, the animals would return but they were proved wrong.

Margaret Atwood writes foreword for late ornithologist Graeme Gibson's The Bedside Book of Birds
Arts & Culture

Margaret Atwood writes foreword for late ornithologist Graeme Gibson's The Bedside Book of Birds

The Bedside Book of Birds: An Avian Miscellany, an illustrated compilation of folktales, poems, fiction and nonfiction that Gibson had assembled on his own, was originally published in 2005. A surprise bestseller at the time, it has been reissued with a new foreword from Atwood, who called birdwatching a pursuit she and her longtime partner Gibson enjoyed together.

Avian flu outbreak in India brings forth links to environment, animal and human health
India

Avian flu outbreak in India brings forth links to environment, animal and human health

Since many wetlands where migratory birds visit are unprotected, involving communities in their management is essential, according to experts.

India's recent avian flu outbreak highlights environmental, animal-human interaction concerns
India

India's recent avian flu outbreak highlights environmental, animal-human interaction concerns

Regular monitoring of wild aquatic birds and the wild bird-poultry-wetland interface is essential to understanding avian influenza viruses’ prevalence.

Endangered birds losing their songs make it tough to find mates, train their young, experts say
science

Endangered birds losing their songs make it tough to find mates, train their young, experts say

Unconventional male singers were less successful in wooing mates, the scientists found.

US state dim its lights to prevent migrating birds slamming into skyscrapers
science

US state dim its lights to prevent migrating birds slamming into skyscrapers

Scientists estimate between 365 million and one billion birds are killed by collisions with buildings or other outdoor structures in the US every year.

Drastic loss in forest birds have been recorded due to land-use changes in the western Himalayas
India

Drastic loss in forest birds have been recorded due to land-use changes in the western Himalayas

There is an urgent need to stem hardwood forest loss in the middle Himalayas.

Flightless bird species were more diverse, common before human-driven extinctions
World

Flightless bird species were more diverse, common before human-driven extinctions

Most islands on Earth had flightless birds on them before humans emerged as the dominant species.

Ecuadorian hummingbirds can sing and hear in ultrasonic pitches finds news study
science

Ecuadorian hummingbirds can sing and hear in ultrasonic pitches finds news study

Among birds, only some owls have previously been shown to hear ultrasonic sounds — which they use to locate prey.

World Migratory Bird Day 2020 to be observed today: All you need to know and how to join global campaign
India

World Migratory Bird Day 2020 to be observed today: All you need to know and how to join global campaign

The World Migratory Bird Day aims to bring attention to the need of conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. The global programme helps raise awareness about the numerous threats faced by the birds

World Wildlife Day 2020: 10 incredible camouflaging insects to remind you that Mother Nature is beautiful
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World Wildlife Day 2020: 10 incredible camouflaging insects to remind you that Mother Nature is beautiful

Whether it is to protect themselves from predators or to help them catch their prey, these insects are masters at blending in

Indian bird population declines by 79 percent; peafowls number increasing: Report
India

Indian bird population declines by 79 percent; peafowls number increasing: Report

House sparrows, despite the notion that it's on a decline, analysis suggests the species is fairly stable over the past 25 years.

5 new bird species, 5 subspecies discovered on three islands in the Indonesian archipelago
science

5 new bird species, 5 subspecies discovered on three islands in the Indonesian archipelago

The birds were discovered in the Indonesian islands Taliabu and Peleng, both of which have suffered rampant forest destruction.

Wildlife discovered in 2019: From leaf like lizards, venomous vipers to human sized leaves
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Wildlife discovered in 2019: From leaf like lizards, venomous vipers to human sized leaves

Discoveries of new species is the outcome of perseverance, years of fieldwork & long periods of looking at museum records.

Mysore city's thriving bird scence now has a first-of-its kind bird atlas to its credit
science

Mysore city's thriving bird scence now has a first-of-its kind bird atlas to its credit

About 60 volunteer birders pooled in their time, effort and bird-watching skills to make this Atlas possible.