New research provides early evidence of general intelligence in animals.
Two recently emerging viruses in domestic pigeons in Australia may pose a significant threat to Australia's 22 species of native pigeons and doves, many of which have crucial ecosystem roles.
Scientists turn detective to find out what happened to the last specimens of an extinct bird.
Being blue is risky for superb fairy-wrens: males become more cautious when their plumage turns blue, and other wrens take advantage by using them as colourful decoys.
We all know how vital it is for our native bird species to thrive. But what if the only birds that visit your garden are introduced "pest" species? Many people feel these birds deserve some love too.
Intensified rice production in Cambodia's dry season is wreaking havoc on local bird populations.
Wind turbines kill some birds, but their contribution to total bird deaths is extremely low, as three studies show.
Ordinary grey bird feathers placed under X-ray fluorescence reveal beautiful patterns of elements like zinc, telling a story of feather growth and the environments the birds have experienced.
When the Hume Highway was widened, hundreds of nest boxes were installed to replace habitat for three threatened species. Four years of monitoring has concluded the program is entirely unsuccessful.
New research reveals how flamingos can stand – and even sleep – on one leg for so long.
These birds spend long periods, often asleep, standing on one leg. Is it passive biomechanics or active nervous system control of their muscles that allows them to do easily what's impossible for us?
Fifteen charter planes arrived in Orkney after a red-windged blackbird was spotted.
What do we really know about the link between a species' sex life and how it evolves?
A Night Parrot snapped in Western Australia confirms the mysterious species survives across Australia, but now the real conservation work begins.
By reintroducing new gene variants back into the wild, there's hope it will reverse the negative impacts of pink pigeon inbreeding.
From birds to bees, the wildlife in your backyard can tell us important things about the health of our environment.
During bird irruptions, hundreds or thousands of a single species show up outside their normal territory. Most of what we know about irruptions comes from data collected by citizen scientists.
Victorian attitudes influenced what scientists thought they were observing about sexual behaviors in the animal world. But modern techniques reveal the myth for what it is.
Is providing birds with food and water making them too dependent? Or are gardens just the new frontier of Australia's urban landscape? New research aims to find out.
For a long time it was not believed that animals were even capable of feeling pain, let alone complex emotions. We now know that is far from the truth.