Vulturine guineafowl were found to live in large, sexually mixed groups. These seem to have social preferences for certain other groups.
Scientists have tracked endangered species for years. Now they're figuring out how to highlight animals and plants that have recovered – but what does that mean?
Aside from their intrinsic value, common bird species might be one of the only ways we connect with nature in our everyday lives. But these opportunities are under threat.
Climate is the most important driver of the colour and brightness of birds' eggs.
Magpie attacks aren't as common as you (and the media) might think. But here are a few tricks to get you through swooping season unscathed - and a few classic tactics that don't work.
Could mating preferences, like females preferring males who sing complex songs, affect the evolution of learning? Insights from birds could have clues for how people learn throughout their lives.
Scientists have discovered how the wise old barn owl is so good at catching rodents.
How do hummingbirds drink sugary nectar and not get sick? Don't they need a balanced diet to stay healthy? Do they eat anything else?
Conservationists have found a shortcut in the race to save Earth's threatened species.
Scientists looked at thousands of studies to see how animals were adapting to higher temperatures.
Birds spend a lot of time and energy singing, but they don't do it the same way in every season of the year. And some can't sing at all. What's the purpose of birdsong?
We need to understand what a swallow's nest is really for – and it is not mainly for sleeping.
Alien species are more likely to survive in a new habitat when environmental conditions are similar to their native home.
An infestation as a chick leads to enlarged nostrils in the beak of Darwin finches, and that affects their mating call.
Even in the breeding grounds, we found that European bee-eaters preferred the company of some birds over others. These tended to be the individuals they migrated with.
Models suggest that the effects of climate change will devastate the already threatened Timneh Parrot.
Ancient poo from bats and birds can tell you what type of vegetation they were feeding on at that time.
Why some individuals age faster than others is a mystery, but new research suggests help with childcare is significant.
A yolk allows a developing animal to stay in an egg longer, boosting its chance of survival. The downside is the mother has to work hard finding extra food so her body can create a nutritious yolk.
New research finds birds like to forage for fish in the wake of a tidal power plant.