Biodiversity is known to suffer in human-altered agricultural areas. But the Verreaux Eagle is an exception and has seen its numbers increase in agricultural land..
The southern ground hornbill is endangered in South Africa.
Reintroduction programs can really help stop the decline of the southern ground hornbills.
What’s hiding in your garden this summer?
Have a look in your garden - you might be surprised at some of the native animals that thrive there when the weather's hot.
An artist’s reconstruction of what the giant bird Dromornis would look like. Genyornis would be similar but slightly smaller.
Our entire knowledge of one of Australia's extinct ancient giant birds is flawed because experts have been looking at remnants of the wrong egg the whole time.
Kisses aren’t the only magic that happens under Australian mistletoe.
In many parts of the world, Christmas and mistletoe are inextricably intertwined. But in the natural world, mistletoe has long fascinated naturalists and scientists.
You can see the spectacular regent bowerbird surprisingly close to Sydney.
There are hundreds of places to see birds close to Australian cities.
Your beak’s in my ear, darling.
Animals can be remarkably reminiscent of humans when it comes to relationships – changing behaviour, eating habits and even friends for the sake of their mates.
Pied crow numbers are growing because of powerlines and climate change. This growth is distressing to some.
South Africa's pied crows are moving to areas where the climate suits them more.
Small birds such as this superb fairy-wren can benefit from a bird-friendly garden.
Wren image from www.shutterstock.com
Some Australian birds are pushing out other species, and even damaging trees. The good news is we can help stop the spread of these birds, by putting native plants in our gardens.
Geese are becoming a serious problem on golf courses in the Western Cape and need active management.
Geese droppings on golf courses are a source of great irritation for golfers . They are now calling for the birds to be properly managed.
'Theiving magpies' obsessed with glitter but what's the truth amid the folklore?
Globally bulnerable yellow-breasted pipits are endemic grassland specialists severely affected by current farming practices.
Simple changes to current grassland management has the potential to save many endangered birds.
A juvenile male black-throated mango hummingbird (
Anthracothorax nigricollis) extending his tongue after drinking nectar.
By filming these ultra-speedy feeders at transparent fake flowers, researchers finally figured out how hummingbirds slurp up the nectar so fast.
They’re coming to get you.
Centers For Disease Control and Prevention
What would you do if a zombie apocalypse occurred? I recommend going to the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) zombie website for information. It is incredible (see it here). While the zombie website…
Don Featherstone, the creator of the iconic lawn ornament, died in June.
Through the years, the iconic lawn dweller has migrated across a range of tastes.
Badly sited wind farms may pose a threat to Bearded Vultures in southern Africa.
Wind farms are responsible for a large number of bird deaths. Finding a way to ensure that they can co-exist is vital.
Who’s a clever boy then?
Scientists have identified the brain region that makes it possible for parrots to speak.
There are fewer than 50 Orange-bellied Parrots left in the wild.
AAP Image/Birds Australia
After falling victim to disease, there seems to be little hope left for Australia's most endangered parrot.
The Cape sugarbird is vulnerable to ailments, including obesity, that are linked to climate change and urbanisation.
Species facing the blitz of accelerating, human-driven change don’t always cope well. Birds are among the most visible windows into this world of vulnerability.
Every year millions of birds migrate between Australia and the northern Hemisphere.
Five million shorebirds migrate between Australia and the northern hemisphere, threatened by habitat destruction, and rising seas. How can we protect this natural marvel?