Well-intended efforts to reduce food waste could threaten some birds and animal species, a new paper has warned.
For more than three decades an egg found in a remote Australian desert was thought to be from a rare nocturnal parrot. So what happened when scientists decided to double-check?
Metallic starlings – not the kind that live in your roof – breed in huge colonies that draw thousands of animals.
Bird baths are more than just ornamental splash pools. They're also a site where animals socialise and intense rivalries play out. And bird bath design, location and cleanliness can have a big impact.
Whether you live in an urban apartment or a rural homestead, your outdoor area is more than just a private space. It's a thriving ecosystem.
When is a galah not a galah? That depends on which scientific name is attached to the Australian bird. There's been some confusion over this, which DNA testing has finally solved.
Our citizen science project was designed to record bird sounds but produced some surprisingly funny impressions.
An exciting discovery suggests small pterosaurs weren't forced out by the rise of birds.
New research reveals that the first songbirds emerged from Australia when a new chain of islands formed.
Seagulls in flight are a nuisance no more.
Migratory birds play key ecological roles. and connect us with nature. The 1916 Migratory Bird Treaty curbed overhunting, but birds face other threats today that require international solutions.
Perfectly adapted for European life, these bright green birds will soon become part of the scenery.
The Nullarbor is an arid, treeless expanse today. But several hundred thousand years ago it was home to a menagerie of species, including two newly discovered giant cuckoo-like birds.
New research explains why habitat loss means male willow warblers now outnumber females – and that's bad news for the species.
The Earth is full of many varied species from the largest mammals to the tiniest organisms. But we now think there could be ten times more species than was originally thought.
For the first time, feathers, bone and skin of the earliest birds have been found, trapped in amber.
Sparrows are one of the commonest birds seen in Australian cities. But the first ones didn't come from England.
Why are our cities full of crows, ravens and rainbow lorikeets, while other species decline? The answer comes down to street smarts, adaptability, and sometimes plain bullying.
Urbanisation exposes wildlife to new man-made stresses which affect species in a variety of ways.
Given the global commitment to conserve biodiversity in the face of climate change, it is important to understand how biodiversity arises in the first place – and how it is maintained.