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.
A new exhibition exploring the relationship between birds and humans is variously gaudy, delightful and disturbing. We sent two ecologists along to review the show.
Researchers are planning to monitor orange-bellied parrot nests all summer to make sure they raise chicks successfully.
How and why these bizarre stars of Planet Earth II ended up living in icy lakes high in the Andes mountains.
Bird diversity may be the secret to forest resilience.
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.
How the new film could inspire parents and children to head to the Lake District, to spend time canoeing, building campfires and reconnecting with nature.
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.