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.
Birds migrating to Africa are threatened by issues like habitat loss. Studying their movement patterns will show the challenges these species encounter on the continent.
It is unusual for songbirds migrating from Europe to Africa to sing. A new hypothesis suggests an interesting reason for why such singing sometimes happens.
We'll have to get our priorities in order to protect Australia's wildlife.
Bird feathers can tell us a lot about their owners and the places they visit.
The extinction threat you haven't heard of: several South American birds teeter on the brink of existence due to habitat loss. And history is not the best guide for how to save them.
Drones don’t pose much of a risk to traditional aviation. Our research shows that collisions with manned aircraft are far more likely to involve a bird.
More than half of the remaining habitat for Queensland's southern black-throated finches is potentially subject to mining development. If these mines go ahead, it will be bad news for these birds.
Australian birds are arguably among the smartest in the world, displaying complex behaviours comparable to those observed in great apes.
There are birds we love to hate, such as the Noisy Miner. But much of the annoying behaviour on show may be a result of human-induced changes to habitats.
Africa is traditionally known as the cradle of human-kind. But research shows that it is also the cradle of bird-kind, for gamebirds at least.
Next time you plan a holiday you can rest assured that wildlife sightseeing can help some threatened species.
When it comes to cheating, humans are not alone in the animal world.
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..
Reintroduction programs can really help stop the decline of the southern ground hornbills.
Have a look in your garden - you might be surprised at some of the native animals that thrive there when the weather's hot.