Extinction watch: Giant Ibis - the national bird of Cambodia
In 2005, the Giant Ibis was designated the national bird of Cambodia. Deforestat...
Zimbabwe bird sanctuary has 400 species, not enough tourists
There is a martial eagle, a black eagle, an Egyptian vulture and hundreds of oth...
Estimated 3 billion animals affected by Australia bushfires: Study
Nearly three billion animals were killed or displaced by Australia's unprecedented 2019-20 wildfires in "one of the worst wildlife disasters in modern history", according to a report released Tuesday. The study by scientists from several Australian universities said the wildlife hit included 143 million mammals, 2.46 billion reptiles, 180 million birds and 51 million frogs.
Musicians too are birds of a feather
It feels good to know that birds’ melodies are often very similar to free-form jazz.
New report finds India's birds in overall decline, "in some cases catastrophically so"
A first-of-its-kind nationwide study of India’s birds has found that among the species for which long-term trends could be established, over half have declined since 2000, of which 22% were declining strongly. Among the 146 species for which annual trends could be estimated, 80% were found to be declining, with close to 50% declining strongly.
Extinction Watch: Eating a songbird into extinction
The species is known as the “rice bird” in China, where it is hunted for food — a practice that has been illegal since 1997, but continues on the black market to this day. This practice on migratory passerines in Asia has pushed not only the Yellow-breasted Bunting to the edge of extinction; but led to all migratory bunting species in eastern Asia declining.
Merely parroting lockdown language
For unpolished pollies, it’s not about beaking bad but getting a rise out of us.
Survival of the fittest: Adding weight on feeble pigeons helps them punch above their feather
Such changes in the puny pigeons’ behaviour only lasted as long as the weights remained.
Tooth-billed Pigeon: Is there hope for the Little Dodo?
Very little is actually known about tooth-billed pigeons. They are elusive and very rarely seen. The bird known locally as the Manumea is the only member of its genus Didunculus, which in Latin means “little dodo.”, and is also the national bird of Samoa.
Govt proposes 10-year comprehensive plan for conservation of birds, their habitats
Amid growing threats to a number of bird species in the country, the Union environment ministry has come out with a 10-year comprehensive plan for conservation of birds and their habitats in India through multiple measures including curbing illegal trade of birds and constant surveillance of avian disease to prevent a situation like what Rajasthan had recently witnessed in terms of deaths of thousands of birds at Sambhar Lake.
Managed office space providers using innovative ways to generate revenue
Demand for co-working and managed workspace is back as leading players have reported up to 50% fresh leasing in July compared with the pre-Covid times.
Sandra Bullock-starrer 'Bird Box' to get a sequel, author Josh Malerman reveals
Titled 'Malorie', the new novel picks up where the original book/movie left off.