Environmental DNA test may reveal where birds flock together: Study
The study, published in the journal Endangered Species Research, noted th...
Tune differences between bird species linked to genes: Study
The researchers, including those from Hokkaido University in Japan, said species-specific songs by birds were dependent on differences in the structure and development of regions in the brain which influenced behaviour, but the genetic mechanism underlying these differences remained elusive until now.
Power companies must consider underground laying of cables to avoid Great Indian Bustard deaths: Government
Noting that a miniscule population of less than 150 Great Indian Bustards was left in the country, a committee constituted on the directions of the National Green Tribunal, has decided to have a time-bound action plan to implement mitigation measures such as installation of bird diverters and their regular maintenance, and monitoring by power agencies.
Thousands of migratory birds die mysteriously in Rajasthan's Sambhar Lake
Officials said they suspect water contamination as one of the reasons for the deaths but were awaiting viscera test reports. Though the official toll was 1,500, locals claimed the number of dead birds could be as high as 5,000.
FMCG veteran CK Ranganathan announces animal health venture
The hospital is 7200-sq. ft facility, equipped with an emergency critical care unit monitored by senior consultants, digital X-Ray and ECG machines. The total investment in the hospital was Rs 3 crore. Ranganathan predicted the venture will draw a total investment of Rs 300-400 in five years to expand to 100 such hospitals.
Birds may have complex hierarchical societies: Study
The researchers, including those from the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior in Germany, found the existence of a multilevel society in a small-brained bird called the vulturine guineafowl found in parts of Northeast Africa such as Ethiopia and Kenya.
Traffic noise affects bird physiology and reproductive health: Study
The study, published in the journal Conservation Biology, noted that the chicks of noise-exposed birds were smaller than the young ones from quiet nests. The researchers, including those from The Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science in Germany (MPG), studied the effect of traffic noise on stress hormone levels, health, and reproductive success in breeding zebra finches -- birds native to the arid areas of Central Australia.
Air India sale: Tata Group looking at bid to fly the bird it founded 87 years ago back home
Govt has shown willingness to exit Air India, as opposed to its earlier plan of retaining a minority 24%.
Hundreds of koalas feared dead in Australian wildfires
The fire was started by a lightning strike on Friday in a forest in New South Wales state, 300 kilometers (190 miles) north of Sydney, and has since burnt 2,000 hectares (4,900 acres). Two-thirds of that area was koala habitat, Ashton said.
Species under increasing threat from climate change: IUCN
Already facing the threat of habitat destruction, hundreds of plant and animal species are now under further pressure from manmade climate change, the IUCN said Tuesday in its updated "Red List of Threatened Species". The International Union for the Conservation of Nature added 1,840 new species to its catalogue of plants and animals that risk extinction.
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