Birds

Here are the latest posts about Birds on Science, Space & Robots:

  • Robotic Falcon Designed to Help Reduce Bird Strikes Near Airports
    Researchers have developed a robotic falcon that was created to help reduce bird strikes near airports. (May 31, 2018)

  • Dinosaur Discovered in China had Iridescent Feathers like a Hummingbird
    Scientists have discovered the fossil of a dinosaur in China that had rainbow coloring. It had iridescent feathers like a hummingbird. (January 15, 2018)

  • Study Finds Praying Mantises Kill and Eat Small Birds
    A recent study has found that many species of praying mantises around the world hunt, kill and eat small birds. (July 5, 2017)

  • Great Cormorants Can Hear Underwater
    Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark have discovered that great cormorants can hear underwater. (June 12, 2017)

  • Baby Opposite Bird Preserved in 100 Million Year Old Amber
    This baby bird was preserved in amber that is around 100 million years old. (June 9, 2017)

  • Turkeys Walk in a Circle Around a Dead Cat
    A group of about twenty turkeys were spotted walking in a circle around a dead cat. (March 3, 2017)

    Scientists Say Chickens Are Intelligent, Caring and Complex
    Scientists say chickens are very smart birds. They say they are intelligent, caring and complex creatures. (January 5, 2017)

    Study Finds Common Swift Can Fly Nearly Ten Consecutive Months Without Landing
    A new study has found the common swift can fly for nearly ten consecutive months without ever landing. (October 28, 2016)

    Study Finds Magpies Faster at Scoring Cheetos But Crows Will Steal Them
    A study involing cheetos, magpies and crows found that magpies get to cheetos faster but then crows steal the cheetos. (August 11, 2016)

    Study Finds Bird Brains are More Neuron Dense Than Mammal Brains
    A new study has found that bird brains are more neuron dense than mammal brains. (June 20, 2016)

    Videos of Snakes Eating Eggs Go Viral
    A couple videos of snakes eating eggs have gone viral recently. In one video a snake eats eggs out of a bird's nest. (May 17, 2016)

    Fossil of New Bird Species from Early Cretaceous Discovered in China
    The fossil of a new bird species from the Early Cretaceous was discovered in China. It sheds light on the early evolution of birds. (March 2, 2016)

    Dodos May Have Been Smart Say Scientists
    The extinct dodo bird has become a symbol of stupidity in modern culture. However, scientists say the bird may have been quite intelligent. (February 24, 2016)

    Giant Bird Wandered the Arctic 53 Million Years Ago Say Scientists
    Scientists say there was a giant flightless bird species that wandered the high Arctic about 53 million years ago. (February 12, 2016)

    Juvenile Cowbirds Sneak Out of the Nest at Night to Avoid Imprinting
    Researchers have discovered juvenile cowbirds sneak out of the nest at night to avoid imprinting on their host parents. (November 7, 2015)

    Oxford Researchers Study Divorce Patterns in Great Tits
    Oxford University researchers have been studying why birds decide to end their relationship. (October 25, 2015)

    Killing of Rare Moustached Bird in the Name of Science Ignites Controversy
    The killing of a rare mustached bird in the name of science has generated a huge controversy. The bird was killed by the scientist that found it. (October 13, 2015)

    Top Rooster in Pecking Order Crows First in the Morning
    Scientists have discovered that the top rooster in its pecking order is always the first rooster to crow in the morning, followed by the second highest ranking rooster. (July 27, 2015)

    Ancient Bird Had Arrow-like Tail Feathers
    An ancient Mesozoic bird from Gondwana had arrow-like tail feathers. The bird was about the size of a modern hummingbird. (June 5, 2015)

    Fossil of Ancient Terror Bird Discovered in Argentina
    Scientists have discovered the fossil of a previously unknown species of Terror bird that lived in South America. (May 24, 2015)

    Extinct Bird Had Wingspan of Over 20 Feet
    A bird that lived 25 to 28 million years ago had a huge wingspan of over 20 feet. It could glide for long distances using its enormous wings. (July 8, 2014)

    Giant Green Anemone Spotted Consuming Seabird on Oregon Coast
    Giant green anemones have been spotted eating seabirds on the coast of Oregon. (May 8, 2014)

    Researchers Discover Jackdaws Use Their Eyes to Communicate With Each Other
    Researchers have discovered that jackdaws use their eyes to communicate with each other. This is the first time the behavrior has been shown in non-primates. (February 5, 2014)

    Study Finds Birds Conserve Energy and Generate Extra Lift by Flying in V Formation
    Study finds birds conserve energy and generate extra lift from an upwash effect by flying in a V formation. (January 16, 2014)

    New Bird Species Found in Phnom Penh
    A new bird species, the Cambodian tailorbird, was discovered in Phnom Penh, Cambodia's capital city of 1.5 million people. (June 25, 2013)