Tag: chick

  • Possible Insights into the Evolution of Flight

    Possible Insights into the Evolution of Flight

    A study run by the University of Montana might just be able to bring clarity to the evolution of flight, as Brandon Jackson and his team conducted research into bird flight. Their findings have ...

  • Raising a Chick at the Age of Sixty

    Raising a Chick at the Age of Sixty

    Wisdom's first band was placed on her while incubating an egg in the year 1956, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have been keeping an eye on her ever since. To be able to breed, a Laysan ...

  • What Should You Do if You Find a Baby Bird?

    What should you do if you find a baby bird? There are times that baby birds either fall out of their nests or their nests are destroyed. People often feel sorry for these babies and take them ...

  • Choosing the Perfect Bird House: Part 1

    In today’s world, many birds can’t find good cavities to nest in. Many of their old nesting haunts have been developed or deforested. You can help these birds by erecting birdhouses on your ...

  • Scrubfowl and their Spectacular Nests

    Some bird species build very large nests. The Bald Eagle, for instance, arranges sticks and branches into a giant platform weighing hundreds of pounds. One bald eagle nest that fell from a tree ...

  • The Bad Habits of Cowbirds

    Cowbirds have an unusual life strategy: they lay their eggs in other birds species' nests. North America’s Brown-headed Cowbird first evolved this strategy in order to follow herds of buffalo. ...

  • Strange Birds: Hoatzins

    The hoatzin is one of the world's strangest bird species - its chicks possess claws on the leading edge of their wings! Hoatzins live in South American tropical rain forests. These ...