Date Last Updated: June 19, 2019

Tag: research

  • RSPB to Research Starling Decline in UK

    RSPB to Research Starling Decline in UK

    Swooping through the air in flocks of up to a million birds, starlings have long been a feature of rural life in the United Kingdom. A flock of starlings in flight looks like a dark cloud ...

  • Glass Coating Offers Solution to Window-Related Bird Deaths

    Glass Coating Offers Solution to Window-Related Bird Deaths

    Flying into glass windows they are unable to see is one of the leading causes of bird deaths in urban areas. So the invention of a glass coating which is visible to birds, while remaining ...

  • Feathers, Fashion and Conservation

    Feathers, Fashion and Conservation

    Chosen in 1953 as the symbol of the National Audubon Society in the United States, the Great Egret (Ardea Alba) represents an inspiring conservation success story. Had it not been for the ...

  • Searching for Magnetoreceptors in Birds

    Searching for Magnetoreceptors in Birds

    The theory that navigational skills in some birds may be influenced by iron particles in their beaks reacting to the magnetic field of the earth, has recently been refuted by scientists at ...

  • Amazing Memories of Hummingbirds

    Amazing Memories of Hummingbirds

    Flitting from one flower to the next, their long, narrow beaks perfectly adapted to reach seemingly inaccessible nectar, hummingbirds hover with their wings a blur, their iridescent feathers ...

  • White-crowned Sparrow Males Unruffled by Younger Rivals

    White-crowned Sparrow Males Unruffled by Younger Rivals

    In the territorial world of nature, it's not uncommon for older males to give way to the younger generation, albeit with a fight. Researchers have recently discovered that this is not ...

  • Physical Traits and Genetics in Pigeons

    Physical Traits and Genetics in Pigeons

    Believed to have been domesticated in the Mediterranean region up to 5,000 years ago, pigeons are providing new insight into the role of genetics in the development of physical traits. A study ...

  • DNA Research Reveals Lifespan Link

    DNA Research Reveals Lifespan Link

    Researchers from the Universities of Exeter and Glasgow have determined in a study of the DNA of a captive population of zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata), that just one specific piece of ...

  • Black-throated Robin Rediscovered in China

    Black-throated Robin Rediscovered in China

    The Black-throated Robin (Luscinia obscura ), also referred to as the Black-throated Blue Robin, or simply the Blackthroat, is a species in the Muscicapidae family of small passerine birds found ...

  • From Poland to UK – A Kingfisher’s Record Flight

    From Poland to UK – A Kingfisher’s Record Flight

    A kingfisher from Poland has reportedly set a new record for the longest migration distance between the Continent and the United Kingdom, by flying a distance of more than 620 miles from its ...