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July 15, 2009

 

Bald-headed vulture

Vultures May Be Bald, But They Keep It Cool

It's difficult to look at a vulture's conspicuous baldness without thinking of some crotchety old man having a bad day, but vultures are bald for a reason.

March 10, 2009

 

Perched colorful scarlet lorikeet

Why Birds of a Feather Are What They Eat

Many bird-of-paradise species have evolved colorful plumage - a result of special eating habits and behaviors.

February 19, 2009

 

Sunbathing crow in grass

Basking Birds

Over one hundred and seventy different species of bird have been observed sun-bathing.

December 24, 2008

 

Flamingos standing on one leg

Cold Feet and Hot Wings

Most birds you see standing on only one leg are doing an impressive balancing act while tucking the second leg into their feathers. Why do they do that?

September 17, 2008

 

nutcracker

Food Caching

Learn about the many animals that have mastered food caching!

July 12, 2008

 

Red-winged black bird in grass

Why Are Male Birds So Fancy?

Have you noticed how male birds seem to be more brightly colored with more variation in feathers than female birds? Learn why on this Moment of Science.

June 24, 2008

 

A Godwit flying

Longest Non-stop Bird Flight Ever Recorded

A female godwit has logged the longest non-stop bird flight ever recorded. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

June 15, 2008

 

A Goose looking down in the grass showing his teeth

Bird Teeth

Have you ever wondered or asked yourself the question if birds have teeth or

January 2, 2008

 

Superb Fairy-Wren on a Tree Branch

Bird Nannies

You might hire a nanny to take care of your kids while your out, but did you know that some animals do too?

December 5, 2007

 

Fully Spread Peacock

Runaway Tail!

One common misconception people have regarding evolution is that the gradual changing of physical forms always benefits the species in question.

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