Embryonic studies can reveal the similarities between animals that seem very different.
Black-bellied flycatchers are more aggressive and, therefore, more successful at staking their turf.
Archaeologists discover dinosaur feathers preserved in amber, confirming once and for all feathery dino theories.
Male parrots' fluorescent feathers set all the girls' hearts a flutter.
Researchers found that if they bombard fossils with a special type of intense x-ray, they can find the pigment's location.
Are you a bird watcher? Well, you should know that a bird that appears blue is actually colorless.
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.
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.
It would take a lot of stuffing to fill this Jurassic turkey.
One of the loveliest sights an ornithologist runs across is the iridescent blue found in some birds’ plumage. Sure, cardinals have red feathers and finches have yellow feathers, but if you ever run across the gleaming, almost metallic-looking blue of an indigo bunting, you won’t forget it. The colors shimmer and shine like oil on water. Learn more on this Moment of Science.