Birds in the News

Category: High-End

Category: High-End

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New Video Exposes the Yellow-Breasted Chat as a Total Trash Bird

New Video Exposes the Yellow-Breasted Chat as a Total Trash Bird

— Don’t let the mean old city get you down, buddy.
Hundreds of Tufted Puffin Deaths Suggest Dangers of Warming Seas

Hundreds of Tufted Puffin Deaths Suggest Dangers of Warming Seas

— The recent die-off is the latest in a string of mysterious seabird mortalities in the Pacific Ocean.
Landslide Triggered by New Zealand Earthquake Crushes Rare Seabird Colony

Landslide Triggered by New Zealand Earthquake Crushes Rare Seabird Colony

— The 7.8-magnitude earthquake last week might have killed up to a quarter of the world's Hutton's Shearwaters.
The Common Swift Is No Longer the Fastest-Flying Animal

The Common Swift Is No Longer the Fastest-Flying Animal

— And here's a surprise: It wasn't even dethroned by another bird.
Was an Owl the Real Culprit in the Peterson Murder Mystery?

Was an Owl the Real Culprit in the Peterson Murder Mystery?

— A grisly whodunit may rest on the oddest criminal defense theory in recent history. We asked the experts if it’s possible.
The Saga of 16-11, a Star-Crossed Whooping Crane Now in Mating Rehab

The Saga of 16-11, a Star-Crossed Whooping Crane Now in Mating Rehab

— This fall, an endangered Whooping Crane that produced a hybrid chick with a Sandhill Crane had to be removed from the wild. This is his story.
Yes! More Australian Night Parrots Have Been Discovered

Yes! More Australian Night Parrots Have Been Discovered

— The nocturnal bird is so rare that it was once thought to be extinct. This recent discovery gives its struggling population a big boost.
Should the Whooping Crane Shooter's Fine Have Been Higher?

Should the Whooping Crane Shooter's Fine Have Been Higher?

— The Texas man who killed two of the endangered birds will pay $25,810—one-fifth the cost of raising a single Whooping Crane to adulthood.
The Misadventures of Canuck, the World's Most Infamous Crow

The Misadventures of Canuck, the World's Most Infamous Crow

— The Canadian corvid is a social media star, entertaining and educating people through his various mischievous deeds.