Asia

The Hoopoe: Emissary of Kings, Secreter of Stink

The Hoopoe

— An emissary of kings and inspirer of poets, once it’s home, this bird is all kinds of nasty.
An Appetite for Extinction

An Appetite for Extinction

— Could market hunting drive the Yellow-breasted Bunting the way of the Passenger Pigeon?
Tokyo's Got a Parrot Problem

Tokyo's Got a Parrot Problem

— Feral parakeets, let loose after an exotic pet craze, have taken over the world's largest city.
India’s Kite Flying Proves Fatal to Birds

India’s Kite Flying Proves Fatal to Birds

— Regulations on one of India's favorite sports comes just in time for festival season.