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Watch: The Male Costa's Hummingbird Puts On One Wild Mating Display

Watch: The Male Costa's Hummingbird Puts On One Wild Mating Display

— Yes, that's its face. The behavior is rarely seen, and it's one of the more dramatic examples of courtship in the bird world.
How Do Fairywrens Stay Fancy?

How Do Fairywrens Stay Fancy?

— Male Red-backed Fairywrens have adapted to keep their breeding ensembles in tip-top shape.
11 Terrifying Dinosaurs That Rocked Feathers Better Than Birds

11 Terrifying Dinosaurs That Rocked Feathers Better Than Birds

— These illustrations will redefine the way you think about your favorite dinosaurs.
When You’re a Bird, the World Always Looks Psychedelic

When You’re a Bird, the World Always Looks Psychedelic

— An ornithologist explains how birds can see a whole range of colors that people can’t.
Are Brightly Colored Males Really the Best Mates?

Are Brightly Colored Males Really the Best Mates?

— New research is questioning one of the most accepted theories about bird feathers and sexual selection.
The Peacock's 'Tuneful' Tail Feathers

The Peacock's 'Tuneful' Tail Feathers

— Researchers find that peacocks use their trains to issue infrasonic cues.
Which Came First: the Dinosaur or the Bird?

Which Came First: the Dinosaur or the Bird?

— The consensus is in: Birds are living dinosaurs. But how that epic evolutionary leap took place remains one of science’s greatest mysteries.