Image of the Day: Fight Club
Image of the Day: Fight Club
South American hummingbird males were caught on camera poking and pinching each other with bills adapted for fighting.
Image of the Day: Fight Club
Image of the Day: Fight Club

South American hummingbird males were caught on camera poking and pinching each other with bills adapted for fighting.

South American hummingbird males were caught on camera poking and pinching each other with bills adapted for fighting.

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Pterosaurs Sported Feathers, Claim Scientists
Pterosaurs Sported Feathers, Claim Scientists
Anthony King | Dec 17, 2018
A controversy over pterosaurs’ plumage has taken off, with a new discovery pushing feather origins back 80 million years into the early Triassic.
Image of the Day: Plundered Plover
Image of the Day: Plundered Plover
Jef Akst | Nov 9, 2018
Nest predation of shorebirds that raise young in the Arctic are up threefold since the mid-20th century, and climate change may be to blame, according to a study.
Image of the Day: Birds of a Lung
Image of the Day: Birds of a Lung
Shawna Williams | Oct 22, 2018
A fossil from the Cretaceous Period shows similarities to modern avian species.
Nest Herbs Encourage Starling Parents to Incubate Their Eggs
Nest Herbs Encourage Starling Parents to Incubate Their Eggs
Ashley Yeager | Sep 1, 2018
The presence of aromatic greens in with other building materials increased the time birds sat on their eggs, improving the health of the hatchlings.
Image of the Day: On the Hunt
Image of the Day: On the Hunt
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 30, 2018
The Fiordland penguins of New Zealand travel thousands of kilometers in search of food.
University of Florida Culled 150 Birds to Protect Research Plots
University of Florida Culled 150 Birds to Protect Research Plots
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 20, 2018
Officials say the birds had eaten crops meant for experiments.
Image of the Day: The Long and Short of It
Image of the Day: The Long and Short of It
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 20, 2018
For flycatchers, the attractiveness of male birds is tied to the length of their sperm.
Image of the Day: Bigger Picture
Image of the Day: Bigger Picture
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 1, 2018
Island birds possess bigger brains than those from the mainland.
Image of the Day: A Good Egg
Image of the Day: A Good Egg
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 18, 2018
Osprey numbers are recovering after a drop in contaminants in the Delaware Estuary.