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Image of the Day
Image of the Day: Migrating Storks
Jim Daley | May 25, 2018
Ornithologists tagged 27 juvenile birds to track the way they use updrafts of air heated by the sun to migrate over long distances.
Present-Day Arboreal Birds Have Ground-Dwelling Past
Sukanya Charuchandra | May 24, 2018
A mass extinction event from an asteroid hitting Earth wiped out forests and, concurrently, tree-dwelling birds.
Image of the Day: Bird Braincase
Staff | May 4, 2018
Newly discovered fossils shed light on the structure of the feeding apparatus of ancient seabirds.
Image of the Day: Bird-of-Paradise
Staff | Apr 25, 2018
A unique courtship dance clued researchers in to the fact that they had a new species on their hands.
Image of the Day: Eggshell Edifice
Staff | Apr 6, 2018
A new 3-D model plumbs the molecular intricacies of eggshell composition.
Another Bird Telomere Study, Different Results
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 21, 2018
Two studies examining the effects of parents’ ages on their offsprings’ telomere lengths come to opposite conclusions.
Number-Selective Neurons Found in Untrained Crows’ Brains
Diana Kwon | Mar 15, 2018
The finding suggests corvids may have an innate sense of number.
Probably Flew Like a Pheasant
Ashley Yeager | Mar 13, 2018
High-tech imaging of the Jurassic creature’s humerus and ulna bones reveals it flapped its wings to evade predators.
Image of the Day: See You Later!
Staff | Jan 8, 2018
Developmental biologists take a close look at how alligator embryos grow.
Image of the Day: Where Have All The Pigeons Gone?
Staff | Dec 8, 2017
A new study sheds light on how the most abundant bird in North America went extinct.