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Colourful birds evolve faster


May 14th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 14 (IANS) Researchers have discovered that bird species with multiple plumage evolve into new species faster than those with only one colour form, confirming a 60-year-old evolution theory. ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Britain to kill magpies, crows to protect songbirds


January 28th, 2011 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 28 (IANS) Noisy birds like magpies and crows will be trapped and killed in Britain so that songbirds could survive, according to a report.Birds of prey, including buzzards and sparrowhawks, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Fossils of giant bird discovered on ‘hobbit’ island of Flores


December 8th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 8 (ANI): Scientists have discovered the fossils of a 1.8-meter-tall marabou stork on an Indonesian island once home to human-like 'hobbits'.The remains of the big bird were discovered on the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Unesco names falconry as heritage of humanity


November 17th, 2010 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Nov 17 (IANS/WAM) The Unesco has included falconry in its list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.The move is the culmination of efforts made by the UAE in cooperation with 11 ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

New species of monkey with red, bushy beard found in Amazon rainforest


August 13th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 13 (ANI): A new species of monkey with a red, bushy beard has been discovered in the Colombian section of the Amazon rain forest, say conservationists.A scientist first glimpsed ... Read more...

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Capello’s secret weapon for WC success: a 230mph falcon named ‘Victoria’ Beckham


June 10th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jun 10 (ANI): To make sure the England team's training pitches remain safe from pests, coach Fabio Capello's secret weapon is a 230mph falcon.The bird is named Victoria after ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Exploring the gruesome world of raptors


November 25th, 2009 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 25 (ANI): In a new study, three students from Montana State University, US, have explored the gruesome world of raptors.Normally focused on dinosaurs, the students compared the claws and killing ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Slow-motion footage reveals lizards ‘walking on water’


October 14th, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 14 (ANI): Remarkable slow-motion footage has revealed two lizards walking on water, which is a seemingly impossible feat.According to a report by BBC News, a high-definition film, shot at 2,000 ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Did T-rex succumb to common bird disease?


September 30th, 2009 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 30 (IANS) Tyrannosaurus rex, popularised by the Hollywood film "The Jurassic Park", suffered from a potentially fatal infectious disease, similar to one that occurs in living birds, known as trichomonosis. Tell-tale ... Read more...

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12 countries want falconry as world’s intangible heritage


August 19th, 2009 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 19 (IANS) Twelve countries, including the United Arab Emirates (UAE), have proposed falconry to be included as a world intangible heritage at the UNESCO, WAM news agency reported Wednesday. Falconry ... Read more...

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Leonardo DiCaprio signs petition to help protect feathered birds


July 31st, 2009 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 31 (ANI): American actor Leonardo DiCaprio has found a new hobby, which involves watching birds of the feathered kind.DiCaprio, 34, spent more than an hour watching peregrine falcons at London's ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

‘Harry Potter’ bird breeder lands in jail for neglect


May 12th, 2009 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): A falconer who provided birds of prey for the filming of the 'Harry Potter' franchise has landed in jail after pleading guilty to neglect.Kenneth Lea was put behind ... Read more...

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Harry Potter falconer admits to animal cruelty offences


April 10th, 2009 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 10 (ANI): A falconer whose owls starred in Harry Potter films has admitted to a string of animal cruelty offences.Kenneth Lea, 50, who has now had his birds removed from ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

The American laws that are the wackiest in the world!


December 31st, 2008 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 31 (ANI): While most states and countries come up with laws that are practical, America on the other hand has some that can claim to be the wackiest in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

World’’s common birds declining because of continued habitat loss


September 22nd, 2008 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 22 (ANI): A global assessment has warned that the populations of the world''s common birds are declining as a result of continued habitat loss. According to a BBC News report, ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Sir David Attenborough awarded honorary degree


July 2nd, 2008 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 2 (ANI): Veteran naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough has been awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Science by University of Aberdeen.The delighted octogenarian told the audience at ... Read more...

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Owls, the new target of illegal bird traders


June 3rd, 2008 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
By Sanjeeb Baruah New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Owls are becoming the latest target of illegal bird traders in India as they try ingenious ways to hoodwink the law with the demand for ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Haryana claims first ever captive breeding of vultures


March 26th, 2008 - 11:38 pm ICT by admin
Chandigarh, March 26 (IANS) Haryana Wednesday claimed to have become the first state in the country to successfully breed white-backed vultures in captivity, state's Forests and Tourism Minister Kiran Chaudhary said here. ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Police question Prince Harry over endangered bird shooting


November 14th, 2007 - 8:09 am ICT by admin
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