Fossil 'wonderchicken' could be earliest known fowl

A newly discovered fossil bird could be the oldest-known ancestor of every chicken on the planet.

By Helen Briggs
March 18, 2020 | bbcnews

~2 mins   

Tags: evolution fossils dinosaurs birds

Smallest dinosaur found 'trapped in amber'

Scientists say a fossil from Myanmar represents the tiniest dinosaur ever found.

By Paul Rincon
March 11, 2020 | bbcnews

~4 mins   

Tags: fossils myanmar palaeontology dinosaurs birds

'Birdgirl' Mya-Rose Craig to get Bristol University honorary doctorate

Mya-Rose Craig has been campaigning for equality in the environmental movement since 2015.

BBC Science News
Feb. 20, 2020 | bbcnews

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Tags: nature bristol universities birdwatching inspiring-stories universities-in-the-uk birds university-of-bristol representation young-people

Plastic pollution: 'Hidden' chemicals build up in seabirds

Chemicals in plastics can build up in seabirds at levels thousands of times higher than normal.

By Helen Briggs
Jan. 31, 2020 | bbcnews

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Tags: seabirds pollution plastic-pollution plastic

Rescued owl was 'too fat to fly', Suffolk sanctuary says

The owl probably overindulged during a mild spell that left it with lots of prey, bird experts say.

BBC Science News
Jan. 29, 2020 | bbcnews

~1 mins   

Tags: wildlife owls stonham-aspal birds


New maps reveal Scotland's seabird breeding hotspots

Conservationists mapped the most critical areas of Scotland for endangered birds like the kittiwake.

BBC Science News
Jan. 17, 2020 | bbcnews

~2 mins   

Tags: rspb birds

Man arrested in Peru airport with 20 birds in suitcase

The Belgian traveller was trying to smuggle the protected species from Peru to Spain, officers say.

BBC Science News
Jan. 16, 2020 | bbcnews

~1 mins   

Tags: peru wildlife wildlife-conservation birds

Humans 'sole culprits' in US parrot extinction

A study of North America's only native parrot confirms its disappearance was down to humans alone.

By Paul Rincon
Dec. 13, 2019 | bbcnews

~5 mins   

Tags: evolution wildlife animals genetics dna united-states hunting genome catalonia spain extinction birds

The place where dead eagles are given a new life

Colorado's National Eagle Repository is the only one of its kind in the world.

By Dhruti Shah
Dec. 12, 2019 | bbcnews

~9 mins   

Tags: wildlife nature eagles birds-of-prey wildlife-conservation birds colorado native-americans

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