Nest Herbs Encourage Starling Parents to Incubate Their Eggs
Nest Herbs Encourage Starling Parents to Incubate Their Eggs
The presence of aromatic greens in with other building materials increased the time birds sat on their eggs, improving the health of the hatchlings.
Nest Herbs Encourage Starling Parents to Incubate Their Eggs
Nest Herbs Encourage Starling Parents to Incubate Their Eggs

The presence of aromatic greens in with other building materials increased the time birds sat on their eggs, improving the health of the hatchlings.

The presence of aromatic greens in with other building materials increased the time birds sat on their eggs, improving the health of the hatchlings.

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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
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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.
Image of the Day: Migrating Storks
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
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
Image of the Day: Bird Braincase
The Scientist 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
Image of the Day: Bird-of-Paradise
The Scientist Staff | Apr 25, 2018
A unique courtship dance clued researchers in to the fact that they had a new species on their hands.