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7 animal mating rituals that make horseshoe crab orgies look tame
The animal kingdom is home to many wild and wacky family-making strategies. Watch and learn about some of them here.
Demo-crow-cy: Jackdaws leave the roost by voting
The huge groups take off in sync, but only when the majority wants to do so.
Before they grow into splendor, flamingos are just awkward floofs
Take a photographic journey through the Yucatán's busiest flamingo nursery.
Crows and ravens flexed smarts and strength for world dominance
As corvids flew all over the planet and settled in new environments, they evolved unique skills that gave them an edge in survival.
It’s time to make a wood duck box
Learn how to make a nesting box to boost your local duck population, step by step.
Thanks to a matriarchal gene, this bird can trick others into caring for its eggs
The cuckoo finch has mastered the art of egg mimicry
Meet the ancient owl that embraced daylight
Millions of years ago, one owl species moved off the night shift, shaping a lifestyle for some modern birds of prey.
Can birds smell? This ornithologist is debunking a long-standing myth.
It comes down to a tradeoff between senses. Or does it? Danielle J. Whittaker seeks out the truth in her new book.
A moon-watching robot can demystify what migrating birds do at night
When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, it’s the perfect time to watch for migrating birds.
Eagles face another major threat in the US: lead poisoning
A survey of more than 1,000 bald and golden eagles highlights a drastic increase in poisoning linked to lead-based ammunition.