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wikipedia - 11 Sep 2016
Can fish be self-aware? The answer is far from easy
Cosmos - 07 Feb 2019
A new paper published in the journal PLOS Biology has demonstrated that a species of fish meets the experimental criteria for self-awareness. But the research ...
Diverse Wildlife Thrives at Chernobyl Nuclear Accident Site, Study Shows
The Weather Channel - 08 Feb 2019
The study by University of Georgia researchers found 10 mammal species and five bird species scavenging in the zone around the site of the 1986 nuclear ...
Chernobyl Wildlife Thriving as Scientists Find Exclusion Zone Full of Animals
Newsweek - 07 Feb 2019
Humans abandoned the area in 1986, following what is generally regarded as the worst nuclear disaster in history.
Snatch thieves in the bird world
The Borneo Post - 23 Sep 2018
ALL snatch thieves are opportunists, whether escaping on motorbikes in cities and then 'flying off', or descending from the air on their wings as seagulls and ...
It's beloved, but Australia's magpie is an international bird of mystery
The Guardian - 12 Dec 2017
Our magpies are not the same as Europe's, so why do they share a name? The bird of the year has a complicated back story.
When magpies attack: the swooping, dive-bombing menace – and how to avoid them
The Guardian - 27 Jun 2017
Hostilities have broken out up and down the east coast of Australia. The enemy strikes from above, and always attacks from behind. Casualties have been ...
Magpies can form friendships with people – here's how
The Conversation AU - 03 Oct 2017
Can one form a friendship with a magpie – even when adult males are protecting their nests during the swooping season? The short answer is: “Yes, one can” ...
Decline in 13 out of 20 urban bird populations 07/12/2018 15:02
Statistics Netherlands - 07 Dec 2018
In the period from 1990 to 2017, the populations of 13 out of 20 breeding bird species typically found in cities has declined in urban areas.
Magpies 'don't steal shiny objects'
BBC News - 16 Aug 2014
Magpies do not steal trinkets and are positively scared of shiny objects, according to new research. The study appears to refute the myth of the “thieving magpie”, ...
Five Myths About Magpies You Need To Stop Believing
Lifehacker Australia - 10 Oct 2017
Magpie season is currently in full swing (or should that be swoop?) with dozens of parks and playgrounds descending into avian war zones. But just because ...
Mirror test shows magpies aren’t so bird-brained
New Scientist (subscription) - 19 Aug 2008
First demonstration of mirror self-recognition in a bird throws current brain theory into doubt.
Magpie edges out white ibis and kookaburra as Australian bird of the year
The Guardian - 10 Dec 2017
Top three birds all backed by more than 10000 votes in Guardian Australia and BirdLife Australia poll that attracted 150000 votes.
Magpies 'feel grief and hold funerals'
Telegraph.co.uk - 21 Oct 2009
Magpies feel grief and even hold funeral-type gatherings for their fallen friends and lay grass "wreaths" beside their bodies, an animal behaviour expert has ...
Ridiculous super-elongate, coiled windpipes allow some birds to function like trombones - - or is it violins?
ScienceBlogs - 28 Apr 2009
Inspired by comments made following the emu dissection article from Monday, I got thinking about elongate tracheae in birds. As we'll see, this subject is fertile ...
For The Love of Crows
Scientific American - 29 Oct 2015
L to r: Carrion crow, juvenile Rook, singing rook, Eurasian jackdaw tearing plastic, Hooded crow eating garbage in Scotland. Photo by Darren Naish. I'm a huge ...
New year, new birds: 10 newly-recognised species
BirdLife International - 29 Dec 2016
BirdLife is proud to announce that Volume 2 of the Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World is now available to purchase. Published by Lynx Edicions in ...
Amount of animals killed on roads is heavily underestimated
Earth.com - 15 May 2018
A new investigation into the efficiency of roadkill removal by vultures indicates that the number of wild animals killed by motor vehicles is not very ...
Gulls on film: roadkill scavenging by wildlife in urban areas
OUPblog - 24 Jun 2018
The impact of roads on wildlife (both directly through wildlife-vehicle collisions, and indirectly due to factors such as habitat fragmentation) has likely increased ...
New York Times - 09 Aug 2014
Avian migration is such a vast and complex phenomenon that it can accommodate star treatment in two new books. “The Thing With Feathers,” by Noah Strycker, ...