Birds in the tapaculo genus Scytalopus are a perennial source of headaches for ornithologists interested in species limits.
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Unraveling the mysteries of Neotropical bird diversity has captured the attention of scientists for more than 100 years.
New research shows that fall migration patterns have been shifting over time.
If you were to go birdwatching along a forested trail during the Florida winter, chances are you wouldn’t encounter much at first.
In many bird species, the eggs in a clutch don’t necessarily hatch at the same time, creating a hierarchy of size within broods.
If you’re a predator that eats baby birds — say, an American Crow — eavesdropping on the begging calls of nestlings can be an easy way to find your next meal.
Every museum has its “greatest hits” tour — those specimens steeped in museum lore that you show off to visitors.
In ancient Chinese mythology, cranes were said to carry the souls of the dead to paradise.
Different raptor species in the Arctic nest at least 700 to 1,800 meters apart — except for the Rough-legged Hawk.
Global warming is increasingly affecting wild bird populations, and because the Arctic is warming more rapidly than any other part of the world, populations of Arctic migratory birds are potentially the most vulnerable.