Striking “lost” bird species found and featured in first-known photo

No-one has seen the Yellow-crested Helmetshrike for about 20 years. That changed when researchers embarked on a six-week expedition in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and captured the dramatic-looking yellow-topped bird in its first-known photo.Co… Continue reading Striking “lost” bird species found and featured in first-known photo

Shy sea lion and orangutan operation lead Nature Photo Contest wins

A brand new photography competition has released its first ever batch of winners and finalists, and there are some truly stunning images in the mix. A portrait of a playful sea lion has taken the top gong in the inaugural Nature Photography Contest, wh… Continue reading Shy sea lion and orangutan operation lead Nature Photo Contest wins

Premium smart binoculars can identify thousands of birds and animals

You can paw through books or search online to try an identify the strange bird visiting your garden feeder, or tap into the power of the Merlin Bird ID app. Now sports optics manufacturer Swarovski Optik has cooked Merlin smarts into a pair of high-end… Continue reading Premium smart binoculars can identify thousands of birds and animals

Recently photographed bird of both sexes is half-blue, half-green

The female Green Honeycreeper bird is appropriately enough colored green, whereas the male is blue. So, what happens when a Honeycreeper is half of each sex? Well, as recently taken photos show us, the bird is blue on the right and green on the left.Co… Continue reading Recently photographed bird of both sexes is half-blue, half-green

The 2023 Comedy Wildlife Photo winners – naturally, they’re a hoot

It’s that wonderful time of year: The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards panel has judged and the results are in. Taking out top prize is a kangaroo seemingly rocking out on air guitar, while the other winners and finalists were dominated by two perenn… Continue reading The 2023 Comedy Wildlife Photo winners – naturally, they’re a hoot

Who you callin’ bird-brained? Pigeons learn the same way AI models do

Despite many studies showing pigeons are surprisingly smart, from being as good at counting as primates, to being able to identify breast cancer in X-rays, scientists are fighting a losing battle to dispute their widely held reputation as being a bit “… Continue reading Who you callin’ bird-brained? Pigeons learn the same way AI models do