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This unusual behavior, which varies by bird species, plays two important roles in protecting healthy feathers.
The birds are contaminated by pesticides in the soils, and residents in the town are asking if they're at risk as well.
These beautiful ponies have a long history, and a shaky future, on the moor.
A live-streaming webcam on a beach in the Florida Keys captures the hatching of about 100 baby loggerhead sea turtles. [Video]
Sometimes you just have to take a break from paying attention to the world and zone out on pictures of cats.
They may be small, but they make a big impact on forest flora.
It took the humans a little while to catch on to what this very smart crow was telling them when he swooped in for a sip of the water.
The circular faces of owls might have a cartoonish appeal, but there's a deadly reason for the "cute" feature.
The small, unrelated to birds dinosaur likely used its feathers to keep warm and attract mates.
A new video offers rare footage of a whale picking up a kayak — from the kayakers' perspective.
Moose were essentially wiped out from the United States not long after settlers arrived. But thankfully with conservation efforts they've experienced a resurgence. We'll let you in on the Maine places to view them.
While most researchers believe the predators were lone wolves, so to speak, multiple fossil specimens have been found in a single bone bed.
Minnesota football team declines to pay for bird-friendly materials in the massive, glass-roofed complex, and that may pose a serious threat to birds.
This monster of a bug was recently discovered in a remote area of China's Sichuan province.
This species is known by several names including the water turkey and snake bird. Here's why.
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