Posts Tagged "Birds"

Ever wondered how birds detect magnetic fields?

Posted on Apr 30, 2013 in What's news?

Birds make epic journeys across the globe every year guided by Earth's magnetic field. But how they detect this magnetic field has left scientists baffled for decades.

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Weirdest birds in the world

Posted on Mar 28, 2013 in Looks

Get the lowdown on some of our more weird feathered friends.

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Hummingbirds dodge raindrops

Posted on Aug 10, 2012 in What's news?

A new study suggests that plucky Anna's hummingbirds, which can weigh less than an ounce, keep flying through a heavy downpour...

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Great bustard flies over UK once again

Posted on May 2, 2012 in What's news?

It's been absent from the UK for 180 years but the great bustard, the world's heaviest flying bird, is now once again flying across the south west of England, thanks to a remarkable pioneering reintroduction programme

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Largest penguins of all time – Giant penguins

Posted on Apr 13, 2012 in Size

Long before the emperor penguin ruled the Antarctic roost, species of bigger penguins roamed the Southern Hemisphere, and not just the cold parts.

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