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Discovery of placodes on reptile embryos is being seen as proof of the evolutionary connection between reptilian scales, bird feathers, and mammalian hair.
When we think of birds, we think of flight. But it appears the Creator had other plans, too.
Richard Dawkins sought to justify an idea of gradually producing flight, but showed little understanding of the engineering principles involved in aerodynamics.
Seabirds have a special gland that helps them drink seawater. Amazingly, a few other birds can develop this salt gland, as needed.
A bird’s-eye view involves much more than the panoramic view we see from an airplane.
Try standing barefoot on a pile of snow and see how long you last. Ducks do it all the time and aren’t bothered. How is this possible?
Researchers claim to rewind evolution of bird beaks from dinosaur snouts by blocking beak-building genes to revert embryos to their ancestral state.
We often associate “common” with “ordinary.” But there’s nothing ordinary about pigeons.
Researchers say the “big bang” of bird evolution has been mapped, revealing the history and origin of birds, but they assume all life shares a common ancestry.
The capabilities of these seafaring dive bombers are unmatched in the animal world.
Most birds are blind to sweets. But hummingbirds are experts at telling what is sweet and even fending off fakes.
Bird posture was well-designed from the beginning to support heavy upper bodies by positioning the center of gravity over the feet.
The peregrine falcon comes equipped with all the necessary technology to defy deadly speeds.
Hummingbirds seem to have been designed specifically to defy evolution.
Before the discovery of bowerbirds’ optical effects, only humans were known to design optical illusions. But does the bowerbird possess an artistic sense like humans?
Biologists have identified the function of what were once considered vestigial structures: the wings of flightless birds.
Emperor penguins are among the world’s most recognizable and well-loved birds.
The brilliantly colored bills of toucans aren’t just eye candy. Rather, they play an essential role in helping the birds control their temperature, scientists report.
Boeings and Airbuses of the world, step aside: there’s a newly recognized king (or, in this case, queen) of the long-haul flight.
Did Moses make an error when he called a bat a bird?
New science has “completely redrawn” the avian tree of life, undoing the previous view of bird relationships.
A team at the University of Cambridge has found that pairs of birds can solve a problem “as well as” pairs of chimps, reports BBC News.
Birds were around long before the downfall of the dinos, according to new research that studies “discrepancies between results from fossils and genetic analyses” of birds.
So where did penguins come from? The Bible tells us in Genesis 1:20–22 that God created all sea creatures and birds on Day 5 of the Creation Week.
A press release from Penn State University this week draws attention to the incredible mental capabilities of “ordinary” songbirds.
According to a new study published in PLoS ONE, the ability to see the earth's magnetic field may be more than fantasy for birds.
An obituary for a grey parrot named Alex reminds us that evolutionists’ ideas about human origins don’t always—or should we say don’t often?—line up with reality.
A new discovery highlighting bird intelligence, reported in Nature this week, further upsets evolutionary implications that elevate the intelligence of chimps and other primates.
Scientists have determined experimentally that crows can learn to use tools to some extent.
How did cormorants first arrive on the Galápagos Islands?
This sounds like something out of a horror movie: an extraordinarily intelligent, playful parrot adapts its diet from seeds and insects to red meat.
One of the most difficult issues related to bird evolution is the evolution of feathers. Feathers are complex, designed structures required for flight, and are today found only on birds.
Did you know that there are three living birds with claws on their wings?