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If it Walks Like a Goose and it Talks Like a Goose

Roeselien Raimond | Posted 08.15.2014 | Arts
Roeselien Raimond

I've always loved the saying: 'If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.' Because nothing can argue with that, can it...

This Hawk Has Been 'Protecting' Wimbledon From Pigeons

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 06.24.2014 | Sports

Wimbledon is the perfect place for crowds of people to gather for a sporting event, but some of our feathered friends (pigeons, ahem ahem) have other ...

Infinite Reflections: Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 05.10.2014 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

Boy, Snow, Bird is her exploration of the Snow White fairy tale, interlaced with an assortment of other myths, and culminating as a commentary on the tragic history of race in America.

WATCH: This Crow Is The Smartest Bird You've Ever Seen

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 02.07.2014 | Green

Multi-step puzzles can be difficult for humans, but what if I told you there was a bird that could solve them on its own? In this BBC special, Dr....

WATCH: Bird Steals 'Egg Camera', Films Penguin Colony From Air

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

A fascinating aerial perspective of a penguin colony has surfaced online recently from the most unlikely of videographers: a camera-snatching bird! ...

Last Chance for Vermeer, Rembrandt and Hals: Masterpieces of Dutch Paintings at the Frick Museum

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 02.18.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The fifteen paintings selected for the Frick's presentation are among the most important in the Mauritshuis's holdings.

The Kirtland's Warbler--Tiny Bird. Big Pluck!

Huron Pines | Posted 02.16.2014 | Science
Huron Pines

By Joy Leisen, Special Projects Coordinator, Huron Pines Mystery, intrigue, tragedy, controversy, and even murder--the story of the Kirtland's warb...

Dog Plus Bird Equals Dird

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy

The photos you are about to see will amaze and enthrall you. No, they are not Photoshopped, and yes, they are 100% real. All facts about the dirds...

Nepal's 'Bird Brother' Wants To Save The Crows

Reuters | Gopal Sharma | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A young man with a microphone stepped onto a small stage and cawed like a crow. Minutes later, hu...

This Odd Bird Is Taking Over South Africa

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Pest, charming oddity or just background noise, the Hadeda ibis is a feathered phenomenon in suburban South Africa. ...

The Secret Life Of NYC Pigeons

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.04.2013 | New York

Pigeons are just a nuisance in New York, right? Basically just rats with wings. Maybe. But, as this sweet new mini-documentary from ANIMAL reminds us,...

PHOTOS: Oiled Bird Recovery After Being Trapped In Refinery

Posted 08.28.2013 | Green

Birds often fall victim to human expansion and industrialization, and sadly, hundreds of millions are killed every year by the plate glass that covers...

WATCH: Tiny Bird Is VERY Excited About His Ball

Posted 08.17.2013 | Good News

Li'l Koolaid is going cer-azzzy over this ball. But at least he’s polite and says “sorry” when he bites. Thank you to Reddit user cheeplix ...

WATCH: Crow Sounds Exactly Like A Rooster

Posted 08.09.2013 | Comedy

Don't let anyone tell you not to do you, crow. (via DPAF)...

A Bird, a Dog... An Easter Love Story

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.31.2013 | Denver
Alexia Parks

Tweetie and Sweetie are parakeets. Sweetie is the one wearing blue feathers. They are love birds who sleep in a cage at night, and fly free in the hou...

Collateral Damage and Clean Energy

Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 05.11.2013 | Green
Tom Zeller Jr.

How many threatened birds and tortoises would you be willing to sacrifice to build a commercial wind farm, or a utility-scale solar array? It's an oversimplified way to frame things, of course, but it highlights the reality that renewable energy has environmental impacts, too.

Vacation Bound! What to Do With the Pets?

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 04.24.2013 | Travel
Sarah Hodgson

No matter where you travel, or who you leave behind, the end goal is to make your pet's day consistent and routine. Select an option that will give you the greatest peace of mind. Now pack up, unplug, and enjoy yourself. Bone voyage!

WATCH: Tiny Bird Uses Big 'Trick' To Keep Flying In Heavy Rain

| Posted 07.20.2012 | Science

By Nicholas St. Fleur Hummingbirds are the acrobats of the avian family—flapping their wings more than 45 times a second, they hover forward, ba...

Scientists Find Woodpeckers' 'Secret Weapon' Against Concussions

Posted 04.10.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 04/10/2012 06:41 AM EDT on LiveScience For woodpeckers, "thick skull" is no insult. In ...

Cara Santa Maria

TALK NERDY TO ME: Dinosaurs In Our Midst?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 04.16.2012 | Science

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What Color Was Flying Dinosaur? Scientists Now Know

Posted 01.27.2012 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 01/24/2012 11:07 AM EST on LiveScience The raven-size creature long thought of ...

Yellow Ostrich Eat Eggs -- Ouch!

Jill Donenfeld | Posted 01.21.2012 | Food
Jill Donenfeld

Alex Schaaf's eating habits are simple but his music is complex: looped and layered, stretched and manipulated; fleshing out the empty spaces in his bare, searching songs.

Jen Mankins Of Bird: Closet Case

The Huffington Post | Sarah Leon | Posted 10.03.2012 | Style

Closet Case is a new column in which we invade the wardrobes of our real life style icons. Here Jen Mankins, the owner of Brooklyn's mini-chain of...

WATCH: Apathetic Bird Doesn't Care

Posted 09.30.2011 | Comedy

Some days, there is not a thing on this planet you could be prevailed upon to care about. Deadlines? Screw em. Groceries? You'll get some later. Being...

What Birds Teach Us: Don't Take Them -- or the Future -- for Granted

David Yarnold | Posted 08.23.2011 | Green
David Yarnold

Why should you care about that bird pecking in your front yard or about the Rufous Hummingbird or the meadowlark? Because thriving birds = thriving ecosystems.