March 4, 2024

Researchers Spent Six Weeks in the Jungle to Capture the First Images of a Bird Long Thought Lost

Being a scientist means venturing into the unknown, even if there is no certainty you'll find what you're looking for. For researchers from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), this meant roaming the jungles of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to find a bird long thought lost. Luckily, their efforts bore fruit, giving us the first ever images of the striking yellow-crested helmetshrike (Prionops alberti).

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December 22, 2023

Photographer Travels Europe to Document Incredible Starling Murmurations

After spending several years photographing starling murmurations in his native Denmark, photographer Søren Solkær has spread his wings and traveled across Europe to document the phenomenon. The migration routes of these passerines brought Solkær from Ireland and England to the Netherlands and Italy, where he photographed their incredible formations in the sky. The result is Starling, a follow-up to his well-received book Black Sun.

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September 21, 2023

Watch an Adorable Sun Parakeet Prepare a Miniature Breakfast

If you have a pet at home, you've most likely made feeding time a key part of your routine. For all the joy they may show once their plates are full, wouldn't it be cool if they could get their own breakfast ready? Turns out there's one particular bird that can, and she even sets the table neatly and picks up after herself.

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September 6, 2023

Watch Two Scientists React to Getting the First Ever Footage of an Extremely Rare Bird

Off the top of your head, you can probably name dozens or even hundreds of animals. But how many of them have you actually seen in person? Luckily, animal photographers and videographers provide visuals of these creatures, though sometimes getting that coveted footage can be really hard. That's why, when two researchers managed to get images of an elusive bird, they had the most heartwarming reaction—and it was all captured on video.

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