Cars, streets and the odd pedestrian have been showered with faeces
New research suggests the birds could be given a role in the development of new diagnostic procedures
Certain male ruffs have been found to mimic females in order to get close to their love interest
Images showed men armed with farming implements fending off members of the French Bird Protection League
The birds' beauty belies their often menacing and destructive nature
Sea eagle, which has an 8ft wingspan, disappeared on Saturday
The two doves were set upon straight after being released by children standing next to Pope Francis at the Vatican
As the temperatures dip, the birds need our help. We round-up the most innovative (and occasionally bonkers) feeders and houses for our feathered friends
Scientists believe they have finally worked out how the mighty albatross – a seabird capable of travelling 10,000 miles in a single journey and circumnavigating the globe in 46 days – manages to fly without expending almost any energy.
Four of the top six batsman passed the half-century mark but runs for Root will be the most pleasing thing for England
Cameras show bird passing ship, dramatic sea dive, skimming over waves and landing in colony
A British ornithologist working in Oman was able to track the unfamiliar hoots of a bird previously unknown to science
It is believed the bird was butchered and stripped of its flesh at some point over the weekend
Scientists admitted breaking the law to carry out the study in western France
Birds seem extremely lethargic and seemingly fearless
There are believed to be only 345 giant ibis remaining in the wild, but there is hope for conservationists after a nest of the endangered species was discovered in a hitherto unknown habitat in north-eastern Cambodia.