Birds are able to produce intensely-coloured plumage by manipulating the way light is reflected from their feathers
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
Fewer than 1,000 mature individuals are thought to be alive
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
Edwina Currie, the former Health minister who once nearly bankrupted Britain’s egg producers, has been chosen to promote the new version of the red British Lion, which tells you that an egg is safe to eat.
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
You can waste a lot of time looking for a specific bird While some bird-watchers have a bird-watching bucket list, I don't, as the most memorable and enjoyable days out can't be predicted. I'll never forget one day in New York in early May, standing at the top of the Empire State Building. I spotted what at first looked like moths, but became a flock of migrating birds, travelling past me, at the same height as I was.
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