It is a lovely mini-predator, known as the ‘butcher bird’, as it impales its prey on thorn bushes
The droppings mix with rotting leaves and have already caused motorobike and car accidents.
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
The bird was flown by helicopter to Aberdeen and is recovering with the help of the Scottish SPCA
Christopher Filardi found a bird he had searched more than two decades for, then 'collected' it
Fewer than 1,000 mature individuals are thought to be alive
The birds' beauty belies their often menacing and destructive nature
New fossil research suggests the kiwi and emu share a common ancestor which travelled over to the smaller island nation millions of years ago
The sharp decline in some of Britain’s most common bird species is resulting for the first time in their disappearance from some parts of the United Kingdom, conservationists warn today.
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.
A charter jet will fly the birds to New York, from where they will be distributed to sanctuaries on the east coast
Suspicions were raised after a man noticed an electronic device attached to the suspected winged infiltrator
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