For the first seconds I thought it was just a coincidence, but this budgerigar—an Australian parakeet—really sounds exactly like R2-D2 down to every squeak, beep, and bop. Even the colors are the same. His name is Bluey and, according to his owner Carli Jeffrey, he drives them crazy with it.
Around sixty-seven thousand years ago, someone ate a Rock dove. In doing so, that individual began an association between a primate and a bird that would persist up until the present.
All emu poo is not created equal. Hoot, one of the science communication triad at BuzzHootRoar, explains, "it turns out that emus are pretty good at helping seeds spread around by scarfing down fruits and plant material and plopping out fertilized seed cakes all over the land."
This is Big Bird, a Great White pelican who lost his flock after a storm hit Lake Tanganyika. Injured, unable to feed himself, he desperately landed at the beach of the Greystoke Mahale Camp in Tanzania, where he recovered and learned to fly again. Here's his story, according to camp owners.
So you're a swallow just flying along and *BAM* a fish jumps out and snatches you from the air. Scientists have been hearing rumors about this bird-eating-tigerfish for years but never put much stock in the rumors. At a lake in South Africa's Mapungubwe National Park, however, they saw this happen twenty times.
Driving fast is awesome. Getting tickets sucks. But at the end of the day, probably safer. One Englishman agreed. He noticed that speed cameras are a good deterrent for speeders. Only he didn't need a camera. He used a bird feeder that looks like a camera.
Physicists have developed a model that can map out and predict the notes birds sing in sequence. Here's how it works.
Remember those old timey flying contraptions inventors used to think up? With bulky, mechanical wings that they flapped? Such a device—a human-powered ornithopter—was successfully flown continuously for the first time, marking a bit of aviation history.
I was sad when I read that these snazzy-looking bird nests were placed around Madrid only as part of an art project. They look like every bird's dream home—modern, sturdy, and weather-resistant.
It would be either the above or "Oh, a bug! Yum! Oh, another bug! Yum!" or "Look at me! I can tweet! Anyone wants to have sex?" Pretty much like the real Twitter, but with a lot less ruffled feathers.
At first glance you'd think that someone taught a parrot how to dance, but in reality the devious bird just paused in the middle of attempting to steal that cellphone in order to get freaky to the techno beat.
Here's an offer no girl can refuse: Show your boobs or the snake eats the baby bird! It works. Every single time. Or maybe not every time, but there are plenty of chickens. The sophistication level of Chatroulette is bottomless.
Yesterday the Large Hadron Collider overheated, but it wasn't because of a software error or terrorism. It was because a bird dropped a piece of bread onto some outdoor equipment.
South Africa's broadband has got to be feeling pretty ill-equipped today considering a real, wing-flapping pigeon beat its transfer speeds. No really, a company found out that sending a bird with a 4GB USB drive was faster than uploading.
A normal person sees these birds perched on electrical wires and worries about getting crapped on. Jarbas Agnel looks at them and sees musical notes. Maybe he's smarter than the rest of us because the melody is utterly oh-so-sweet-that-I-could-doze-off-right-now.