Birds

Damir Yusupov, 41-year-old Russian pilot, speaks to the media in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. A Russian pilot who managed to smoothly land his disabled plane in a corn field after birds hit both engines said Friday that a quick landing was his only chance and he was not afraid of handling it. (AP Photo)
August 16, 2019 - 9:40 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday awarded the nation's highest medal, the Hero of Russia, to the pilot who managed to smoothly land his disabled passenger plane in a cornfield after a flock of birds hit both engines and knocked them out. The experienced captain, 41-year-old...
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In this video grab provided by the RU-RTR Russian television, a Russian Ural Airlines' A321 plane is seen after an emergency landing in a cornfield near Ramenskoye, outside Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. Russian Ural Airlines' A321, carrying 226 passengers and a crew of seven, collided with a flock of birds while taking off Thursday rfom Moscow's Zhukovsky airport. Russian health authorities said that 23 people, including five children, have been hospitalized with injuries. (RU-RTR Russian Television via AP)
August 15, 2019 - 12:55 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian pilot was hailed as a hero Thursday for safely landing his passenger jet in a corn field after it collided with a flock of gulls seconds after takeoff, causing both engines to malfunction. While dozens of people on the plane sought medical assistance, only one was...
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Dr. Paul Scofield, senior curator natural history at Canterbury Museum, holds the fossil, a tibiotarsus, top, next to a similar bone of an Emperor Penguin in Christchurch, New Zealand, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. Scientists in New Zealand say they've found fossilized bones from an extinct monster penguin that was about the size of a human and swam the oceans some 60 million years ago. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
August 14, 2019 - 8:15 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Scientists in New Zealand said Wednesday they've found fossilized bones from an extinct monster penguin that was about the size of an adult human and swam the oceans some 60 million years ago. They said the previously undiscovered species is believed to have stood...
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August 13, 2019 - 8:24 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police have arrested a man on suspicion of deliberately running over and killing two wild peacocks in northwest Los Angeles. KABC-TV says 61-year-old Floyd Belton turned himself in on Tuesday and is facing two counts of animal cruelty. He was being held on $80,000 bail. It's not...
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In this Tuesday, July 9, 2019 photo Northern Arizona University researcher Matt Johnson looks for tamarisk beetles along the Verde River in Clarkdale, Ariz. The beetles were brought to the U.S. from Asia to devour invasive tamarisk, or salt cedar, trees. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca)
July 26, 2019 - 8:16 pm
CLARKDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Matt Johnson treks along an Arizona riverbank and picks out a patch of yellow-tinged tamarisks. He sweeps a cloth net across the trees, hoping to scoop up beetles that munch on their evergreen-like leaves. He counts spiders, ants and leafhoppers among the catch and few...
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In this remote camera image by Friends of Big Bear Valley and Big Bear Eagle Nest Cam, released by the U.S. Forest Service, a young bald eagle, upper right, that the public watched hatch online on a Southern California mountain, fledges its nest Tuesday, July 23, 2019, in the San Bernardino National Forest. San Bernardino National Forest spokesman Zach Behrens says the juvenile male let out a call at 6:19 a.m. Tuesday and flew off screen. Bald eagles typically fledge between 10 and 12 weeks of age but this one waited until he was 14 weeks old. (Friends of Big Bear Valley and Big Bear Eagle Nest Cam/U.S. Forest Service via AP)
July 23, 2019 - 6:40 pm
BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) — A young bald eagle that the public watched hatch online in a Southern California mountain nest has finally made its first flight from the nest. San Bernardino National Forest spokesman Zach Behrens says the juvenile male let out a call at 6:19 a.m. Tuesday and flew off...
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In this July 15, 2019, image made off from a video, a man holds penguin near a sushi shop in Wellington, New Zealand. A pair of "vagrant" blue penguins have been forcibly removed after waddling into a New Zealand sushi shop and refusing to leave. (TVNZ via AP)
July 17, 2019 - 5:14 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Two little blue penguins just couldn't stay away from a New Zealand sushi store, returning to nest there even after police had captured them and escorted them back to the ocean. Wellington police described them as "waddling vagrants," while the store's co-owner joked...
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In this April 19, 2014 photo provided by the National Park Service shows a female California condor at Utah's Cable Mountain in Zion National Park, Utah. Biologists have confirmed that this female California condor laid an egg that has hatched at the park and there's a new baby condor. Park rangers said Tuesday, July 11, 2019, they estimate the California condor hatched in May, nestled in a crevice of a sweeping red-rock cliff. (National Park Service via AP)
July 11, 2019 - 3:31 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A sweeping red-rock cliff at Utah's Zion National Park is now the home of a new California condor chick as the species makes a comeback in the wild three decades after they were on the brink of extinction, biologists have confirmed. The chick is believed to have hatched in...
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A SpaceX Falcon heavy rocket lifts off from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., early Tuesday, June 25, 2019. The Falcon rocket has a payload military and scientific research satellites. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
June 25, 2019 - 11:48 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX launched its heftiest rocket with 24 research satellites Tuesday, a middle-of-the-night rideshare featuring a deep space atomic clock, solar sail, a clean and green rocket fuel testbed, and even human ashes. It was the third flight of a Falcon Heavy rocket, but...
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FILE - In this July 12, 2007 file photo, an adult Piping Plover runs along a beach as waves lap on the shore in the background, in the Quonochontaug Conservation Area, in Westerly, R.I. A concert series on a popular New Jersey beach is cancelled this summer to protect dozens of shorebirds nesting there. Piping plovers usually visit Sandy Hook but this year, they’ve decided to build more than 20 nests. Sandy Hook Foundation made the announcement Thursday, June 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, file)
June 13, 2019 - 7:19 pm
SANDY HOOK, N.J. (AP) — A concert series on a popular New Jersey beach is cancelled this summer to protect dozens of shorebirds nesting there. Piping plovers usually only visit Sandy Hook but this year, unusually, they've decided to build more than 20 nests. Sandy Hook Foundation made the...
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