Birds

Jackass penguins swim in a pool during the presentation to journalists of this endangered specie at the Rome's zoo, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
December 27, 2018 - 3:08 pm
ROME (AP) — A new area for penguins opened at Rome's Bioparco zoo on Thursday. The 18 African penguins arrived in the Italian capital from zoos in Turin, northern Italy, and Bristol, England. The transfer was part of the European Endangered Species Program, which aims to preserve a population of...
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In this photo provided by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, some of the 70 live finches hidden inside hair rollers found Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport are displayed. Authorities say a passenger arriving from Guyana had the songbirds in a duffel bag. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection via AP)
December 13, 2018 - 8:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Customs officials at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport say they found 70 live finches hidden inside hair rollers. Authorities say a passenger arriving from Guyana on Saturday had the songbirds in a duffel bag. The New York Times reports officials believe the birds...
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FILE--In this April 20, 2013, file photo, male Greater Sage Grouse perform their mating ritual on a lake near Walden, Colo. The Trump administration moved forward Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, with plans to ease restrictions on oil and natural gas drilling and other activities across millions of acres in the American West that were put in place to protect the imperiled bird species. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
December 06, 2018 - 8:37 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration moved forward Thursday with plans to ease restrictions on oil and natural gas drilling, mining and other activities that were put in place to protect an imperiled bird species across millions of acres in the American West. Land management documents...
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A Mandarin duck walks in Central Park in New York, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. In the weeks since it appeared in Central Park, the duck has become a celebrity. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
December 05, 2018 - 10:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It took just days for the brightly colored Mandarin duck that appeared suddenly in a Central Park pond to turn both New Yorkers and visitors into a new gaggle: the quackarazzi. A horde of photographers has been gathering daily in the park off Fifth Avenue for well over a month,...
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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2018, file photo, Jeffrey Dean Morgan arrives at the LA Premiere of the Season 9 of the AMC's "The Walking Dead" in Los Angeles. A North Carolina animal rescue group says a donkey and an emu who’ve bonded with each other can stay together, thanks to actor Morgan, who plays the villainous Negan on the TV zombie thriller “The Walking Dead.” The Charlotte Observer reports Carolina Waterfowl Rescue Founder Jennifer Gordon says Morgan is adopting them Tuesday, Dec. 4. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
December 04, 2018 - 12:37 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina animal rescue group says that thanks to "The Walking Dead" actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan, a donkey and an emu who've bonded with each other can stay together. The Charlotte Observer reports Carolina Waterfowl Rescue Founder Jennifer Gordon says Morgan is adopting...
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A great black hawk, a native of Central and South America, flies at Deering Oaks Park, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, in Portland, Maine. Audubon naturalist Doug Hitchcox said the young bird appeared to be in good health and in the process of molting. Maine residents sometimes see rare birds, he said, but "this is one for the record books," and it made for a moment they wouldn't forget. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
November 30, 2018 - 6:07 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A hawk that is native to Central and South America drew a lot of attention from Maine's birding community Friday after appearing in a park, where it brawled with a fellow raptor and dined on a squirrel. The great black hawk has been a source of fascination in Maine since it...
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This undated photo taken from video provided by Rene Johnson, shows the peacock known as Pea. The bird belonging to Rene and Brian Johnson in Springfield, Vt., has been missing for six weeks since it ran off with a flock of turkeys. On Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018 the Johnson's posted a message on the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Facebook page: "My peacock has run off with the turkeys. Do you have any suggestions on how to catch the little twerp?" (Rene Johnson via AP)
November 23, 2018 - 1:09 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont woman whose family peacock ran off with a flock of turkeys says she's hopeful to get close enough to catch it with a net. The peacock belonging to Rene and Brian Johnson has been on the run for six weeks. On Wednesday, the Johnsons posted a message on the Vermont...
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In this Nov. 6, 2018 photo, Puerto Rican parrots huddle in one of the flight cages located in the facilities of the Iguaca Aviary at El Yunque, were the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service runs a parrot recovery program in collaboration with the U.S. Forest Service and the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources, in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. Biologists are trying to save the last of the endangered Puerto Rican parrots after more than half the population of birds disappeared when Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico and destroyed their habitat and food sources. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
November 20, 2018 - 12:25 am
EL YUNQUE, Puerto Rico (AP) — Biologists are trying to save the last of the endangered Puerto Rican parrots after more than half the population of the bright green birds with turquoise-tipped wings disappeared when Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico and destroyed their habitat and food sources. In the...
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November 13, 2018 - 9:12 am
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (AP) — After all else failed, National Grid is bringing in a cannon to scare away the hundreds of crows that have been hanging around an electrical substation in Massachusetts. Don't worry, no birds will be hurt. The utility says the propane cannon being fired off in North Adams...
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In this Sept. 13, 2018, photo, paleontologist Xu Xing brushes away sediment to examine fossils recovered from a dig site in Yanji, China. The excavation, led by Xu, begun after construction crews erecting new apartment buildings accidentally uncovered dinosaur bones and other fossils, dating back 100 million years. (AP Photo/Christina Larson)
October 25, 2018 - 1:58 am
YANJI, China (AP) — At the end of a street of newly built high-rises in the northern Chinese city of Yanji stands an exposed cliff face, where paleontologists scrape away 100 million-year-old rock in search of prehistoric bones. Like many fossil excavation sites in China, this one was discovered by...
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