Jo Bain is undertaking a painstaking process to preserve Chile, an "extraordinary" flamingo that called the Adelaide Zoo home for decades. This is how — and why —he'll do it.
Sparrows in the mining towns of Broken Hill and Mount Isa have adapted to avoid the uptake of lead, according to a new genetic study of the birds.
"Bin chickens", "tip turkeys", "sandwich snatchers" and "picnic pirates". Ibises have become an Australian cultural phenomenon and their tenacity as environmental refugees means they attract love and hate alike, write Paul Allatson and Andrea Connor.
People living on Victoria's south-west coastline are reporting dead or dying barn owls at record rates. They want to know what is killing their native birds.
Is bringing long-extinct animals back from the dead a good idea? Some scientists think so, and are trying their hardest to make it happen.
It might seem like a relaxing pastime, counting birds and putting them in a notebook, but for those immersed in the sport of "twitching" it can be expensive, anxiety-inducing and sometimes dangerous.
The south-eastern red-tailed black cockatoo stands on the precipice of extinction — there are only 1,400 left. But the sounds made by its fledgling chicks could be key to the species' survival.
Blue eggs, or even the Dr Seuss touted green eggs, could be the novel solution to understanding how your eggs are produced.