Why dozens of North American bird species are getting new names: Every name tells a story

A Townsend’s Solitaire, one of the species to be renamed. Credit: Jared Del Rosso, CC BY-ND This winter, tens of thousands of birders will survey winter bird populations for the National Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count , part of an international …

Captive Goffin’s cockatoos found to dunk hard bread to improve its texture

Credit: Biology Letters (2023). DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2023.0411 A pair of veterinary medicine researchers at Medical University of Vienna and University of Vienna, in Austria, has found that some captive Goffin’s cockatoos prefer to dunk their hard bread …