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  • News Headlines140 year old bird found extinct

    140-year-old bird found extinct

    (ORDO NEWS) — The research team has rediscovered a bird that had been considered extinct for 140 years. This is reported by the magazine Audubon. As specified, the expedition was carried out as part of the Search for Lost Birds project, which was the result of a collaboration between BirdLife International, Rewild and the American Bird Conservancy. The purpose of the association is to rediscover more than 150 species of…

  • News HeadlinesScientists begin harvesting stem cells from endangered bird species 1

    Scientists begin harvesting stem cells from endangered bird species

    (ORDO NEWS) — The loss of biodiversity has reached an alarming rate in recent decades, with more and more animal species disappearing every year due to climate change and human activity. Unable to directly save them, scientists propose at least preserving their genetic material – stem cells – so that our descendants will be able to restore once extinct species. About one and a half thousand species of birds are…

  • News HeadlinesBird feathers can help fight icing 1

    Bird feathers can help fight icing

    (ORDO NEWS) — For a long time, people could not understand how penguins contrive not to be covered with ice, swimming in Antarctic waters and in contact with frosty air. Now scientists have figured it out, and the new discovery will help develop anti-icing materials to protect power lines and windmill blades. Under the weight of freezing ice, power lines break every year, leaving thousands of people without light and…

  • News HeadlinesBones of the oldest 3 meter bird found in Australia

    Bones of the oldest 3-meter bird found in Australia

    (ORDO NEWS) — Science alert publishes material about the discovery by Australian paleontologists of the remains of an extinct bird species Dromornis Stirtoni, which are considered the most ancient birds on Earth. These birds are considered the ancestors of modern chickens and ducks, they inhabited the Earth about 8 million years ago. So far, scientists have been able to find only part of the bird’s leg, but they believe that…

  • News HeadlinesBird of prey got into the habit of attacking blondes with a ponytail

    Bird of prey got into the habit of attacking blondes with a ponytail

    (ORDO NEWS) — The Mirror: In Inverness Shire, an aggressive buzzard terrorizes blondes with ponytails. In the Scottish county of Inverness-shire, an aggressive buzzard has become accustomed to attacking women and has made at least three attacks. This is reported by The Mirror. Heather Hewson, 57, said the angry bird of prey appeared out of nowhere, swooped down on her and hit her hard on the head. In the end,…

  • News HeadlinesHalf of all known bird species face population decline

    Half of all known bird species face population decline

    (ORDO NEWS) — Thousands of wild bird species are becoming sick or dying due to habitat loss, climate change and overexploitation, according to new research. According to new estimates from researchers around the world, 48 percent of living bird species are known or suspected of declining populations. These are more than 5,000 species that face a risky future. Among the species studied, only 6 percent showed population growth. “Now we…

  • News HeadlinesOrnithologists report a global decline in bird populations 1

    Ornithologists report a global decline in bird populations

    (ORDO NEWS) — Against the backdrop of rapid climate warming and the ever-increasing pressure of human economic activity, the nature of the planet is going through hard times. Many experts are already calling what is happening the sixth mass extinction in the history of life on Earth. The results of the new work of an international group of biologists who assessed the state of 11 thousand species of birds also…

  • News HeadlinesChinese scientists have suggested that the goose was the first domesticated bird

    Chinese scientists have suggested that the goose was the first domesticated bird

    (ORDO NEWS) — An international team of researchers from Japan and China has found that geese may have been domesticated as early as 7,000 years ago, suggesting they were the first poultry species to be domesticated, Xinhua news agency reported. Scholars have long held differing opinions about the history of bird domestication. Some suggest that chickens were the first to be domesticated. In 2014, Chinese researchers reported ancient DNA sequences…

  • News HeadlinesFossils of an ancient bird with a movable beak found in China

    Fossils of an ancient bird with a movable beak found in China

    (ORDO NEWS) — In the northwestern part of China, paleontologists have found fossils of an unusual species of ancient birds. They had a toothy beak with a previously unseen feature: its lower half could move from side to side. The description of the find was published by the Journal of Systematics and Evolution. “We assume that the movable part of the lower jaw of these birds was needed to capture…

  • News HeadlinesBird droppings magically transformed the most terrible desert from a sea of ​​sand into an oasis

    Bird droppings magically transformed the most terrible desert: from a sea of ​​sand into an oasis

    (ORDO NEWS) — The Atacama Desert has a fearsome reputation. The driest, most non-polar desert in the world, located along the Pacific coast of northern Chile, is a Mars-like environment – so extreme that when it rains in this scorched place, even it can bring death instead of life. Scientists have proven that the ancestors of the Incas collected and transported bird droppings over tens of kilometers so that corn…

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  • News HeadlinesHollow Melanosomes From A 130 Million Year Old Fossil Suggest Earliest Appearance Of Brilliant Iridescent Colour In Bird Feathers

    Hollow Melanosomes From A 130 Million-Year-Old Fossil Suggest Earliest Appearance Of Brilliant Iridescent Colour In Bird Feathers

    (ORDO NEWS) — SEM and TEM observations of the feathers on an Early Cretaceous basal bird Eoconfuciusornis, from 130-million-year old lake deposits in Fengning, Hebei Province in northern China, present the earliest record of hollow melanosomes from feathers. They are preserved as rods with air holes and roughly circular in cross section. “I am very surprised by this observation, if proven true, it would be a really exciting discovery”, says…