Australasian palaeontologists have discovered the world’s largest parrot, standing up to 1m tall with a massive beak able to crack most food sources. The new bird […]
Scientists have linked New Zealand’s giant flightless bird, the now extinct adzebill, with origins in Africa – showing that some of its closest living relatives are the […]
A new pigeon species, the Zealandian Dove, which is related to the extinct dodo, has been identified by Australian and NZ researchers. New Zealand only has […]
Not all prehistoric birds came in extra-large sizes. An international team of scientists has identified the fossilised bones of two new species of flightless birds of […]
Obesity, tooth decay and risk of diabetes are among the pitfalls of excessive soft drink consumption which is plaguing communities around the world. Research into managing […]
Not all fowl are chickens and ducks. Australia’s giant mihirungs (Dromornithidae) were flightless fowl that included some of the most massive birds in the world, such […]
Human settlement in Australia’s arid interior has been reset to about 50,000 years ago – almost 10,000 years earlier than previously reported.