Tag: flight

October 23, 2020

Watch: How barn owls fly in rough winds

Analysis of slow-motion video has revealed how some birds adapt to flying in rough winds. In a study, published recently Proceedings of the Royal Society B, researchers show how barn...

June 7, 2019

Watch: Researchers find a new formation in bird flocks

Could understanding how birds flock help us understand why they flock? A recent study explores the mechanics of the flock structure of four types of shorebirds and what benefits it...

July 19, 2017

Even traces of oil on bird feathers affects flight

After devastating oil spills like the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, the impact on birds is easy to see when they lay dead on the ground...