Wildlife

Credit: Smithsonian Institution NMNH Insect Zoo

The fearsome Goliath birdeater has three weapons: urticating hairs, deathly fangs, and brain-dissolving venom. But at least it's fuzzy.  

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Does the Brain-slurping Goliath Birdeater Really Eat Birds?

After a scientist's encounter with a birdeater went viral, we were left wondering about the truth of this spider's name. 
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Three Generations of Citizen Science: The Pioneer

Fifty years after launching the breeding bird survey, 70 years after starting a career in bird conservation, and nearly 100 years after his birth, Chan Robbins is still watching closely.
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The Trick That Keeps From Treating

Think you won Halloween this year? Think again.
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I Dream of Gigi

In Pelican Dreams, documentary filmmaker Judy Irving explores the modern lives of ancient seabirds.  
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Can Birds Go Bald?

Come late summer, you may see bald birds hanging around your feeders. Here's why.
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14 Birdy Reasons to Celebrate the Wilderness Act

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, here are several birds that have benefited from the legislation, and some that still need its help. 
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One, Two, 3.79 million: How Many Penguins Are There?

A recent study found that Adélie Penguin populations are increasing, but that doesn’t mean the birds aren’t still threatened by climate change.
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Do Magpies Really Covet Diamonds?

A new study confirms what experts have believed for a long time—there’s no evidence magpies adore shiny things.
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Simba Chan
Mike Weimer, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
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9 Brand New Birds That Are Already Threatened

A recent taxonomic review identified 361 new bird species—and a quarter of them are threatened.
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Kate Flannery on Window Strikes

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The Office's Kate Flannery explains how you can protect birds from window strikes.