Critically endangered kākāpō – the world’s fattest parrot – has record breeding season

The world’s fattest species of parrot has had a record-breaking breeding season in New Zealand, with scientists saying the fortunes of the critically-endangered bird are finally turning around. There are only 147 adult kākāpō alive today, although a few hundred years ago they were one of New Zealand’s most common birds, before being hunted to […]

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Woodland hawks flock to cities, research reveals. Other wildlife is doing the same

So, should we call them cityhawks now? Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison report that woodland hawks, a species that suffered greatly, are making a comeback — and they’re doing it in the big city. Wildly urban “Top predators are beginning to use urban areas more frequently and establish breeding populations, and hawks are a nice […]

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