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Turkeys were a marvel of conservation. Now their numbers are dwindling.

When researchers started trapping and putting radio trackers on female turkeys in the thick woods of southeast Oklahoma, they hoped to learn how hens were successfully raising their young.

The 2023 BirdLife Australia photography winners – in pictures

Superb singers, pollen showers and some jambalaya on the bayou. The winners of the sixth annual BirdLife Australia Bird Photography awards have been announced

New Zealand crowns ‘bird of the century’ championed by John Oliver

The votes are in for New Zealand’s Bird of the Century poll and the winner by a significant margin, getting more than 290,000 votes, is the Australasian crested grebe

Scientists learn secret to hummingbirds’ remarkable agility

Tests exploring how birds navigate gaps smaller than their wingspan shed new light on their ‘amazing abilities’

Water birds show off fantastic courtship dance

Two Greater Crested Grebes surprised a photographer with an extremely rare courtship dance.

Endangered parrot species is now thriving in Texas, researchers discover

Red-crowned parrots first arrived in Texas during the 1980s through the illegal pet trade.

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Maine’s puffin colonies recovering in the face of climate change

On remote islands off the Maine coast, a unique bird held its own this year in the face of climate change.

Prehistoric bird once thought extinct returns to New Zealand wild

Return of takahē – large, flightless bird – to alpine slopes of the South Island marks a conservation victory in New Zealand

Safety concerns for chicks grow as birds build nests with rubbish, study shows

Almost 200 bird species found to build nests with human litter, including cigarette butts, plastic bags and fishing nets

Cape parrot: Saving South Africa’s jewel of the forest

South Africa’s only endemic parrot is the Cape parrot (Poicephalus robustus), known as the ‘jewel of the forest’. With an estimated 1,800 of these birds left in the wild, they are considered an endangered species.

Dancing Capercaillie bird makes a tentative comeback in Scotland

Exclusive: Ecologists say there are early signs that the population is recovering in remote forests

The eagles have landed: widowed white-tailed eagle finds new partner in Ireland

A reintroduction programme saw the first white-tailed eagles hatched in Ireland for more than 100 years.