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Emerging Solar Plants Scorch Birds in Mid-Air

Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant’s concentrated sun rays — “streamers,” for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.


Pope Francis holds a parrot named Amore. (OSSERVATORE ROMANO/AFP/Getty Images)

After Dove Disaster, Pope Francis Takes A Parrot

Pope’s dove release last Sunday when wrong when the two birds were attacked by a crow and a seagull.


Washington Nationals Photo Day

Spring Training: Denard Span’s Crippling Fear of Fish, Birds

Spring Training is a time for players to ease into their seasonal routines and for fans to familiarize themselves with a team’s newest acquisitions. Sometimes they learn all kinds of things about them, like an outfielder’s irrational fear of birds … and fish.


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National Zoo Welcomes Two Rare Guam Rail Chicks

National Zoo officials say two rare Guam rail chicks have hatched there. The birds are extinct in the wild.


File photo of turkey. (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

10,000 Birds Killed In Virginia Turkey House Fire

uthorities are investigating a fire at a turkey house in Swoope that killed an estimated 10,000 birds.