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Antarctic fossil could have been the biggest flying bird ever, study finds

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In the 1980s, paleontologists at the University of California Riverside visited Seymour Island, part of an island chain in the Antarctic Peninsula. They brought home a number of fossils -- including the foot bone an...

Fat, flightless parrot named Bird of the Year after a campaign tainted by voter fraud

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London A lengthy and bitter election campaign that dragged in competing interest groups and was sullied by a voter fraud scandal came to an unlikely end on Monday, when a fat, flightless and nocturnal parrot stunned ...

Manukura, the only white kiwi bird ever born in captivity, dies in New Zealand after surgery

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A rare, snow-white kiwi bird that inspired a children's book and was the first of its kind ever hatched in captivity has died in New Zealand after multiple surgeries to remove an unfertilized egg. The kiwi -- named ...

Lady Bird Johnson Fast Facts

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Here's a look at the life of former First Lady of the United States Lady Bird Johnson. Personal Birth date: December 22, 1912 Death date: July 11, 2007 Birth place: Karnack, Texas Birth name: Claudia Al...

Plane carrying Pence lands safely at New Hampshire airport after hitting a bird, source says

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Washington Air Force Two -- the plane used to fly Vice President Mike Pence -- safely landed at a New Hampshire airport on Tuesday after hitting a bird in flight, a source told CNN. The plane was flying Pence back t...

Sue Bird posts photo with Megan Rapinoe down on one knee presenting her a ring

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It looks like the ultimate sports power couple are engaged. Sue Bird posted a photo on Instagram where Megan Rapinoe is seen on one knee presenting her with what appears to be a ring. The post doesn't have a caption...

India begins mass bird cull in response to avian flu outbreak

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New Delhi India has begun culling tens of thousands of poultry birds after avian influenza was detected in ducks, crows and wild geese in at least a dozen locations across the country. The country's Ministry of Fis...

This bird tells rivals like it is by using its feathers to make a chirping noise

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Birds can chirp, birds can fly and now scientists have new evidence that birds can communicate with each other using sound made with their feathers. A species called the fork-tailed flycatcher, or Tyrannus savanna, ...

Larry Bird Fast Facts

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Here's a look at the life of NBA Hall of Fame forward Larry Bird. Personal Birth date: December 7, 1956 Birth place: West Baden, Indiana Birth name: Larry Joe Bird Father: Joe Bird Mother: Georgia (Ker...

Utah Jazz ‘shaken, but unharmed’ after team plane forced into emergency landing after bird strike

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Players and staff of NBA team Utah Jazz were left "shaken, but unharmed" after a bird strike forced the plane they were on to make an emergency landing on Tuesday. The travel party had been heading to the team's nex...

Giant tortoise seen attacking and eating baby bird for first time in the wild in ‘horrifying’ incident

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Researchers have captured the moment when a livelong vegetarian broke rank to eat meat -- and what made it all the more "horrifying" was that it was a tortoise. Scientists captured the moment on video when a Seychel...

Woman stops squirrel thief by using Vaseline on bird feeder: ‘They’re so greedy’

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Sally Stranix, 64, has been smearing Vaseline on the stand of her bird feeder to stop one "greedy" squirrel from feasting on the food she leaves out for winged friends, according to a report from South West News Serv...

Sue Bird, WNBA colleagues to stay on court for anthem at Olympics: ‘I don’t feel like a hypocrite in any way’

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Bird and Team USA have no plans to leave the court for the national anthem during Olympic competitions this coming week and the Seattle Storm legend sees no contradiction in it. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . ...

Bird, Storm use run in OT to hand Sun their first loss

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Breanna Stewart had 17 points and 12 rebounds and Stephanie Talbot added 11 points for Seattle (4-1). Bird, who threw away the ball at the end of regulation, sandwiched a pair of 3-pointers around a layup by Loyd in ...

UK neighbors cut tree in half over bird poop dispute: ‘We were absolutely distraught’

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The couple, in Sheffield, U.K., called in an arborist to cut down half of the branches of a 16-foot-tall fir tree that were hanging over their driveway, according to reports. The rest of the tree is in their neighbor...

Thanksgiving turkey: What the CDC says not to do before cooking a bird

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says you should not wash or rinse a turkey before cooking as poultry juices can contaminate other foods, utensils and countertops if spread in the kitchen. In a 20...

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