A creature known as the most beautiful bird in North America has been spotted in Brooklyn's Prospect Park.
The apparently tame owl has taken to perching on bystanders' heads.
Urban birds have adapted to city living by building their nests on everything from barbecue grills to urinals.
Once mistaken for another species of owl, the golden-eyed 'desert tawny owl' is now finally getting its due.
More than 25 million birds were counted in just four days. ->
A 60-something albatross named Wisdom is the oldest wild bird in the history of North American bird banding and now also a tsunami survivor.
Bowerbirds that undergo a stressful event learn more from that experience than from their day-to-day studies.
The Canary Islands are a refuge for vultures.
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