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The massive meteor strike that wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago may have sparked a rapid evolution of bird species over just a few million years. The few bird lineages that survived the extinction bottleneck gave rise to stunning diversity, resulting in the more than 10,000 species alive today.

DISCOVERING THE SECRETS OF THE POWERFUL OWL 

Most dogs harass nesting birds. But maremma dogs helped revive a penguin colony off of Australia's coast.

Read the story at the Audubon Society website.

Australians may think they know everything there is to know about the magpie, but there's a lot hidden under the surface: from the intricacies of their mating habits to why their numbers are in decline. Ann Jones investigates.

Cotton wool could be the missing ingredient in the fight to save one of Australia's most endangered animals.

A new study has found tiny fly larvae are killing the forty-spotted pardalote, and it's hoped the cotton can be used to prevent the small bird disappearing completely.

From Hobart, Richard Baines reports.

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