Eurasian eagle owl diet reveals new records of threatened giant bush-crickets

Male specimen of the Big-Bellied Glandular Bush-Cricket (Bradyporus macrogaster). Credit: Dragan Chobanov Bird diets provide a real treasure for research into the distribution and conservation of their prey, such as overlooked and rare bush-cricket species, point out scientists after studying the diet of the Eurasian Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo) in southeastern Bulgaria. In their paper, […]

Eurasian eagle owl diet reveals new records of threatened giant bush-crickets

IMAGE: Male specimen of the Big-Bellied Glandular Bush-Cricket (Bradyporus macrogaster) view more  Credit: Dragan Chobanov Bird diets provide a real treasure for research into the distribution and conservation of their prey, such as overlooked and rare bush-cricket species, point out scientists after studying the diet of the Eurasian Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo) in southeastern Bulgaria. In […]

Small finlets on owl feathers point the way to less aircraft noise

Credit: City University London A recent research study conducted by City, University of London’s Professor Christoph Bruecker and his team has revealed how micro-structured finlets on owl feathers enable silent flight and may show the way forward in reducing aircraft noise in future. Professor Bruecker is City’s Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair in Nature-Inspired […]

Small finlets on owl feathers point the way to less aircraft noise — ScienceDaily

A recent research study conducted by City, University of London’s Professor Christoph Bruecker and his team has revealed how micro-structured finlets on owl feathers enable silent flight and may show the way forward in reducing aircraft noise in future. Professor Bruecker is City’s Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair in Nature-Inspired Sensing and Flow Control […]

Lily the barn owl reveals how birds fly in gusty winds

Lily the barn owl demonstrates wing-morphing to cope with gusts in flight. Credit: Cheney et al 2020 Scientists from the University of Bristol and the Royal Veterinary College have discovered how birds are able to fly in gusty conditions—findings that could inform the development of bio-inspired small-scale aircraft. “Birds routinely fly in high winds close […]