Feathered geniuses


As scientists discover just how incredibly smart some birds are, it may be time to start using the term bird brain as a compliment rather than an insult.

Top 6 birds of the Galápagos archipelago


Straddling the equator, born of fire and shaped by the confluence of three ocean currents, the Galápagos archipelago has a unique place in the natural world. Found here are the animals that prompted Charles Darwin to imagine and formulate the theory that explained the diversity of life: evolution by natural selection. Here are our six favourite birds that call the Galápagos archipelago home.

GALLERY: The colourful robins of central Victoria


The boulder-strewn open woodlands of central Victoria are sometimes referred to as the “robinfields”. It’s probably the only area where you can hope to see, in the one place, nine of the 20 species in the Australian robin family.