• Photo: Airborne penguin exits water

    Emperor Penguins

    Discover the Secret of Their Speed

    More »

Bird Features

  • Illustration: Great horned owl

    What's That Bird?

    Identify your backyard visitors in a flash! Just answer four simple questions to search our database of 150 backyard birds common to Canada and the U.S.

  • Photo: A brown pelican

    Pelican

    Explore the pelican’s prodigious pouch. Find out how these famous fishers bring home the catch of the day.

  • Photo: Close-up of a duck

    Bird Pictures

    Get right up close to 12 colorful new bird galleries, featuring photos from My Shot members and classic art from the NG archives.

  • Photo: Close-up of a hummingbird

    Backyard Birds Quiz

    How much do you know about the feathered visitors to your backyard? Put your avian IQ to the test with this quiz.

  • Photo: A juvenile red-tailed hawk prepares to land

    Raptor Pictures

    Feast your eyes on raptor photos, and be thankful you aren't a mouse.

WATCH LIVE: D.C. Baby Eagle Cam (Details)

Animal News

  •  Small Gobius paganellus amongst corraline red algae in a shallow rockpool.

    Rockpool Gobies: Quick-Change Artists

    These little tidepool fish can change the color and brightness of their skin to blend in with their background, much like chameleons and octopuses do.

    Wednesday

  • london-zoo-live-stream--s2048x1365--p.jpg

    TV "Channels" Live-Stream Wildlife

    A new technology that takes advantage of unused television broadcast frequencies gives researchers, and the public, a peak into the daily lives of otters, meerkats, and tortoises at the London Zoo.

    Tuesday

See More Animal News »

Featured App

Animals

Photos

  • Illustration: Great horned owl

    What's That Bird?

    Identify your backyard visitors in a flash with four simple questions.

See more animal photos »