Birds of a Feather

Get ready to spread your wings and take flight on an avian adventure with some of our favorite fine feathered friends.

    • 30m
    • 96%

    Few things are more wondrous than the gift of flight, but some birds have chosen to give it up – the question is, why? Whether it is to save energy, tap into new food resources, or invest in other skills, they all have their reasons.

  • Original
    • E1
    • 48m
    • 97%
    • 4K

    Consider a whole new world of colorful, fluffy dinosaurs. Feathers, the evolutionary breakthrough that allowed for more stable body temperatures, which translated into outstanding mobility, even in cold weather.

    • 55m
    • 97%

    In this award-winning film, David Attenborough narrates this close up look at these tiny pollinators captured in flight as never before. Acrobats of the air - flying jewels - iridescent partners of countless plants: hummingbirds are amongst the most remarkable creatures on our planet.

    • 54m
    • 97%

    About 50 Amazon parrots live rough on Stuttgart's streets. They’re not built for the German winter- surviving there takes extraordinary adaptability. But, Stuttgart’s Amazons are far from unique. Parrots are appearing in cities all over the world…and they’re doing it in big numbers.

    • 50m
    • 97%

    Owls are remarkable, highly resourceful birds that have carved out a unique way to live. They have colonized terrains from tundra to rainforest and will hunt almost anything.

    • 52m
    • 97%

    This is a modern-day conservation success story offering hope and inspiration. It’s the story of two of earth’s rarest wild creatures and the remarkable work being done to keep them safe, increase their numbers, and establish a brave new wilderness for them to call home.

    • 50m
    • 97%

    Half of all bird species undertake annual migrations, everything from heavy-bodied swans to delicate hummingbirds. Migration is one of the most remarkable phenomena on the planet, hosts of animals of all shapes and sizes demonstrating incredible feats of endurance.

    • E9
    • 26m
    • 96%

    Animals that live life on the wing, have a vast expanse of the sky to navigate, find mates, locate food, and avoid predators... Living in this aerial realm requires a unique set of senses, specialized to cope with life above ground.

    • 48m
    • 96%

    Imagine if all waste just lay where it fell. We’d all be drowning in feces rotting plants and animal corpses, were it not for the cleanup crew. Often unfairly despised, we should see these animals, crabs, dung beetles, vultures and crows as our heroes, keeping us safe from diseases.

  • Original
    • E4
    • 20m
    • 99%

    Cape Gannets are tough hunters flying over the coasts for their favorite prey: shoals of sardines, waiting for a surprising ally: dolphins.

    • E2
    • 52m
    • 95%

    JUST BIRDS explores the details of their fascinating lives, from the moment they hatch to their first airborne adventure and beyond.

    • E6
    • 52m
    • 94%

    For millions of years, emus have traveled the lengths of Australia in a never-ending search for scarce food and water. In this episode, we will follow the journey of one male emu on a quest to also find a mate and protect his tiny chicks from danger.

  • Original
    • 52m
    • 97%
    • 4K

    Giant birds once existed all around the world, yet none could fly! Go on a journey to far-off islands and discover the birds who lived alongside our ancestors.