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Genome Of The Endangered Puerto Rican Parrot Sequenced
2012-09-29 05:43:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Thanks to a grassroots fundraising campaign, researchers were able to sequence the genome of the critically endangered Puerto Rican Parrot -- the only surviving member of its species in the United States. The project, which was funded primarily through community donations, was published Friday in BioMed Central and BGI's open access journal GigaScience. It is the first of the large Neotropical Amazona birds to be studied at the...

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2007-08-23 07:29:49

SAN DIEGO -- They were caught coming into the U.S. illegally from Mexico, sedated and hidden under blankets or in duffel bags. On Wednesday, 149 parrots and parakeets seized from smugglers were sent home. The neon-green birds, which had been held in quarantine for up to 18 months on U.S. soil at San Diego's Otay Mesa border crossing, were handed over in cages to Mexican authorities. They will be returned to native habitats in southern Mexico or kept for breeding purposes if veterinarians...


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Blue-fronted Amazon, Amazona aestiva
2009-06-16 18:03:04

The Blue-fronted Amazon (Amazona aestiva), also known as the Turquoise-fronted Amazon and Blue-fronted Parrot, is a species of parrot that is found in eastern Brazil, northeastern Bolivia, Paraguay and northern Argentina. Its preferred habitat is forests (except dense humid forests), woodlands, savannas, and palm groves. There is a small feral population of this species in the greener parts of Stuttgart in Germany. Two subspecies are recognized. The adult is about 15 inches long and has...

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