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Sulphur-bellied Warbler
2008-06-13 22:24:11

The Sulphur-bellied Warbler (Phylloscopus griseolus), is a species of leaf warbler found in the Palearctic region. The species was previously known by the name of Olivaceous Leaf-warbler. They are found on rocky hill and scrub forest habitats. The species is found in small groups and has a tendency to forage low in the vegetation sometimes even hopping on the ground. Like other leaf-warblers...

Wood Warbler
2008-06-13 22:19:42

The Wood Warbler (Phylloscopus sibilatrix), is a common and widespread leaf warbler which breeds throughout northern and temperate Europe, and just into the extreme west of Asia in the southern Ural Mountains. This warbler is strongly migratory and the entire population winters in tropical Africa. The Wood Warbler is 4.25 to 5.0 inches long, and a typical leaf warbler in appearance, green...

Bonellis Warbler
2008-06-13 22:15:51

Bonelli's Warbler is separated into two subspecies. The Western (Phylloscopus bonelli), breeds in southwest Europe and north Africa. The Eastern (Phylloscopus orientalis), breeds in southeast Europe and Asia Minor. These small passerine birds are found in forest and woodland. Their breeding ranges do not overlap. Both species are migratory and winter in sub-Saharan Africa. These are small...

Willow Warbler
2008-06-13 22:12:10

The Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus), is a very common and widespread leaf warbler which is found throughout northern and temperate Europe and Asia. This is a bird of open woodlands with trees and ground cover for nesting, including birch and willow uplands. This warbler is strongly migratory and the majority of the population winters in sub-Saharan Africa. It is one of the first leaf...

Red-faced Woodland-warbler
2008-06-13 22:03:16

The Red-faced Woodland-warbler (Phylloscopus laetus), is a species of Old World warbler in the family Phylloscopus. Two subspecies are recognized, the nominate P. l. laetus ranges from Western Uganda and eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (the Ruwenzori Mountains), south through SW Uganda, western Rwanda and western Burundi. The second subspecies, P. l. schoutedeni, has a more restricted...

Ortolan Bunting
2008-05-12 11:00:36

The Ortolan or Ortolan Bunting (Emberiza hortulana), is a bird of the bunting family Emberizidae. The bird's common name is French, from the Latin hortulanus, the gardener bird, (from hortus, a garden). A native of most European countries and western Asia the Ortolan migrates in autumn to tropical Africa, returning at the end of April or beginning of May. Its distribution throughout its...

Rock Bunting
2008-05-12 10:49:03

The Rock Bunting (Emberiza cia), is a passerine bird in the bunting family Emberizidae. It breeds in northwest Africa, southern Europe east to central Asia, and the Himalayas. It is partially migratory, with northern populations wintering further south, mainly within the breeding range of the resident southern populations. It is a rare wanderer to western Europe. This bird is 6.25 inches in...

Cirl Bunting
2008-05-12 10:44:12

The Cirl Bunting (Emberiza cirlus), is a passerine bird in the bunting family Emberizidae. It breeds across southern Europe, on the Mediterranean islands and in north Africa. It is a resident of these warmer areas, and does not migrate in winter. It is common in all sorts of open areas with some scrub or trees, but has a preference for sunny slopes. In the north of its range, agricultural...

Pine Bunting
2008-05-12 10:41:31

The Pine Bunting (Emberiza leucocephalos), is a passerine bird in the bunting family Emberizidae. It breeds across much of temperate Asia, migrating south to central Asia, north India and southern China in winter. It is common in all sorts of open land with some scrub or trees, including cultivation, but has a greater preference for open forest (usually pine) than the closely related...

Serotine Bat
2008-05-05 23:50:51

The Serotine Bat (Eptesicus serotinus ), is a bat that is native to Europe. It often hunts in woodland areas. It sometimes roots in buildings, hanging upside down, in small groups or individually. Its population is believed to be in decline. This is a fairly large bat with quite large ears. It has a wingspan of 14.5 inches. Photo Copyright and Credit

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.