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Government Hatching Plan To Save One Owl, Kill Another
2012-03-01 12:50:59

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it is constructing a plan to try and save the endangered northern spotted owl, by conserving habitat and killing its rival. The government has already set aside millions of acres of forest to protect the owl, but the bird's population has declined 40 percent in 25 years, and continues to drop. The plan would see that more forest habitat critical for the bird's survival would be set off limits.  Habitat loss and competition from barred owls...

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2012-01-29 08:20:56

Thousands of snowy owls have made the journey from the Arctic into the contiguous 48 U.S. states this winter, with sightings having been reported in Idaho, Montana, Missouri, Massachusetts, North Dakota, and New York. Denver Holt, head of the Owl Research Institute in Montana, told Laura Zuckerman of Reuters that the mass migration into the south is "unbelievable" and "the most significant wildlife event in decades." "A certain number of the iconic owls fly south from their Arctic...

California Condor Still Threatened By Human Activities
2012-01-21 04:55:25

A recently released scientific paper authored by San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research scientists shows the leading causes of death of the endangered California condor in the wild are human influenced, with lead poisoning being the primary factor in juvenile and adult birds. The study documents the deaths of wild California condors at all release sites–California, Arizona and Baja, California, Mexico–from the inception of the reintroduction program in October 1992...

Scientists Decode Genomic Sequences Of Two Iconic Falconry Birds
2011-12-17 04:31:34

The complete genomes for birds of prey provide new insight into the evolution of falcon and opportunity for future conservation A group of scientists from United Kingdom (UK), China and United Arab Emirates (UAE) jointly announced the complete sequencing of peregrine and saker falcons genomes at the 2nd International Festival of Falconry held in Al Ain, UAE. The study is a part of Falcon Genome Project, launched and funded by the Environment Agency — Abu Dhabi (EAD) in this January....

2011-12-15 08:00:00

If youâre looking for a holiday gift that can make a real difference in the life of a friend or a loved one, the LightWize Owl will fill that square at a price you can afford. At less than $40, it is a gift that is life-changing. And itâs a gift that will last a lifetime. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) December 15, 2011 MarkleyWorks LLC is a quality-of-life software company based in Tampa, Florida. Its flagship product, the LightWize Owl, is an automated personal organization...

2011-12-06 08:00:00

The quality-of-life software company based in Tampa, Florida, has launched several initiatives to broaden the base of users of the LightWize Owl, an automated personal organization system. Now, under a new initiative called âœGift One, Get One,â MarkleyWorks is offering a free copy to anyone purchasing the Owl as a gift during the holiday season. Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) December 06, 2011 MarkleyWorks LLC announced today that one free copy of the...

2011-11-29 08:00:00

As funds to teach K-12 science become harder to find, one Wyoming company, Owl Brand Discovery Kits, finds a way to help teach science. Portland, OR (PRWEB) November 29, 2011 A calendar year ends in our public school system and two teachers from different corners of the continent will receive awards from online retailer, Owl Brand Discovery Kits, for their schools and to the benefit of finance strapped accounting departments. Each month, Owl Brand Discovery Kits, a Wyoming based online...


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Merlin, Falco columbarius
2013-05-18 07:02:38

This bird of prey is known more as a pigeon hawk. The Merlin is from the Northern Hemisphere with some migrating to subtropical and northern tropical areas during the winter. There has also been a discovery that there are two different, very distinct, species: the North American and the Eurasian. The North American Merlin was first described by a Swede taxonomist, Carl Linnaeus. The Merlin is between 9 and 13 inches long with a wingspan of 20-29 inches. The Merlin is an exceptionally...

2013-04-24 14:55:46

The White-throated Hawk (Buteo albigula), is a bird of prey belonging to the family Accipitridae, which includes hawks, eagles and Old World vultures. In British usage, it would be called a buzzard rather than a true hawk. It is a rather small Buteo, 42 to 45 cm in length. It lives in the Andes mountains of South America and ranges down to the coast in the O’Higgins region of Chile, favoring wooded areas. It’s closely related to the more widely distributed Short-tailed Hawk and was...

Laughing Falcon, Herpetotheres cachinnans
2013-04-23 23:04:40

The Laughing Falcon (Herpetotheres cachinnans), also known as the Snake Hawk (erroneously, since it’s not a hawk), is a medium-sized bird of prey belonging to the falcon family Falconidae, the only member of the genus Herpetotheres. This Neotropical species is an expert snake-eater. Its common and scientific names are both in reference to its distinctive voice. The English name comes from its loud voice, as does the specific name cachinnans, which is Latin for “laughing aloud” or...

Greater Yellow-Headed Vulture, Cathartes melambrotus
2013-01-02 11:44:29

The Greater Yellow-Headed Vulture (cathartes melambrotus) is also known as the Forest Vulture, it is a species of bird in the New World Vulture family Cathartidae. It was considered to be the same species as the Lesser Yellow-Headed Vulture until they were split in 1964. It is found in South America in tropical moist lowland forest. It is a fairly large bird, with a wingspan of 65 to 70 inches, a weight of 3.6 pounds and a body length of 25 to 30 inches. The body plumage is black, and the...

White-tailed Hawk, Buteo albicaudatus
2012-12-28 13:03:49

White-tailed Hawks are found in tropical or subtropical environments across the Americas. This bird is a large bird of prey species. It is close to the size of the related Swainson’s and Red-tailed Hawks. The average measurements of this bird fall a little bit ahead of the first and a little bit behind the latter. It can be up to 17 to 24 inches in length, and its wingspan can be up to 46 to 56 inches. A body mass of 1.9 to 2.7 pounds was recorded in B. a. hysopodius and 1.91 to 2.2 pounds...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.