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The Egyptian vulture population of the Canary Islands was established following the arrival of the first human settlers who brought livestock to the islands.
Heavy demand for the snowy-white owl Hedwig in the popular Harry Potter series are threatening India's owl population, according to a report released this week in New Delhi by the wildlife trade-monitoring group TRAFFIC-India.
Rapid color changes of skin used for interaction and displays of dominance.
A Wildlife Conservation Society-led census boasts record numbers for vultures.
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A new experiment by federal biologists will try to determine if killing the aggressive barred owl that has invaded old growth forests of the Northwest would help the spotted owl, which is protected.
A second veterinary pain drug used to treat cattle could be deadly to endangered vultures that feed on the carcasses of livestock.
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...
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...
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...
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 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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