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Trackers Reveal Secrets of Cuckoo Migratory Patterns
2012-05-07 03:40:11

The first pair of five male cuckoos that were fitted with tracking devices by UK scientists last spring returned to England over the weekend, bringing with them new data about their annual migratory patterns.

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2009-06-30 14:32:09

A 30-year survey of British woodland birds has found that the nightingale has effectively vanished from woodlands across the UK after its population had fallen by more than 95 percent.

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2009-04-02 11:40:00

A group of wildlife charities are asking for volunteers to carry out a national "stock-take" of the reptiles and amphibians found in the UK's gardens

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2008-06-11 10:30:00

A scientist has created a new family tree of birds in the UK in hopes of successfully being able to forecast which birds have a higher likelihood of declining in the future.

2005-08-03 08:46:09

LONDON (Reuters) - Birds and bats and wild plants are thriving on Britain's organic farms, a study by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) said on Wednesday. On organic farms, there are 109 percent more wild plants and 85 percent more plant species than on non-organic farms.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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