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2014-08-13 03:00:37

Wildlife Conservation Society Human-structures in sagebrush landscapes favor Common Raven nesting over historical hawk species A new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Idaho State University (ISU) explored how habitat alterations, including the addition of energy transmission towers, affect avian predators nesting in sagebrush landscapes. Researchers compared nesting habitat selection between Common Ravens and three raptor species...

Climate Change Affecting Prairie Hawks
2014-01-21 10:20:22

[ Watch the Video: Helping Hawks Weather The Storm ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers are studying how climate change is impacting endangered prairie hawks. Scientists from the University of Alberta and the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (ABMI) are working together on a project to understand how climate change is affecting hawk populations. This study will not only shed more light on how the changing environment is impacting hawks, but...

Molecular Clock Of The Common Buzzard
2013-10-23 09:27:24

University of Bielefeld Bielefeld biologists reveal the influence of genes on dispersal behavior Be it hibernation or the routes of migratory birds: all animal behavior that is subject to annual rhythms is controlled by a molecular clock. Although this has been known for a long time, in many cases it is still unclear how far genes are involved in setting this internal clock. Up to now, this also applied to the common buzzard and its migration from parental breeding grounds. Behavioral...

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2011-06-27 08:39:01

Researchers and students collaborate on a study to explore the migration patterns of male and female red-tailed hawks in upstate New York By James A.  Hewlett, Finger Lakes Community College As any resident of upstate New York will tell you, the red-tailed hawk is the most common hawk in North America. Often seen perched on light and telephone poles along major highways, this majestic animal is one of the most widely recognized raptor species. At the same time, there is relatively little...

2011-05-27 13:39:00

Wet spring rough on many wild birds and mammals HARRISBURG, Pa., May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an unfortunate turn of events, the first nesting attempt for bluebirds behind the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Harrisburg headquarters appears to have lost out to nature. What made this loss different from most is that it all played out in full view of those who tuned into the Game Commission's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us). Earlier this year, a pair of bluebirds had successfully...

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2011-05-08 06:40:00

A red-tailed hawk named Violet nesting on a Manhattan window ledge had one of her three eggs hatch on Friday. The nest sits outside the 12th floor office of the president of New York University.  It has had the New York Times webcam's eye for weeks. Experts were doubtful of the chances of any live births earlier this week, but an egg began to crack open on Friday despite the skeptics' claims. "Never have we been so ecstatic to be wrong," said the Times on its Hawk Cam Web page. "Days...

2009-07-22 13:37:49

Home mail delivery by Canada Post is suspended in a part of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, because of a dive-bombing hawk that targets pedestrians. In mid-May a letter carrier told a supervisor he had been attacked several times by the Swainson's hawk, which is guarding its nest in a spruce tree, the Globe and Mail reported. The supervisor accompanied the carrier on the morning of May 29 and delivery service was suspended immediately afterward, the report said. The supervisor actually had to dive...

2009-06-07 19:21:56

A young hawk having a hard time making its first flight in Philadelphia was rescued by a wildlife expert before it hurt itself, witnesses said. The red-tailed hawk's misadventure started Saturday morning when it drew a crowd by walking across a street outside the Franklin Institute and taking its perch on a nearby railing. Before long, a couple of dozen people were watching and taking photographs. That's when things started going badly for the young predator. It flew onto a ground-floor...

2009-04-08 14:05:12

Florida wildlife officials said it is not uncommon for territorial mockingbirds or red-shouldered hawks to hit humans in the back of their heads. Officials said they receive a handful of calls around this time of year, the breeding and nesting season for many birds, about hawks and mockingbirds causing minor injuries by striking people, the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel reported Wednesday. We hear it a lot with mockingbirds, said Joy Hill, spokeswoman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation...

2007-10-29 18:00:00

The rapid expansion of wind energy farms in the Columbia River Gorge's shrub steppes could put hawks, eagles and other raptors on a collision course with fields of giant turbines and their 150-foot blades. By year's end, more than 1,500 turbines will be churning out electricity in the gorge, a windy corridor at the forefront of a nationwide effort to produce cleaner energy. Until now, most of the projects have gone up in wheat fields -- cultivated land that long ago drove away the rodents...


Latest Buteo Reference Libraries

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...

Great Black Hawk, Buteogallus urubitinga
2012-12-28 14:55:09

The Great Black Hawk is a bird of prey belonging to the family Accipitridae. This family also includes the eagles, hawks, and Old World vultures. This is a resident breeding bird in the tropical New World, from Mexico through Central America to Peru, Trinidad and northern Argentina. It looks similar to the Common Black Hawk, but it’s larger and has a different call and tail pattern. It is mainly a coastal bird, living in forests and open woodland near water. It builds its large nest made...

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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2012-04-02 18:20:18

The Grey Hawk, (Buteo nitidus), also known as the Grey-lined Hawk, is a species of bird of prey of the Accipitridae family of eagles, hawks and Old World vultures. It is sometimes placed in the genus Asturina as Asturina nitida. It is found in open country and forest edges in the southwestern United States and Mexico south to Bolivia, Brazil and central Argentina. It is also fairly common on Trinidad, and it has been observed recently on Tobago. The Grey Hawk is 18 to 24 inches in...

Cuban Black Hawk, Buteogallus gundlachii
2012-04-02 17:57:56

The Cuban Black Hawk, (Buteogallus gundlachii), is a species of bird of prey in the Accipitridae family. This family includes eagles, hawks and Old World vultures. It is endemic to the island of Cuba, where it is only found along the coastal areas. The IUCN listed the Cuban Black Hawk as near threatened in 2008. The Cuban Black Hawk has traditionally been considered a subspecies of the Common Black Hawk, (B. anthracinus). Recent evidence, however, suggested it should be treated as a...

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