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Genes Underlying Song Selection May Have Been Lost In Transit
2013-09-26 12:08:45

Duke University As one species of European songbird island-hopped to colonize mid-Atlantic archipelagoes over the course of a half million years, their songs lost their sense of syntax. Chaffinches (Fringilla coelebs) on the furthest island of their dispersal, Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands, still sing the same notes, but with a much less structured pattern from one bird to the next, sort of like an island of Charlie Parkers. "A chaffinch from mainland Europe always sounds like a...

2013-02-11 04:20:23

ANFI DEL MAR, Gran Canaria, February 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Boasting year-round sunshine, incredible scenery and beautiful beaches, Gran Canaria has enticed travellers for centuries. Its melting pot of cultures and traditions have over the years left their mark on the local cuisine, arts and architecture - and the island continues to work its magic on modern day travellers. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130211/594363 ) Anfi Resorts...

2013-01-18 04:20:09

LONDON, January 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Met Office [http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/downpours-make-2012-englands-wettest-year-on-record-8431832.html ] recently revealed that 2012 was the wettest year in England since records began in 1910. On 27 December, the average rainfall across England (1,095.8mm) had already surpassed the previous record of 1,093mm in 2000, with downpours continuing right up until the end of the year. For Brits looking to...

2012-10-25 19:21:17

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Crystal Cruises is expanding its luxury golfing opportunities around the world with a 25% increase in international course offerings in 2013, many of them new-to-Crystal. With three golf-themed cruises boasting new itineraries in the British Isles, New England/Canada, and the Canary Islands/Iberia, the Experience of Discovery voyages offer both exotic and close-to-home immersion in the regions' best and most breathtaking courses (more than...

2012-10-17 03:20:42

LONDON, October 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- - 25 October 2012 marks 130th birthday of Picasso - Spain expects increase in visitor numbers to coincide with celebrations - Thomas Cook offer range of Spanish breaks for travellers It's just over 130 years since the birth of Picasso and many admirers will head to Spain this autumn to join in the celebrations on the 25 October, leading travel operators Thomas Cook have...

2012-08-28 06:21:22

CHICAGO, Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- JBT Corporation (NYSE: JBT) today announced that its JBT AeroTech business has been awarded an order in excess of $4 million to supply Jetway® Passenger Boarding Bridges to the Gran Canaria Airport (LPA). The order is a portion of a terminal expansion project contract awarded by AENA Aeropuertos Espanoles y Navegacion Aerea to a joint venture between Siemens S.A. and JBT Corporation. LPA is the fifth largest Spanish airport and the largest airport...

2012-07-16 10:21:18

SEATTLE, July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This fall, Holland America Line is offering an extensive selection of cruises that explore ports of call that span from Turkey to the Canary Islands and across the Atlantic. Setting sail after the bustling summer months, these idyllic itineraries showcase the best of the region at a beautiful time of year. Ranging from a 7-night Mediterranean cruise to a grand 42-night trans-Atlantic journey, the fall favorites feature port-intensive itineraries,...

2012-06-14 22:20:55

LONDON, June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- -Geordies head to the Spanish Islands in 2012, with Tenerife, Majorca and Gran Canaria topping the list, according to the leading travel retailer- The top three destinations for people flying from Newcastle Airport in 2012 are Tenerife South, Palma de Mallorca and Las Palmas in Gran Canaria, say Holiday Hypermarket, a UK based holiday comparison community. The unique Canary Islands off the northwest coast of Africa, with their...

2012-05-13 22:20:03

LONDON, May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lanzarote is an island of stark beauty. The volcanic moonscape is most vivid in the island's centre, whilst the scenery to the North is characterised by a gentle greenness. Despite its dramatic landscape, the easternmost Canary Island boasts beautiful and relaxing white sandy beaches, coupled with the promise of adventure in the stunning Green Caves and the intriguing Timanfaya National Park. Cheap holidays to Lanzarote...

2012-04-18 02:21:49

LONDON, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Monarch is pleased to offer some of the most incredible deals on last-minute holidays this spring, so read on for a run-down of some of the best offers available at this time of year. Tenerife, from GBP175 Flight time from the UK: 4 1/2 hours Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands, and with temperatures breaking the 20degree(s)C mark all year round, it lives up to its nickname of 'the island of eternal spring'....


Latest Canary Islands Reference Libraries

Laurel, Laurus novocanariensis
2014-02-14 14:59:58

Laurus novocanariensis is a large shrub or tree that belongs to the Lauraceae family. The genus includes 3 species each containing several overlapping characteristics. L. novocanariensis can grow up to 66 feet high. It has aromatic, dark green glossy and leathery leaves, which have small glands in the armpit of the spine. The shrub or tree has lateral veins. It bears small white flowers that are about .4 inches in diameter.  The flowers are born in pairs beside a leaf. The fruit it...

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2007-10-26 12:43:27

The Blue Chaffinch (Fringilla teydea), is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae. This bird lives mainly in mountain Canary Island Pine (Pinus canariensis) forests on Tenerife and Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands. However it can also be found in bushy areas. Its preference is for habitat at around 3600-6600 feet, but it will descend lower in bad weather. The Blue Chaffinch structurally resembles a large Chaffinch with a thicker bill, but the breeding male is...

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2007-10-24 15:48:09

The Wild Canary (Serinus canaria), sometimes called the Island Canary, Atlantic Canary, or just Canary, is a small bird in the finch family. It is native to the Azores, the Canary Islands, and Madeira. This bird was named after the Canary Islands, not vice-versa. Its habitat is semi-open areas such as orchards and copses. This is not the same bird as the domesticated pet canary. The Wild Canary is 4.9-5.3 inches long with a wingspan of 7.9-9.0 inches. It weighs between 0.5 and 0.7 ounces....

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