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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, BBC News Reported. The area has also seen a significant decline in seventeen other bird species as well, many of which overwinter in tropical west Africa where their habitat is suffering. Starling, linnet, bullfinch and willow warbler populations all dropped, while 12 species, including the blackcap, magpie and...

2009-03-13 13:44:00

By Joe Kosack, Wildlife Conservation Education Specialist, Pennsylvania Game Commission HARRISBURG, Pa., March 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The view out the window seems to be the same old, same old for many folks who feed songbirds over winter. But the Pennsylvania Game Commission is encouraging residents to look a little closer. Those LBJs on your birdfeeder may not be the same LBJs you usually see. Little brown jobs (LBJs) is a term some birders and biologists use to describe small,...

2008-09-14 18:00:12

AN ambitious new grant scheme - the first of its kind in England - has been launched to help declining woodland bird species in the North East of England. The scheme was launched yesterday by the Forestry Commission in partnership with the RSPB. It offers financial support to landowners and managers to improve the habitat for 14 vulnerable species, including the Redstart, Tree Pipit, Spotted Flycatcher and Marsh Tit. The UK's woodland bird population has fallen by 20 per cent in the...

2008-09-13 18:00:12

A GRANT scheme - the first of its kind in England - is being launched today in a bid to help declining woodland bird species in the North East. The Forestry Commission in partnership with the RSPB is offering financial support to landowners and managers to improve the habitat for 14 vulnerable species, including redstart, tree pipit, spotted flycatcher and marsh tit. The UK's woodland bird population has fallen by 20% in the last 25 years. Some species, such as the lesser redpoll and...

2008-02-07 09:25:31

Leaving out bird seed in the cold winter months can benefit the adults and their young come breeding season, a new study finds, though ornithologists are divided on the big picture when it comes to feeding our feathered friends. The backyards and gardens of many houses feature perches or feeders with a ready supply of seeds or other snacks for birds to feed on. Households in the United States and the United Kingdom put out over 1 billion pounds (500 million kilograms) of food,...

2005-02-08 07:35:41

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) -- An increasing number of redpolls are dying off in the Fairbanks area this winter, baffling wildlife biologists. Experts had suspected the red-capped finches were dying of salmonellosis, but preliminary cultures did not confirm the presence of the bacteria. Kimberlee Beckman, a wildlife veterinarian with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, sent tissues from dead redpolls to the state public health lab last week. She received the results Friday. She also sent...

Latest Carduelis Reference Libraries

2008-08-13 17:06:25

The Black Siskin (Carduelis atrata), is a species of finch in the Fringillidae family. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, and Peru. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland and subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland.

2008-08-13 17:03:17

The Black-chinned Siskin (Carduelis barbata), is a species of finch in the Fringillidae family. It is found in Argentina, Chile and the Falkland Islands. Its natural habitats are temperate forests and heavily degraded former forest.

2008-08-13 16:57:34

The Red Siskin (Carduelis cucullata), is a member of the finch family and is a resident breeder in tropical South America in northern Colombia and northern Venezuela. The introduced population on Trinidad is believed to be extinct, with no sightings since 1960. It is commonly found in open country, forest edges and grassland with trees or shrubs. The Red Siskin is about 4 inches long. The male is mainly deep red, with black on the head, throat, flight feathers and tail tip, and a whitish...

2008-08-13 16:52:51

The Hooded Siskin (Carduelis magellanica), is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae. It is native to South America. It inhabits woodland, savannas, scrubland, farmland, parks and gardens. It occurs from sea-level up to 5000 m. In eastern South America it is found from central Argentina north to central Brazil. In the Andean region it occurs from north-west Argentina and northern Chile north to central Colombia. There is an isolated population in south-east Venezuela, Guyana...

2008-08-13 16:51:15

The Pine Siskin (Carduelis pinus), also commonly called "pine chirper", is a small finch that is found across Canada, Alaska and the western mountains and northern parts of the United States. Migration by this bird is highly variable, probably related to food supply. Large numbers may move south in some years; hardly any in others. Adults are brown on the upperparts and pale on the underparts, with heavy streaking throughout. They have a short forked tail. They have yellow patches in their...

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