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Light Pollution: How Does It Affect Wildlife Feeding Habits?
2012-11-29 14:16:40

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Night-time satellite images of Earth show that every continent except Antarctica is ringed in a halo of brightly-lit human development, illustrating the fact that coasts and estuaries are among the most rapidly developing areas on the planet. Coasts are key wildlife sites as well. For example, every year millions of Arctic waterbirds arrive to winter on the UK coastlines. Scientists remain largely in the dark, however, about...

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2009-02-28 22:28:58

The Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola) is a species of wading bird that breeds in sub-Arctic wetlands from the Scottish Highlands across Europe and Asia. It is migratory and winters in Africa and southern Asia, including India. Its preferred winter habitat is fresh waters. This bird has a short fine bill, brown back and long yellowish legs. It has a small white rump patch. It is closely related to the Common Redshank and Marsh Sandpiper. The Wood Sandpiper nests on the ground, or reuses an...

2009-02-28 22:10:27

The Common Redshank (Tringa totanus) is a species of wading bird of the family Scolopacidae. It is closely related to the Marsh Sandpiper and more closely related to the Wood Sandpiper. It is a widespread breeding bird across much of Europe and northern Asia. It is migratory and winters on the coasts around the Mediterranean, in south Asia, and on the Atlantic coast of Europe from Great Britain southwards. Their preferred habitat is most any wetland, from damp meadows to salt marsh. In the...

2009-02-27 16:10:18

The Gray-tailed Tattler (Tringa brevipes (formerly Heteroscelus brevipes)), is a species of shorebird found on stony riverbeds in northeast Siberia. Though it nests on the ground, it is often found perching in trees. It is a strongly migratory bird and winters on muddy and sandy coastal areas from southeast Asia to Australia. They are rare visitors to western North America and western Europe. The Gray-tailed Tattler has unpatterned, grayish wings and back, and a scaly breast pattern that...

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Word of the Day
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.