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2005-11-25 09:15:29

By Nita Bhalla NAIROBI (Reuters) - The world's second largest shark, a bird found in the Garden of Eden and Central Asia's only true deer were among 11 new species given the title of "endangered" by countries around the world on Friday. Around 95 countries, members of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), agreed that several birds and mammals faced increasing threats to their survival and needed more protection. "The 11 species will join a listing of around 107 migratory...

2005-08-18 08:51:53

LONDON (Reuters) - Europe's rarest songbird is facing extinction, despite being the most promiscuous and energetic lover in the avian world, and concerned scientists are looking urgently for ways to save it. The male aquatic warbler is described as "continuously ready to mate" and able to indulge in record-breaking mating sessions, which in turn gives the females ample opportunity to sample and select the best mates. However, numbers have slumped to less than 20,000 in the past...

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2005-08-07 20:00:00

OSLO -- Salmon swim north into Arctic seas, locusts plague northern Italy and two heat-loving bee-eater birds nest in a hedge in Britain. Signs of global warming fed by greenhouse gases produced by human activity, or just summertime oddities? In the United States, some warblers are flying north to Canada. In Costa Rica, toucans are moving higher up into the mountains, apparently because of rising temperatures. In July, a Norwegian man fishing in a fjord had a shock when he landed a John Dory,...

2005-06-18 09:14:37

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The population of bald eagles has rebounded so dramatically in Pennsylvania that the species may soon be moved off the state's endangered list and accorded the less serious status of a threatened species. The state was down to three nesting pairs by 1980, all in Crawford County, but the nesting population currently numbers at least 92 pairs and their range extends to about one-third of Pennsylvania's 67 counties. The Pennsylvania Game Commission will consider the change...

2005-05-25 16:30:00

How other animals might respond to a similar loss of habitat But research by a Kansas State University biology professor on how chronic habitat loss increases the extinction risk of migratory songbirds may provide some insight about how other animals might respond to a similar loss of habitat. The research, sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency's Wildlife Risk Assessment Program, is chronicled in a recent issue of the journal, Ecological Applications. Kimberly With, an associate...

2004-11-28 03:00:22

The astonishing diversity of avian movement patterns, reproductive tactics, and survival rates creates rich opportunities for study, but also presents enormous challenges for explaining variation among life-history traits and dispersal. Dispersal decisions shape the genetic structure of populations and thus can be of considerable importance in processes such as speciation. Moreover, a better understanding of dispersal and movement among populations remains fundamental for effective...

2004-11-28 03:00:20

2003 NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE Joseph C. Onega (chair). Kathryn Purcell, and T. Luke George. The following people (in alphabetical order) have agreed to he nominated for the Cooper Ornithological Soeiety (COS) Board of Directors, to serve from 2005-2007. Mercedes S. Foster is a Research Zoologist and Curator in charge of North American collections for the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center at the National Museum of Natural History. Washington, DC. She received Bachelor's and Master's...


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2008-08-15 20:12:15

The Bay-breasted Warbler (Dendroica castanea), is a bird of the New World warbler family. They breed in northern North America, specifically in Canada, into the Great Lakes region, and into northern New England. These birds are migratory, wintering in northwest South America and southern Central America. They are very rare vagrants to western Europe. The summer male Bay-breasted Warblers are unmistakable. They have gray backs, black faces, and chestnut crowns, flanks and breasts. They also...

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2008-08-15 20:05:36

The Palm Warbler (Dendroica palmarum), is a small songbird of the New World warbler family. Palm Warblers' breeding habitats are bog edges across Canada and the northeastern United States. These birds migrate to the southeastern United States, Mexico and islands in the Caribbean. These birds have dark legs and thin pointed bills, and adults display a rusty cap. Eastern birds have brownish olive upperparts, yellow underparts, and rusty streaks on their breasts and flanks. Western birds have...

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2008-08-15 19:57:11

The Pine Warbler (Dendroica pinus), is a small songbird of the New World warbler family. Their breeding habitats are open pine woods in eastern North America. These birds are permanent residents in southern Florida. Some of them, however, migrate to northeastern Mexico and islands in the Caribbean. The first record for South America was a vagrant wintering female seen at Vista Nieve, Colombia, on 20 November 2002. This bird was foraging as part of a mixed-species feeding flock that also...

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2008-08-15 19:51:16

Adelaide's Warbler (Dendroica adelaidae), is a bird endemic to the archipelago of Puerto Rico belonging to the Dendroica genus of the Parulidae family. Adelaide's Warbler occurs in the main island of Puerto Rico and in the island municipality of Vieques. The species occurs mainly in dry forests in the southern region of Puerto Rico such as the Guánica State Forest, with some occurrences in the northern moist forests and the central mountain range, Cordillera Central. The species is named...

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2008-08-15 19:42:03

The Yellow-throated Warbler (Dendroica dominica), is a small New World warbler. These birds breed in southeastern North America, and their breeding ranges extend from southern Pennsylvania and northern Missouri, to the Gulf of Mexico. Two subspecies may be found in northwest Florida and the Bahamas. These are resident in those locales, but the other populations of these birds are migratory, wintering at the Gulf Coast, eastern Central America, and the Caribbean. Vagrant wintering birds are...

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