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2006-06-07 07:25:00

By Jon Hurdle REED'S BEACH, New Jersey -- On a remote New Jersey beach, a team of biologists huddled behind a dune, out of sight of a flock of birds that gathered on a stretch of sand. Suddenly, there was a loud bang, and the scientists sprinted to a spot on the beach where a net, propelled by an explosive charge, trapped about 100 birds that were flapping their wings helplessly. Rushing to untangle the birds, the team released the sea gulls and then gently placed the other species -- all...


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Bristle-thighed Curlew
2012-04-02 19:48:35

The Bristle-thighed Curlew, (Numenius tahitiensis), is a species of bird found in Alaska during the breeding season, and throughout the tropical Pacific islands in the winter, including Micronesia, Fiji, Tuvalu, Tonga, Hawaiian Islands, Samoa, and French Polynesia. There is some concern over human encroachment and introduced predators in this bird’s wintering habitat. This bird is a rare visitor to Canada and the Pacific US during the breeding season. The Bristle-thighed Curlew was first...

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2007-10-24 16:22:33

The Eskimo Curlew or Northern Curlew (Numenius borealis), is a medium-sized New World shorebird and is thought to be extinct. At one time, the Eskimo Curlew may have been one of the most numerous shorebirds in North America with a population in the millions. As many as 2 million birds per year were killed near the end of the 19th century. The last confirmed sightings were on Galveston Island, Texas in 1962 (photographed) and on Barbados in 1963 (captured specimen). Although believed to be...

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2005-06-08 11:06:57

The Long-billed Curlew (Numenius americanus) is a very large shorebird with a long bill curved downwards, a long neck and a small head. The head, neck and underparts are light brown. The back is dark brown. They show cinnamon wing linings in flight. They breed in the grasslands of central western North America. Their nests are located on the ground in open prairie. The female usually lays 4 eggs and both parents look after the young. They migrate short distances and spend their winters...

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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'