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2008-08-14 15:00:35

By MARK A. GONZALEZ Have you ever walked among the smoldering carcasses of burnt trees? Have you walked through the lunar landscape left by a wildfire? It is an eerie experience. Dust devils of ash whirl across a bleak landscape. The wind whistles through blackened branches; and strong winds are terrifying, because weak, burnt trunks creak from the splintering of falling trees. Dust and ash irritate your eyes, throat and nose. Blackened tree corpses cover hillslopes like tombstones...


Latest Eurasian Three-toed Woodpecker Reference Libraries

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2006-07-17 13:54:28

The Black-backed Woodpecker, (Picoides arcticus), is a medium-sized woodpecker. Adults are black on the head, back, wings and rump. They are white from the throat to the belly; the flanks are white with black bars. Their tail is black with white outer feathers. Like the similar American Three-toed Woodpecker, this bird also has three-toed feet. The adult male has a yellow cap. Their breeding habitat is boreal forest across Canada, Alaska and the north-western United States. They nest in...

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2006-07-17 13:52:33

The Three-toed Woodpecker, Picoides tridactylus, is a medium-sized woodpecker. The adult is 8.5 to 9.5 inches in length. It is black on the head, wings and rump, and white from the throat to the belly. The flanks are white with black bars. The back is white with black bars, and the tail is black with the white outer feathers barred with black. The adult male has a yellow cap. In North America, the Three-toed Woodpecker can be confused with the Black-backed Woodpecker, which it closely...

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2006-07-17 13:14:25

The Arizona Woodpecker (Picoides arizonae) is a woodpecker native to southern Arizona and New Mexico and the Sierra Madre Occidental of western Mexico. This species is known in older field guides as a subspecies of Strickland's Woodpecker. Arizona Woodpeckers are nearly identical to Strickland's Woodpeckers, growing to be about 7 to 8 inches in length. Their plumage is mainly brown and white in coloration, brown on top with a dark rump with white undersides speckled with brown spots....

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2006-07-17 13:10:29

The Downy Woodpecker, Picoides pubescens, is the smallest woodpecker in North America. They are about 6.5 inches long. Adults are mainly black on the upper side and wings, with a white back, throat and belly and white spotting on the wings. There is a white bar above and below the eye. They have a black tail with white outer feathers barred with black. Adult males have a red patch on the back of the head. It is similar in appearance to the much larger Hairy Woodpecker. Their breeding...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.