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Genes Underlying Song Selection May Have Been Lost In Transit
2013-09-26 12:08:45

Duke University As one species of European songbird island-hopped to colonize mid-Atlantic archipelagoes over the course of a half million years, their songs lost their sense of syntax. Chaffinches (Fringilla coelebs) on the furthest island of their dispersal, Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands, still sing the same notes, but with a much less structured pattern from one bird to the next, sort of like an island of Charlie Parkers. "A chaffinch from mainland Europe always sounds like a...

2013-09-04 12:20:24

NEW YORK, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Guadeloupe Islands Tourist Board announces nine air-inclusive packages with Los Angeles-based tour operator EuroBound on American Airlines and Seaborne Airlines from $1,475 to $4,025 per person. These incredible deals showcase the highlights of the Caribbean's best kept secret by offering a wide diversity of options from adventure travel to romantic getaways to culinary discoveries. (Photo:...

2008-06-19 09:00:42

Air Berlin has announced that it will launch non-stop flights to the Azores, an autonomous region of Portugal, for the first time starting with the 2008-09 winter schedule. The airline said that a weekly flight to the Azores will take off every Monday via Nuremberg, Germany, from November 3, 2008 onwards. Feeder flights to Nuremberg are available from 12 German cities and also from Vienna, Austria.


Latest Geography of the European Union Reference Libraries

Laurel, Laurus novocanariensis
2014-02-14 14:59:58

Laurus novocanariensis is a large shrub or tree that belongs to the Lauraceae family. The genus includes 3 species each containing several overlapping characteristics. L. novocanariensis can grow up to 66 feet high. It has aromatic, dark green glossy and leathery leaves, which have small glands in the armpit of the spine. The shrub or tree has lateral veins. It bears small white flowers that are about .4 inches in diameter.  The flowers are born in pairs beside a leaf. The fruit it...

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2008-08-07 10:35:10

The St. Helena Plover (Charadrius sanctaehelenae), locally known as the Wirebird due to its thin legs, is a small wader endemic to the island of Saint Helena. Kittlitz's Plover is the St. Helena bird's closest relative. The bird was first mentioned in 1638, and is the national bird of Saint Helena, featured on the island's coat of arms. This plover is resident all year on the open areas of Saint Helena, and it is thought that the widespread deforestation on the island, while generally harmful...

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