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2007-06-27 18:04:18

By The Associated Press A timeline tracking the bald eagle's history, from its brush with extinction to its recovery. - Pre-1776: The number of bald eagles in North America is believed to total more than 250,000; they inhabit virtually ever large river, lake or estuary region on the continent. - 1782: The Continental Congress puts the bald eagle onto the Great Seal of the United States, making it the country's official symbol. - 1850-1900: With the population's movement westward, the...

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2007-02-12 18:00:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - After 15 years of checking bald eagle nests from small planes, there are now an estimated 100 nesting pairs, up from 77 the previous year and 10 times the state's recovery goal under the Endangered Species Act. With the nest-to-nest status check by plane ending last year, the state now will start watching over a few dozen nests to monitor the eagles' health. "It's getting to be a little costly for airplane time," said Keith Hudson, the state biologist chiefly responsible...

2006-03-10 08:12:29

By Maria Golovnina CHENGELSY GORGE, Kazakhstan (Reuters) - With its piercing eyes fixed on a frightened fox, the golden eagle swoops down from the sky, its huge wings blending into the shadows of the red rocky steppe. The fox leaps into the low bushes to escape. But it's too late. A second later, the eagle is perched on its back, tearing flesh and squawking victoriously. In eastern Kazakhstan, hunting with eagles is a centuries-old tradition preserved by a handful of families who...

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2005-05-02 10:55:00

SANTA CRUZ ISLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Norm Macdonald rises each morning with the sun, grabs his .223-caliber rifle and slips into the passenger seat of a tiny, doorless helicopter for another day of shooting pigs. As the chopper skims over rugged terrain, Macdonald scans dozens of simple fence traps he's set up for the thousands of wild swine that have overrun this Southern California island. When there are pigs in the traps - and there always are - Macdonald leans out and pumps two bullets...


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2006-03-01 15:01:34

The Ferruginous Hawk (Buteo regalis) is a large hawk found on the prairies and open country in mid-western North America. In the central part of their range, they are permanent residents. Northern birds migrate to the southern United States and Mexico in winter. Adults have long broad wings and a broad grey, rusty or white tail. The legs are feathered to the talons, similar to the Rough-legged Hawk. There are two color forms: Light morph birds are rusty brown on the upper parts and pale...

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2006-02-27 14:52:52

The White-bellied Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster) is a large bird of prey in the family Accipitridae found throughout India and through southeast Asia to Australia on coasts and major waterways. This large eagle is very distinctive with its white head, breast underwing coverts and tail. The upperparts are grey and the black underwing flight feathers contrast with the white coverts. The tail is short and wedge-shaped as with its relatives, the Bald Eagle and White-tailed Eagle. The...

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2006-02-27 14:26:20

The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is a bird of prey native to North America. It is most recognizable as the national bird of the United States. This species was near extinction late in the 20th century but has since recovered and now has a stable population. Because of this it is in the process of being removed from the U.S. federal government's list of endangered species. The distinctive appearance of the adult's head is the reason for this bird's common and scientific names. Bald...

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2006-02-26 16:27:34

The Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) is one of the best known birds of prey in the Northern Hemisphere. Like all eagles, it is part of the family Accipitridae. There are five noted subspecies of the Golden Eagle: Eurasian Golden Eagle (A. c. chrysaetos) American Golden Eagle (A. c. canadensis) Spanish Golden Eagle (A. c. homeryi) Japanese Golden Eagle (A. c. japonica) Russian Berkut (A. c. daphanea) Distribution Previously the Golden Eagle lived in temperate Europe, North...

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2006-02-26 14:56:24

The Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) is a bird of prey or raptor that belongs to the family Accipitridae. It is is one of the rarest, largest and most powerful birds in the world. When it was discovered in 1896 it was named the Monkey-eating Eagle, based on reports from natives saying that it preyed only on monkeys. Studies on the bird's feeding ecology later revealed, however, that they diet is more varied. Preferred prey includes colugo, civets, large snakes, monitor lizards,...

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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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