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2011-03-23 13:37:00

Scientists warned on Wednesday that 45 rare species of wallaby, bandicoot and other Australian animals could become extinct within 20 years unless urgent action is taken to control introduced predators and other threats. A study found that dozens of mammals, birds, lizards and other vertebrates in the remote northwestern Kimberley region are at risk from hunting by feral cats and from destruction of their native habitat by wild donkeys, goats and fires. "We're in the midst of a massive...

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2009-03-20 13:25:00

A report in the journal Science says that female Gouldian finches "decide" to have more male chicks if they are less compatible with their mate, BBC News reported. Finches with either red or black heads prefer to mate with males with the same head coloring, as this signifies a better genetic match, researchers said. The study found that chicks from a mismatched mating - particularly the females - were weaker and more likely to die very early. The birds compensate for this by having more male...


Latest Gouldian Finch Reference Libraries

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2008-05-16 12:52:14

The House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus), is a species of finch of the Rosefinch genus. Originally only a resident of Mexico and the southwestern United States, they were introduced to eastern North America in the 1940s. These birds are mainly permanent residents, though some eastern birds migrate south. Their breeding habitat is urban and suburban areas in the East as well as various semi-open areas in the West from southern Canada to northern Florida and the Mexican state of Oaxaca. The...

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