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2008-02-05 15:52:33

The Little Bittern (Ixobrychus minutus), is a wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae. It is native to the Old World, breeding in Africa, central and southern Europe, western and southern Asia, and Australasia. Birds from temperate regions in Europe and western Asia are migratory, wintering in Africa and further south in Asia, while those nesting in the tropics are sedentary. It is rare north of its breeding range. It is very small at 10.5 to 14.25 inches in length with a 15.75 to 22.75...

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2008-02-05 14:03:15

The Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax), is a heron that is found in fresh and salt-water wetlands throughout the world. The subspecies N. n. hoacti, breeds in North and South America from Canada to as far south as Patagonia. The nominate species breeds in Europe, Asia and Africa. It is migratory outside the tropical parts of its range, where it is a permanent resident. North American birds migrate to Mexico, the southern United States, Central America, and the West Indies. The...

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2008-02-05 13:58:14

The Eurasian Bittern or Great Bittern (Botaurus stellaris), is a wading bird of the heron family Ardeidae. It is declining in much of its temperate European and Asian range. It is resident in the milder west and south, but migrates south from areas where the water freezes in winter. In the UK, the main areas are Lancashire and East Anglia with an estimated 44 breeding pairs. It is a large, chunky, brown bird, very similar to the American Bittern, Botaurus lentiginosa. It is 24 to 34...

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2006-08-26 19:36:09

The Saddle-billed Stork, Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis, also known as the Jabiru Stork, is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. It is a widespread species which breeds in sub-Saharan Africa from Sudan, Ethiopia and Kenya south to South Africa as well as the Gambia, Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire and Chad in West Africa. It breeds in marshy wetlands in tropical lowland. The Saddle-billed Stork is generally 59 inches tall and has a wingspan of about 106 inches. Females are...

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2005-06-14 12:27:16

The American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) is a wading bird of the heron family Ardeidae. It is a large, chunky, brown bird 59-70 cm in length and with a 95-115 cm wingspan. Although common in much of its range, the American bittern is usually well-hidden in bogs, marshes and wet meadows. This solitary bird walks stealthily among cattails or bulrushes and if it senses that it has been seen, the American Bittern becomes motionless, with its bill pointed upward, causing it to blend into...

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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.