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2010-04-12 14:08:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to garner appreciation for wildlife, especially the state's bluebird population, the Pennsylvania Game Commission launched this year's webcasting of a live video feed from a bluebird nestbox on the grounds of its Harrisburg Headquarters. To view the live feed, visit the agency's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us) and click on the "Bluebird Live-Feed" icon under the opening photo in the center of the homepage. "The best way to...

2010-02-02 08:09:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you are interested in helping wildlife in your own backyard, the Pennsylvania Game Commission now is selling bluebird nesting boxes at its Harrisburg headquarters at 2001 Elmerton Avenue. The boxes sell for $7, and customers can select from assembled boxes or kits that can be assembled as a wood-working project. "Bluebirds are early nesters, so now is the time put up new nest boxes, as well as to clean and repair existing boxes," said...

2009-06-25 13:09:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to garner appreciation for wildlife, and especially the state's bluebird population, the Pennsylvania Game Commission has debuted on its website a live video camera feed from a bluebird nestbox on the grounds of its Harrisburg Headquarters. To view the live feed, visit the agency's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us) and click on the "Bluebird Live-Feed" icon in the center of the homepage. "The best way to get...


Latest House Sparrow 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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2008-05-12 14:51:09

The Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus), breeds over much of Europe and Siberia. Allied forms of this species also occur in other parts of Asia. It has been introduced to Australia and the United States as well. In the United States it is known as the Eurasian Tree Sparrow or German Sparrow to differentiate it from the native, unrelated American Tree Sparrow. In some parts of its natural range, the Tree Sparrow is declining in population due to changes in farming methods. The Tree Sparrow is 5...

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2008-05-12 14:38:23

The Cinnamon Sparrow (Passer rutilans), also known as the Russet Sparrow, is a species of sparrow found throughout Asia in woodlands and towns. Photo Copyright and Credit

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2008-05-12 14:20:32

The House Sparrow (Passer domesticus), is a member of the Old World sparrow family Passeridae. This bird is loosely considered a relative of the Weaver Finch family. It occurs naturally in most of Europe and much of Asia. It has also followed humans all over the world and has been intentionally or accidentally introduced to most of the Americas, sub-Saharan Africa, New Zealand and Australia as well as urban areas in other parts of the world. It is now the most widely distributed wild bird on...

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2006-07-30 13:25:32

The House Martin, Delichon urbica, is a migratory perching bird of the family Hiruninidae. The European range of the House Martin roughly corresponds with that of its relative the Barn Swallow, and it also winters in tropical Africa. The adult House Martin is steel-blue above with a white rump, and white underparts. Its short legs and toes have white downy feathering. Its bill is black. The young bird is sooty black, and some of the coverts and quills have white tips and edgings. The white...

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