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Latest John Stevens Henslow Stories

2008-07-30 03:00:28

By Jim Minick jminick@radford.edu It's a land of rare sparrows, bobwhite quail and deer too many to count. It's a bend in the New River where German brothers first farmed corn and cattle in the 1740s. And now this place of thousands of acres is a land encircled by miles and miles of fence.


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2006-02-21 04:13:13

The Henslow's Sparrow (Ammodramus henslowii) is a small sparrow with streaked brown upperparts, a light brown breast with streaks, and a white belly and throat. They have a pale stripe otop the crown and a dark stripe on each side, an olive face and neck, rust-colored wings and a short dark forked tail. Their breeding habitat is wet, shrubby fields located in southern Canada and the northeastern United States. The nest is a well-hidden open cup close to the ground in a grassy location and...

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