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2007-06-14 10:05:00

The populations of nearly two dozen common American birds - the fence-sitting meadowlark, the frenetic Rufous hummingbird and the whippoorwill with its haunting call - are half what they were 40 years ago, a new analysis found.

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2006-02-21 06:05:15

The Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis) is a small sparrow and the only member of the genus Passerculus. This passerine bird breeds in Alaska, Canada, northern, central and Pacific coastal USA, Mexico and Guatemala. The Pacific and Mexican breeders are resident, but other populations are migratory, wintering from the southern United States to northern South America. It is also a very rare vagrant to Western Europe. Savannah Sparrow is a variable species with numerous races,...

2006-02-21 05:08:51

The Lark Sparrow (Chondestes grammacus) is a fairly large sparrow and is the sole member of the genus Chondestes. This passerine bird breeds in southern Canada, much of the USA, as well as northern Mexico. It is sometimes found in the east but is becoming much less common due to the contraction of its range. The populations in Mexico and adjacent USA states are resident, but other birds are migratory, wintering in the southern United States, Mexico and south to Guatemala. It is a very...

2006-02-21 04:56:27

The Lark Bunting (Calamospiza melanocorys) is a medium-sized sparrow and the sole member of the genus Calamospiza. This bird has a characteristic large pale bill and pale wing patch. During times of breeding sdult males are completely black, all except for their white wing patch. Females and juveniles are more sparrow-like in appearance with dark brown upperparts and white underparts, streaking on the back, breast and flanks. The wings are dark in color with brown on the edges. The...

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