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2009-12-22 10:23:51

A diminutive, colorful bird living in the rocky forests of Laos and Vietnam has been discovered by a team of scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, Lao PDR Department of Forestry, Swedish University of Agricultural Science, Swedish Museum of Natural History, BirdLife International and other groups. Named the "limestone leaf warbler" because it breeds in Laos's limestone karst environments "“ a region known for unusual wildlife "“ it is similar to other warblers in this...

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2008-04-10 10:00:00

Migratory birds make mistakes in terms of direction, but not distance. These are the findings of a team of ornithologists and ecologists from the University of Marburg, the Ornithological Society in Bavaria and the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), writing in the Journal of Ornithology. The scientists assessed several thousand reports of Asian birds from the leaf-warbler and thrush families that had strayed to Europe. They discovered that the distance between the breeding...


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2008-07-13 15:10:48

The Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronata), is a species of bird that is periodically lumped together with the Audubon's Warbler(ssp group auduboni), the Northwest Mexican Black-fronted Warbler (ssp nigrifrons), and the Guatemalan Goldman's Warbler (ssp goldmani), of which they are all closely related. Since 1973, American Ornithological Union has elected to merge these passerine birds as one species. These two forms were apparently separated by glaciation during the last ice age, and...

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2008-06-15 14:29:37

The Barred Warbler (Sylvia nisoria), is a common and widespread typical warbler which breeds throughout eastern Europe and across much of temperate Asia. Lately it has declined in some areas (including Germany), due to habitat loss because of intensified agriculture. This small passerine bird is strongly migratory, and winters in eastern Africa. This is a large and robust species of typical warbler, 6 to 6.75 inches in length, mainly gray above and whitish below. The adult male is darker...

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2008-06-13 22:34:18

The Greenish Warbler (Phylloscopus trochiloides), is a widespread leaf-warbler throughout its breeding range in northeast Europe and northern Asia. This warbler is strongly migratory and winters in India. It breeds in lowland deciduous or mixed forest. This species occurs as a spring or early autumn vagrant in western Europe and is annual in Great Britain. This is a typical leaf-warbler in appearance, grayish-green above and off-white below. Its single wing bar distinguishes it from most...

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2008-06-13 22:32:19

The Arctic Warbler (Phylloscopus borealis), is a widespread leaf warbler in birch or mixed birch forest near water throughout its breeding range in Fennoscandia and northern Asia. It has established a foothold in North America, breeding in Alaska. This warbler is strongly migratory. The entire population winters in southeast Asia. It therefore has one of the longest migrations of any Old World insectivorous bird. This is a typical leaf warbler in appearance, grayish-green above and...

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2008-06-13 22:30:11

Hume's Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus humei), is a small leaf warbler which breeds in the mountains of central Asia from the Hindu Kush and Karakoram east and north to the Tien Shan in China and the Altay Mountains in Mongolia. This warbler is migratory and winters mainly in India. It also occurs in western Europe in October, despite an 1800 mile distance from its natural breeding grounds. This is a common bird of mountain woodlands at altitudes of up to 11,500 feet. The Western Hume's Leaf...

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siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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