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2013-03-28 23:02:48

Acclaimed Life/Love Coach expands publishing of “How to Find and Create Lasting Love” to tablet versions. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 28, 2013 Dating and Relationship Guru Dylan Thrasher expanded his reach recently by publishing tablet-friendly versions of his book, “How to Find and Create Lasting Love,” on the Amazon Kindle and Barnes and Noble Nook platforms, respectively. Says Thrasher, ℠I have always wanted my audience to have access to my book in whatever...

2012-07-26 23:01:37

As a leading supplier of wild bird products, Duncraft knows their customers love their birds and want to attract more types of birds to their yards. Most Duncraft customers feed seeds to their birds, but not all birds eat seeds. Duncraft offers these tips on feeding fruit so customers can attract the greatest variety of birds. Concord, NH (PRWEB) July 26, 2012 As a leading supplier of wild bird products, Duncraft knows their customers love their birds and want to attract more types of...

2011-05-09 12:43:32

A new University of Florida study shows cats are the dominant predator to mockingbird eggs and nestlings in urban areas, prompting conservationists to urge pet owners to keep felines indoors at night. The findings challenge assumptions that urban areas are places of refuge for nesting mockingbirds, a species researchers say plays an important role in controlling insect pests and serving as environmental indicators for metropolitan areas. "I thought the cats probably really hammered them...

2011-03-03 16:53:14

There comes a time in life for every bird to spread its wings and leave the nest, but for gray catbirds, that might be the beginning of the end. Smithsonian scientists report fledgling catbirds in suburban habitats are at their most vulnerable stage of life, with almost 80 percent killed by predators before they reach adulthood. Almost half of the deaths were linked to domestic cats. Urban areas cover more than 100 million acres within the continental the United States and are spreading, with...

2009-05-19 11:25:00

Researchers say mockingbirds can tell humans apart and are quick to react to those they don't like, The Associated Press reported. The study in Tuesday's edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggested that birds rapidly learn to identify people who have previously threatened their nests "” even sounding alarms and attacking those people, while ignoring others nearby. Douglas J. Levey, a professor in the zoology department of the University of Florida, said the...

Latest Mimidae Reference Libraries

2008-10-18 11:39:01

The Pearly-eyed Thrasher (Margarops fuscatus) is a species of bird found in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Bahamas, and Antilles. Its habitat is bushes and trees in mountain forests and coffee plantations. It nests in cavities. In Puerto Rico, it is known to compete with the endangered Puerto Rican Amazon for nesting sites and may even destroy their eggs. This species is not migratory. The Pearly-eyed Thrasher is an aggressive, opportunistic omnivore that feeds mainly on large...

2008-10-18 11:35:12

The Le Conte's Thrasher (Toxostoma lecontei) is a bird found Southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico. Its habitat is arid desert with very little vegetation. This pale bird grows to 11 inches and blends in with the area in which it thrives. Le Conte's Thrasher is named for American entomologist John Lawrence Le Conte. Photo Copyright and Credit

2008-09-17 15:11:25

The California Thrasher (Toxostoma redivivum), is a large bird found primarily in chaparral habitat in California and Baja California. The California Thrasher is the only species of Toxostoma throughout most of its limited range. Like most thrashers, it rarely flies in the open, preferring to keep hidden in dense brush. Therefore, while it is common throughout much of its range, it is rarely seen. It is a 12 inch long bird and weighs about 3 ounces. It is the largest species of the...

2008-09-17 15:09:02

The Curve-billed Thrasher (Toxostoma curvirostre), is a perching bird native to the southwestern United States and much of Mexico. It is commonly found throughout the deserts and brush-filled areas of the south-western United States, from about the Sonoran Desert of Arizona and across New Mexico to west Texas, as well as most of Mexico, from the Sonoran-Chihuahuan Deserts and south through the Mexican Plateau to regions south of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt in south-central Mexico. The...

2007-12-18 13:12:49

The Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum), is a species of thrasher and is part of the family Mimidae. Its breeding range includes the United States and Canada east of the Rocky Mountains. It is a partial migrant, with northern birds wintering in the southern USA, where it occurs throughout the year. Although this bird is widespread and still common, it has declined in numbers in some areas due to loss of suitable habitat. The Brown Thrasher is mostly brown or reddish-brown above, with a white...

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