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2011-03-02 20:53:53

Fire, cattle and even prairie dogs all could play a role in sustaining the biodiversity of the western Great Plains, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) researcher. As large grazers, cattle now perform the historical role of buffalo on the Great Plains. Ecologist David Augustine and his colleagues-in collaboration with state, federal, and university researchers-have results from several studies over the past 13 years showing that fire, cattle and prairie dogs together...


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2009-02-27 15:51:49

The Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus) is a species of ground bird found in the high plains of North America from southeastern Alberta and southwestern Saskatchewan to northern New Mexico and the Texas panhandle. There is an isolated population that occurs in the Davis Mountains of western Texas. Most of the population winters in the San Joaquin and Imperial Valleys of California. The winter range also extends along the U.S.-Mexican border, mostly on the Mexican side. The Mountain Plover...

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2006-02-21 03:14:19

The Mountain Plover is a medium-sized ground bird in the plover family. Unlike its name suggests, this bird lives on level land and unlike most plovers, it prefers it prefers dry habitat with short grass or bare ground. The Mountain Plover breeds in the high plains of North America from extreme southeastern Alberta and southwestern Saskatchewan to northern New Mexico and the Texas panhandle. They also prefer an isolated site in the Davis Mountains of West Texas. The majority of the...

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2009-03-25 18:32:59

The Malaysian Plover (Charadrius peronii) is a species of wading bird found in Southeast Asia. Its habitat is sandy beaches and salt flats. This species is classified as near-threatened, with about 10,000 individuals left in the wild. The main causes of the decline is believed to be from human disturbance and land development. The adult is 5.9 inches in length and weighs 1.25 to 1.5 ounces. The male has a thin black band around the neck. The female has a thin brown band. The legs are...

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  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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