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2009-03-19 13:30:00

WASHINGTON, March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of John Flicker, President, National Audubon Society: "By bringing together the data, the analytical expertise and the combined voices of government and non-governmental organizations, this new U.S. State of the Birds Report brings new power to the essential message the birds are conveying. "The birds are sending us a wake-up call that the habitat destruction, climate change and shortsighted environmental policies...


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2006-11-11 17:06:30

The Yellowhammer, Emberiza citrinella, is a passerine bird in the bunting family Emberizidae. It breeds across Europe and much of Asia. It is also common in New Zealand where it was introduced in 1862. Most European and Asian birds are resident, but some northern birds will migrate further south. In winter they gather together to form small flocks. The Yellowhammer is 6.1 to 6.7 inches long. It has a thick seed-eater's bill. The male has a bright yellow head, yellow under parts, and a...

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2006-07-17 14:02:24

The Northern Flicker, Colaptes auratus, is a medium-sized woodpecker. Adults are brown with black bars on the back and wings. Their breast and belly are beige with black spots; they have a black neck ring. The tail is dark on top. They show a white rump in flight. There are two variants which were formerly considered separate species: The Yellow-shafted Flicker resides in eastern North America. They are yellow under the tail and underwings and have yellow shafts on their primaries....

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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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