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2014-05-05 08:22:28

With spring migration in full flight, a new report urges greater protection for an avian haven WASHINGTON, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's been dubbed North America's bird nursery: the sprawling billion-plus-acre boreal forest that spans the continent from Alaska across Canada to Newfoundland and Labrador. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140502/83858 Each spring, an estimated 1 billion to 3 billion nesting birds make the long journey north to the boreal forest from wintering...

2011-07-25 14:49:00

FRANKLIN, Pa., July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission officials today announced the beginning of a three-year, 700-acre habitat improvement project on State Game Land 314 in the western portion of Erie County to provide "early successional" habitat for species such as the American woodcock and the blue-winged warbler. "Young forests with dense seedlings and shrubs are needed to benefit early successional dependent species such as the American woodcock and...

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2010-01-14 09:55:00

Researchers for the Wildlife Conservation Society have discovered for the first time the breeding area of the large-billed reed warbler"”dubbed in 2007 as "the world's least known bird species""”in the remote and rugged Wakhan Corridor of the Pamir Mountains of north-eastern Afghanistan. Using a combination of astute field observations, museum specimens, DNA sequencing, and the first known audio recording of the species, researchers verified the discovery by capturing and...

2009-03-19 20:30:29

From Atlantic beaches to Midwestern prairies and Hawaiian forests, one-third of the 800 U.S. bird species are in danger, a report released Thursday said. The U.S. State of the Birds is based on data from three bird censuses, including the annual Christmas bird count organized by the Audubon Society, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said. Just as they were when Rachel Carson published Silent Spring nearly 50 years ago, birds today are a bellwether of the health of land, water and ecosystems,...


Latest Oporornis Reference Libraries

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2008-08-14 11:24:44

The MacGillivray's Warbler (Oporornis tolmiei), is a small species of New World warbler. They are migratory and spend their summers in temperate forests located in the western United States, and in boreal forests of west Canada. In autumn, these birds will migrate back to Central America, where they will stay in temperate shrublands for the winter. Like all members of the genus Oporornis, these birds are sluggish and heavy warblers with short tails, preferring to spend most of their time...

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2008-08-14 11:15:48

The Mourning Warbler (Oporornis philadelphia), is a small songbird of the New World warbler family. Their breeding habitat is thickets and semi-open areas with dense shrubs across Canada east of the Rockies and the northeastern United States. The nest is an open cup placed on the ground in a well-concealed location under thick shrubs or other vegetation. These birds migrate to Central America and northern South America. These 5 inch long birds have yellow underparts, olive-green upperparts...

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2008-08-14 11:11:31

The Connecticut Warbler (Oporornis agilis), is a small songbird of the New World warbler family. Their breeding habitat is bogs or open deciduous woods near water, especially with poplar or aspen, in central Canada and states bordering the Great Lakes. The nest is an open cup well-concealed in moss or a clump of grass. These birds migrate to the Amazon River area in South America in winter. These nearly 6 inch long birds have light yellow underparts and olive upperparts. They have a light...

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2008-08-08 14:48:17

The Kentucky Warbler (Oporornis formosus), is a small species of New World warbler. The Kentucky Warbler is a very common bird with a large range, frequenting moist deciduous forests. It is migratory, spending summer in the central and eastern United States, often ranging as far north as Wisconsin to Pennsylvania. Come fall and winter the Kentucky warbler will migrate back to the Yucatán Peninsula and the many islands of the Caribbean, flying non-stop across the Gulf of Mexico. Adult...

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2005-06-09 08:47:25

The Hooded Warbler (Wilsonia citrine) is a New World warbler that breeds in eastern North America across the eastern USA and into southernmost Canada. This migratory bird winters in Central America and the West Indies and very rarely Western Europe. The Hooded Warbler has a plain olive green-brown back and yellow underparts. The outer tail has white feather fringes. The male has a black hood surrounding the yellow face. The breeding habitat is broadleaved woodlands with dense...

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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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