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Honeyguide Birds Destroy Their Own Species' Eggs To Eliminate Competition
2013-08-21 09:19:04

Like cuckoos, honeyguides are parasitic birds that lay their eggs in other birds' nests and dupe them into raising their young.

2013-08-14 23:23:46

Oregon company uses barn owl pellets to encourage educators on shoestring budgets and gain friends near and far. Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) August 14, 2013

Young And Old Song Sparrows Experience Climate Change Differently
2013-08-12 15:52:50

What's good for adults is not always best for the young, and vice versa. At least that is the case with song sparrows and how they experience the effects of climate change

2013-07-31 23:31:07

The Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission has initiated breeding-season bird banding stations in coordination with the MAPS (Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship), a program coordinated

2013-07-30 23:00:33

Located in San Francisco, a highly desired location for residency, The Apartments at 350 Union Street has announced complete occupancy of all studios and 1 bedroom apartments available in the

Barred Owls To Be Killed In The Pacific Northwest
2013-07-24 09:09:48

The US Fish and Wildlife Service announced on Tuesday their plan to remove 3,600 barred owls. The experimental plan will be carried out to protect northern spotted owl populations in the Pacific Northwest.

2013-07-12 23:37:12

Longview Farms marks twentieth anniversary of offering Emu oil products to consumers. Bloomsburg, PA (PRWEB) July 11, 2013 Visit LongviewFarms.com and

Prairie Chicken Mostly Unaffected By Wind Power
2013-07-11 05:32:26

Wind power development does not strongly disrupt greater prairie chicken populations and has no impact on nest site selection, female reproductive effort, nesting success or the overall population of these grassland birds.

2013-07-02 23:26:00

Oregon's barn owl pellet retailer Owl Brand Discovery Kits continues outreach to teachers dedicated to ecology education and stewardship. Portland, OR (PRWEB)


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Laysan Rail, Porzana palmeri
2014-12-09 12:15:35

The Laysan Rail or Laysan Crake (Porzana palmeri) was a flightless bird native to the Northwest Hawaiian Island of Laysan. This small island was, and still is, an important seabird colony, and sustained numerous native species, including the rail. It became extinct because of habitat loss and by domestic rabbits, and eventually, World War II. Its scientific name is in honor of Henry Palmer, who collected in the Hawaiian Islands for Walter Rothschild. It was a rather small bird, measuring...

Hawaiian Rail, Porzana sandwichensis
2014-12-09 12:12:23

The Hawaiian Rail (Porzana sandwichensis), known also as the Hawaiian Crake or the Hawaiian Spotted Rail, was a rather enigmatic species of minuscule rail that resided on Big Island of Hawaii, but is currently extinct. A dark form and a lighter form are known. There is considerable confusion by the existence of two distinct forms. While it can’t be completely excluded that early specimens were collected on another island, only O’ahu and Kaua’I seem plausible given the history of...

Reunion Swamphen, Porphyrio coerulescens
2014-12-09 11:13:20

The Reunion Swamphen (Porphyrio coerulescens), known also as the Reunion Gallinule or Oiseau bleu, is a hypothetical species of extinct rail from Reunion, Mascarensis until now only known from report from travelers. It is rather certain that such a bird once was present on the island. Six reports confirm its existence, and the genus Porphyrio is known as a colonizer of oceanic islands, having evolved into many local endemic species, of which only the Takahe is still found to be living...

Samoan Wood Rail, Gallinula pacifica
2014-12-09 10:45:06

The Samoan Wood Rail (Gallinula pacifica), known also as the Samoan Moorhen, is a nearly flightless rail that is native to the Samoan island of Savai’I, and most likely extinct. As it has evolved adaptations for a more terrestrial lifestyle and at least partly nocturnal habits, it is mostly likely better placed in a distinct genus, Pareudiastes, but this problem hasn’t yet been thoroughly researched. It was known as puna’e to the native Samoans; that was said to relate to the birds...

Mascarene Coot, Fulica newtoni
2014-12-09 10:30:33

The Mascarene Coot (Fulica newtoni) is an extinct species of coot that lived in the Mascarene Islands of Mauritius and Reunion. As it is long known from sub fossil bones found in the Mare aux Songes swamp on the former island, but only assumed from descriptions to also have been present on the latter, remains have more recently been found on Reunion as well. Early traveler’s reports from Mauritius were, in reverse, usually assumed to be in reference to Common Moorhens, but it appears that...

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