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Aggressive Sparrows Escalate Their Territorial Threats
2013-02-13 10:39:27

Song sparrows typically employ an increasingly threatening signal strategy aimed at running off trespassing rivals.

2013-01-16 10:34:55

Animals move around the globe in billions, sometimes - like the snow bunting - one of the iconic Arctic-breeding species, covering huge distances and enduring the most extreme frigid weather conditions.

2005-08-18 08:51:53

LONDON (Reuters) - Europe's rarest songbird is facing extinction, despite being the most promiscuous and energetic lover in the avian world, and concerned scientists are looking urgently for ways to save it.

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Grey-necked Wood Rail, Aramedes cajaneus
2013-04-21 09:30:30

The Grey-necked Wood Rail (Aramedes cajaneus) is a species of bird belonging to the Rallidae family. It can be found in Belize, Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Columbia, El Salvador, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Nicaragua, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela and Uruguay. Its natural habitats are tropical and subtropical moist lowland forests, tropical and subtropical mangrove swamps, tropical or subtropical swamps, and swamps. This...

2008-08-15 20:42:10

The Mariqua Sunbird (Nectarinia mariquensis), is a species of bird in the Nectariniidae family. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Photo Copyright and Credit

2008-08-08 14:37:19

The Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia), is a New World Warbler found in northern and eastern North America from southern Canada to Florida. This species is migratory and winters in Florida, Central America and the West Indies down to Peru. This species is a very rare vagrant to western Europe, mainly to Ireland and Great Britain. This species is 5.11 inches long and weighs 0.4 ounces. The summer male Black-and-white Warbler is boldly streaked in black and white, and the bird has...

2008-07-13 13:54:27

The Tennessee Warbler (Vermivora peregrina), is a New World warbler. It breeds in northern North America across Canada and the northern USA. It is migratory, wintering in southern Central America. It is a very rare vagrant to western Europe. This bird was named from a specimen collected in Tennessee where it may appear during migration. The Tennessee Warbler is 4.5 inches long and weighs 8.5 grams (0.3 oz). The breeding male is brown above and white below. The head is gray with a white...

2008-07-13 13:48:52

The Golden-winged Warbler (Vermivora chrysoptera), is a species of New World Warbler that breeds in eastern North America in southeastern Canada and the eastern USA. Its range is extending northwards, but in the south it is being replaced by the very closely related Blue-winged Warbler, Vermivora pinus. It is migratory, wintering in southern Central America and the neighboring regions in Colombia, Venezuela, and Ecuador. This is a very rare vagrant to western Europe, with a single record of a...

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