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2010-02-03 10:03:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission officials are encouraging bird and nature fans throughout the state to join tens of thousands of everyday North American bird watchers for the 13th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), Feb. 12-15. A joint project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society, this free event is an opportunity for families, students, and people of all ages to discover the wonders of nature in backyards,...

2009-03-13 13:44:00

By Joe Kosack, Wildlife Conservation Education Specialist, Pennsylvania Game Commission HARRISBURG, Pa., March 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The view out the window seems to be the same old, same old for many folks who feed songbirds over winter. But the Pennsylvania Game Commission is encouraging residents to look a little closer. Those LBJs on your birdfeeder may not be the same LBJs you usually see. Little brown jobs (LBJs) is a term some birders and biologists use to describe small,...

2008-08-12 16:40:12

Climate change has shifted the boundaries of plant and animal habitats, with some birds in the United States extending their boundaries northward and trees moving farther up mountains, new studies show. Between 2000 and 2005, New York state's Department of Environmental Conservation had thousands of volunteers all over the state observe and report the birds they could identify, creating a Breeding Bird Atlas of the various species' breeding ranges. Researchers at the State University of...

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2005-02-08 07:35:41

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) -- An increasing number of redpolls are dying off in the Fairbanks area this winter, baffling wildlife biologists. Experts had suspected the red-capped finches were dying of salmonellosis, but preliminary cultures did not confirm the presence of the bacteria. Kimberlee Beckman, a wildlife veterinarian with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, sent tissues from dead redpolls to the state public health lab last week. She received the results Friday. She also sent...


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2008-08-13 16:57:34

The Red Siskin (Carduelis cucullata), is a member of the finch family and is a resident breeder in tropical South America in northern Colombia and northern Venezuela. The introduced population on Trinidad is believed to be extinct, with no sightings since 1960. It is commonly found in open country, forest edges and grassland with trees or shrubs. The Red Siskin is about 4 inches long. The male is mainly deep red, with black on the head, throat, flight feathers and tail tip, and a whitish...

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2008-08-13 16:51:15

The Pine Siskin (Carduelis pinus), also commonly called "pine chirper", is a small finch that is found across Canada, Alaska and the western mountains and northern parts of the United States. Migration by this bird is highly variable, probably related to food supply. Large numbers may move south in some years; hardly any in others. Adults are brown on the upperparts and pale on the underparts, with heavy streaking throughout. They have a short forked tail. They have yellow patches in their...

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2008-08-13 16:46:55

The Eurasian Siskin (Carduelis spinus), also known simply as Siskin in Europe, is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae. This bird breeds across northern temperate Europe and into Russia. There is a separate population in eastern Asia. It is partially resident, but the northern breeders migrate further south in Europe in the winter. The eastern Asian birds winter in China or further south. In some years there are large eruptions into the wintering range, when the preferred...

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snash
  • To talk saucily.
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This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.