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2008-09-17 06:00:24

By Paul Cook A PIONEERING grant scheme has been launched for landowners to help declining numbers of woodland birds. The Forestry Commission and the RSPB are offering financial support to land owners and managers in the North-East to improve the habitat for 14 of the country?s vulnerable species.

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2005-06-23 13:45:00

There's more than meets the human ear when the black-capped chickadee lets its flock mates know a predator is lurking about by giving out its familiar "chick-a-dee-dee-dee" call.


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2006-08-09 15:35:11

The Coal Tit, Parus ater, is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is a widespread and common resident breeder throughout Europe and northern Asia. It is resident, and most birds do not migrate. The Coal Tit is 4 to 4.5 inches in length, and has a distinctive large white nape spot on its black head. The head, throat and neck of the adult are glossy blue-black, setting off the white on the nape and sides of the face. The white tips of the coverts show as a double wing bar. The...

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2006-08-09 15:31:42

The Willow Tit, Parus montanus, is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is a widespread and common resident breeder throughout temperate and subarctic Europe and northern Asia. It is more of a conifer specialist than the closely related Marsh Tit, which explains it breeding much further north. It is resident, and most birds do not migrate. In the west of its range, it is very similar to the Marsh Tit, but as one goes east it is found to be much paler. They have a sooty brown cap,...

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2006-08-09 15:27:18

The Marsh Tit, Parus palustris or Poecile palustris, is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is a widespread and common resident breeder throughout temperate Europe and northern Asia. It does not breed in Spain, Ireland, Scotland, or the colder northern countries. It is resident, and most birds do not migrate. The head and neck are glossy blue-black; the chin and upper throat are black, the latter feathers edged with white. The cheeks are white, the back is sandy brown with an...

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2006-08-09 15:24:11

The Siberian Tit, (Parus cinctus or Poecile cincta), is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is a widespread resident breeder throughout subarctic Scandinavia and northern Asia, and also into North America in Alaska and the far northwest of Canada. It is a conifer specialist. It is resident, and most birds do not migrate.

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2006-08-09 15:18:30

The Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Parus pubescens, is found in the Pacific Northwest of the United States, as well as western Canada and southern Alaska through central California. It is a permanent resident within its range. Its habitat is low elevation coniferous and mixed coniferous/deciduous forests. It is a cavity-nester, usually utilizing an abandoned woodpecker hole, but sometimes excavating on its own. It lays 5-9 eggs per clutch. Its food is largely insects and other...

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obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
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The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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