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Songbirds Risk Missing Peak Food Supply Says Study
2013-06-03 13:45:42

York University A mismatch between the departure schedules of songbirds and higher spring temperatures at their breeding sites is putting them at risk, according to a new study out of York University. The study, "A Trans-Hemispheric Migratory Songbird Does Not Advance Spring Schedules or Increase Migration Rate in Response to Record-Setting Temperatures at Breeding Sites", published in the journal PLOS ONE, tracked the spring migration of purple martins over five years from the Amazon...

2012-05-17 23:01:39

Duncraft offers an impressive selection of bird houses both for specific birds and multi-functional houses that will work for many birds. Although a house may not have every recommended feature and can still be perfectly serviceable, Duncraft offers these tips on the best things to look for when purchasing a bird house. Concord, NH (PRWEB) May 17, 2012 Duncraft offers an impressive selection of bird houses both for specific birds and multi-functional houses that will work for many birds....

2009-02-13 07:35:00

For the first time, scientists have been able to track a tiny outfit of songbirds to study their annual migrations between North America and the tropics.  Researchers were astonished to discover that the purple martins and wood thrushes flew more than 300 miles a day during their migrations.  The number was much higher than the 90 miles per day that researchers estimated. According to a report in Friday's edition of the journal Science, the researchers were able to equip the birds...

Latest Purple Martin Reference Libraries

2006-03-06 13:43:38

The Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) or European Starling, is native to most of Eurasia, but has been introduced to South Africa, North America, Australia and New Zealand. In southern and western Europe it is a resident species but northern and eastern populations migrate in winter to these regions, and also further south to areas where it does not breed in Iberia and north Africa. The Starling lives in a variety of habitats and can be found in any open environment from farmland to...

2005-06-02 10:48:03

The Purple Martin (Progne subis) is the largest North American swallow at 20 cm length. Both male and female adults have a forked tail. While the adult males are a glossy dark purple, the adult females are dark on top with some purple on the back, and lighter underparts. Juveniles are grayish-brown above and whitish below, gaining some purple feathers by their first winter. Their breeding habitat is open areas across eastern North America, and also some locations on the west coast from...

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