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

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.

2012-05-17 23:01:39

Duncraft offers an

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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.


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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...

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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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Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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