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2009-06-30 14:32:09

A 30-year survey of British woodland birds has found that the nightingale has effectively vanished from woodlands across the UK after its population had fallen by more than 95 percent.

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.

2008-09-14 18:00:12

AN ambitious new grant scheme - the first of its kind in England - has been launched to help declining woodland bird species in the North East of England. The scheme was launched yesterday by the Forestry Commission in partnership with the RSPB.

2008-09-13 18:00:12

A GRANT scheme - the first of its kind in England - is being launched today in a bid to help declining woodland bird species in the North East.

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2005-02-08 07:35:41

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.


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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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2007-10-24 15:53:34

The Twite (Carduelis flavirostris), is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae. It is a partially resident breeder in northern Europe and across central Asia. Many of the birds do migrate further south, or to the coastal regions. Treeless moorland* is favored habitat for breeding. It is similar in size and shape to a Linnet, but lacks the red head patch and breast shown by that species and the redpolls. It is brown streaked with black above, with a pink rump. The under...

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2007-10-24 15:52:08

The Linnet (Carduelis cannabina), is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae. The bird is found throughout Europe, western Asia and North Africa. It is mostly resident, but many eastern and northern birds migrate further south in the breeding range or move to the coastal regions. It prefers open land with thick bushes for breeding, including heathland*and garden. It is a slim bird with a long tail. The upperparts are brown, the throat is sullied white and the bill is gray....

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2007-10-24 15:45:58

The Common Redpoll (Carduelis flammea), is a species in the finch family. It breeds throughout northern North America and Eurasia. Subspecies of the Common Redpoll include the Arctic Redpoll and Mealy Redpoll. These are common too in the Arctic, Iceland, Greenland, and Baffin Island. They all migrate south into southern Canada, northern United States and most of Eurasia. These birds are remarkably resistant to cold temperatures and winter migration is mainly due to lack of food rather...

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Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.