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Managers of northern Michigan forests may not see the birds for the trees when looking out for timber harvests.
Even tiny patches of woods in urban areas seem to provide adequate food and protection for some species of migrating birds as they fly between wintering and breeding grounds, new research has found.
The Black-headed Grosbeak, Pheucticus melanocephalus, is a member of the bird family Cardinalidae. It is a migratory bird which nests from southwestern British Columbia, through the western half the United States, into central Mexico. It prefers deciduous and mixed wooded areas. It likes areas where there are large trees as well as thick bushes. It may also be found around riverbeds, lakeshores, wetlands and suburban areas. The Black-headed Grosbeak is between 6.5 and 7.75 inches in length...
The Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) is a large seed-eating bird in the same family as the Northern Cardinal. Mature birds have dark upperparts, white underparts and a large pale bill. Adult males have a black head, wings and upperparts and a bright rose red patch on their breast; the wings have white patches and rose red linings. Adult females have dark grey upperparts, a white stripe over the eye, streaked underparts and yellowish wing linings. Their breeding habitat...
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