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2010-12-06 08:36:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission officials are urging wildlife enthusiasts to join the tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the United States in the Audubon Society's 111th Annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC), which will take place Dec. 14, through Jan. 5. "Bird enthusiasts, armed with binoculars, bird guides and checklists, will head out on an annual mission - often before dawn - to make a difference and to experience the beauty of...


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2006-11-06 12:58:21

The Brewer's Blackbird, Euphagus cyanocephalus, is a medium-sized blackbird. Their breeding habitat is open and semi-open areas, often near water, across central and western North America. These birds are permanent residents in the west of their region. Other birds migrate to the south into Mexico during the cold of the winter months. Adult males have black plumage and a bright yellow eye. The female has dark gray plumage and a darker eye. Adults in both sexes have a long pointed bill....

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2005-06-02 09:31:18

The Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus) is a medium-sized blackbird characterized by its pointed bill and pale yellow eyes. They have black plumage, although the female is grayer. "Rusty" refers to the brownish winter plumage. They resemble the western member of the same genus, the Brewer's Blackbird; however, this bird has a longer bill and the male's head is iridescent green. Their breeding habitat is wet temperate coniferous forests and muskeg across Canada and Alaska. The cup nest is...

Yellow-headed Blackbird, Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus
2014-07-01 20:23:09

The Yellow-headed Blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus) is a medium-sized blackbird and the only member of genus Xanthocephalus. Adults have a pointed bill. Males are mainly black with a yellow head and breast; they have a white wing patch sometimes only visible in flight. Females are mainly brown with a dull yellow throat and breast. Their breeding habitat includes cattail marshes in North America, mainly east of the Great Lakes. The nest is built with and attached to marsh...

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Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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