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2009-08-22 21:55:14

British organizations that seek to protect birds say they have begun a $414,000 effort to save endangered species. The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and Bird Life International will pay for scientific expeditions to wherever endangered species are seen, whether in jungles or on remote islands, The London Telegraph reported.The money will also go toward conservation of birds' habitats. The groups asked British birdwatchers to be on the lookout for endangered species at home and...

2005-10-20 08:05:00

PARIS -- Avian flu, believed to be carried south from China and Siberia by migrating wildfowl, threatens to push some of the world's rarest birds toward extinction, conservation groups said on Thursday. Experts also voiced concern that any attempts to cull wildfowl suspected of carrying the disease could simply scatter the virus more widely by driving flocks away from their normal routes, doing more harm than good. Britain's Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has identitified...


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Little Curlew, Numenius minutus
2013-04-23 22:54:51

The Little Curlew (Numenius minutus) is a wader belonging to the large bird family Scolopacidae. It’s a very small curlew, which breeds in the far northern parts of Siberia. It’s closely related to the North American Eskimo Curlew. This is a strongly migratory species, spending its winters in Australasia. It is a rare vagrant to the western part of Europe. This bird breeds in loosely concentrated colonies in forest clearings in river valleys. Its nest is a ground scrape. It winters...

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2012-04-03 14:06:48

The Eurasian Curlew, (Numenius arquata), is a species of wading bird in the Scolopacidae family. It is one of the most widespread species of curlews, breeding across much of temperate Europe and Asia. This bird is commonly known as just “the Curlew” in Europe, and “the whaup” in Scotland. The Eurasian Curlew is migratory over most of its range, wintering in Africa, southern Europe and south Asia. It is a rare vagrant to Nova Scotia and the Marianas. In the milder climates of its...

Bristle-thighed Curlew
2012-04-02 19:48:35

The Bristle-thighed Curlew, (Numenius tahitiensis), is a species of bird found in Alaska during the breeding season, and throughout the tropical Pacific islands in the winter, including Micronesia, Fiji, Tuvalu, Tonga, Hawaiian Islands, Samoa, and French Polynesia. There is some concern over human encroachment and introduced predators in this bird’s wintering habitat. This bird is a rare visitor to Canada and the Pacific US during the breeding season. The Bristle-thighed Curlew was first...

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2007-10-24 16:22:33

The Eskimo Curlew or Northern Curlew (Numenius borealis), is a medium-sized New World shorebird and is thought to be extinct. At one time, the Eskimo Curlew may have been one of the most numerous shorebirds in North America with a population in the millions. As many as 2 million birds per year were killed near the end of the 19th century. The last confirmed sightings were on Galveston Island, Texas in 1962 (photographed) and on Barbados in 1963 (captured specimen). Although believed to be...

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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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