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Museum Bird DNA Is Ready To Use In Naturalis Biodiversity Center
2013-12-30 12:35:31

DNA barcoding is used as an effective tool for both the identification of known species and the discovery of new ones.

2012-08-07 23:00:31

RV Healthy’s Sylvia Tarnuzzer will be offering an exclusive VIP day for a limited number of clients, on a first come first serve basis. Powder Springs, GA

2009-09-28 12:19:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept.

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2009-04-15 10:15:00

A study released on Wednesday showed that climate change will force bone-weary birds migrating to Europe from Africa to log extra mileage, with possibly devastating consequences.

2009-03-23 09:30:45

Nicholas Hughes, the 47-year-old son of late poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath, has hanged himself at his home in Alaska, Britain's Guardian newspaper said. His sister Frieda confirmed the suicide in a statement to The Times of London newspaper. Nicholas and Frieda's 30-year-old mother was separated from Ted Hughes when she killed herself by inhaling gas from the kitchen stove in February 1963 while her children slept.

2008-08-29 21:00:19

U.S. actress Blythe Danner is to guest star on the supernatural TV drama "Medium," NBC announced.


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2008-08-14 11:31:42

The Rufous-capped Warbler (Basileuterus rufifrons), is a New World warbler native from Mexico south to much of Central America, rarely occurring as far north as southeastern Arizona and south Texas. While Rufous-capped Warblers are generally birds of tropical shrubby highlands, North American sightings tend to be in oak woodland canyon bottoms, near running water, while the birds stay low in dense vegetation. Rufous-capped Warblers generally reach a length of about 5 inches in length. They...

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2008-07-14 16:38:42

The Whitethroat (Sylvia communis), is a common and widespread typical warbler which breeds throughout Europe and across much of temperate western Asia. This small passerine bird is strongly migratory, and winters in tropical Africa, Arabia and India. This is a bird of open country and cultivation, with bushes for nesting. This is one of several Sylvia species that has distinct male and female plumages. Both sexes are mainly brown above and beige below, with chestnut fringes to the...

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2008-06-15 14:31:08

The Sardinian Warbler (Sylvia melanocephala), is a common and widespread typical warbler from the Mediterranean region. It breeds in the southernmost areas of Europe and just into Asia in Turkey and the eastern end of the Mediterranean. This small passerine bird, unlike most warblers, is not particularly migratory, but some birds winter in north Africa, and it occurs as a vagrant well away from the breeding range, as far as Great Britain. Like most Sylvia species, it has distinct male...

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2008-06-15 14:29:37

The Barred Warbler (Sylvia nisoria), is a common and widespread typical warbler which breeds throughout eastern Europe and across much of temperate Asia. Lately it has declined in some areas (including Germany), due to habitat loss because of intensified agriculture. This small passerine bird is strongly migratory, and winters in eastern Africa. This is a large and robust species of typical warbler, 6 to 6.75 inches in length, mainly gray above and whitish below. The adult male is darker...

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2008-06-15 14:27:29

The Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin), is a common and widespread typical warbler which breeds throughout northern and temperate Europe into western Asia. This small passerine bird is strongly migratory, and winters in central and southern Africa. This is a nondescript bird, up to 5.75 inches long, mainly brown-gray above and whitish below. It has no obvious distinctive features. The Garden Warbler's song is a pleasant chattering with many clearer notes like a Blackbird. The song can be...

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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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