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Adirondack Park Study Shows Bird Communities Impacted By Exurban Residences Up To 200 Meters Away
2013-02-26 11:43:28

Wildlife Conservation Society Some species keeping their distance, while others cozy up to human neighbors As part of the study, scientists sampled the presence of 20 species of birds both near and far from 30 rural residences in the Adirondack Park. Calculating their occurrence at increasing distances from the residences, they determined that "human-adapted" species are 36 percent more likely to occur near the homes than in the surrounding mixed hardwood-conifer forests, and that...


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2008-05-02 15:00:29

The Red-throated Habia or Red-throated Ant-tanager (Habia fuscicauda), is a passerine resident breeder found on the Caribbean slopes from southeastern Mexico to eastern Panama. It occurs in thick undergrowth at the edge of forest, second growth or abandoned plantations at altitudes from sea level to 2000 feet. Red-throated Habias are 7.5 inches long and weigh 1.40 ounces. Adult males are dull dusky red, somewhat paler below, and with a bright red throat and central crown. The female is...

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2008-05-02 14:59:12

The Purple Honeycreeper (Cyanerpes caeruleus), is found in the tropical New World from Colombia and Venezuela south to Brazil, and on Trinidad. A few, possibly introduced birds have been recorded on Tobago. The species is a bird of northern South America, and besides the Amazon Basin and the Guianas, a coastal range occurs west of the Andes, including parts of southern Panama. In the south, its range extends to the extreme western Pantanal. This is a forest canopy species, but also occurs...

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2005-06-02 09:17:26

The Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea) is a medium-sized songbird of the Tanager family Thraupidae. Adult birds have a pale stout pointed bill. Males are bright red with black wings and tail; females are yellowish on the underparts and olive on top, with olive-brown wings and tail. The winter plumage of the adult male is similar to the female however, the wings and tail remain darker. Their breeding habitat is large forested areas, especially with oaks, across eastern North America....

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2005-06-01 21:06:27

The Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana) is a medium-sized songbird of the Tanager family, Thraupidae. Adults have pale stout pointed bills, yellow underparts and light wing bars. Adult males have a bright red face and a yellow shoulder, with black wings and tail; females have a yellow head and are olive on the back, with dark wings and tail. Their breeding habitat is coniferous or mixed woods across western North America - as far north as southern Alaska. They build a cup nest -...

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Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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