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2011-05-27 13:39:00

Wet spring rough on many wild birds and mammals HARRISBURG, Pa., May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an unfortunate turn of events, the first nesting attempt for bluebirds behind the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Harrisburg headquarters appears to have lost out to nature. What made this loss different from most is that it all played out in full view of those who tuned into the Game Commission's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us). Earlier this year, a pair of bluebirds had successfully...


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2008-05-12 14:51:09

The Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus), breeds over much of Europe and Siberia. Allied forms of this species also occur in other parts of Asia. It has been introduced to Australia and the United States as well. In the United States it is known as the Eurasian Tree Sparrow or German Sparrow to differentiate it from the native, unrelated American Tree Sparrow. In some parts of its natural range, the Tree Sparrow is declining in population due to changes in farming methods. The Tree Sparrow is 5...

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2008-05-12 14:43:46

The Gray-headed Sparrow (Passer griseus), is a breeding bird found in much of tropical Africa. It occurs in a wide range of open habitats, including open woodlands and human habitation. It is mainly resident in its range, but there is some seasonal migration, and flocks of up to 50 birds form outside the breeding season. The adult Gray-headed Sparrow has a pale gray head with a white mustache stripe, pale brown upperparts, whitish underparts and chestnut wings with a small white shoulder...

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2008-05-12 14:38:23

The Cinnamon Sparrow (Passer rutilans), also known as the Russet Sparrow, is a species of sparrow found throughout Asia in woodlands and towns. Photo Copyright and Credit

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2008-05-12 14:30:40

The Spanish Sparrow (Passer hispaniolensis), also called the Willow Sparrow, is a species of sparrow closely related to the house sparrow. It has a complex distribution in the Mediterranean region in Cape Verde, the Canary Islands, Madeira, northern Africa, western Spain, Sardinia, Sicily, Malta, the Balkans, and across southwest and central Asia from Turkey east to westernmost China. It is however absent from some parts of the Mediterranean region, notably Italy and Corsica, where it is...

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2008-05-12 14:20:32

The House Sparrow (Passer domesticus), is a member of the Old World sparrow family Passeridae. This bird is loosely considered a relative of the Weaver Finch family. It occurs naturally in most of Europe and much of Asia. It has also followed humans all over the world and has been intentionally or accidentally introduced to most of the Americas, sub-Saharan Africa, New Zealand and Australia as well as urban areas in other parts of the world. It is now the most widely distributed wild bird on...

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