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2011-01-19 11:13:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you are interested in connecting with wildlife in your own backyard, beginning Monday, Jan. 24, the Pennsylvania Game Commission will be selling bluebird nesting boxes at its Harrisburg headquarters at 2001 Elmerton Avenue. The boxes sell for $7, and customers can select from assembled boxes or kits that can be assembled as a wood-working project. "Bluebirds are early nesters, so now is the time put up new nest boxes, as well...


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2006-07-30 12:50:05

The Tree Swallow, Tachycineta bicolor, is a migratory perching bird that breeds in North America and winters in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. This swallow is about 5 inches long and weighs less than an ounce. The bill is tiny. The adult Tree Swallow has an iridescent blue-green upper body, white under side, and a very slightly forked tail. The female usually has duller colors than the male, often more greenish than the more bluish male. The juvenile plumage is dull gray-brown...

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2006-07-15 12:16:00

The Western Bluebird (Sialia mexicana) is a medium-sized thrush. Adults have a gray belly. Males are bright blue on top and on the throat with a red breast; they have a brown patch on their back. Adult females have duller blue wings and tail, a brownish breast and a gray crown, throat and back. Their breeding habitat is semi-open country across western North America, but not desert areas. They nest in hollow spaces or in nest boxes, competing with Tree Swallows, House Sparrows and European...

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