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2008-08-01 12:00:41

By Terry Date, The Eagle-Tribune, North Andover, Mass. Aug. 1--WINDHAM -- Wood thrush. The bird's name conjures an image of forests and beating wings. Yesterday, Beatrice Heinze stepped beyond the tree line behind Windham Middle School, hoping her work would ultimately attract the deep-woods songster to the Irene Blenis Discovery Trail. Heinze's project is part of a two-year statewide program organized by the New Hampshire Federation of Garden Clubs. Each club selects a bird and...

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2008-06-11 10:30:00

A scientist has created a new family tree of birds in the UK in hopes of successfully being able to forecast which birds have a higher likelihood of declining in the future.Compiled by Gavin Thomas, the list of 249 species shows that populations of birds that are more closely related have higher chances of surviving. Therefore, he indicates in the Royal Society's journal Proceedings B, even healthy species of birds may be at risk if its relatives begin to disappear.For example, decline in the...


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2006-07-15 12:05:54

The Veery, (Catharus fuscescens), is a small thrush. It is occasionally called Willow Thrush or Wilson's Thrush. This species has the white-dark-white under-wing pattern characteristic of Catharus thrushes. Adults are mainly light brown on the upper body. The undersides are white; the breast is lighter brown with dark spots. They have pink legs; their eye ring is indistinct. Birds in the east are more cinnamon on the upper body; western birds are more olive-brown. Their breeding...

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2006-07-15 11:48:05

The Sri Lanka Whistling Thrush, (Myophonus blighi), is a whistling bird in the thrush family Turdidae. It is a resident common bird in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Whistling Thrush is found in the highlands of Sri Lanka in jungle or other dense forest near water. It is omnivorous, eating a wide range of insects, frogs, earthworms and berries. It nests in bushes or similar, laying one or two eggs in a neat cup-shaped nest on a ledge near water. It does not form flocks, although several birds may be...

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2006-07-15 11:07:52

The Blue Rock Thrush, (Monticola solitarius), is a member of the thrush family Turdidae. This species breeds in southern Europe and northwest Africa, and from central Asia to northern China and Malaysia. The European, north African and southeast Asian birds are mainly resident. Other Asian populations are more migratory, wintering in sub-Saharan Africa, India and southeast Asia. The Blue Rock is a large thrush, 8-9 inches in length with a long slim bill. The summer male is unique, with...

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2006-07-15 11:00:15

The Bare-eyed Thrush (Turdus nudigenis) is a resident breeding bird in the Lesser Antilles and in South America from Columbia and Venezuela, south and east to northern Brazil. The bare-eyed thrush is also called the yellow-eyed thrush and in Trinidad and Tobago it is known as the "˜Big Eye Grieve'. The Bare-eyed Thrush is 23-24 cm long and weighs 60g. It is plain olive-brown above and paler brown below. The throat is brown-streaked off-white, and the lower belly is whitish. The habitat of...

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2006-07-15 10:53:01

The American Robin, (Turdus migratorius), is a migratory songbird of the thrush family. The bird breeds throughout Canada and the United States. Though robins will occasionally overwinter in the northern U.S. and southern Canada, most migrate to the south, as far as Guatemala, in late August and return in late February and March. The American Robin is 25-28 cm (10-11 in) long. The upper body and head are gray, and the underside is orange -- usually brighter in the male. During the...

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