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2006-05-19 08:26:44

By Jon Hurdle GILLETTE, New Jersey (Reuters) - On a moonlit night in a New Jersey swamp, four men stand silently, heads bowed and hands cupped behind their ears, as they strain to hear faint sounds in the surrounding acres of mud and vegetation. Suddenly one urgently whispers: "Sora," and the others turn in the direction of a squeal he heard but they did not. As they resume their listening poses, the sound recurs a few moments later and the men nod to each other in approval. It is...


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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 11:51:51

The Swainson's Thrush, (Catharus osculates), is a medium-sized thrush. There are four recognized subspecies of Swainson's Thrush. Their breeding habitat is coniferous woods with dense undergrowth across Canada, Alaska and the northern United States, also deciduous wooded areas on the Pacific coast of North America. These birds migrate to southern Mexico and as far south as Argentina. The coastal subspecies migrate down the Pacific coast of North America and winter from Mexico to Costa...

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2006-07-15 11:04:19

The Bicknell's Thrush, (Catharus bicknelli), is a medium-sized thrush. Their breeding habitat is the coniferous forests in southeastern Quebec to Nova Scotia and northern New England and New York State. These birds are usually found at higher elevations. These birds migrate to the West Indies. Adults have an olive-brown upper body and slightly redder on the tail. The underside is white with gray on the flanks; the breast is grayish brown with darker spots. They have pink legs and a faint...

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2005-06-09 11:55:41

The Gray-cheeked Thrush (Catharus minimus) is a medium-sized thrush 15-17 cm in length. It has the white-dark-white underwing pattern characteristic of Catharus thrushes. Adults are olive-brown on the upperparts. The underparts are white with gray on the flanks; the breast is grayish brown with darker spots. They have pink legs and a faint grey eye ring. They also have gray cheeks. Their breeding habitat is the northern spruce forests across northern Canada and Alaska. They make a cup...

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2005-06-09 09:01:37

The Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus) is a medium-sized thrush measuring on average 15-17 cm in length. It has the white-dark-white underwing pattern characteristic of Catharus thrushes. Adults are mainly brown on the upperparts, with reddish tails. The underparts are white with dark spots on the breast and grey or brownish flanks. They have pink legs and a white eye ring. There is a subtle difference between eastern and western counterparts; birds in the east are more olive-brown on the...

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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin