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2012-03-26 23:29:55

The golden-winged warbler — already long gone from Ohio — is disappearing from regions across the nation. UC research promoting the bird´s conservation will be published in a prestigious birding journal. The population of this little, gray songbird with bright yellow patches on its wings and head has been in precipitous decline since 1966. And, as of yet, it remains unprotected by the federal Endangered Species Act of 1973. It´s a dire situation for the warbler,...

2011-07-25 14:49:00

FRANKLIN, Pa., July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission officials today announced the beginning of a three-year, 700-acre habitat improvement project on State Game Land 314 in the western portion of Erie County to provide "early successional" habitat for species such as the American woodcock and the blue-winged warbler. "Young forests with dense seedlings and shrubs are needed to benefit early successional dependent species such as the American woodcock and...

2010-01-14 09:55:00

Researchers for the Wildlife Conservation Society have discovered for the first time the breeding area of the large-billed reed warbler"”dubbed in 2007 as "the world's least known bird species""”in the remote and rugged Wakhan Corridor of the Pamir Mountains of north-eastern Afghanistan. Using a combination of astute field observations, museum specimens, DNA sequencing, and the first known audio recording of the species, researchers verified the discovery by capturing and...

2009-12-22 10:23:51

A diminutive, colorful bird living in the rocky forests of Laos and Vietnam has been discovered by a team of scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, Lao PDR Department of Forestry, Swedish University of Agricultural Science, Swedish Museum of Natural History, BirdLife International and other groups. Named the "limestone leaf warbler" because it breeds in Laos's limestone karst environments "“ a region known for unusual wildlife "“ it is similar to other warblers in this...

2008-08-04 09:00:31

By Bill Uhrich, Reading Eagle, Pa. Aug. 4--Cerulean warblers have their own local magic. Besides the fact that cerulean is a cool word to say -- and was even a theme for an "X-Files" episode -- southeastern Pennsylvania and particularly the Schuylkill River have played roles in the cerulean warbler's life history. The first male cerulean warbler known to science was described in 1810 by the naturalist Alexander Wilson from a specimen shot in southeastern Pennsylvania. The first female...

2008-06-21 12:00:12

PORT ROWAN, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 21, 2008) - Canada's Environment Minister, John Baird, and Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration and Member of Parliament for Haldimand - Norfolk, Diane Finley, today announced $677,037 in funding to protect wild bird species at-risk, their nests and their habitat. Work will be carried out by Bird Studies Canada, a not-for-profit organization that advances the understanding, appreciation and conservation of wild birds and their habitat in...

Latest Vermivora Reference Libraries

2008-07-13 14:09:31

The Flame-throated Warbler (Parula gutturalis), is a small New World warbler. It is sometimes placed in the genus Vermivora. This species' range restricted to the mountains of Costa Rica and western Panama, where it occurs in the canopy, woodland edges, and clearings with trees typically from 7000 feet up to the timberline. On the Caribbean slope in the wet season it may occur down to as low as 4500 feet. The adult Flame-throated Warbler is 4.75 inches long and weighs 10 grams (0.35 oz)....

2008-07-13 14:04:53

Virginia's Warbler (Vermivora virginiae), is a species of New World warbler. The bird's common eastern range is central and southern mountains of Colorado, central Wyoming, and central and western New Mexico. Virginia's warbler is common in dense oak and pinyon woodlands and brushy streamside hills at altitudes ranging from 6,000 to 9,000 feet. It summers in the south-western United States and will migrate as far south as Belize during the winter, as well as stopping in several Caribbean...

2008-07-13 13:54:27

The Tennessee Warbler (Vermivora peregrina), is a New World warbler. It breeds in northern North America across Canada and the northern USA. It is migratory, wintering in southern Central America. It is a very rare vagrant to western Europe. This bird was named from a specimen collected in Tennessee where it may appear during migration. The Tennessee Warbler is 4.5 inches long and weighs 8.5 grams (0.3 oz). The breeding male is brown above and white below. The head is gray with a white...

2008-07-13 13:48:52

The Golden-winged Warbler (Vermivora chrysoptera), is a species of New World Warbler that breeds in eastern North America in southeastern Canada and the eastern USA. Its range is extending northwards, but in the south it is being replaced by the very closely related Blue-winged Warbler, Vermivora pinus. It is migratory, wintering in southern Central America and the neighboring regions in Colombia, Venezuela, and Ecuador. This is a very rare vagrant to western Europe, with a single record of a...

2008-07-13 13:39:16

The Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora pinus), is a fairly common New World Warbler. It breeds in eastern North America in southern Ontario and the eastern USA. Its range is extending northwards, where it is replacing the very closely related Golden-winged Warbler, Vermivora chrysoptera. It is migratory, wintering in southern Central America. It is a very rare vagrant to western Europe, with one bird wandering to Ireland. The breeding male Blue-winged Warbler is unmistakable. It is yellow...

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