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2011-03-17 20:39:16

From office block windows to power lines and wind turbines, many species of bird are prone to colliding with large man-made objects, many of which appear difficult not to notice to human eyes. A new study published today in IBIS outlines a new approach to understanding how birds see the world and why they find pylons and turbines so hard to avoid. The problem of bird collisions is a serious concern for conservationists. Research suggests that bird mortality caused by collisions with human...


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2006-08-26 19:27:29

The Black Stork (Ciconia nigra) is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. It is a rare species that breeds in the warmer parts of Europe, predominantly in central and eastern regions. It breeds in large marshy wetlands with coniferous or broad lived woodlands. It also will inhabit hills and mountains with sufficient network of creeks. It winters in tropical Africa. However, the Spanish populations are resident. It is nearly 39 inches tall and has a wingspan of 71 inches. It is...

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2006-08-26 19:25:19

The White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. It breeds in the warmer parts of Europe, but recently have been sighted in Britain. It winters in tropical Africa. They breed in open farmland areas with access to marshy wetlands. It builds a stick nest in trees, on buildings or on special platforms. This is a huge bird, 39 inches tall with a 79 inch wingspan. It is completely white except for the black wing flight feathers and its red bill and legs....

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2006-08-26 19:23:58

The Woolly-necked Stork (Ciconia episcopus) is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. It breeds in Africa, and also in Asia from India to Indonesia. It is a resident breeder in wetlands and trees. It is a large bird, typically 33.5 inches tall. It is all black except for the woolly white neck and white lower belly. The upper parts are glossed dark green, and the breast and belly have a purple hue. Juvenile birds are duller versions of the adult. Its broad wings help it to soar...

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2006-08-26 19:20:58

The Abdim's Stork or White-bellied Stork (Ciconia abdimii) is a large black bird resident to East Africa, from Ethiopia south to South Africa. Although large at up to 32 inches long, it is the smallest of the storks. It has grey legs, red knees and feet, gray bill and white under parts. It has red facial skin in front of the eye and blue skin near the bill in breeding season. Females are slightly smaller than the male. This stork's diet consists mainly of locusts, caterpillars and other...

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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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