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Bird of the Week: Southwestern Willow Flycatcher
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, eco-friendly, ecosystems, environment, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty, world )

Kathy
- 13 days ago - abcbirds.org
This little flycatcher has a big impact, controlling insect populations around wetlands and waterways. It nests in these important riparian habitats alongside other threatened species, such as the western population of Yellow-billed Cuckoo.
Bird of the Week: Common Nighthawk
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, ecosystems, environment, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty, world )

Kathy
- 28 days ago - abcbirds.org
The name "nighthawk" is misleading, since the bird is neither strictly nocturnal nor closely related to hawks. Like the Eastern Whip-poor-will and Chuck-will's widow, it's a member of the Caprimulgidae family, a group also known as nightjars.
Bird of the Week: Tawny Piculet
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, brids, conservation, ecosystems, environment, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty )

Kathy
- 34 days ago - abcbirds.org
The tiny, agile Tawny Piculet is not even 4 inches long-more than an inch smaller than the familiar Downy Woodpecker. It's a member of a distinctive subfamily of around 30 short-tailed woodpeckers found mainly in South America.
Meat Eaters Should Have Been Listening To Vegetarians All Along
Green Lifestyle  (tags: waste, animals, vegetarian lifestyle )

Angie
- 59 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
According to a recent report from the Department of Agriculture, 13.4 billion pounds of meat and poultry were lost at the retail and consumer level in 2010. Consumers were responsible for more than 11.1 billion pounds of that waste.
Bird of the Week: Reddish Egret
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, brids, conservation, eco-friendly, ecosystems, environment, greenliving, protection, Sustainabililty, water )

Kathy
- 63 days ago - abcbirds.org
The Reddish Egret is one of the rarest egrets in North America. It's easily distinguished from other egrets and herons by its shaggy appearance, hyperactive feeding behavior, and pink-and-black bill.
Bird of the Week: Loggerhead Shrike
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, ecosystems, environment, green, humans, protection, Sustainabililty )

Kathy
- 70 days ago - abcbirds.org
This shrike's song is a bit like a mockingbird's, featuring a series of raspy, buzzy notes and trills. Along with the bird, that song has become much less common. According to Breeding Bird Survey data, populations have declined by almost 80 percent since
If Lead Ammunition Is Bad for People and the Environment Why Do We Still Use It?
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, ecosystems, environment, food, greenliving, health, lead, Sustainabililty )

Kathy
- 77 days ago - ensia.com
Concerns about regulation, skepticism about the science and misperceptions about costs are slowing the transition to nontoxic alternatives.
Bird of the Week: Prairie Warbler
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, eco-friendly, ecosystems, environment, greenliving, protection, Sustainabililty )

Kathy
- 77 days ago - abcbirds.org
Contrary to its name, the Prairie Warbler is a bird of scrubby fields, clearcuts, and open woods, where it can be located by its buzzy, ascending song, tail-pumping habit, and black-streaked yellow plumage. This species has a bold facial pattern that...
Bird of the Week: Rainbow-Bearded Thornbill
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, ecosystems, environment, green, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty, world )

Kathy
- 91 days ago - abcbirds.org
At first glance, the Rainbow-bearded Thornbill seems notable only for its short, dark bill; bold, white tail corners; and rufous forehead and crown. But seen in good lighting, the male's elongated gorget flares into a glittering cascade of bright colors.
Bird of the Week: Collared Inca
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, ecosystems, environment, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty, world )

Kathy
- 97 days ago - abcbirds.org
The flashy Collared Inca is unmistakable: both sexes have long, straight bills; eye-catching white chest collars; and mostly white tails. This hummingbird's Latin species name, torquata, means "adorned with a neck chain or collar." Males have black and
Bird of the Week: Anna's Hummingbird
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, coolstuff, eco-friendly, environment, interesting, Sustainabililty )

Kathy
- 105 days ago - abcbirds.org
Named for the 19th century Italian duchess Anna Massena, the Anna's Hummingbird is one of only three hummingbird species that are permanent residents of the United States and Canada. (The others are the Allen's and Costa's.) This hardy hummingbird has...
Bird of the Week: Booted Racket-Tail
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, brids, conservation, CoolStuff, eco-friendly, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty, world )

Kathy
- 112 days ago - abcbirds.org
The male Booted Racket-tail is a spectacular hummingbird with metallic green plumage and an elaborate tail longer than the tiny bird itself! This streamer-like tail, similar to the Marvelous Spatuletail's, features two elongated feathers tipped with blunt
Bird of the Week: Norther Cardinal "Angry Bird"
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, eco-friendly, ecosystems, environment, greenliving, humans, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty )

Kathy
- 119 days ago - abcbirds.org
If you're familiar with the protagonist of :Angry Birds," you know that Red is said to be upset because some nasty pigs stole his eggs. This could actually be the case in states like Texas, where feral pigs have become a major problem for all manner of...
A Boy and His Service Dog: Yearbook Besties
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, dogs, service dog, love, good story )

David
- 137 days ago - cnn.com
Presley, A service dog, was allowed to appear in the school yearbook.....sounds appropriate
New Study: First Commercialized GM Crop Was Toxic to Farm Animals Over Long-Term
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, food, genetic engineering, GMOs, health, interesting, world )

Kathy
- 238 days ago - gmoseralini.org
A unique new study led by Professor Gilles-Eric Seralini has shown that the first genetically-modified GM crop commercialized for animal feed, Bt176 from Novartis (now Syngenta), was toxic to cows over the long-term.
 

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