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Bird of the Week: Cooper's Hawk
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, CoolStuff, eco-friendly, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty, world )

Kathy
- 2 days ago - abcbirds.org
The crow-sized Cooper's Hawk is a raptor of the woodlands, with short, rounded wings and a long tail - excellent adaptations for pursuing smaller birds through thick understory. Folk names for this forest stalker include big blue darter, chicken hawk...
Bird of the Week: Sao Paulo Marsh Antwren
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Kathy
- 9 days ago - abcbirds.org
The dark-colored, long-tailed Sao Paulo Marsh Antwren was discovered in 2004 and formally described in 2013, but is already in danger of disappearing. Now the race is on to protect this little marsh bird's remaining habitat in the shadow of Sao Paulo...
Bird of the Week: Mangrove Cuckoo
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Kathy
- 16 days ago - abcbirds.org
Never seen the Mangrove Cuckoo? You're not alone: The Mangrove Cuckoo is among the most secretive and poorly known of North American birds. It's difficult to detect because of the species' preference for impenetrable mangrove swamps and its tendency to...
Bird of the Week: Burrowing Owl
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Kathy
- 24 days ago - abcbirds.org
In some parts of the American West, the long-legged Burrowing Owl is known as the "howdy owl". These endearing raptors allow people to closely approach and will even nod an apparent greeting to human visitors.
Bird of the Week: Rainbow Starfrontlet
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Kathy
- 30 days ago - abcbirds.org
Like other hummingbirds of the genus Coeligena, including the Glittering Starfrontlet, the Rainbow Starfrontlet is a bird of mountain forests and edges. It's one of the larger hummingbird species found in the Andes and is mostly chestnut-colored with...
Bird of the Week: Flammulated Owl
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Kathy
- 37 days ago - abcbirds.org
The "Flammie" is one of the smallest owls in North America, about the size of an American Robin. It is one of the few owls on the continent with dark eyes (others include Spotted and Barred Owls) and has short, feathered ear tufts.
Bird of the Week: Hawai'I 'Amakihi
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Kathy
- 51 days ago - abcbirds.org
One of the most common and adaptable of Hawaiian honeycreepers, the Hawai'i 'Amakihi is found in all types of habitat, from sea level to 9,500 feet. Its presence at lower elevations seems to indicate that this species is evolving a tolerance to...
Bird of the Week: Great Frigatebird ('Iwa)
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Kathy
- 63 days ago - abcbirds.org
The Great Frigatebird has a distinctive flight silhouette, with long, pointed wings and a deeply forked tail. Like the Swallow-tailed Kite, its wings allow for graceful aerial acrobatics and effortless soaring. Frigatebirds often use their aerial agility
Bird of the Week: 'Anianiau
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Kathy
- 72 days ago - abcbirds.org
The 'Anianiau is the smallest of the Hawaiian honeycreepers, a group that includes endangered species such as 'Akikiki and 'Akeke'e. Its common name comes from a Hawaiian word meaning "straight-beaked", and its scientific name, parvus, comes from the...
Bird of the Week: Grass-Green Tanager
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Kathy
- 87 days ago - abcbirds.org
The aptly named Grass-green Tanager is the only member of its genus, Chloronis, a Greek word derived from khloros (green) and ornis (bird) In Spanish its common name is Tangara Lorito, "little parrot tanager." Whatever the language, this bird of the...
Bird of the Week: Northern Bobwhite
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Kathy
- 107 days ago - abcbirds.org
Also known as Virginia quail or bobwhite quail, the Northern Bobwhite is native to the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean. The clear, whistled 'bobwhite' call was once a common sound throughout the birds' range. It's much more rare today...
Bird of the Week: Grasshopper Sparrow
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Kathy
- 114 days ago - abcbirds.org
More often heard than seen, the secretive Grasshopper Sparrow gets its name for the buzzing, insect-like quality of its songs. When seen among the dense grasses where it breeds, this small, short-tailed bird appears big-headed and large-billed compared...
Bird of the Week: Cherry-Throated Tanager
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Kathy
- 121 days ago - abcbirds.org
The Cherry-throated Tanager is known as saira-apunhalada ('stabbed tanager') in Portuguese due to its vivid red throat. This species was first described in 1870 from a single specimen, not seen again until 1941, then rediscovered once more in 1998.
Bird of the Week: Blackburnian Warbler
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Kathy
- 128 days ago - abcbirds.org
Blackburnian Warblers stand out among warblers for their bright orange and black breeding colors. In fact, they are the only warbler to bear orange coloring on their throats, making them relatively easy to distinguish from the American Redstart-the only
Bird of the Week: Grey-Backed Hawk
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, eco-friendly, ecosystems, environment, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty )

Kathy
- 135 days ago - abcbirds.org
The reptile-loving Grey-backed Hawk is a medium-sized, black-and-white hawk found only in the forests of western Ecuador and adjacent northwestern Peru. Adult birds have blackish wings and grey heads and napes with white streaks.
 

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