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Bird of the Week: Ceara' Gnateater
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, eco-friendly, ecosystems, environment, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty )

Kathy
- 2 hours ago - abcbirds.org
The stub-tailed, long-legged Ceara' Gnateater was once considered a subspecies of the more widespread Rufous Gnateater. Differences in voice and morphology recently led to the bird being split into a separate species. Like the endangered Grey-breasted...
Bird of the Week: Greater Prairie-Chicken
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Kathy
- 14 days ago - abcbirds.org
The Greater Prairie-Chicken and Lesser Prairie-Chicken are famous for their unique mating dances performed on special display grounds, called leks, each spring. Their genus name, Tympanuchus, comes from the Ancient Greek; its meaning, "holding a drum"...
Bird of the Week: Osprey
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, CoolStuff, eco-friendly, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty, world )

Kathy
- 22 days ago - abcbirds.org
The Osprey is a large black-and-white hawk with long narrow wings, long legs, and a distinctive M-shaped flight profile. It is found on every continent except Antarctica; its diet and affinity for coastlines have earned it the nicknames "sea hawk" and...
Bird of the Week: 'Akeke'E
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Kathy
- 35 days ago - abcbirds.org
The 'Akeke'e, a small Hawaiian honeycreeper, is notable for its asymmetric bill. Its name was likely derived from the Hawaiian word ke'e, meaning 'crooked' or 'bent', Its genus name, Loxops, derives from the Greek for "twisted face", again referring to...
Bird of the Week: Bearded Bellbird
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Kathy
- 42 days ago - abcbirds.org
The repetitive, metallic call of the male Bearded Bellbird carries up to a half-mile away and gives it the nickname campanero (bell-ringer( or anvil-bird. Males are also notable for their snow-white plumage and black "beard"-unfeathered wattles on the...
Bird of the Week: Golden-Tailed Parrotlet
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Kathy
- 57 days ago - abcbirds.org
The Golden-tailed Parrotlet is a rarely seen and poorly known species, well-camouflaged by its bright green plumage. This small parrot measures only around six inches long. A short, golden-yellow tail and dark scapulars (shoulder feathers) characterize...
Bird of the Week: Pinto's Spinetail
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Kathy
- 63 days ago - abcbirds.org
Pinto's Spinetail belongs to the Ovenbird, or Furnariidae, family. (This large group is only distantly related to the familiar North American Ovenbird, a wood-warbler). Furnariidae includes other rare species such as the Royal Cinclodes of Peru and Bolivi
Bird of the Week: Frilled Coquette
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Kathy
- 70 days ago - abcbirds.org
A "coquette" means a flirt, and to many birders, this species is indeed a tease. These small hummingbirds of Central and South America appear only infrequently at feeders and stay for only seconds at a time.
Bird of the Week: Seven-Colored Tanager
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Kathy
- 78 days ago - abcbirds.org
The Seven-colored Tanager is decked out in eye-catching shades of turquoise, green, blue, yellow, and orange. It resembles the Green-headed Tanager, a species confusingly known as the Seven-colored Tanager (saíra-sete-cores) in Portuguese.
5 Fascinating Seabirds
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Kathy
- 78 days ago - blog.oceanconservancy.org
In honor of National Bird Day, we're taking a moment to celebrate five fascinating seabirds.
Bird of the Week: Yellow-Faced Siskin
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Kathy
- 98 days ago - abcbirds.org
The Yellow-faced Siskin was initially described as a Californian species, since the first male type specimen was a captive bird in that state. But this bright yellow finch, which closely resembles the more familiar American Goldfinch, is actually native..
Bird of the Week: Bay-Breasted Warbler
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Kathy
- 112 days ago - abcbirds.org
The adult male Bay-breasted Warbler is unmistakable, with its black face and chestnut head. However, the species falls into the "confusing fall warblers" category, with nonbreeding males, females, and juveniles closely resembling their counterpart...
The Birdist's Rules of Birding Rule #3: Take a Stand for Birds
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Anna
- 134 days ago - audubon.org
We all love birds, but appreciating them also comes with a duty to protect them. WeâEUR(TM)re incredibly lucky to share our planet with these creatures, but they canâEUR(TM)t help themselves. ItâEUR(TM)s up to us to take action.
Welcome Winter Birds to Your Yard
Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, habitat, birds, garden, food shelter, eco-friendly )

Anna
- 153 days ago - ny.audubon.org
Winter is a tough time for birds, especially when it comes to food and shelter. But we can help them survive the long winter months.
Bird of the Week: Prothonotary Warbler
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Kathy
- 162 days ago - abcbirds.org
This warbler looks like a bit of spring sunlight with its golden-yellow head and breast set off by blue-gray wings. "Prothonotary" refers to clerks in the Roman Catholic Church, whose robes were bright yellow.
 

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