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Bird of the Week: Chestnut-Sided Warbler
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, eco-friendly, ecosystems, environment, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty )

Kathy
- 2 days ago - abcbirds.org
Chestnut-sided Warbler was not well known before the 1800s; prominent ornithologists such as Audubon and Wilson seldom saw the bird and knew little about it. Like the Golden-winged Warbler, this bird nests in semi-open, brushy areas, so could only be...
Bird of the Week: Baltimore Oriole
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Kathy
- 9 days ago - abcbirds.org
The eye-catching orange and black plumage of the Baltimore Oriole echoes the colors on the coat of arms of England's Baltimore family, some of the first administrators of the state of Maryland. The species is Maryland's state bird and the namesake of...
Bird of the Week: Sandhill Crane
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Kathy
- 15 days ago - abcbirds.org
The steel-gray, red-capped Sandhill Crane is the most abundant of the world's cranes. Widely distributed throughout North America, this stately bird is one of only two North American endemic crane species. The other is the larger, much rarer Whooping...
Bird of the Week: Swallow-Tailed Hummingbird
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Kathy
- 22 days ago - abcbirds.org
Swallow-tailed Hummingbird is one of the largest of its family, measuring up to 6-1/2 inches long. Like the Long-tailed Sylph and Marvelous Spatuletail, the bird's distinctive, colorful tail makes up nearly half its length.
Bring More Birds to Your Home With Native Plants
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Anna
- 25 days ago - audubon.org
Enter your zip code to use AudubonâEUR(TM)s native plants database and view a list of the best plants for birds in your area, as well as local resources and links to more information. By entering your email address, you'll receive an emailed list of
Bird of the Week: Ceara' Gnateater
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Kathy
- 29 days 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
- 44 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
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Kathy
- 51 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
- 64 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
- 71 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
- 86 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
- 92 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
- 99 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
- 107 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
- 108 days ago - blog.oceanconservancy.org
In honor of National Bird Day, we're taking a moment to celebrate five fascinating seabirds.
 

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