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

Kathy
- 1 day 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
- 9 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
- 16 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
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Kathy
- 22 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.
Bird of the Week: Lewis's Woodpecker
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Kathy
- 30 days ago - abcbirds.org
Lewis's Woodpecker was first noted by Meriwether Lewis during the historic Lewis and Clark expedition, and later was officially named and described by famed ornithologist Alexander Wilson. This unusual woodpecker is notable for its flycatching habits and
Plant a Tree, Save the Birds
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Anna
- 34 days ago - gulfnews.ca
Normally the river would have a natural tree-line buffer to stabilize the bank and filter water flowing into the river. The seedlings that the volunteers will plant should help return the riverside area to a more natural state as they take root and
Bird of the Week: Chestnut-Sided Warbler
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Kathy
- 36 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
- 43 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
- 50 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
- 57 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
- 60 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
- 64 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
- 79 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
- 86 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
- 99 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...
 

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