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Bird of the Week: Agami Heron
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, CoolStuff, eco-friendly, environment, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty )

Kathy
- 1 day ago - abcbirds.org
The colorful, reclusive Agami Heron is a coveted sighting for birders visiting flooded lowland forests and slow-moving waterways of Central and South America. This long-billed, medium-sized heron is so distinctive that it occupies its own genus, Agamia.
Bird of the Week: Cape May Warbler
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, eco-friendly, environment, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty, world )

Kathy
- 7 days ago - abcbirds.org
One of those many birds with a puzzling common name, Cape May Warbler doesn't spend much time in its namesake locale. Instead, Cape May, New Jersey is the place where famed ornithologist Alexander Wilson first described this eye-catching species.
Bird of the Week: Short-Tailed Albatross
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, eco-friendly, environment, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty, world )

Kathy
- 15 days ago - abcbirds.org
Short-tailed Albatross nests primarily on a few islands off the coast of Japan, where it was once known as Ahodori (fool-bird). The nickname derived from the species' naivete regarding people, which almost led to the extinction of a bird that once...
Bird of the Week: Gray-Bellied Comet
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, eco-friendly, greenliving, interesting, Sustainabililty )

Kathy
- 21 days ago - abcbirds.org
The Gray-bellied Comet is more attractive than its plain-sounding name implies. In the right light, the upper sides of this large hummingbird shimmer with greens, blues, and bronzy-oranges. Males have a violet-blue throat (gorget), and both sexes have ...
Bird of the Week: Hermit Warbler
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, eco-friendly, ecosystems, environment, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty )

Kathy
- 29 days ago - abcbirds.org
The Hermit Warbler's species name, occidentalis, means 'of the west', and is indicative of the bird's breeding habitat in the coniferous forests of Washington, Oregon, and California. This bright little warbler can be tricky to spot...
Bird of the Week: Yellow-Headed Brush-Finch
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, eco-friendly, ecosystems, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty, world )

Kathy
- 36 days ago - abcbirds.org
A close relative of Ecuador's Pale-headed Brush-Finch and almost as uncommon, the Yellow-headed Brush-Finch of Colombia is a bird that has come out on the bright side of an identity crisis.
Bird of the WeeK: Hooded Warbler
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, eco-friendly, ecosystems, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty, world )

Kathy
- 43 days ago - abcbirds.org
The handsome Hooded Warbler, like Prothonotary Warbler, has a name with roots in ecclesiastical lore. The male Hooded Warbler's black hood and throat make it look as if the bird is wearing a mitre âEUR" the cowl-like hat worn by Catholic bishops.
Bird of the Week: Imperial Amazon
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, eco-friendly, ecosystems, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty )

Kathy
- 50 days ago - abcbirds.org
High in the remote mountain forests on the small Caribbean island of Dominica hides a national treasure: the Imperial Amazon, known to local people as the Sisserou. This striking purple-and-green parrot is Dominica's national bird, found on its flag...
Bird of the Week: Varied Thrush
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, eco-friendly, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty )

Kathy
- 57 days ago - abcbirds.org
The eerie, ethereal-sounding whistles of the colorful Varied Thrush resound throughout the dense rainforests of the Pacific Northwest, where this bird's haunting song is more often heard than the bird itself is seen. Famed naturalist...
Bird of the Week: Chimney Swift
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, eco-friendly, environment, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty, world )

Kathy
- 64 days ago - abcbirds.org
The sooty-gray Chimney Swift is best identified by its sleek silhouette, often compared to a 'flying cigar.' Twittering, gliding, and diving, often high in skies above cities and towns, Chimney Swifts are among the most aerial of all birds.
Bird of the Week: Scaled Quail
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, eco-friendly, environment, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty )

Kathy
- 71 days ago - abcbirds.org
Gray and buff plumage edged with darker feathers gives this bird a distinctly scaly look. Its popular nickname, 'cotton-top', refers to the white tuft of feathers on the bird's crest.
Bird of the Week: Broat-Billed Motmot
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, eco-friendly, environment, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty )

Kathy
- 77 days ago - abcbirds.org
Broad-billed Motmot's genus name, Electron, is based on the ancient Greek word for 'amber' and can also mean 'bright' in scientific circles; both terms refer to the birds' colorful green, blue, and rufous plumage. Its species name, platyrhynchum, means...
Bird of the Week: McGowan's Longspur
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, eco-friendly, environment, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty )

Kathy
- 84 days ago - abcbirds.org
The clear, sweet voice of McCown's Longspur rings out in the wide-open spaces of the Great Plains, joining with other prairie birds to create a symphony of song. Sadly, the music of the grasslands is diminished every year, as native prairies are converted
Bird of the Week: Red-Cockaded Woodpecker
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, eco-friendly, environment, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty )

Kathy
- 99 days ago - abcbirds.org
The dapper Red-cockaded Woodpecker was once a common sight throughout the mighty longleaf pine forests of the southern United States. Only the male sports the small red mark, or "cockade", on its nape; this term harkens back to the early 1800s and refers
Bird of the Week: Black-Eared Fairy
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, eco-friendly, ecosystems, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty )

Kathy
- 106 days ago - abcbirds.org
The striking Black-eared Fairy occupies a large range across the tropical forests of South America. It's one of the hummingbirds that caught the eye of 19th century American artist Martin Johnson Heade, whose paintings of this and other species can now be
 

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