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

Kathy
- 3 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
- 13 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
- 28 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
- 47 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
- 54 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
- 62 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
- 69 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
- 75 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
- 83 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
- 86 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
- 89 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
- 96 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
- 103 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
- 110 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
Green Lifestyle  (tags: garden, eco-friendly, environment, protection, birds, plants )

Anna
- 112 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
 

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