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

Kathy
- 5 days ago - abcbirds.org
The dashing Bahama Oriole has shiny black plumage and bright lemon-yellow on its belly, wings, and rump. Unlike the related Baltimore Oriole, male and female Bahama Orioles are very similar in appearance. Found only on the Andros Islands in the Bahamas...
Bird of the Week: Common Grackle
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, eco-friendly, environment, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty )

Kathy
- 19 days ago - abcbirds.org
Common Grackles are recognized by their long, keel-shaped tails, fairly heavy and sharp bills, yellow eyes, and (in males) glossy black plumage with an iridescent sheen. The word "grackle" derives from the Latin for Europe's jackdaw or another crow...
Bird of the Week: Barn Swallow
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Kathy
- 33 days ago - abcbirds.org
"Everybody who notices birds at all knows, admires, and loves the graceful, friendly barn swallow", wrote ornithologist Arthur C. Bent in the early 20tth century, in his Life Histories of Familiar North American Birds. :No bird in North America is...
Bird of the Week: Snow Bunting
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, eco-friendly, environment, greenliving, interesting, Sustainabililty )

Kathy
- 61 days ago - abcbirds.org
The aptly named Snow Bunting is a bird of extremes. It may look like a feathered snowflake, but don't let its small size and immaculate white feathers fool you: The Snow Bunting is a tough survivor that breeds on frozen tundra in sub-zero temperatures.
Bird of the Week: Mountain Bluebird
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, eco-friendly, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty )

Kathy
- 68 days ago - abcbirds.org
The Mountain Bluebird was once called the Arctic or Ultramarine Blue-Bird-names that recognize its northerly range and the male's vivid sky-blue plumage. This small thrush, about two-thirds the size of an American Robin, is the state bird of Idaho and...
Bird of the Week: Great Horned Owl
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, CoolStuff, eco-friendly, environment, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty, world )

Kathy
- 75 days ago - abcbirds.org
Early naturalists called the Great Horned Owl the 'winged tiger" or "tiger of the air' because of its ferocity and hunting skills. This big owl (the 2nd heaviest in North America after the Snowy Owl) is also called the 'hoot owl' after its deep, booming
Bird of the Week: Spotted Towhee
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Kathy
- 81 days ago - abcbirds.org
Ornithologist Edward Forbush commented in 1929: "[The Towhee] is a ground bird - an inhabitant of bushy land. No other sparrow seems to be so wedded to life in thicket and tangle...
Bird of the Week: Stressmann's Bristlefront
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Kathy
- 96 days ago - abcbirds.org
One of the world's rarest birds, the Stresemann's Bristlefront appears to be literally one bird away from extinction. In December 2018, after months of intensive searching, a lone bristlefront was observed in Brazil. This rediscovery renews hope that this
Bird of the Week: Snowy Owl
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, CoolStuff, eco-friendly, environment, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty )

Kathy
- 110 days ago - abcbirds.org
The magnificent Snowy Owl is a sight that stops even non-birders in their tracks. This huge white owl with cat-like yellow eyes blends beautifully into snowy winter landscapes. Like an Arctic blizzard, it appears unpredictably and infrequently in the...
Bird of the Week: Dark-Eyed Junco
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, eco-friendly, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty, world )

Kathy
- 117 days ago - abcbirds.org
"There is not an individual in the Union who does not know the little Snow-bird", declared John James Audubon, writing about the Dark-eyed Junco almost 200 years ago. Many people in the United States today still think of this familiar songbird as the...
Bird of the Week: Rusty Blackbird
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, eco-friendly, environment, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty )

Kathy
- 124 days ago - abcbirds.org
In 40 years, the once-common Rusty Blackbird lost between 85 and 95 percent of its population, making it one of the fastest declining North American landbirds. The only North American blackbird more troubled is the Tricolored Blackbird, a localized...
Bird of the Week: Eastern Meadowlark
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, CoolStuff, eco-friendly, environment, greenliving, interesting, protection, sustainable, world )

Kathy
- 131 days ago - abcbirds.org
Often hunkered down in the grasses, the Eastern Meadowlark may surprise a casual observer: This stout-bodied bird sports a cryptic, streaky brown back, but when facing you, you see its shocking yellow breast, emblazoned with a bold, black "V",
Bird of the Week: Blue-Eyed Ground Dove
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, eco-friendly, environment, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty )

Kathy
- 138 days ago - abcbirds.org
With a population estimated at just 16 birds, the Blue-eyed Ground-Dove is one of the rarest birds in Brazil, a country that's home to many rare species found nowhere else...
Bird of the Week: Pine Siskin
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, eco-friendly, environment, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty, world )

Kathy
- 145 days ago - abcbirds.org
The streaky brown Pine Siskin is a "goldfinch in disguise", with only touches of the bright yellow plumage worn by its close relatives, the American Goldfinch and Brazil's Yellow-faced Siskin. This species is one of the most common of the 'winter finches'
Bird of the Week: Swamp Sparrow
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, eco-friendly, environment, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty )

Kathy
- 159 days ago - abcbirds.org
The Swamp Sparrow, like the Song Sparrow, is often dismissed as a 'little brown job'. But a closer look reveals a bird richly colored in earthy tones of russet, brown, and cool gray, set off by a white throat and reddish cap.
 

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