Thursday, June 23, 2011

Bird of the day Yellow-headed Manakin

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Gyrfalcons, bird of the day, are Secret Seabirds

Posted: 20 Jun 2011 08:43 AM PDT

The world's largest falcon, the fast, taloned gyrfalcon, is a secret seabird, scientists have discovered. Gyrfalcons living in the high Arctic overwinter out at sea, spending long periods living and hunting on pack ice. It is the first time any falcon species has been found regularly living at sea. The birds likely rest on the ice and hunt other seabirds such as gulls and guillemots, over what appears to be one of the largest winter ranges yet documented for any raptor.

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Second Wave of Mystery Pelican Deaths Hits Topsail Beach

Posted: 19 Jun 2011 11:55 AM PDT

A second wave of mysterious pelican injuries and deaths has occurred in the past several weeks at Topsail Island in North Carolina following earlier incidents about six months ago in which about 250 pelicans died as a result of still-undetermined causes.

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Nigeria edit complete. New birds, new pages.

African most wanted list additionsBlack-capped Woodland-Warbler, White-throated Mountain-Babbler, Ibadan Malimbe, Anambra Waxbill