Mielero (Bananaquit)

Especie que no necesita de presentación en el blog y a la que de vez en cuando le dedico algunas fotos en el patio de casa; esta especie descripta por primera vez para la ciencia en el año 1758 por Carl Linnaeus en su obra Systema Naturae ha sido clasificada recién en el año 1809 […]

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More than 739 Miles of U.S. Coastline Protected for Loggerhead Sea Turtles

This morning the government announced a decision, long in the making, to designate more than 739 miles of Atlantic and Gulf coastline as critical habitat for threatened loggerhead sea turtles. Loggerheads face threats from all sides, including from pollution, degradation of foraging areas, and serious injury and death from entanglement in fishing gear. They’re also […]

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‘A Bestiary’ ~ Downy Woodpecker and Red-bellied Woodpecker

The Downy Woodpecker, picoides pubescens and the Red-bellied Woodpecker, Melanerpes carolinus are featured in my last installment of ‘A Bestiary’ over at Native Plants and Wildlife Gardens. Downy Woodpeckers are friends to farmers and gardeners in that they enjoy dining on apple borers, tent caterpillars and more unwelcome insects. These smaller woodpeckers are often seen […]

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Little Stint (Calidris minuta)

Dette bilde er tatt på vest kysten av Norge. Jeg låg på en liten fohøynigen ut i en stor damm og fotograferte Dunlin. Little Stint kom flygende og landet så nært at jeg ikke fikk fokusert. Da måtte jeg krype ut i dammen. Jeg ble veldig våt men fikk et godt bilde.Data: EOS 1D MK […]

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White-eyed Vireo

White-eyed Vireos are pretty fun. They’re a bird you’ll probably learn to identify by their call much more easily than by sight. Not because they are hard to identify–their white eyes are pretty distinctive. But they don’t always present themselves to be seen, even though I hear them all the time.

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Starry frog rediscovered after thought extinct for 160 years (photos)

In 1853 Edward Frederick Kelaart, a physician and naturalist, collected a strange frog on the island of Sri Lanka then a British colony known as Ceylon. The specimen was a large shrub frog (about 2 inches or 5.5 centimeters long) with black-outlined white specks on lime-green skin. He dubbed it “starry” after its pale specks, […]

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Grins and Fins: Meet the Sociable False Killer Whale

American photographer Doug Perrine, 60, captured this priceless image of a false killer whale mid-grin off the coast of Kona, Hawaii. Less commonly known than the killer whale (or orca), the false killer whale is the third largest member of the oceanic dolphin family. Growing to 1,500 pounds and up to 20 feet long, the […]

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Migration resumes

The 7th Eilat Bird Festival is behind us and despite not getting to our usual final checklist of 240 species, we stillmanagedto get a nice assembly of species, some not very commonly seen neither at any of the past festivals nor every spring like these Hill Sparrow,Black Bush Robins &PharaohEagle Owland no less than 3 […]

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