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BIRD OF THE WEEK — COOPER’S HAWK — PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD group

   PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD group has over 1,300 members and over 74,000 photos and videos.  BIRD OF THE WEEK COOPER’S HAWK SCIENTIFIC NAME: Accipiter cooperii POPULATION: 800,000 TREND: Increasing HABITAT: Forests and woodlots The crow-sized Cooper’s Hawk is a raptor of the woodlands, with short, rounded wings and a long tail — excellent adaptations for pursuing smaller birds through thick understory. Like so…

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BIRD OF THE WEEK — SÃO PAULO MARSH ANTWREN — PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD group

   PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD has over 1,300 members and over 74,000 photos and videos.  BIRD OF THE WEEK SÃO PAULO MARSH ANTWREN SCIENTIFIC NAME: Formicivora paludicola POPULATION: 150-700 IUCN STATUS: Critically Endangered TREND: Unknown HABITAT: Freshwater marshes in the state of São Paulo, southeastern Brazil Like many other birds, including the Black Skimmer and Least Tern, the species faces continual challenges by living in proximity to a…

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BIRD OF THE WEEK — MANGROVE CUCKOO — PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD group

   PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD has over 1,300 members and over 73,000 photos and videos.  BIRD OF THE WEEK MANGROVE CUCKOO SCIENTIFIC NAME: Coccyzus minor POPULATION: 200,000+ TREND: Stable HABITAT: Mangrove swamps, hardwood hammocks, dry shrubby forest. Never seen the Mangrove Cuckoo? You’re not alone: The Mangrove Cuckoo is among the most secretive and poorly known of North American birds. It’s difficult to detect…

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BIRD OF THE WEEK — ‘I’IWI — PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD group

   PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD has over 1,300 members and over 73,000 photos and videos.  BIRD OF THE WEEK ‘I’IWI Could a bird this spectacular disappear from the planet? Absolutely, if trends for this once-common Hawaiian honeycreeper continue. Like so many island species, the ‘I’iwi is beautifully adapted to the plants that share its evolutionary history. Its long, downward-curving bill…

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BIRD OF THE WEEK — RAINBOW STARFRONTLET — PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD group

PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD has over 1,300 members and over 72,000 photos and videos.  SCIENTIFIC NAME: Coeligena iris POPULATION: Unknown TREND: Decreasing HABITAT: Mountain forest edges, gardens, plantations; can use degraded habitats Rainbow Starfrontlets range from southern Ecuador to northern Peru. They can be seen in several Ecuadorian reserves where ABC works with in-country partner Fundación Jocotoco. This species is most threatened by habitat loss caused by…

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BIRD OF THE WEEK — FLAMMULATED OWL — PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD group

PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD has over 1,300 members and over 72,000 photos and videos. BIRD OF THE WEEK FLAMMULATED OWL SCIENTIFIC NAME: Psiloscops flammeolus POPULATION: 37,000 TREND: Unknown HABITAT: Mountain pine forests with brushy understory The “Flammie” is one of the smallest owls in North America, about the size of an American Robin. It is one of the few owls on the continent with…

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BIRD OF THE WEEK — NORTHERN BOBWHITE — PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD group

PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD has over 1,300 members and over 72,000 photos and videos.  BIRD OF THE WEEK  NORTHERN BOBWHITE SCIENTIFIC NAME: Colinus virginianus POPULATION: 5.8 million TREND: Decreasing HABITAT: Old fields and hedgerows, grasslands, open forests 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…

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