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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 — 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 — HAWAI‘I ‘AMAKIHI — PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD group

   PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD has over 1,300 members and over 71,000 photos and videos.  BIRD OF THE WEEK HAWAI‘I ‘AMAKIHI SCIENTIFIC NAME: Chlorodrepanis virens POPULATION: Approximately 800,000–900,000 TREND: Stable HABITAT: Forests and shrubland at a wide range of elevations One of the most common and adaptable of Hawaiian honeycreepers, the Hawai‘i ‘Amakihi is found in all types of habitat, from sea level to…

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BIRD OF THE WEEK — DICKCISSEL — PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD group

PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD has over 1,300 members and over 69,000 photos and videos.  BIRD OF THE WEEK DICKCISSEL SCIENTIFIC NAME: Spiza americana POPULATION: 27 million TREND: Stable HABITAT: Open grasslands, including prairies or pastures, and overgrown weedy fields. Uses wetlands and marshes during migration The male Dickcissel resembles a big sparrow or miniature meadowlark, with a black, V-shaped throat patch contrasting with its…

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BIRD OF THE WEEK — ROSEATE TERN — PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD group

PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD has over 1,300 members and over 68,000 photos and videos.  BIRD OF THE WEEK ROSEATE TERN SCIENTIFIC NAME: Sterna dougallii POPULATION: About 24,000 adults (North America) TREND: Stable worldwide; population in northeast U.S. listed as endangered; other U.S. populations threatenend HABITAT: Barrier islands, coastal salt marshes The Roseate Tern is a medium-sized tern with a deeply forked tail that sports…

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