BIRD OF THE WEEK — SCARLET TANAGER — PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD group

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SCARLET TANAGER

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Piranga olivacea
POPULATION: 2.7 million
TREND: Stable
HABITAT: Breeds in deciduous and mixed deciduous-evergreen forests; winters in forests and forest edges

In spring plumage, the male Scarlet Tanager’s beauty comes close to rivaling showy tropical birds like the Green-headed Tanager and Gilt-edged Tanager. Unlike these South American residents, the Scarlet Tanager is a migratory bird that travels long distances between breeding and wintering grounds.

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(Figbird) – Australia
Sphecotheres viridis ♂ (Figbird) - Australia//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Bohemian Waxwing
Bohemian Waxwing//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Rufous-Tailed Jacamar
Jacamars à queue rousse/Rufous-tailed jacamar//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Kingfisher
Summer attire//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Golden-Chevroned Tanager
Espécie: Sanhaçu-de-Encontro-Amarelo//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Oriental White-Eye
Oriental White-eye (Zosterops palpebrosus)//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Skylark
Skylark//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Grey Headed Kingfisher
Halcyon leucocephala (Grey-headed Kingfisher)//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Hearty Flaushi – Eurasian Jay
Hearty Flaushi - Eurasian Jay - Garrulus glandarius//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Juvenile Hairy Woodpecker
Hairy woodpecker//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Grey Heron
Grey Heron//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Blue Jay
Blue jay//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

BIRD OF THE WEEK — BAY-BREASTED WARBLER — PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD group

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SCIENTIFIC NAME: Setophaga castanea
POPULATION: 9.2 million
TREND: Declining
HABITAT: Breeds in northern coniferous or mixed forests (mostly Canada); winters in lowland forests

Bay-breasted Warbler’s overall population has dropped about 74 percent since 1966, likely due in part to use of pesticides to control the budworm.

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NORTHERN PARULA
NORTHERN PARULA//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

COAL TIT
Chapim-carvoeiro I Coal tit//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

PITI TARKENTAA
Emberiza citrinella & Rumex acetocella//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

NORTHERN CARDINAL
Northern Cardinal hen (cardinalidae)//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

CRIMSOM BREASTED SHRIKE
Crimsom-breasted Shrike//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

MATING RED-NECKED GREBES
Mating Red-necked Grebes//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

RED CRESTED CARDINAL
Red Crested Cardinal//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

EUROPEAN ROBIN
Pisco de peito ruivo I European Robin//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

GREEN BEE-EATER
Green Bee-eater, Tadoba Tiger Reserve, India//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

KINGFISHER
Kingfisher//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON
Black-crowned Night Heron DSC_0182_edited-1//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

BIRD OF THE WEEK — MOUNTAIN PLOVER — PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD group

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MOUNTAIN PLOVER

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Charadrius montanus
POPULATION: Fewer than 20,000
TREND: Declining
HABITAT: Breeds on short-grass prairie; winters on plains, fields, and deserts

The name “Mountain” Plover is misleading, since this is a species of shortgrass prairies. It’s also nicknamed “Prairie Ghost” for its habit of freezing in place when threatened, blending perfectly into its grassy surroundings. Unlike other plovers such as the Snowy or Wilson’s, Mountain Plovers are not typically associated with water.

The North American Breeding Bird Survey shows declines of over 80 percent in Mountain Plover populations over the past few decades, and this species is included on the 2014 State of the Birds Watch List. This steep decline is mainly due to habitat loss.

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Hoopoe//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

39 Bluetit//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Chapim de Poupa I European crested tit//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Pénélope à ventre roux/Chesnut-bellied guan//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Chapim de Poupa I Crested tit//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Organiste à nuque bleue (Chlorophonia cyanea)//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Pato (Duck)//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Schwanenküken - cygnus olor//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Tico tico filhote//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Yellow Warbler//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

intaka4//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Merops apiaster//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Tricolored Heron In Flight DSC_0553_edited-1//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

BIRD OF THE WEEK — BLUE-WINGED WARBLER — PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD group

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BLUE-WINGED WARBLER

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Vermivora cyanoptera
POPULATION: 710,000
TREND: Declining
HABITAT: Breeds in open scrubland across eastern North America; winters in forests and scrub.

The eye-catching Blue-winged Warbler resembles the Prothonotary Warbler, but differs in habitat preference. Its genus name, Vermivora, means “worm-eating,” a somewhat inaccurate description of the bird’s insect-based diet. This genus also includes the closely-related Golden-winged Warbler.

The Blue-winged Warbler’s range in North America expanded with the arrival of European settlers, as land clearing and farming created more of the scrubby habitat this species prefers.

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Spanish Sparrow
Spanish Sparrow (Passer hispaniolensis)//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Yellow Tyrannulet
Capsiempis flaveola (Marianinha-amarela/Yellow Tyrannulet)//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Malachite Kingfisher
Malachite Kingfisher, Corythornis cristatus//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Northern Lapwing
Northern Lapwing............Vanellus vanellus//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Anna’s Hummingbird
Calypte anna ♂ (Anna's Hummingbird)//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Sunbird Males
Greater Double-collared Sunbirds//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Whistler’s Warbler
Whistler's Warbler (Seicercus whistleri)//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Sarus Crane
Sarus Crane (Grus antigone)//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Spotted Woodpecker
Woodpecker at work//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Eurasian Jay
Whoa! Flaushi the Eurasian Jay - Garrulus glandarius//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Spot-Bellied Eagle-Owl
Spot-bellied eagle-owl/Grand-duc du Nepal (Bubo nepalensis)//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

BIRD OF THE WEEK — SPRAGUE’S PIPIT — PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD group

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SCIENTIFIC NAME: Anthus spraqueii
POPULATION: 1.2 million
TREND: Decreasing
HABITAT: Breeds and winters in large areas of native short- and mixed-grass prairie

Sprague’s Pipit, also known as the Missouri Skylark, is often an inconspicuous and solitary species. But on its breeding grounds, the male bird becomes a star, staging vocal flight displays that can last from 30 minutes to three hours at a time. This aerial breeding display is thought to be the longest of any bird species.

Like Baird’s Sparrow, Sprague’s Pipit is very sensitive to human disturbance, disappearing rapidly when people alter its habitat. It has experienced a 79 percent drop in population since 1966, when the Breeding Bird Survey first began to monitor bird population trends.

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Tennessee Warbler
Tennessee Warbler//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Haussperling
Haussperling//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Canada Goose Family

Canada Goose Family 16-0529-2335//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

American Yellow Warbler
American Yellow Warbler - Setophaga petechia//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Laughing Dove

Laughing Dove.//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Song Thrush
Turdus philomelos//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Rainbow Lorikeets

Rainbow Lorikeets & Bottlebrush in springtime//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Eurasian Jay

Garrulus glandarius//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Crimson Finch

Crimson Finch (Neochmia phaeton) (adult male) (13 centimetres).03//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Flamenco juvenil

Flamenco juvenil. Phoenicopterus roseus. Pétrola 9/10/2016.//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Common Teal

Common Teal (Anas crecca)//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js