Sunday Photo Magazine — 12/23/2018

PLANET EARTH LANDSCAPES 6,508 members
Love Story..//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js
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to me the eyes!!!!!!!//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js
PLANET EARTH ARCHITECTURE 5,375 members
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PLANET EARTH OUR HOME 12,426 members
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PLANET EARTH FIELD GUIDE TO AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE 316 members
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_DSC0003 Place in the Dusk//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js
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PLANET EARTH IN HDR 354 members
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WATER DROPLETS — PLANET EARTH FLOWERS group

PLANET EARTH FLOWERS has over 2,000 members and over 82,000 photos.

Contest — Field of Flowers

Top Contributors

3Point141Rafael Gomez – http://micamara.esAndreas PierTHE Holy Hand Grenade!minus1349

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

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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) — Nansen Award finalist gives girls in Jordan a sporting chance — PLANET EARTH OUR HOME group

PLANET EARTH OUR HOME group is our flagship group with over 12,000 members and over 781,000 photos and videos.

Contest — Horses

Reclaim Childhood promotes leadership skills and interaction between different refugee and local communities through participation in sport.

Reclaim Childhood, a non-profit sports programme for refugee and local girls in Jordan. The programme’s aims are threefold: to provide a safe space for girls to play, to connect different refugee and local communities that may not otherwise interact, and to empower women and girls through participation in sport.

 

Top Contributors

John Horstman (itchydogimages, SINOBUG)alpenglowtravelersDiegojack–MARCO POLO–tucker.tterence
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DAY 1000. Hello Friday!//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

トウワタ Tropical milkweed//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

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BIRD OF THE WEEK — RUSTY BLACKBIRD — BYE, BYE BLACKBIRD — PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD group

PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD has over 1,500 members and over 98,000 photos and videos.

ABC

BIRD OF THE WEEK

Rusty Blackbird

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Euphagus carolinus

POPULATION: Estimates vary widely, from less than 1 million to more than 5 million.

IUCN STATUS: Vulnerable

TREND: Decreasing

HABITAT: Breeds where boreal forest meets wetland. Winters in wooded wetlands.

Rusty Blackbird lost between 85 and 95 percent of its population, making it one of the fastest declining North American landbirds. The only North American blackbird more troubled is the Tricolored Blackbird, a localized and declining bird of West Coast wetlands.

usty Blackbird_Paul Roedding, Shutterstock

At first blush, the Rusty Blackbird’s growing scarcity makes no sense. After all, much of the bird’s breeding range in the boreal forest is remote and roadless, so human impact seems a less likely factor than in areas with cities and suburbs.

For now, scientists strongly suspect a few factors at play in the bird’s decline:

  • Climate change, which may cause wetlands to dry up more frequently, and also may throw off peak times for aquatic and other insects, affecting blackbird breeding.

  • Destruction of wetlands for agriculture in the United States wintering range, combined with degradation of remaining habitat.

  • A combination of these and other threats, including the poisoning of blackbird flocks and infiltration of Red-winged Blackbirds and Common Grackles into degraded habitats, where these birds likely compete with Rusty Blackbirds.

Top Contributors

DansPhotoArtHawkeye2011DiegojacklittlebiddleS C photos

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For ID (Done): Rusty Blackbird ♂ - Quiscale rouilleux ♂ - Euphagus carolinus (D72_6582-1F-20171003)//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

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

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Sunday Photo Magazine — 12/16/2018

All PLANET EARTH groups supports:

Greenpeace * United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) * American Bird Conservancy

PLANET EARTH AGRICULTURE 744 members
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San Francisco Plantation//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js
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Aeschne mixte mâle 05//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js
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Budapest at Dusk//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js
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Finito il lavoro//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js
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Purple Swamphen - courtship display//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js
PLANET EARTH BACK IN THE DAY 6,488 members
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PLANET EARTH IN BOKEH AND DOF 969 members
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PLANET EARTH MOUNTAINS 881 members
Der Berg ruft//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js
PLANET EARTH TRAINS AND RAILROADS 910 members
New business on the old NYC//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js
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PLANET EARTH URBAN LANDSCAPES 1,042 members
Berna//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js
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PLANET EARTH TRANSPORTATION 1,913 members
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