BIRD OF THE WEEK — Roseate Tern — PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD group

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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 long white plumes when the bird is in breeding plumage. The species’ common name reflects the delicate pinkish wash visible on the birds’ chests when plumage is fresh.

Like the Gull-billed Tern, the Roseate Tern has a worldwide distribution, from Europe to Africa to Australia. Roseate Terns are divided into four subspecies based on small differences in size and bill color.

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

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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 many other species, Cooper’s Hawks are harmed by habitat loss, which may limit suitable breeding habitat.

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

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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 booming urban population.

The main threat faced by the São Paulo Marsh Antwren is habitat loss, particularly from sand mining, housing developments, and fish farming. Invasive species, including an introduced grass, are also destroying the bird’s already-limited habitat.

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

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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 because of the species’ preference for impenetrable mangrove swamps and its tendency to remain silent outside of the breeding season.

Within the United States, this tropical bird can be found only in dense mangroves along the southern coasts of Florida. There, along with White-crowned Pigeon, the birds use undisturbed mangrove habitat for nesting and foraging.

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GREENPEACE –10 Years Ago the Amazon Was Being Bulldozed for Soy Then Everything Changed — PLANET EARTH MACRO WORLD group

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10 Years Ago the Amazon Was Being Bulldozed for Soy — Then Everything Changed

The Amazon soy moratorium is the result of an unprecedented collaboration between civil society, industry and government. It has already produced a spectacular drop in Amazon deforestation. And now the moratorium will last until — as the renewal document says — it is no longer needed.

Amazon deforestation

The agreement — called the soy moratorium — is the result of an unprecedented collaboration between civil society, industry and government. It has already produced a spectacular drop in Amazon deforestation. And now the moratorium will last until — as the renewal document says — it is no longer needed.

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