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 logging, mining, and human settlement.


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GREENPEACE — ALL THAT GREEN — PLANET EARTH OUR HOME group

Our mission: Greenpeace is the leading independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future.

“We ‘bear witness’ to environmental destruction in a peaceful, non-violent manner. We use non-violent confrontation to raise the level and quality of public debate. In exposing threats to the environment and finding solutions we have no permanent allies or adversaries. We ensure our financial independence from political or commercial interests.”
Annie Leonard, Greenpeace USA Executive Director

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PLANET EARTH OUR HOME group has over 12,000 members and over 707,000 photos and videos. 

Contest — Your Favorite Bird please join in.

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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 dark eyes (others include Spotted and Barred Owls) and has short, feathered ear tufts. It’s also one of the few migratory owl species in North America.

“Flammulated” means flame-colored; it refers to the streak of reddish feathers along this owl’s shoulder and onto its back. This “flaming” streak gives this bird its Latin and common name.

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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 once a common sound throughout the birds’ range. 

Habitat loss and the increased use of pesticides are thought to be the culprits behind this steep decline—a worrisome trend also noted in other birds sharing similar habitats, including Loggerhead Shrike.

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GREENPEACE — FISHING OUR OCEANS TO DEATH — PLANET EARTH FLOWERS group

PLANET EARTH FLOWERS has over 2,000 members and over 72,000 photos. 

Contest — Yellow Flowers

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More and more people within and outside of the tuna industry are finally realizing that their business depends on sustaining fish populations. To truly transform an industry riddled with ocean destruction and labor abuse, Thai Union and its global brands like Chicken of the Sea must stand up and fight for real reform in the industry.

They must stop using poorly regulated and destructive fishing methods that needlessly kill vulnerable marine wildlife. No one wants to buy tuna with a side of sea turtle or shark.

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