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BIRD OF THE WEEK
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Colinus virginianus
POPULATION: 5.8 million
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.
PLANET EARTH FLOWERS has over 2,000 members and over 72,000 photos.
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.
PLANET EARTH FLOWERS has over 2,000 members and over 73,000 photos.
PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD has over 1,300 members and over 71,000 photos and videos.
BIRD OF THE WEEK
HAWAIIAN COMMON GALLINULE
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Gallinula galeata sandvicensis
POPULATION: Approximately 300
TREND: Stable or increasing loss of habitat and invasive species such as domestic cats.
‘Alae ‘Ula are territorial and defend an area of wetland ranging from a quarter-acre to a half-acre. Although not as secretive as other members of the rail family, such as the elusive Black Rail, this gallinule’s preferred habitat—dense aquatic vegetation—can complicate efforts to accurately estimate its population size.
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