BIRD OF THE WEEK — FLAMMULATED OWL — PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD group

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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

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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

GREENPEACE

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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PLANET EARTH FLOWERS group

PLANET EARTH FLOWERS has over 2,000 members and over 73,000 photos. 

Contest — Field of Flowers 

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BIRD OF THE WEEK –HAWAIIAN COMMON GALLINULE (‘ALAE ‘ULA) — PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD group

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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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