BIRD OF THE WEEK — YELLOW RUMPED WARBLER — PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD group

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BIRD OF THE WEEK

YELLOW RUMPED WARBLER

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Setophaga coronata
POPULATION: 150 million
TREND: Increasing
HABITAT: Breeds in coniferous and mixed forests; winters in a variety of open and second-growth habitats.

The Yellow-rumped Warbler is one of the most widespread and well-known warblers in North America. Birders affectionately refer to this species as “butter-butt,” since its bright yellow rump is an eye-catching and diagnostic field mark throughout the year. Adults also have a yellow crown patch, most obvious in adult males. This bird’s species name, coronata, means crowned.

North America is home to two migratory Yellow-rumped Warbler groups that are sometimes considered separate species: the “Myrtle” Warbler of eastern and far-northwestern North America and the “Audubon’s” Warbler of the West. The two groups hybridize where their ranges meet in southwestern Canada, and were combined into a single species in 1973, named the Yellow-rumped Warbler.

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UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES (UNHCR) — SYRIA — PLANET EARTH WILDLIFE AND NATURE group

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UNHCR increases aid in north-east Syria:

Displaced Syrians, who fled their homes in the border town of Ras al-Ain, receive humanitarian aid on October 12, 2019, in the town of Tal Tamr in the countryside of Syria’s northeastern Hasakeh province.

Syria. Young girl displaced by recent violence carries relief supplies

Among the immediate protection needs which have been identified are the lack of civil documentation, as people left their homes without papers and other belongings. Families have also been separated.

Some people are in need of psychological first aid and psychosocial support. UNHCR mobilized protection teams to identify critical protection needs of the most vulnerable, including people with specific needs, elderly people and those with disabilities and serious medical conditions.

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BIRD OF THE WEEK — BLUE-BILLED CURASSOW — PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD group

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The Blue-billed Curassow is one of the birds closest to extinction in the Americas. It belongs to a group of large, ground-dwelling tropical birds that are closely related to turkeys. Some say the birds are just as tasty as domestic turkeys, and unfortunately, harvesting the birds and eggs for food is an ongoing problem.

Blue-billed Curassow populations have also declined dramatically due to habitat loss. Huge areas of lowland forest in the bird’s former range have been razed for livestock and crops, illegal coca farms, oil extraction, and mining. Although the species has been seen infrequently at other sites in Colombia, the Alliance for Zero Extinction has recognized a small portion of the Magdalena Valley as most critical for the curassow’s survival. This appears to be home to one of the last viable populations for the species.

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