BARBA AZUL NATURE RESERVE — BLUE THROATED MACAWS — PLANET EARTH FLOWERS group

PLANET EARTH FLOWERS has over 2,000 members and over 83,000.

 Contest — Yellow Flowers

BLUE THROATED MACAWS

Record sighting of 155 Blue-throated Macaws confirms steady population growth at Barba Azul Nature Reserve.

On the 11 000 hectares (27 182 acres) of Barba Azul Nature reserve, Armonía successfully protects important roosting and feeding grounds for this species.

Top Contributors

3Point141Rafael Gomez – http://micamara.esAndreas PierTHE Holy Hand Grenade!minus1349
Gloriole

Orchids

We live in a rainbow of chaos. (Paul Cezanne)

Sempervivum

Les perruques vertes - The Green wigs

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BIRD OF THE WEEK — BAHAMA ORIOLE — PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD group

PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD has over 1,500 members and over 103,000 photos and videos.

BIRD OF THE WEEK

BAHAMA ORIOLE

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Icterus northropi 
POPULATION: Fewer than 300 individuals.
IUCN STATUS: Critically Endangered 
TREND: Decreasing 
HABITAT: Broadleaf and pine forests and edges; will use human-altered habitats.

The dashing Bahama Oriole has shiny black plumage and bright lemon-yellow on its belly, wings, and rump. Unlike the related Baltimore Oriole, male and female Bahama Orioles are very similar in appearance. Found only on the Andros Islands in the Bahamas, fewer than 300 individuals are thought to remain.

This rare oriole belongs to the New World blackbird family, which includes the Audubon’s Oriole and the Red-winged Blackbird.

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DansPhotoArtHawkeye2011DiegojacklittlebiddleS C photos
song thrush

Robin

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It's the berries!

Young Goldfinch

MICROBIOLOGY — **PROYECTO AGUA**/** WATER PROJECT** — PLANET EARTH OUR HOME group

PLANET EARTH OUR HOME is our flagship group with over 12,000 members and over 787,000 photos and videos.

Contest — Interior Architecture

All PLANET EARTH groups supports:

Greenpeace

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John Horstman (itchydogimages, SINOBUG)alpenglowtravelersDiegojack–MARCO POLO–tucker.tterence

LAGO DE SANABRIA, KERATELLA COCLEARIS, CAMPANAS A MUERTO EN UN LAGO QUE FUE DE CRISTAL.

SOLES DE GELATINA, PROBOSCIDACTYLA, PLAYA DE LA LANZADA//

OIKOPLEURA, VIAJE AL ORIGEN EN UNA OLA, PLAYA DE PRAGUEIRA

ABANICOS DE MAR, LICMOPHORA FLABELLATA, PLAYA DE BALEA

ACTINOPHRYS, RAYOS DE LA AMEBA SOL, REAL JARDÍN BOTÁNICO

Hundreds of bird species are on a track toward extinction. If these species blink out, we’ll have just one species to blame: ours — Marvelous Spatuletail — PLANET EARTH FLOWERS group

PLANET EARTH FLOWERS has over 2,000 members and over 83,000 photos and videos.

Contest — Yellow Flowers

The male Marvelous Spatuletail is a striking, high-energy spectacle, brandishing the purplish-blue spatules on its tail like a pair of castanets.

The birds wave these spatules around during communal courtship displays, which draw visiting females to observe and select a mate.

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3Point141Rafael Gomez – http://micamara.esAndreas PierTHE Holy Hand Grenade!minus1349
Sakura

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Krokusse 2009

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popy en hiver

GREENPEACE — BEE-KILLING PESTICIDES — PLANET EARTH REFLECTIONS group

PLANET EARTH REFLECTIONS has over 2,400 members and over 49, 000 photos and videos. 

Greenpeace

Bee-killing pesticides in particular pose the most direct risk to pollinators. The main reasons for global bee-decline are linked to industrial agriculture, parasites/pathogens and climate change. The loss of biodiversity due to monocultures and the wide-spread use of bee-killing pesticides are particular threats for honeybees and wild pollinators.

Although the relative role of insecticides in the global decline of pollinators remains poorly characterised, it is becoming increasingly evident that some insecticides, at concentrations applied routinely in the current chemical-intensive agriculture system, exert clear, negative effects on the health of pollinators – both individually and at the colony level. The observed, sub-lethal, low-dose effects of insecticides on bees are various and diverse.

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Stanley Zimny (Thank You for 40 Million views)DefabledRafael Gomez – http://micamara.estango-roba66
Red Fall Leaves Reflecting

Sunset Glow

Calligraphy on the river Saône

Wat Mahathat Ayutthaya Thailand-24a

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