Outdoors columns - Albuquerque Journal
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Brown-headed cowbirds practice brood parasitism
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The female does not build a ... The female does not build a nest but instead lays her eggs in the nests of other unsuspecting bird species.
2
Canyon towhee a somewhat drab but friendly bird
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The canyon towhee can be found ... The canyon towhee can be found throughout the southwest including New Mexico.
3
Tips for creating a wildlife habitat in your backyard
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North American birds have declined by ... North American birds have declined by nearly 3 billion since the 1970s. This is mainly due to habitat loss.
4
Predatory loggerhead shrike hunts in open areas
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Pesticides and habitat loss contributing to ... Pesticides and habitat loss contributing to birds' decline
5
Northern harriers common but declining
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The Northern harrier sometimes referred to ... The Northern harrier sometimes referred to as marsh hawk is one of my favorite raptors. < ...
6
Sora an elusive year-round NM resident
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Winter is an exciting time in ... Winter is an exciting time in New Mexico as we are host to a wide variety of bird species that spend ...
7
Look now for the uncommon indigo bunting
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The indigo bunting is a sparrow-sized ... The indigo bunting is a sparrow-sized bird at 5.5 inches in length. It is stocky with a short tail and conical bill. The male ...
8
In birds, appearances can be deceiving
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There are many variations in birds ... There are many variations in birds and even some significant variations within the same species. Mal ...
9
Lincoln's sparrow secretive, not usually seen
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Most of us are familiar with ... Most of us are familiar with the very common house sparrow. What many may not know is that there are ...