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Breeding Tigers at Tadoba National Park

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 Uday Patel (August 13, 2018)  Tigers breed all over the year but they mate more in the winters. Though this is usually the case the breeding season may vary slightly due to weather conditions that may prevail locally. Tiger migrated from cold Siberian climate some ten thousand years back into India. It has yet to acclimatize to varying conditions in India especially the heat. Hence it is natural that the big cat .. (Wildlife)

Accredited Degree in Wildlife Photography

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 Renu Nayal (September 11, 2012)  To some of them Photography comes as hobby and if this hobby is converted in to profession you will surely lead with a lucrative career. Basically, wildlife photography is doing photography of wild life in the scenic beauty as the set background. This field is very fascinating and adventurous. One has to hold great patience and be observant by nature. In the global warming nature there . (Wildlife)

Why Tomato Juice Doesn’t Remove Skunk Smell

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 Howard Kelly (February 08, 2011)  If you ask a group of people how to remove skunk smell, it’s almost guaranteed that at least a few of those people in the group will say “tomato juice or tomato paste will remove skunk smell”. Now it’s not certain where this myth originates, perhaps television shows, as a joke, or by the creators of tomato juice themselves, but the fact is it is a myth. Tomato .. (Wildlife)

Tree Frogs

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 Peter Gitundu (December 24, 2008)  Trees, which are described as perennial woody plants, are home to many birds, insects and small animals. Among them are some tiny frogs which are actually called tree frogs. They live in forest areas that are close to water, but they can also do well in areas that have soil. These animals come in a variety in terms of appearance, habitat and specificity. Owing to the fact that they .. (Wildlife)

Wildlife and Your Home

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 Billings Farnsworth (December 23, 2008)  If you live in Shelby County or the surrounding areas you are probably well aware of the extreme abundance of wildlife. For the most part we enjoy the wildlife. It seems to give us a taste of nature right outside our front door. But there are times when the wildlife can become a problem. Unfortunately, the problem is often left unnoticed until a homeowner notices a strange smell, odd .. (Wildlife)

Florida Panther Roams

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 Frank Gual (December 20, 2008)  A Florida panther named Don Juan transferred to Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park in Citrus county after living at Busch Gardens in Tampa for the last two years. Don Juan is eleven years old and weighs 130 pounds. He is the first Florida panther to call a state park home. Since he has all his claws, the exhibit had to be modified, with shields on trees so he would not climb on them. . (Wildlife)

A Brief Introduction to Gorillas and Their Continued Fight For Survival

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 David Harland (December 19, 2008)  I have always been really drawn to the beautiful Gorilla, they are astounding creatures which have many similar characteristics to man. Gorillas are big, gentle, shy apes that have their habitat in the continent of Africa. Gorillas have been made to look like monsters by the film industry in the past but are in fact quiet, shy, peaceful vegetarians. These highly intelligent animals are .. (Wildlife)

Spiders Are Not Insects

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 Kathy Onsager (December 19, 2008)  The difference between spiders and insects is that spiders have eight legs, insects have six. Spiders cannot fly, insects can. But sometimes it may seem like they can, especially when you are outside and walk into one of their webs because you don't see it until you are already in the middle of it. Or you see a spider outside your window or in the corner of one of your rooms and it .. (Wildlife)

Amazing Animals

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 Jennie Gandhi (November 22, 2008)  Animal life is an interesting subject. It is amazing to know that there are more than 545 types of butterflies. There is also data about extinct animals and evolution in animals that shows improvement in their genetic structure. Some animal's live in a herd like the elephants, boars, wild dogs or wolves. Predators usually live in small groups. There are solitary animals like the .. (Wildlife)

Exploring The Bear Country of Alaska

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 Klaus Jost (November 20, 2008)  There is hardly any place in the world which is as thinly populated as Alaska. Large parts of the country are still dominated by the animal world. This is also true for the huge Katmai National Park in the south of Alaska, where the landscape is marked by glaciers and volcanoes, a part of which are still active. At the bottom of the tops of the Aleutan Range which are up to 2,000 metres . (Wildlife)

Kenyan Leopards

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 Paul Gitau (November 19, 2008)  Panthera pardus The leopard is an endangered cat in Asia and Africa. Its one of the big cats found in Kenya, strongest climber of them all and capable of pounding on and preying on other big animals. Leopards have a wide variety of colors which range from a light brown to dark shades found in deep forests. East African leopards have round black spots while southern African leopards have . (Wildlife)

They're Here! Dark Eyed Juncos - Learn About Your Snowbirds

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 Ronald F. Patterson (November 17, 2008)  It comes in several distinctly different looking forms, but all are readily identified as “Juncos" by their plain patterning, dark hood, and white outer tail feathers. Juncos are the “snowbirds" of the middle latitudes. In the eastern United States, they appear in all but the most northern states only in the winter, and then retreat each spring. Some juncos in the .. (Wildlife)

Tidepools - Exploring With Care

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 Dawne Knobbe (November 10, 2008)  As waves pull back from the shore the receding tide leaves pools amongst the rocks, whole worlds of creatures. Each pool a miniature echo system all its own. Sea stars moving slowly on their hundred of tiny feet, crabs scurrying to hide under green strands of seaweed, tiny snails and colorful sea anemones, clinging to rocks. Each animal depends on the others to keep the Tidepool in .. (Wildlife)

Amazing Breakthrough Discovery Should Save Endangered Fish

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 Kimberly Edwards (November 07, 2008)  This week, it was reported that “surrogate broodstocking" may save endangered fish, as researchers engineer one fish to create another fish. Tokyo University inventors injected newly hatched, but sterile, Asian masu salmon with sperm-growing cells from rainbow trout. These salmon then grew up to produce trout babies. Amazing! What a breakthrough! Fantastic news for endangered fish . (Wildlife)

Amazing Crocodile Confrontations in Australia

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 Kimberly Edwards (November 07, 2008)  Australian Crocodiles are absolutely massive when full grown. When I was on a 3 day tour in Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory of Australia, I was just awestruck and dumbfounded when we came close up with the crocodile population. My Story: We were to go out in 3-seater boats with small outboard motors on the waterways of Kakadu National Park with a tour-guide that could .. (Wildlife)

Ontario Wildlife That I Came Across on Vacation

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 Kimberly Edwards (November 07, 2008)  Every summer, we go “Up North" in Ontario on vacation to the cottage. I was not prepared enough for these random sightings, but I will tell you exactly what I saw. Firstly, where our cottage is, is between a marsh about 2 blocks away and the beach about 1 block away. This provides great chances of sighting interesting animals any time of year. It's spring time, so the Canada .. (Wildlife)

What in the World is a Pangolin?

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 Kimberly Edwards (November 07, 2008)  A pangolin is a mammal that is often called a scaly anteater with hardened plates made of keratin and look like scales, which are razor sharp for an extra armored effect. They come from Africa and Asia. They are nocturnal and use their amazing sense of smell to find insects to eat. Their tongues are elongated and also extend into their stomach so they can snag insects from tight .. (Wildlife)

The Endangered Caledonian Forest in Scotland

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 Kimberly Edwards (November 07, 2008)  If you've never heard of the Caledonian Forest, it's time to listen up. . . LOL. . . Basically, the Caledonian Forest is like the “Rainforest" of Scotland. It used to cover 1.5 million hectares of the Scottish Highlands, and now, only about 1% of that remains in 35 isolated areas. This is devastating, not only to Scotland and it's amazing wildlife, but to the world in general. We . (Wildlife)

Furry Arrival of Twin Red Pandas

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 Kimberly Edwards (November 07, 2008)  Ahhh. . . My favorite species of animal is the Red Panda. . . Unfortunately, they are extremely endangered. However, thankfully, there are a number of breeding programs in the world that are doing their best to ensure the survival of this species. Edmonton's Valley Zoo just had the 2nd arrival of twin baby red pandas! Yeahhh! They were born May 26th in captivity, and were named Tai .. (Wildlife)

Peacock - India's Blue Featured Beauty

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 Aparana Chauhan (November 07, 2008)  The Peacock is the male Indian peafowl that is recognized as the most beautiful birds in the world. Classified as the ‘National Bird of India, Peacocks are most certainly the pride of India. They belong to family of Pavo Cristatus and can be found in the woodlands and forests throughout Inida, Srilanka and Nepal. In India the peacock is popularly known as ‘mor’ among .. (Wildlife)

Puerto Vallarta Iguanas - Learn Some Interesting Facts About This Endangered Species

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 Abhishek Agarwal (November 06, 2008)  Are you thinking about going on vacation but don't really have a clue about where you would like to go? How about the island of Puerto Vallarta? People who escape reality here find a world of safe haven and paradise. For one, Banderas Bay: a place fit for sunbathing, snorkeling and surfing. Should you love these types of activities; then this is the place for you. No need to be alarmed .. (Wildlife)

Birding - Optimal Spots For Sightings

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 Richard Chapo (November 06, 2008)  Bird watching is a hobby that is sweeping the nation. It may seem odd to suggest that watching birds could be addictive, but it is. To get hooked, of course, you have to find spots for optimal viewing. The first thing to take into account is the time of day you want to be out and about. The crack of dawn is definitely the best time to see birds. That being said, they do not disappear .. (Wildlife)

Predation Upon Large Herbivores by Lions

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 Omer Ashraf (October 07, 2008)  Lions are amongst the most capable predators of large herbivores. Macropredation in lions is an important issue with ecological bearings. Lions prey upon several big animals. The first example that comes to mind is that of buffalo. The Cape Buffalo is considered by many to be amongst the most dangerous animals in the African bush and yet lions in many parts of Africa routinely prey .. (Wildlife)

The Lions of the Desert

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 Omer Ashraf (October 07, 2008)  Desert Lions are amongst the most unique large predators on earth, that reside in the deserts of Africa. They have adapted to their life in deserts with unique behavioral modifications. They reside largely in the deserts present in the country of Namibia, in the south of Africa. Despite living in an adverse environment, these lions are quite healthy and fit, in fact perhaps even more .. (Wildlife)

Cheetahs and Their Preservation

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 Omer Ashraf (October 07, 2008)  Cheetahs are amongst the most incredible animals on earth. Built for great speed, Cheetahs are specialists when it comes to hunting fast, agile prey animals in broad daylight. Capable of reaching from zero to hundred kilometers an hour within a matter of seconds, these cats have evolved into developing a sleek and slender physique that aids them in their highly specialized lifestyle. .. (Wildlife)

Some Information Regarding Bobcats

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 Omer Ashraf (October 07, 2008)  Here are some important facts regarding the incredible Bobcats: 1. Bobcats are part of the Lynx genus of felines and are the smallest of the four Lynx cats. 2. Modern Bobcats have apparently evolved around twenty thousand years ago from the Eurasian Lynx. 3. Bobcats are highly adaptable and are seen in a wide variety of habitats all across the United States. 4. Their population is .. (Wildlife)

Some Information About the Lynx

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 Omer Ashraf (October 07, 2008)  Here are some important facts about the lynx. 1. Lynx is a feline genus that includes four felines: Canadian Lynx, Eurasian Lynx, Iberian Lynx and Bobcat. 2. Lynx are cats of northern hemisphere and have thus evolved into having longhair cats, as an adaptation for the cold winters. 3. The Desert Lynx or Caracal is not scientifically included in the Lynx genus, and resides in Arabia. . (Wildlife)

Bear and Mountain Lion Protection

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 Jack Krohn (September 29, 2008)  Within the last 4 days there were stories about a black bear on the loose, literally in my backyard by our parking garage, and a mountain lion in the Cheyenne Mountain area, right down the road from where I live. The mountain lion killed a dog in someone's backyard-making for a great news story. It is that time of year when bears in particular start thinking about hibernation. .. (Wildlife)

Giant Pandas Are Fascinating Creatures Although They Don't Do Much!

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 Angela Baden (September 10, 2008)  Everyone is captivated by these cute and cuddly little black and white creatures with the raccoon looking eyes.  Your first impulse is to say how cute they are.  A bear was more than likely your first stuffed animal.  Perhaps you were lucky enough to have a stuffed Panda bear.  I always loved them. The first pair of Giant pandas came to Washington DC in 1972 and millions upon .. (Wildlife)

Rare and Extinct Animals

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 Rajni Seth (September 09, 2008)  Lack of conservation centers, lesser health facilities for animals and also a callous attitude has resulted in endangered species. Just as how human beings are a part of the universe, animals form a major role in keeping the ecological balance. More and more animals and birds are getting rare each year owing to migratory limitation, survival and the destruction of forest life. There are . (Wildlife)

Snakes of the Desert

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 Joseph Devine (September 09, 2008)  When people think of the desert, they typically think of only the rattlesnake as being present there. In reality, there are a number of snakes that are capable of inflicting harm that live in the desert. They come in various shapes and sizes but all are capable of doing damage if not to an adult then at least to children. The first type of snake is also the most commonly thought of. .. (Wildlife)

The American Black Bear

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 Joseph Devine (September 09, 2008)  The American black bear, Ursus Americanus, is the most common bear species native to North America. These bears live throughout the continent with a range that stretches from Alaska all the way south into Mexico. They can also be found from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. This range includes 41 of the 50 United States, all of the Canadian provinces except Prince Edward Island, .. (Wildlife)

The California Sea Lion

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 Joseph Devine (September 09, 2008)  The California Sea Lion, a beloved character along the coast of California and other parts of the Pacific Ocean, is a coastal sea lion that is extremely intelligent and adaptable. The sea lion has abundant numbers (188,000 estimated in 1995) and a population that continues to expand at a rate of roughly 5% annually. Sea lions are very intelligent creatures that are capable of adapting .. (Wildlife)

Keeping Squirrels Out of Your Bird Feeder - Tips For Your Feeder

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 J Ruppel (September 07, 2008)  Millions of homeowners have brought a bit of nature to their backyard by the simple addition of a bird feeder. There is an endless variety of birds and bird feeders that you can create to add the activity and ambiance of birds singing and feeding in the yard. But having bird food available in the yard also attracts other creatures, the most common being squirrels. While squirrels are .. (Wildlife)

Austin, Texas - Home of North America's Largest Urban Bat Community

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 Ki Gray (September 07, 2008)  Austin is home to many things: live music, the University of Texas, the state capital; but many people don't realize Austin is also home to the nation's largest urban bat community-and it's right downtown. More than 750,000 Mexican Free-Tail bats make their home under the beams of the Congress Avenue bridge. Following renovations of the iconic bridge in 1980, the bat population took up .. (Wildlife)

Armed and Dangerous - The Deadliest Animals in the World

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 Otto Kreistler (September 05, 2008)  We all know from various nature programs that the wild is certainly no place for a human to be in. There are a lot of dangerous animals that can seriously cause you harm wherever you go. Be it in the American woods or the African savanna, people just have to accept that they share this world with some of the deadliest animals that have ever evolved. And seriously, if you think man is .. (Wildlife)

Care For Bears - Freight Shipping For Wildlife

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 Stephen Willis (September 03, 2008)  We often think of freight forwarding as purely a commercial operation, but freight services can also be used by charitable organisations. This type of movement can often test the ingenuity of the shipping company; when an international wildlife charity needed to ship metal enclosure fencing from Holland to a wildlife rescue centre at Khabarovsk in the Far East of Russia, they had to .. (Wildlife)

Communion With a Red Fox

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 Norton Nowlin (August 12, 2008)  Late one Saturday afternoon, while jogging along a winding country road in the dense woods of northern Fairfax County, Virginia, not far from historic Gunston Hall, I was suddenly surprised by a courtly red fox that bounded onto the two-lane by-way from a thickly forested undergrowth and paused for an instant in the middle of the pavement, as though properly sizing-me-up. In the fox's .. (Wildlife)

Making Your Own Hummingbird Food

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 Pj Hall (August 11, 2008)  Hummingbirds are wonderful birds to attract to your yard or garden. There are different methods to attract hummingbirds that can help to bring them to your feeder. The fascination that we have for these small beautiful birds is seen throughout spoken history. There are many Native American tribes that have stories about hummingbirds. Hummingbirds are delightful to watch. There are .. (Wildlife)

Some Facts Regarding Cheetahs

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 Omer Ashraf (August 11, 2008)  Following are some interesting facts regarding Cheetahs. 1. Cheetahs are the fastest of all land mammals. 2. Cheetahs are in fact capable of generating great bursts of speed, reaching from zero to hundred kilometers per hour in under three seconds. 3. Often considered as the smallest of the big cats, Cheetahs are distinct since they can only purr and not roar like the other great .. (Wildlife)

Be Jellyfish Smart This Season

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 Chris L. Jensen (August 10, 2008)  It is imperative to immediately administer first aid care in the event of the jellyfish sting, unless the victim experiences an allergic reaction to the jellyfish venom. Symptoms of an allergic reaction are severe pain, respiratory problems, swelling, and shock. If the victim exhibits any of these symptoms, call 911 and head to the nearest Emergency Room. In most cases, victims of .. (Wildlife)

Information Regarding the Gorilla

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 Omer Ashraf (August 10, 2008)  Great apes, gorillas seem to have evolved from lesser apes nearly twenty million years ago. They are currently divided variously into species and subspecies, though four distinct subspecies seem to be somewhat agreed upon: Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla Beringei Beringei), Cross River Gorilla (Gorilla Gorilla Diehli), Western Lowland Gorilla (Gorilla Gorilla Gorilla) and Eastern Lowland .. (Wildlife)

Information Regarding Whales

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 Omer Ashraf (August 10, 2008)  The biggest of all animals, Whales are divided into two suborders: Mysticeti meaning Baleen Whales and Odontoceti or Toothed Whales. Baleen Whales are larger and have a baleen, a sieve like structure that filters the small fish that they consume, from water. Toothed Whales have teeth that they use to consume fish and squid. They are also known for their ability to emit sounds and use .. (Wildlife)

Search For Dirty Oil and Gas Threatening the Health of Wildlife Tremendously - Reduce Your Needs Now

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 Nadia Drenkesla (August 08, 2008)  In New York, far from the most beautiful forests in America, the price of a barrel of crude oil soared to $147/barrel. To think that the United States has allowed this sludge to become such a precious commodity is sickening. All the money wasted in Iraq could have been redirected to fund a multitude of solar, wind, and tidal projects. Battery technology, desperately in need of new .. (Wildlife)

Its Always Bird Feeding Time! Four Seasons and the Reasons

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 Dave Titterington (August 07, 2008)  We have traditionally fed wild birds primarily during the winter due to the fact that was the only season certain retail outlets made bird feeding products available. So we have grown to assume that winter is the only season that birds benefit from our enjoyment of backyard bird feeding, based more on marketing strategies than the needs of our feathered friends. In fact, most retailers .. (Wildlife)

Some Facts About Jaguars

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 Omer Ashraf (August 07, 2008)  Following are some interesting facts about the remarkable Jaguars. 1. Jaguar is the third largest wild cat. 2. Jaguar resides almost exclusively in South America where it is the top predator. 3. Jaguar has held many names and titles through history and is greatly revered in native cultures. 4. Jaguar resembles the Leopard in its outward appearance even though it is more muscular and . (Wildlife)

World's Oldest Tortoise to Reproduce After 36 Years of Trying

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 Enid Glasgow (August 06, 2008)  Seemingly everything is larger in the Galapagos, and it was that perception that had originally drawn Charles Darwin to its verdant shores for studies in evolution. The animals are bigger, the plants are bigger, but what isn't following that upward slope are the species numbers. Meet Lonesome George, a pitch-perfect example of this trend, Estimated to be somewhere in his 70s, and the .. (Wildlife)

Animal Evolution

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 Andrew Tomkinson (August 06, 2008)  Like all living things animals undergo changes as each new generation succeeds the one that existed before. These changes are usually so small that they are difficult to see but over millions of years they can completely alter the way that animals look and behave. This process of change is called evolution and it allows animals to take advantage of new opportunities and to adapt to .. (Wildlife)

America's #1 Spectator Sport - Bird Watching

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 Dave Titterington (August 05, 2008)  What is the fastest growing outdoor family activity in the U. S. ? It might just surprise you. Then again, maybe not. Not if your one of the more than 75 million Americans who already enjoys feeding and watching birds. CBS News recently dubbed bird watching as #1 spectator sport in America, attracting more people than NASCAR and all professional sports combined. Backyard bird feeding .. (Wildlife)

Features of a Good Bird House

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 Dianne Wittner (August 05, 2008)  Whether you buy a bird house from a retail outlet or make your own, several factors increase the likelihood of successful fledging. Some bird box designs are known to improve the likelihood of brood success while others may contribute to the unfortunate demise of the nestlings. A good quality bird house should have each of the following characteristics. 1. Fledgling ladder or textured .. (Wildlife)




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