Archivo de la etiqueta: birds

The griffon vulture in Spain

The griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus) is a scavenger bird that is present in the whole Iberian Peninsula, with the exception of some areas in Galicia, Asturias and some areas on the east coast. This bird is one of the few scavenger species that … Seguir leyendo

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DDT persists in St. Louis, Michigan

Decades after the chemical factory Velsicol Chemical Corporation spread DDT throughout the city of St. Louis in the state of Michigan, this compound and its derivatives remain there and acute toxicity levels in birds and eggs have been reported. According to what researchers … Seguir leyendo

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Invasion of monk parakeets

Like in a Hitchcock movie, we can see every day in many Spanish and other European cities, increasing noisy flocks of monk parakeets flying everywhere. The monk parakeet or gray chest parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus) belongs to the Psittacidae family, it has a … Seguir leyendo

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