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Harrier (bird)
Circus Polyboroides Geranospiza A HARRIER is any of the several species of diurnal hawks sometimes placed in the CIRCINAE sub-family of the Accipitridae
Accipitridae
family of birds of prey . Harriers characteristically hunt by flying low over open ground, feeding on small mammals, reptiles, or birds. The young of the species are sometimes referred to as ring-tail harriers. They are distinctive with long wings, a long narrow tail, the slow and low flight over grasslands and skull peculiarities. The harriers are thought to have diversified with the expansion of grasslands and the emergence of C4 grasses about 6 to 8 million years ago during the Late Miocene and Pliocene. CONTENTS* 1 Etymology * 1.1 Ring-tails * 2 Species * 3 Notes * 4 External links ETYMOLOGY Northern harrier, 1st year juvenile The genus Circus was introduced by the French naturalist Bernard Germain de Lacépède in 1799. Most harriers are placed in this genus
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Madagascar Harrier-hawk
The MADAGASCAN HARRIER-HAWK ( Polyboroides radiatus) is a very large species of bird of prey in the family Accipitridae
Accipitridae
. It is endemic to Madagascar
Madagascar
. CONTENTS * 1 Description * 2 Distribution * 3 Habitat * 4 Habits * 5 Taxonomic notes * 6 Gallery * 7 References * 8 External links DESCRIPTIONThe Madagascan harrier-hawk is a largish raptor with long and broad wings which when folded almost reach to the tip of the tail. It has a black tail with a single broad grey band bisecting the black half way along its length, Adult birds are grey above with blackish flight feathers. The underparts are white with dense dark barring on the breast, belly and underwing coverts while the upper breast and throat are the same colour as the upperparts and form a grey hood, broken by the yellow face. The bill is yellow with a black tip and the legs are yellow
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Crane Hawk
The CRANE HAWK (Geranospiza caerulescens) is a species of bird of prey in the family Accipitridae
Accipitridae
. It is monotypic within the genus GERANOSPIZA. In flight CONTENTS * 1 Taxonomy * 2 Habitat and distribution * 3 Behavior * 4 Conservation * 5 References * 6 External links TAXONOMYThe crane hawk used to be many species that were recently lumped into one. Those species are now designated as subspecies . Color varies clinally, though, and it is now commonly accepted that they comprise one species. There are also two species of harrier-hawks in Africa
Africa
of the genus Polyboroides that, while they are morphologically and behaviorally similar, are not very closely related. They serve as a good example of convergent evolution . HABITAT AND DISTRIBUTIONCrane hawks occur in tropical lowlands at the edge of forests and are almost always closely associated with water
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Late Quaternary Prehistoric Birds
PREHISTORIC BIRDS are various taxa of birds that have become extinct before recorded history , or more precisely, before they could be studied alive by ornithologists . They are known from subfossil remains and sometimes folk memory , as in the case of Haast\'s eagle from New Zealand
New Zealand
. Artist's rendition of a giant Haast\'s eagle attacking New Zealand
New Zealand
moa . Birds ( Aves
Aves
) are generally believed to have evolved from feathered dinosaurs , and there is no real dividing line between birds and dinosaurs except of course that the former survived the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event and the latter did not. For the purposes of this article, a "bird" is considered to be any member of the clade Neornithes
Neornithes
, that is the bird lineage as exists today. The other lineages of the Aves
Aves
also became extinct at the end of the Cretaceous
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Birder
BIRDWATCHING, or BIRDING, is a form of wildlife observation in which the observation of birds is a recreational activity or citizen science . It can be done with the naked eye, through a visual enhancement device like binoculars and telescopes , by listening for bird sounds, or by watching public webcams . Birdwatching often involves a significant auditory component, as many bird species are more easily detected and identified by ear than by eye. Most birdwatchers pursue this activity for recreational or social reasons, unlike ornithologists , who engage in the study of birds using formal scientific methods
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Harrier (dog)
The HARRIER is a medium-sized dog breed of the hound class, used for hunting hares by trailing them. It resembles an English Foxhound
English Foxhound
but is smaller, though not as small as a Beagle
Beagle
. CONTENTS* 1 Description * 1.1 Appearance * 1.2 Temperament * 2 Health * 3 Care * 3.1 Exercise * 4 History * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links DESCRIPTIONAPPEARANCEThe Harrier is similar to the English Foxhound, but smaller. Harriers stand between 21 and 24 inches at the shoulder, and adults weigh between 45 and 65 lbs. They do shed, have short hair and hanging ears, and come in a variety of color patterns. A humorous, yet fairly accurate shorthand description of a Harrier is that of "a Beagle
Beagle
on steroids ." It is a muscular hunting hound with a small, hard coat. It has large bones for stamina and strength. The Harrier is slightly longer than tall, with a level topline
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Digital Object Identifier
In computing, a DIGITAL OBJECT IDENTIFIER or DOI is a persistent identifier or handle used to uniquely identify objects, standardized by the ISO
ISO
. An implementation of the Handle System , DOIs are in wide use mainly to identify academic, professional, and government information, such as journal articles, research reports and data sets, and official publications though they also have been used to identify other types of information resources, such as commercial videos. A DOI aims to be "resolvable", usually to some form of access to the information object to which the DOI refers. This is achieved by binding the DOI to metadata about the object, such as a URL , indicating where the object can be found. Thus, by being actionable and interoperable, a DOI differs from identifiers such as ISBNs and ISRCs which aim only to uniquely identify their referents. The DOI system uses the indecs Content Model for representing metadata
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PubMed Identifier
PUBMED is a free search engine accessing primarily the MEDLINE database of references and abstracts on life sciences and biomedical topics. The United States National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health maintains the database as part of the Entrez system of information retrieval . From 1971 to 1997, MEDLINE online access to the MEDLARS Online computerized database primarily had been through institutional facilities, such as university libraries . PubMed, first released in January 1996, ushered in the era of private, free, home- and office-based MEDLINE searching. The PubMed system was offered free to the public in June 1997, when MEDLINE searches via the Web were demonstrated, in a ceremony, by Vice President Al Gore
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Wikidata
WIKIDATA is a collaboratively edited knowledge base operated by the Wikimedia Foundation . It is intended to provide a common source of data which can be used by Wikimedia projects such as , and by anyone else, under a public domain licence. This is similar to the way Wikimedia Commons provides storage for media files and access to those files for all Wikimedia projects, and which are also freely available for reuse. Wikidata
Wikidata
is powered by the software Wikibase . CONTENTS * 1 Concepts * 2 Development history * 2.1 Phase 1 * 2.2 Phase 2 * 2.3 Phase 3 * 3 Reception * 4 Logo * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 Further reading * 8 External links CONCEPTS Screenshots Three statements from Wikidata\'s item on the planet Mars. Values include links to other items and to Wikimedia Commons
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Fossilworks
FOSSILWORKS is a portal which provides query, download, and analysis tools to facilitate access to the Paleobiology Database
Paleobiology Database
, a large relational database assembled by hundreds of paleontologists from around the world. HISTORY Fossilworks was created in 2013 by John Alroy and is housed at Macquarie University . It includes many analysis and data visualization tools formerly included in the Paleobiology Database. REFERENCES * ^ "Frequently asked questions". Fossilworks
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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * Special (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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International Standard Book Number
The INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER (ISBN) is a unique numeric commercial book identifier. An ISBN is assigned to each edition and variation (except reprintings) of a book. For example, an e-book , a paperback and a hardcover edition of the same book would each have a different ISBN. The ISBN is 13 digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007, and 10 digits long if assigned before 2007. The method of assigning an ISBN is nation-based and varies from country to country, often depending on how large the publishing industry is within a country. The initial ISBN configuration of recognition was generated in 1967 based upon the 9-digit STANDARD BOOK NUMBERING (SBN) created in 1966. The 10-digit ISBN format was developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and was published in 1970 as international standard ISO 2108 (the SBN code can be converted to a ten digit ISBN by prefixing it with a zero)
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Ernst Mayr
ERNST WALTER MAYR (/ˈmaɪər/ ; 5 July 1904 – 3 February 2005) was one of the 20th century's leading evolutionary biologists . He was also a renowned taxonomist , tropical explorer, ornithologist , philosopher of biology , and historian of science . His work contributed to the conceptual revolution that led to the modern evolutionary synthesis of Mendelian genetics , systematics , and Darwinian evolution , and to the development of the biological species concept . Although Charles Darwin and others posited that multiple species could evolve from a single common ancestor , the mechanism by which this occurred was not understood, creating the species problem . Ernst Mayr approached the problem with a new definition for species
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Ancient Greek
ANCIENT GREEK includes the forms of Greek used in ancient Greece
Greece
and the ancient world from around the 9th century BC to the 6th century AD. It is often roughly divided into the Archaic period (9th to 6th centuries BC), Classical period (5th and 4th centuries BC), and Hellenistic period (3rd century BC to the 6th century AD). It is antedated in the second millennium BC by Mycenaean Greek
Mycenaean Greek
. The language of the Hellenistic phase is known as Koine (common). Koine is regarded as a separate historical stage of its own, although in its earliest form it closely resembled Attic Greek and in its latest form it approaches Medieval Greek . Prior to the Koine period, Greek of the classic and earlier periods included several regional dialects
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Swamp Harrier
The SWAMP HARRIER (Circus approximans), also known as the Australasian marsh harrier, Australasian harrier, kāhu, swamp-hawk or New Zealand
New Zealand
hawk, is a large, slim bird of prey widely distributed across Australasia
Australasia
. It is one of the few birds to have benefited from European settlement of New Zealand: It is a bird of open country and became firmly established in New Zealand
New Zealand
after forests were cleared by Polynesians. The swamp harrier belongs to the sub-family Circinae and genus Circus, which are represented worldwide, except Antarctica. The sub-family and genus are derived from the characteristic behavior of circling flight during courtship and hawking
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Animal
ANIMALS are multicellular , eukaryotic organisms of the kingdom ANIMALIA (also called METAZOA). The animal kingdom emerged as a clade within Apoikozoa as the sister group to the choanoflagellates . Animals are motile , meaning they can move spontaneously and independently at some point in their lives. Their body plan even