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By Sonia Benson

ISBN-10: 0787676187

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Together with the addition of forty new species, this second variation is totally up to date to mirror the adjustments in endangered and threatened prestige. colour photos and maps offer scholars with many species threatened by means of extinction, together with amphibians, birds, crustaceans, fish, bugs, mammals, mollusks, reptiles and extra. all the 240 entries supplies a species description, place, cause of endangerment and measures being taken to guard it. (19991001)

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There are about 120 male–female pairs of Azores bullfinches in existence today. History and conservation measures In the nineteenth century, there was an abundance of Azores bullfinches. Farmers viewed them as pests in their orchards and killed them whenever possible. The Azores government joined in the effort to eliminate the birds in order to help the farmers with their crops, and actually paid rewards to local citizens who brought in bird beaks to prove they had killed the bullfinches. The campaign to get rid of the birds was highly successful.

The red–kneed tarantula lives in a burrow it has dug out underground and lined with its spun silk. Its diet consists of centipedes and millipedes, beetles, crickets, grasshoppers, small frogs, lizards, and sometimes mice. It hunts at night, locating its prey by means of a special sensitivity to its sounds and 271 vibrations. The tarantula sits quietly, hidden in the dark, and then springs upon its victim. It grasps the prey with its two pedipalps (special appendages located near the mouth), and enfolds it with its eight legs and then bites it, injecting its venom.

Females are smaller than males. The bird eats mainly insects that it forages from plants and the leaves, branches, and bark of trees. The birds nest in colonies and defend the immediate territory around their nests. Unlike many other blackbird species, the yellow–shouldered blackbird is monogamous (has just one mate for life). Mating usually takes place in April or May. The female lays 2 to 3 eggs and incubates (sits on or broods) them for 12 to 14 days before they hatch. After the nestlings are born, the female and male both share in gathering food.

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