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Red-bellied Grackle
The RED-BELLIED GRACKLE (Hypopyrrhus pyrohypogaster) is a species of bird in the family Icteridae . Its genus , HYPOPYRRHUS, is monotypic . One of the grackles , it is endemic to Colombia
Colombia
where its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests . The species is threatened by habitat destruction and the International Union for Conservation of Nature considers it to be a "vulnerable species ". CONTENTS * 1 Description * 2 Distribution and habitat * 3 Behaviour * 4 Status * 5 References DESCRIPTIONThe male red-bellied grackle grows to about 30 cm (12 in) and the female about 27 cm (10.6 in). The sexes are similar in appearance being entirely black apart from a red belly and red under-tail coverts. The bill is conical in shape and the irises are white or yellow. When held in the hand it is possible to see that the feathers of the head, neck and throat have shiny, naked shafts and thick, narrow webs
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IUCN Red List Of Threatened Species
The IUCN
IUCN
RED LIST OF THREATENED SPECIES (also known as the IUCN
IUCN
RED LIST or RED DATA LIST), founded in 1964, is the world's most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of biological species . The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is the world's main authority on the conservation status of species. A series of Regional Red Lists are produced by countries or organizations, which assess the risk of extinction to species within a political management unit. The IUCN
IUCN
Red List is set upon precise criteria to evaluate the extinction risk of thousands of species and subspecies. These criteria are relevant to all species and all regions of the world. The aim is to convey the urgency of conservation issues to the public and policy makers, as well as help the international community to try to reduce species extinction
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IUCN
The INTERNATIONAL UNION FOR CONSERVATION OF NATURE (IUCN), officially INTERNATIONAL UNION FOR CONSERVATION OF NATURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES is an international organization working in the field of nature conservation and sustainable use of natural resources . It is involved in data gathering and analysis, research, field projects, advocacy, and education. IUCN's mission is to "influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable." Over the past decades, IUCN has widened its focus beyond conservation ecology and now incorporates issues related to sustainable development in its projects. Unlike many other international environmental organisations, IUCN does not itself aim to mobilize the public in support of nature conservation
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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 International Organization for Standardization
International Organization for Standardization
( 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
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Cambridge University Press
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS (CUP) is the publishing business of the University of Cambridge
University of Cambridge
. Granted letters patent by Henry VIII
Henry VIII
in 1534, it is the world's oldest publishing house and the second-largest university press in the world (after Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press
). It also holds letters patent as the Queen\'s Printer . The Press's mission is "To further the University's mission by disseminating knowledge in the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence." Cambridge
Cambridge
University Press is a department of the University of Cambridge
Cambridge
and is both an academic and educational publisher . With a global sales presence, publishing hubs, and offices in more than 40 countries , it publishes over 50,000 titles by authors from over 100 countries
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BirdLife International
BIRDLIFE INTERNATIONAL (formerly the INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL FOR BIRD PRESERVATION) is a global partnership of conservation organisations that strives to conserve birds , their habitats and global biodiversity , working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources. It is the world's largest partnership of conservation organisations, with over 120 partner organisations. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Regional work * 2.1 Member organisations * 3 Global programmes * 4 Magazine * 5 Red List * 6 See also * 7 References * 8 External links HISTORY BirdLife International
BirdLife International
was founded as in 1922 the International Council for Bird Preservation by American ornithologists T. Gilbert Pearson and Jean Theodore Delacour . It changed its name in 1993 to "BirdLife International"
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Endangered Species
An ENDANGERED SPECIES is a species which has been categorized as likely to become extinct . Endangered (EN), as categorized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature
International Union for Conservation of Nature
(IUCN) Red List , is the second most severe conservation status for wild populations in the IUCN's schema after Critically Endangered (CR). In 2012, the IUCN Red List
IUCN Red List
featured 3079 animal and 2655 plant species as endangered (EN) worldwide. The figures for 1998 were, respectively, 1102 and 1197. Many nations have laws that protect conservation-reliant species : for example, forbidding hunting , restricting land development or creating preserves. Population numbers, trends and species' conservation status can be found in the lists of organisms by population
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Natural History Museum Of Geneva
The NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF GENEVA (in French : Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève) is a natural history museum in Geneva , Switzerland . Louis Jurine ’s collections of Hymenoptera , Coleoptera , Lepidoptera and Hemiptera are held by the museum. The museum also contains a collection of intricate glass models of invertebrates by Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka and a two headed tortoise named Janus REFERENCES * Aellen, W., 1970. 150 ans du Muséum d'Histoire naturelle de Genève. A. Kundig Genève. * Sigrist, R., 1990. Les origines de la Société de Physique et d'Histoire naturelle (1790–1822). La science genevoise face au modèle français, Genève. Mémoires de la SPHN, 45/1. * Sigrist, R., 1995. Les origines du Muséum d'histoire naturelle: 1794–1820. Revue des Musées de Genève
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Oropendola
See text SYNONYMS Gymnostinops Sclater , 1886 (but see text) The OROPENDOLAS comprise two or three genera of South and Central American passerine birds in the Icteridae New World blackbird family. All the oropendolas are large birds with pointed bills, and long tails which are always at least partially bright yellow. Males are usually larger than females. The plumage is typically chestnut, dark brown or black, although the Green oropendola and olive oropendola have, as their names imply, an olive coloration to the head, breast and upper back. The legs are dark, but the bill is usually a strikingly contrasting feature, either pale yellow, or red-tipped with a green or black base. In several species there is also a blue or pink bare cheek patch. Oropendolas are birds associated with forests or, for a few species, more open woodland
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Giant Cowbird
Scaphidura oryzivora The GIANT COWBIRD (Molothrus oryzivorus) is a large passerine bird in the New World
New World
family Icteridae . It breeds from southern Mexico
Mexico
south to northern Argentina
Argentina
, and on Trinidad
Trinidad
and Tobago
Tobago
. It may have relatively recently colonised the latter island. It is associated with open woodland and cultivation with large trees, but is also the only cowbird that is found in deep forest. It is a quiet bird, particularly for an icterid, but the male has an unpleasant screeched whistle, shweeaa-tpic-tpic. The call is a sharp chek-chik. They are also very adept mimics. Like other cowbirds, it is a brood parasite , laying its eggs in the nests of oropendolas and caciques . The eggs are of two types, either whitish and unspotted, or pale blue or green with dark spots and blotches
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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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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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Global Biodiversity Information Facility
The GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY INFORMATION FACILITY (GBIF) is an international organisation that focuses on making scientific data on biodiversity available via the Internet
Internet
using web services . The data are provided by many institutions from around the world; GBIF's information architecture makes these data accessible and searchable through a single portal. Data available through the GBIF portal are primarily distribution data on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes for the world, and scientific names data. The mission of the Global Biodiversity
Biodiversity
information Facility (GBIF) is to facilitate free and open access to biodiversity data worldwide to underpin sustainable development
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INaturalist
INATURALIST is a citizen science project and online social network of naturalists , citizen scientists, and biologists built on the concept of mapping and sharing observations of biodiversity across the globe. Observations may be added via the website or from a mobile application . The observations provide valuable open data to a variety of scientific research projects, museums, botanic gardens, parks, and other organizations. Users of iNaturalist have contributed over six million observations since its founding in 2008, and the project has been called "a standard-bearer for natural history mobile applications." CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Participation * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links HISTORYiNaturalist.org began in 2008 as a UC Berkeley School of Information Master's final project of Nate Agrin, Jessica Kline, and Ken-ichi Ueda. Nate Agrin and Ken-ichi Ueda continued work on the site with Sean McGregor, a web developer
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Integrated Taxonomic Information System
The INTEGRATED TAXONOMIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (ITIS) is an American partnership of federal agencies designed to provide consistent and reliable information on the taxonomy of biological species . ITIS was originally formed in 1996 as an interagency group within the U.S. federal government, involving several US Federal agencies, and has now become an international body, with Canadian and Mexican government agencies participating. The database draws from a large community of taxonomic experts. Primary content staff are housed at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and IT services are provided by a US Geological Survey facility in Denver. The primary focus of ITIS is North American species, but many groups are worldwide and ITIS continues to collaborate with other international agencies to increase its global coverage
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National Center For Biotechnology Information
The NATIONAL CENTER FOR BIOTECHNOLOGY INFORMATION (NCBI) is part of the United States National Library of Medicine (NLM), a branch of the National Institutes of Health
National Institutes of Health
(NIH). The NCBI is located in Bethesda, Maryland and was founded in 1988 through legislation sponsored by Senator Claude Pepper
Claude Pepper
. The NCBI houses a series of databases relevant to biotechnology and biomedicine and is an important resource for bioinformatics tools and services. Major databases include GenBank
GenBank
for DNA
DNA
sequences and PubMed , a bibliographic database for the biomedical literature. Other databases include the NCBI Epigenomics database. All these databases are available online through the Entrez
Entrez
search engine
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