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Troubled Blackbird of the Bog
June 21, 2003 | American Bird Conservancy | Published News | Russell Greenberg and Sam Droege
Once upon a time, you could, ona summer's day, count on hearingthe creaky song of the RustyBlackbird (Euphagus carolensis) filteringfrom the vast wetlands of the borealforest. Decades ago, on a winter's day,one could reliably locate small flocks ofRusties foraging at the edge of the swampsin the Southern United States. Now, mostof us consider it special to spot a RustyBlackbird anywhere. The Rusty Blackbirdis a species in deep, deep trouble.Five years ago, we published a paper inConservation Biology laying out the...
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