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  • Now, an international team of researchers has shown that introducing these small, green-backed lizards, Podarcis sicula, to a new environment caused them to undergo rapid and large-scale evolutionary changes.

    Lizards Undergo Rapid Evolution after Introduction to a New Home « Isegoria

  • Birds of the riverine forests include the belted kingfisher, bank swallow, spotted sandpiper, and green-backed heron.

    Prairie Parkland (Temperate) Province (Bailey)

  • The short-eared owl, Asio flammeus, the green-backed firecrown, Sephanoides sephaniodes, the austral thrush, Turdus falcklandii, and the austral blackbird, Guracus curaeus, are shared with continental Chile.

    Juan Fernández Islands temperate forests

  • Interesting marsh birds found in the reclaimed areas include egrets Egretta alba, E. garzetta and E. intermedia, purple heron Ardea purpurea (a rare vagrant from Africa) and green-backed heron Butorides striatus, while birds of prey include osprey Pandion haliaetus, Pallas's sea-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus (R), white-bellied sea-eagle H. leucogaster, grey-headed fishing eagle Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus, peregrine falcon Falco peregrinus, Oriential hobby F. severus, northern eagle owl Bubo bubo and brown fish owl Ketupa zeylonensis.

    Sundarbans National Park, India

  • These two near-endemic species (Table 2), the spice imperial-pigeon (Ducula myristicivora) and the green-backed robin (Pachycephalopsis hattamensis), are also found on the mainland.

    Yapen rain forests

  • All of these species, except the great blue heron and green-backed heron, nest on Hope Island.

    Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Rhode Island

  • The large salt marshes at the north end of Prudence are used as feeding areas by a number of large wading birds such as great and little blue herons, snowy and great egrets, black-crowned night herons, green-backed herons and glossy ibis.

    Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Rhode Island

  • The large salt marshes at North Prudence Island are used as feeding areas by a number of large wading birds — great blue herons, green-backed heron, little blue herons, great egret, snowy egret, black-crowned night heron and the glossy ibis.

    Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Rhode Island

  • Sunday, February 25, 1821: Killed some green-backed white-bellied swallows, Hirondo veridis —extremely fat, the gizzards completely filled with the remains of winged insects—could not perceive any outward difference between the sexes.

    The Life You Longed For

  • O'Connor sat with a small green-backed book pressed open in front of him, Greek text visible on one side and English on the other.

    Crusader Gold

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