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  • The black-bellied golden rodent, he says, is Alsace as much as Riesling white wine and onion pies.

    A Little Victim's Plight Has the Wheel of Justice Spinning

  • Smart in their black-bellied summer plumage, sun bright on their patterned brown backs, they work their way through their chosen patch in loose formation.

    Country diary: Benbecula

  • While the aging mother can identify "black-bellied plovers," her children are connoisseurs of Yoplait.

    Lost in a World Without Roots

  • On Isle Grand Terre, LSU researcher Richard Gibbons saw a black-bellied plover, a skinny-legged shorebird, with oil on its face.

    In Louisiana, wildlife shows effects of gulf oil spill

  • Murtagh gloomily scanned the clouds, hanging black-bellied over the harbor, their freight of snow wastefully melting into the frigid waves.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • If we talk about a black-bellied plover, sometimes we mean an actual bird—that one running along the beach over there just above the water line; and sometimes we mean a category of bird, the concept of a species of bird in this case pluvialis squatarola.

    The Nature of Technology

  • I had the honor to communicate with Norman, a Barbados black-bellied sheep, in a demonstration consultation at a lecture sponsored by the Ohlone Humane Society.

    When Animals Speak

  • Dunlin, black-bellied plovers, semipalmated plovers, sanderlings, semipalmated sandpipers, ruddy turnstones, and other shorebirds too far away to identify are all hanging out together.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • In savanna-like areas in the south there are several grassland-dependent species including side-striped jackal Canis adustus, serval Felis serval,, Grimm's duiker Sylvicapra grimmia and black-bellied bustard Eupodotis melanogaster.

    Salonga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo

  • The park has populations of 20 open habitat bird species that are considered to be endangered, including hyacinth macaw Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus (VU), rufous-sided pygmy-tirant Euscarthmus rufomarginatus (VU), black-bellied seedeater Sporophila hypochroma (NT) and black-and-tawny seedeater Sporophila nigrorufa (EN).

    Noel Kempff Mercado National Park, Bolivia

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