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n.1.(Zool.) Any one or several species of swifts of the genus Acanthylis, or Chætura, and allied genera, in which the shafts of the tail feathers terminate in rigid spines.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Quedan por registrar mas especies, entre ellas algunas de las reportadas en el colindante Cerro Chinguela, como los endemicos de distribucion restringida Siptornis striaticollis (Spectacled Prickletail), Pipreola lubomirskii (Blackchested Fruiteater), Xenerpestes singularis (Equatorial Graytail) y Nephelomyias lintoni (Orange-banded Flycatcher); estos dos ultimos junto a Sclerurus albigularis (Gray-throated Leaftosser), Gallinago nobilis (Noble Snipe) y Gallinago imperialis (Imperial Snipe) Casi Amenazados de Extincion global; el Vulnerable de Extincion global Cranioleuca curtata (Ash-browed Spinetail); y el que se encuentra En Peligro de Extincion global Spizaetus isidori (Black-and-chestnut Eagle).
Species Number of files Bogota moorhen 17 Swamp wren 30 Silvery-throated spinetail 22 Bogota nunbird 35 Common wren 32 Tropical kingbird 25 Hummingbird 31 Yellow beak moorhen 12 Red beak moorhen 12 Blackbird 13 Shiny cowbird 24 Rufous-collared sparrow 18 Total 300 Characterization 206 bird songs were used from eight typical species of the wetland ecosystems or of particular interest for conservation, 25 files on average per species.
Insectivores of the herbaceous stratum had their abundance reduced in FloGr areas, such as the Cock-tailed Tyrant (Alectrurus tricolor), and the Pale-breasted Spinetail (Synallaxis albescens).
Apart from the manta rays, other species in the shipment identified were two species of stingray, the honeycomb stingray (Himantura wamak) and pink whipray (Himantura fai); a spinetail mobula (Mobula japonica); and two species of sharks, the silky shark (Cacharhinus falciformis) and pelagic thresher shark (Alopias pelagicus).
& ISACCJ, R.G., 2009.- Subtle sexual dimorphism in the bay-capped wren spinetail (Spartonoica maluroides; Furnariidae) uncovered through molecular sex determination.
Spinetail Rufous (5.20 Southwell, nap)P roduced an eyecatching show on his first appearance since October at Lingfield a week ago, and should appreciate the step back in trip from seven to six furlongs.
Five-pound claimer Joanna Badger had the 2-1 shot at the head of affairs out of the stalls and the partnership held off the challenge of 7-4 favourite Spinetail Rufous by a length, despite drifting right inside the final furlong.
Description of a new Cranioleuca spinetail from Bolivia and a "leap frog pattern" of geographic variation in the genus.
Last time the Soviet Star filly chased home Spinetail Rufous - a winner again since - and this step up to seven furlongs looks ideal.
His Spinetail Rufous looks the best bet as a seven-day break in the action due to the foot and mouth outbreak comes to an end - a resumption is not reckoned to pose any major risk of spreading the disease.
One horse who could well take advantage is Spinetail Rufous.
Spinetail Rufous, off the track for 15 months before reappearing at Lingfield last week, showed he still retained plenty of his old ability when edging out Crimson Star in the sprint, and Caerphilly Gal, having recently hinted at a return to form, gained a first success since August last year.