Florence Merriam Bailey

Florence Merriam Bailey (1863–1948) was a life-long proponent of studying birds alive in the field instead of deceased in a lab or specimen drawer. She favored binoculars (what were then known as opera glasses) over the shotgun, and deplored the killing of birds for fashion and the millinery trade.

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Black Rosy Finch

Native to montane habitats in the western United States, the Black Rosy finch, Leucosticte atrata, was first identified as a unique species by Robert Ridgway in 1874.

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Madagascar Jacana

The Madagascar Jacana (Actophilornis albinucha) is an endemic Malagasy shorebird species in the family Jacanidae, one of eight living species in the family that typically colonize tropical and subtropical freshwater wetlands.  

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The Harpy Eagle

The Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja) is the largest Neotropical raptor species and among the largest eagles in the world, capable of capturing full-grown sloths and monkeys weighing up to 14 pounds.

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