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What is the National Bird of Italy?

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Italy has no national bird! Some places on the web claim that the national bird of Italy is the “bluebird” but this is so untrue that it does not make sense. Some places on the web claim that the national bird of Italy is the “bluebird” but this is so untrue that it does not make sense.

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Marchesi Biscardo – Corvina della Provincia di Verona (2017)

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Operated by sommelier and importer Nicola Marchesi, the eponymous label Nicola Biscardo Selections works with smaller, family-owned estates all over Italy to bring these wines to a wider audience around the world. The outfit specializes in wines produced from indigenous Italian grape varieties.

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The return of the Old Man

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Storks, Ibises and Spoonbills goes on to give greater detail of the former nesting sites in Europe: it could once be found “in southern Germany and Austria, in the valleys of the upper Rhine and Danube Rivers, and in the Alps of Switzerland, Italy and Germany, and perhaps in Hungary and Greece”.

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“The Pines of Florence”: Castellare di Castellina Chianti Classico (2018)

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The White-winged Crossbill on the 2018 vintage doesn’t appear to be an expected visitor to Italy according to the range maps I’ve seen, but the label claims that it’s been seen there in Chianti in the past, though it’s now rare there due to the use of herbicides (which this vineyard abstains from using).

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Birding Yibin, Sichuan

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It seems that the Red-billed Leiothrix can be vocally dominant (it accounts for 37% of an entire bird community soundscape in northern Italy) and can influence the singing behavior, particularly of native Eurasian Blackcaps and European Robins (in Portugal and Italy).

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Animals are Victims of Italy's Earthquake Too

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Tags: natural disaster animal rescue italy earthquake.

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Cypriot Delights: Part I

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Cyprus Wheatears are the easiest to find of the three endemic birds that occur on Cyprus Black Francolins once bred in Portugal, Spain and Italy, all countries from which this handsome little game bird has long been lost.

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