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Silky short-Tailed Bat Carollia brevicauda
2013-06-26 13:09:32

The silky short-tailed bat (Carollia brevicauda) can be found in Central and South America. Its range includes Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador, Bolivia, Panama, Mexico, Venezuela, French Guiana, Peru, Suriname, and Guyana. It prefers to reside in a large variety of habitats including savannahs, disturbed forests, and lowland rainforests. It can be easily confused with C. perspicillata in southeastern...

Post Storm Analysis Of Tropical Storm Aletta
2012-07-23 11:08:03

Tropical Storm Aletta was the first storm of the Eastern Pacific Season and it formed on May 14 off the coast of Central America. 11AM on May 14th Aletta had winds near 35mph and a central pressure of 1006mb. By May 15th Aletta had strong enough winds to support tropical storm status. The 17th of May found Aletta out in the Eastern Pacific interacting with colder waters and quickly weakened...

Guatemalan Black Howler Alouatta pigra
2012-07-06 19:09:05

The Guatemalan black howler (Alouatta pigra), also known as the Yucatan black howler, is a species of howler monkey that is native to Central America. Its range includes Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, and areas near the Yucatan Peninsula. It prefers to live in semi deciduous, evergreen, and lowland rainforests. The Guatemalan black howler is one of the largest of all New World monkeys, and the...

2012-06-15 06:23:50

Symbol: IXOPH Group: Monocot Family: Poaceae Distribution: IxophorusSchltdl. distribution:USA(HI) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Liliopsida –...

Desert Red Bat Lasiurus blossevillii
2012-04-25 05:07:00

The desert red bat, or western red bat, is one of 318 species of vesper bats. These bats can be found in North America, Central America, and even down to the northern most parts of South America. Like birds, the desert red bat migrates to warmer, desert climates during winter and returns to cooler climates during warm seasons. Males and females of this species have different migrating habits,...

Neotropic Ecozone
2009-07-01 13:41:09

The Neotropic ecozone is one of Earth's eight ecosystems. This ecozone is also known as the Neotropical ecozone. It is made up of South and Central America, the Mexican lowlands, Caribbean Islands, and southern Florida. The southernmost part of South America is part of the Antarctic ecosystem. Many of the regions included in the Neotropic share the same diversity among plant and animal life....

Northern Royal Flycatcher
2009-04-07 14:32:13

The Northern Royal Flycatcher (Onychorhynchus mexicanus) is a species of passerine bird found in Mexico, south through most of Central America, to northwestern Colombia and far western Venezuela. Its habitat is subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests. The adult is 6.5 to 7 inches long with brown upperparts and small beige colored spots on its wing coverts. The rump and tail are...

Three-wattled Bellbird
2009-04-07 13:52:49

The Three-wattled Bellbird (Procnias tricarunculata) is a species of bird native to Central America from western Honduras south to eastern Panama. They are found primarily in the Costa Rican highlands in the breeding season and migrate to lower elevations in the colder months. This bird is between 9.75 and 12 inches long. The body, tail, and wings of the male are mostly chestnut-brown. The...

Hooded Skunk
2009-02-16 18:54:47

The Hooded Skunk (Mephitis macroura) is a species of skunk similar to the Striped Skunk. It is most abundant in Mexico, but its range extends south into central America and north into the Southwestern United States. Its habitat is grassland, high desert, and in the foothills of mountains. It avoids high elevation however. It prefers areas near water, such as rivers. Although similar to the...

Whip-poor-will
2008-05-02 10:27:57

The Whip-poor-will or whippoorwill (Caprimulgus vociferus), is a member of the nightjar bird family. It is found in North and Central America. The Whip-poor-will's breeding habitat is deciduous or mixed woods across southeastern Canada, eastern and southwestern United States, and Central America. Northern birds migrate to the southeastern United States and south to Central America. Central...

Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'