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Orchid Tree Bauhinia variegate
2009-04-23 11:25:46

The Orchid Tree (Bauhinia variegate) or Mountain-ebony, is a species of flowering plant native to southeastern Asia, from southern China to west India. It is categorized in the family Fabaceae. The small to medium-sized tree reaches heights between 10 to 12 yards and is deciduous in the dry season. The rounded leaves are double-lobed at the base and apex, and reach lengths and widths...

Greater Yellownape
2009-04-07 16:08:20

The Greater Yellownape (Picus flavinucha) is a species of bird found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist mountain regions. The adult is large and has a prominent yellow-crested nape and throat. It is mainly a...

Bull-headed Shrike
2008-10-18 12:11:56

The Bull-headed Shrike (Lanius bucephalus) is a passerine bird found in eastern Asia. It breeds in north-east China, Korea, Japan and far-eastern Russia. Northern birds migrate south for the winter with a few reaching southern China. The isolated race L. b. sicarius is found only in the mountains of Gansu Province in west-central China. Its habitat is farmland and woodland edges. It also can be...

Shih Tzu
2008-09-11 22:04:11

The Shih Tzu originated in China and is reported to be the oldest and smallest of the Tibetan holy dogs. The breed has several nicknames: Tibetan Temple Dog, Chrysanthemum Dog (due to its face looking like the flower), and the Tibetan Lion Dog. The breed stands 8 to 11 inches tall and weighs 9 to 16 pounds. It is a solid, compact dog with good substance for its size. The Shih Tzu is...

Short-billed Minivet
2008-09-11 15:56:47

The Short-billed Minivet (Pericrocotus brevirostris), is a species of bird in the Campephagidae family. It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist mountain habitats.

Shar Pei
2008-09-06 21:09:14

The Shar-Pei is a breed of dog from China which is distinguished by its deeply wrinkled face and blue-black tongue. The breed was originally bred in China's southern provinces in order to herd cattle, guard homes, and hunt wild pigs and other such game. It was later used for dog fighting. The breed may have similar origins to the Chow-Chow, the Great Pyrenees and the Tibetan Mastiff. The breed...

Asian Golden Cat
2008-08-07 10:13:08

The Asian Golden Cat (Pardofelis temminckii), also called the Asiatic Golden Cat and Temminck's Golden Cat, lives throughout Southeast Asia, ranging from Tibet and Nepal to Southern China, India, and Sumatra. It prefers forest habitats interspersed with rocky areas, and is found in deciduous, subtropical evergreen, and tropical rainforests. The Asian Golden Cat is occasionally found in more...

Chow Chow
2008-05-21 11:18:05

The Chow Chow, which originated in China, is one of the oldest recognizable breeds of dog. Legend has it that the breed was used as a model for the traditional stone dogs, the Foo dogs, which stand in front of Buddhist palaces and temples. In China, it is referred to as the puffy-lion dog or Songshi Quan. The Chow Chow is thought to have evolved from the wolf. It was bred in China for work,...

Black-winged Snowfinch
2008-05-12 15:32:28

The Black-winged Snowfinch (Montifringilla adamsi), also known as Adams's Snowfinch or Tibetan Snowfinch, is found in China, India, Nepal, and Pakistan. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry shrubland. It is actually a sparrow rather than a true finch.

Nine-spined Stickleback
2008-05-06 14:47:35

The Nine-spined Stickleback (Pungitius pungitius), is a species of fish in the Gasterosteidae family. It is found in Belarus, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greenland, Ireland, Japan, South Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Republic of, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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