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Egyptian Plover
2008-08-07 11:00:42

The Egyptian Plover (Pluvianus aegyptius), is a wading bird and the only member of the genus Pluvianus. The Egyptian Plover is a localized resident in tropical sub-Saharan Africa. It breeds on sandbars in large rivers. Egyptian Plover is a striking and clearly identifiable species. The 7.5 to 8.25 inch long adult has a black crown, back, eye-mask and breast band. The rest of the head is...

Cuban Crocodile
2007-01-23 15:41:29

The Cuban Crocodile, Crocodylus rhombifer, is found only in Cuba's Zapata Swamp and the Isle of Youth, and highly endangered, though it formerly ranged throughout the Caribbean. This croc appears to favor freshwater habitat such as swamps, marshes, and rivers. This species has numerous interesting characteristics that set it apart from other crocodiles, such as its brighter adult colors,...

Saltwater or Estuarine Crocodile
2007-01-23 15:40:11

The Saltwater or Estuarine Crocodile, Crocodylus porosus, is the largest of all existing reptiles. It is found in suitable habitat throughout Southeast Asia and northern Australasia. These are known as "˜salties' in the Northern territory of Australia. They generally spend the tropical wet season in freshwater swamps and rivers, moving downstream to estuaries in the dry season, and sometimes...

Mugger Crocodile
2007-01-23 15:37:33

The Mugger Crocodile, Crocodylus palustris, also called the Iranian, Marsh, or Persian Crocodile, is found throughout the Indian subcontinent and the surrounding countries. These countries include India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Iran. Mainly a freshwater species, the Mugger crocodile is found in lakes, rivers and marshes. Muggers prefer slow-moving, shallower bodies of water rather...

Nile Crocodile
2007-01-23 15:35:29

The Nile Crocodile is one of the three species of crocodile found in Africa, and the second largest species of crocodile. Its range covers most of Africa south of the Sahara and the island of Madagascar. The preferred habitat of Nile crocodiles is along rivers, in freshwater marshes, or along lakes. In some cases they thrive in more brackish water, along estuaries of mangrove swamps. Like...

Freshwater Crocodile
2007-01-23 15:32:06

The Freshwater Crocodile, also known as Johnston's Crocodile, is found in the northern regions of Australia. They are found in the states of Western Australia, Queensland, and the Northern Territory. Main habitats include freshwater wetlands, billabongs, rivers, and creeks. The Freshwater Crocodile competes poorly with Saltwater Crocodiles but is saltwater tolerant. As an adult its diet...

Orinoco Crocodile
2007-01-23 15:30:22

The Orinoco Crocodile, Crocodylus intermedius, is found in freshwater in northern South America, in particular the Orinoco river. It is restricted heavily to the Orinoco river drainage basin and the Meta river drainage basin in Colombia and Venezuela. It is also known to frequent the Llanos savannah during certain times of the year. They grow to over 20 feet in length, and are one of the...

American Crocodile
2007-01-23 15:29:06

The American Crocodile, Crocodylus acutus, is one of 4 species of New World crocodile and the most widespread in range. It occurs from the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of southern Mexico through Central America and in South America as far as Peru and Venezuela. It also breeds in Cuba, Jamaica, and Hispania. There is also a remnant population in Florida. Their habitat consists largely of...

Dwarf Crocodile
2007-01-23 15:26:43

The Dwarf Crocodile, Osteolaemus tetraspis, is one of three existing African species of crocodile. They range across tropical lowland regions of sub-Saharan West Africa and West Central Africa. Individuals reside in permanent ponds and swamps and areas of slight current of rain forest rivers. Some numbers exist in isolated pools in the savannah, where burrows are dug to rest during the dry...

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pungle
  • To take pains; labor assiduously with little progress.
This word comes from the Spanish 'pongale,' put it.
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