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Spectacled Bear Tremarctos ornatus
2013-05-17 11:07:19

The spectacled bear or the Andean bear (Tremarctos ornatus) is native to South America. This bear is locally known as jukumari, ukuko, or ucumari and is the only remaining species of short-faced bear existing today, making it the sole member of the sub-family Tremarctinae. The range of the spectacled bear includes western Venezuela, eastern Panama, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, northwestern...

Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens
2013-04-23 14:48:18

The Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens) was occasionally previously known as Man O’War or man of War, a reflection of its rakish lines, aerial piracy of other birds, and speed. It’s widespread in the tropical Atlantic, breeding colonially in the trees in Florida, the Caribbean and the Cape Verde Islands. In addition, it breeds along the Pacific coast of the Americas from Mexico...

Crested Eagle Morphnus guianensis
2012-04-02 17:47:01

The Crested Eagle, (Morphnus guianensis), is a species of bird of prey found from Guatemala through Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Paraguay, and Bolivia to north Argentina. In Brazil, this species has suffered greatly due to habitat destruction and is mostly found only in the Amazon basin in that...

Red-throated Caracara Ibycter americanus
2012-04-02 16:55:31

The Red-throated Caracara, (Ibycter americanus), is a species of bird of prey in the Falconidae family. It is the only member of its genus Ibycter. It is sometimes incorrectly placed in the Daptrius genus with the Black Caracara. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Suriname, and...

Tawny-faced Quail Rhynchortyx cinctus
2012-03-22 21:32:37

The Tawny-faced Quail (Rhynchortyx cinctus) is a species of bird in the Odontophoridae family. It is the only bird in its genus. It is found throughout Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. Its habitat includes subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist mountain forests. Image Caption: Artistic Depiction of Male Tawny-faced...

Amazonian Royal Flycatcher
2009-04-07 14:28:10

The Amazonian Royal Flycatcher (Onychorhynchus coronatus) is a species of passerine bird found in forest and woodlands throughout most of the Amazon basin in northern Bolivia, eastern Peru , eastern Ecuador, eastern Colombia,Venezuela, the Guianas, and northern and western Brazil. Although it occurs in low densities and is hard to spot, it is a widespread and common species. It is considered to...

Sechuran Fox
2008-06-16 15:53:07

The Sechuran Fox (Lycalopex sechurae), also known as the Peruvian Desert Fox or the Sechuran Zorro, is a South American species of canid closely related to other South American "false" foxes or zorro, of which it is the smallest. It is found in the Sechura Desert in southwestern Ecuador and northwestern Peru. The Sechuran Fox weighs 9 to 11 pounds with a body length of about 24 inches and a...

Warbler Finch
2008-05-02 14:38:22

The Warbler Finch (Certhidea olivacea), is a species of bird in the Emberizidae family. It is the only member of the genus Certhidea. It is endemic to Ecuador. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist mountain forests, and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland. Photo Copyright and Credit

Galapagos Dove
2008-02-06 15:13:45

The Galapagos Dove (Zenaida galapagoensis), is a species of bird in the Columbidae family. It is endemic to the Galapagos off Ecuador. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical dry shrub land. Photo By Mike Weston

Hood Mockingbird
2007-12-18 13:11:09

The Hood Mockingbird (Nesomimus macdonaldi), is a species of bird in the Mimidae family. It is endemic to Espanola Island in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical dry shrub land. This species has the largest bill of any of the Galapagos mockingbirds. The species will eat the eggs of seabirds nesting on the...

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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