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Roe Deer
2006-12-12 11:16:00

The European Roe Deer (Capreolus capreolus) is a deer species of Europe, Asia Minor, and Caspian coastal regions. There is a separate species known as the Siberian Roe Deer (Capreolus pygargus) that is found from the Ural Mountains to as far east as China and Siberia. The two species meet at the Caucasus Mountains, with the European species occupying the southern flank of the mountain ranges...

Black-headed Bunting
2006-11-11 17:30:12

The Black-headed Bunting, Emberiza melanocephala, is a passerine bird in the bunting family Emberizidae. It breeds in southeast Europe east to Iran. It is migratory, wintering in India. It is a rare but regular wanderer to western Europe. This bird is 6.7 inches long, larger than the Reed Bunting, and long-tailed. The breeding male has bright yellow under parts, chestnut upper parts and a...

Red Deer
2006-09-25 17:26:28

Europe Red deer are found in nearly every country in Europe. The red deer is Britain's largest native land mammal, and can reach 5 ft (1.5 m) at the shoulder. Apart from man, brown bears, wolves and Eurasian lynx prey on red deer in Europe, though all of these natural predators are extinct in Britain. Wild boars sometimes prey on fawns. The Irish pound coin featured a large red...

Domestic pig
2006-09-12 10:21:28

The domestic pig (Sus scrofa domesticus) is usually given the scientific name Sus scrofa, though some authors call it S. domesticus, reserving S. scrofa for the wild boar. It was domesticated approximately 5,000 to 7,000 years ago. Pigs are found across Europe, the Middle East and extend into Asia as far as Indonesia and Japan. The distinction between wild and domestic animals is slight, and...

Long-eared Owl
2006-08-17 19:08:55

The Long-eared Owl (Asio otus) is a member of the typical owl family, Strigidae. It breeds in Europe, Asia and North America. The breeding season lasts from February to July. It is partially migratory, moving south in the winter from the northern parts of its range. Its habitat is forest close to open country. The Long-eared Owl is a medium sized owl, 12 to 14.5 inches in length with a 34 to...

Little Owl
2006-08-17 19:05:57

The Little Owl (Athene noctua) is a member of the owl family Strigidae. It is resident in much of the temperate and warmer parts of Europe, Asia east to Korea, and North Africa. It is found in open country such as mixed farmland and parkland. It is not native to Great Britain, but was introduced in the 19th century, and is now naturalized there. The Little Owl is a small owl, 9 to 11.5...

Eurasian Eagle Owl
2006-08-17 16:00:42

The Eurasian Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo) is a species of horned owl resident to much of Europe and Asia. It is largely nocturnal and is found in mountains and forests with cliffs and rocky areas. It usually nests on cliff ledges. The Eagle Owl is the largest species of owl with a wingspan up to 79 inches and weighing as much as 9 pounds, in comparison the Barn Owl weighs about 17.5 ounces. Their...

European Scops Owl
2006-08-17 15:57:38

The European Scops Owl (Otus scops) also known as the Eurasian Scops Owl, is a small owl in the owl family Strigidae. This bird breeds in southern Europe eastwards to west and central Asia. It is migratory and winters in southernmost Europe and sub-Saharan Africa. It breeds in open woodland, parks and gardens and lays three to six eggs in a tree hole. The European Scops Owl is a small owl,...

Blue Tit
2006-08-14 10:50:44

The Blue Tit (Parus caeruleus) is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is a widespread and common resident breeder throughout temperate and subarctic Europe and western Asia in deciduous or mixed woodlands. It is a resident bird and most birds do not migrate. The azure blue crown and dark blue line passing through the eye and encircling the white cheeks to the chin, give the Blue...

Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush
2006-07-15 11:33:08

The Rufous-tailed Rock-Thrush, or Rock Thrush, (Monticola saxatilis) is a member of the thrush family Turdidae. It breeds in southern Europe across central Asia to northern China. This species is strongly migratory, with all populations wintering in Africa south of the Sahara. It is an uncommon visitor to northern Europe. This is a medium-sized but stocky thrush 6-8 inches in length. The...

Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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