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Flat-tailed day gecko
2005-06-22 14:23:55

The Flat-tailed day gecko (Phelsuma serraticauda) is a diurnal gecko that is found in eastern Madagascar. It typically inhabits rainforests and dwells on trees and feeds on insects and nectar. Description The male lizard can reach an average total length of about 13 cm whereas females are slightly smaller. Some males may even reach a length of 15 cm. The body color is dark green or...

Madagascar day gecko
2005-06-15 17:07:11

Madagascar day gecko (Phelsuma madagascariensis madagascariensis) is a diurnal subspecies of geckos. It lives on the eastern coast of Madagascar and typically inhabits rainforests and dwells on trees. The Madagascar day gecko feeds on insects and nectar. Scientific synonyms: Gekko madagascariensis Gray 1831 Phelsuma sarrube [Wiegmann 1834] Phelsuma madagascariensis martensi Mertens 1962...

Yellow-throated day gecko
2005-06-15 13:02:36

Yellow-throated day gecko (Phelsuma flavigularis) is a diurnal species of geckos from eastern Madagascar. It typically inhabits rainforests and dwells on trees. The Yellow-throated day gecko feeds on insects and nectar. Description This lizard is a medium-sized day gecko; males can reach a total length of about 15 cm and females are often much smaller. The body color is dark green to...

Madagascar Crested Ibis
2008-04-28 16:10:30

The Madagascar Crested Ibis (Lophotibis cristata), also known as the White-winged Ibis or Crested Wood Ibis, is endemic to the woodlands and forests of Madagascar. Due to habitat loss, limited range and over hunting in some areas, this bird is evaluated as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List of Endangered Species. The Madagascar Crested Ibis is medium-sized at about 20 inches in length. It...

Madagascar Sacred Ibis
2008-04-28 13:38:07

The Madagascar Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis bernieri), is a species of bird from the Threskiornithidae family. It is found in Madagascar and Seychelles. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, estuarine waters, intertidal flats, and coastal saline lagoons. The Madagascar Sacred Ibis is threatened due to habitat loss.

Subdesert Mesite
2009-03-26 22:45:55

The Subdesert Mesite (Monias benschi) is a species of bird native to Madagascar. It is restricted to spiny thickets with open areas from sea-level to 425 feet. Populations may be dense within its extremely restricted range. It is vulnerable due to habitat degradation, predators, hunting and lack of protection, as well as its restricted range. It is a medium-sized terrestrial bird that has a...

Celestite
2005-05-26 11:56:59

Celestite (SrSO4) is a mineral consisting of strontium sulfate. The mineral is also known as celestine and is named for its occasional delicate blue color. Celestite occurs as crystals, and also in compact massive and fibrous forms. It is mostly found in sedimentary rocks, often associated with the minerals gypsum, anhydrite, and halite. The mineral is found worldwide, usually in small...

Garnet
2005-05-26 10:58:09

The Garnet group of minerals show crystals with a habit of dodecahedrons and trapezohedrons. They are nesosilicates with the same general formula, A3B2(SiO4)3. The chemical elements in garnet include calcium, magnesium, aluminium, iron2+, iron3+, chromium, manganese, and titanium. Garnets show no cleavage and a dodecahedral parting. Fracture is conchoidal to uneven; some varieties are very...

Three-banded Plover
2009-03-06 15:03:42

The Three-banded Plover or Three-banded Sandplover (Charadrius tricollaris) is a species of wading bird resident in much of eastern and southern Africa and Madagascar. It is found mainly on inland rivers, pools and lakes. The adult is 7 inches in length and has long wings and a long tail. It has medium brown upperparts and white underparts, except for two black breast bands, separated by a...

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