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Cacomistle
2009-02-16 18:09:55

The Cacomistle (Bassariscus sumichrasti) is a nocturnal, arboreal and omnivorous species of mammal that belongs to the family Procyonidae. Its range extends from Mexico to western Panama. Its preferred habitats are wet, tropical evergreen woodlands and mountain forests. It will move seasonally to drier deciduous forests. It is not common in its natural range. It is completely dependent on...

Giant Grenadier Albatrossia pectoralis
2009-01-17 21:09:53

The Giant Grenadier (Albatrossia pectoralis) is a species of rattail fish that is found in the north Pacific from northern Japan to the Okhotsk and Bering seas, east to the Gulf of Alaska, and south to northern Baja California in Mexico. It occurs at depths between 450 and 11,500 feet. This specimen grows to about 7 feet long. It has the usual greatly elongated pointed tail of the rattails....

Groove-billed Ani
2009-01-17 16:47:40

The Groove-billed Ani (Crotophaga sulcirostris) is a strange-looking species of tropical bird belonging to the cuckoo family. It is a resident species through much of its range, which extends from southern Texas and central Mexico through Central America, to northern Colombia and Venezuela, and coastal Ecuador and Peru. The only migration is from the more northern parts of its range in Texas...

Desert Box Turtle
2008-10-16 21:49:06

The Desert Box Turtle (Terrapene ornata luteola) is found from the Trans-Pecos region of Texas and southeastern Arizona south into Sonora and Chihuahua, Mexico. Its habitat is arid, open prairie areas. They can live 25 years or longer. The colors of the mature desert box turtle are lighter and more muted than the colors of the young. Most, but not all, male turtles have red irises. Other...

Curve-billed Thrasher
2008-09-17 15:09:02

The Curve-billed Thrasher (Toxostoma curvirostre), is a perching bird native to the southwestern United States and much of Mexico. It is commonly found throughout the deserts and brush-filled areas of the south-western United States, from about the Sonoran Desert of Arizona and across New Mexico to west Texas, as well as most of Mexico, from the Sonoran-Chihuahuan Deserts and south through the...

Red-breasted Chat
2008-08-14 11:38:57

The Red-breasted Chat (Granatellus venustus), is a species of bird in the Parulidae family. It is endemic to Mexico. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. Photo Copyright and Credit

Mexican Hairless Dog
2008-05-27 17:57:12

The Mexican Hairless Dog is an ancient, hairless breed of dog, also known as the Xoloitzcuintli, or Xolo for short. It may have originated over 3,500 years ago in Pre-Hispanic Mexico, when the Aztecs ruled the land. The breed was sacred to the Aztecs because they were believed to guide their masters' dead souls safely through the underworld. In accordance to an Aztec myth, their god Xolotl made...

Slaty Vireo
2008-05-05 23:04:14

The Slaty Vireo (Vireo brevipennis), is a vireo endemic to shrubby highlands of southern Mexico. It differs from all other vireos in its predominantly slate gray plumage and long tail. These distinctions once afforded it its own genus, Neochloe. It also has green feather edgings on its wings and tail. Its eyes, belly, and chin are snow white, offsetting the otherwise dark gray plumage....

Red-throated Habia
2008-05-02 15:00:29

The Red-throated Habia or Red-throated Ant-tanager (Habia fuscicauda), is a passerine resident breeder found on the Caribbean slopes from southeastern Mexico to eastern Panama. It occurs in thick undergrowth at the edge of forest, second growth or abandoned plantations at altitudes from sea level to 2000 feet. Red-throated Habias are 7.5 inches long and weigh 1.40 ounces. Adult males are...

Red-legged Honeycreeper
2008-05-02 14:55:58

The Red-legged Honeycreeper (Cyanerpes cyaneus), is a small bird in the tanager family. It is found in the tropical New World from southern Mexico south to Peru, Bolivia and central Brazil, and on Cuba, Trinidad and Tobago. This is a species of forest edge, open woodland, and cocoa and citrus plantations. The Red-legged Honeycreeper is often found in small groups. The Red-legged Honeycreeper...

Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'