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Caribbean Dove
2008-02-06 15:18:07

The Caribbean Dove (Leptotila jamaicensis), is a species of bird in the Columbidae family, which include doves and pigeons. It is found in Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, and Turks and Caicos Islands. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and heavily degraded former forest.

Bare-throated Tiger Heron
2008-02-05 15:50:49

The Bare-throated Tiger Heron (Tigrisoma mexicanum), is a wading bird of the heron family Ardeidae. It is found from Mexico to northwestern Colombia. This large species is found in more open habitats than other Tigrisoma herons, such as river and lake banks. It is 28 to 32 inches in length and weighs 42 ounces. The throat is bare and is greenish-yellow to orange in all plumages. The adult...

Boat-billed Heron
2008-02-05 15:49:04

The Boat-billed Heron (Cochlearius cochlearius), informally known as the "˜boatbill', is an atypical member of the heron family. It lives in mangrove swamps from Mexico south to Peru and Brazil. The Boat-billed Heron is about 21.25 inches long. The adult has a black crown, long crest and upper back. The face, throat and breast are white, and the lower underparts are reddish-brown with...

Red-faced Warbler
2007-12-18 15:37:34

The Red-faced Warbler (Cardellina rubrifrons), is a species of New World warbler. These birds are locally common in mountain forests of conifers, spruce, and oak 6,500 to 9,000 feet above sea level. In summer they frequent northern Mexico and range up into the states of Arizona and New Mexico. During the winter months they migrate south into southern Mexico and the Central American nations of...

Blue-and-white Mockingbird
2007-12-18 13:00:42

The Blue-and-white Mockingbird (Melanotis hypoleucus), is a species of bird in the Mimidae family. It is found in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist mountain vegetation and heavily degraded former forest.

Round-tailed Ground Squirrel
2007-08-14 03:57:33

The Round-tailed Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus tereticaudus), is a species of ground squirrel that lives in the desert of the American southwest and adjacent Mexico. They are well adapted to desert life. They can stay active even on the hottest of days though they do tend to limit their activity during the heat of the afternoon sun. They live underground in the winter, typically from late...

Regal Ring-neck Snake
2007-06-25 07:17:19

The Regal Ring-neck Snake, Diadophis punctatus regalis, is a subspecies of Ring-neck Snake found in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Ring-necks are nocturnal, secretive snakes which spend most of their time hiding under rocks or ground debris. This snake is typically gray in color, with white or cream colored underside that has dark speckling, and a bright red or orange...

Prairie or Western rattlesnake
2007-06-25 07:04:28

The Prairie or Western rattlesnake, Crotalus viridis, is a venomous species native to the western United States, southwestern Canada, and northern Mexico. In Canada it occurs in Alberta and Saskatchewan; in the USA in eastern Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, extreme eastern Arizona, in Mexico in northern Coahuila and...

Tree Lizard
2007-04-18 15:04:55

The Tree Lizard, Urosaurus ornatus, is a species of lizard native to the southwestern United States, and northern Mexico. This species of lizard has been used to research the physiological changes in the body during the fight-or-flight response related to stress and aggressive competition.

Eastern Fence Lizard
2007-04-18 15:01:35

The Eastern Fence Lizard, Sceloporus undulatus, is a medium sized lizard found along forest edges, rock piles, and rotting logs or stumps. They are found from southwestern Canada in the province of British Columbia, across the Great Plains of the eastern United States, south to northern Mexico. They are sometimes known as the Prairie Lizard or Gray Lizard. The fence lizard can grow from 4...

Word of the Day
aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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