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Little Tinamou
2006-09-25 14:48:32

The Little Tinamou, Crypturellus soui, is a member of the most ancient groups of bird families, the tinamous. Its habitat is humid forests and other damp overgrowth from southern Mexico down through Central and South America as far as southern Brazil. The Little Tinamou is 8.6 to 9.5 inches long and weighs 7.8 ounces. Although it looks similar to other ground-dwelling birds like quail and...

Inca Dove
2006-09-11 13:41:25

The Inca Dove, Columbina inca, is a small New World dove. It ranges from the southwestern United States and Mexico through Central America to Costa Rica. Despite being named after the Inca Empire, this species does not occur in any of the lands that constituted that region. Inca Doves are common to abundant within their range and they are expanding their range north and south. Inca Doves...

White-winged Dove
2006-09-11 13:12:23

The White-winged Dove, Zenaida asiatica, is a dove whose native range extends from the south-western USA through Mexico and the Caribbean to western South America as far as northern Chile. It also has been introduced to Florida. There are twelve subspecies. Most of the northern populations of White-winged Doves are migratory, wintering in Mexico and Central America. In the southern parts of...

Jabiru
2006-08-26 19:39:03

The Jabiru, Jabiru mycteria, is a large stork found in the Americas from Mexico to Argentina, except west to the Andes. It is the only member of the genus Jabiru. Although the Asian Black-necked Stork and the Saddle-billed Stork have been referred to as "Jabiru", it is not of the same species as the American Jabiru. The adult Jabiru is about 45 inches tall and has a wingspan of 102 inches....

Spectacled Owl
2006-08-17 16:34:42

The Spectacled Owl (Pulsatrix perspicillata) is a large tropical owl. It is a resident breeder from southern Mexico and Trinidad south to southern Brazil, Paraguay and northwestern Argentina. There are six subspecies. This is nocturnal species of mature forests. It nests in an unlined tree cavity, laying two white eggs. The Spectacled Owl is roughly 18 inches long and weighs 30 ounces. It...

Black-crested Titmouse
2006-08-14 11:13:03

The Black-crested Titmouse (Baeolophus atricristatus) is a small songbird in the tit family Paridae. Once considered a subspecies of the Tufted Titmouse, it is now recognized as a separate species. It is native to southern Texas, Oklahoma, and east-central Mexico. The Black-crested Tit is also known as the Mexican Titmouse. The bird is 5.5 to 6 inches long, with rusty flanks, gray upper...

Mexican Chickadee
2006-08-09 15:14:47

The Mexican Chickadee, Parus sclateri or Poecile sclateri, is a small songbird in the tit family Paridae. Mexico's only chickadee is a permanent resident of wooded highlands, and its range extends north into southern Arizona and New Mexico. Although primarily nonmigratory, Mexican Chickadees sometimes fly to lower elevations during the cold of winter. Adults of both sexes have a black cap,...

Violet-green Swallow
2006-07-30 12:53:27

The Violet-green Swallow, Tachycineta thalassina, is a small swallow. Their breeding habitat is semi-open areas in western North America from Alaska to Mexico. They migrate in flocks to Central and South America. Adults are velvet green on their upperside with white a underside and a forked tail. They have white patches on the side of the rump. They are somewhat similar in appearance to...

Tree Swallow
2006-07-30 12:50:05

The Tree Swallow, Tachycineta bicolor, is a migratory perching bird that breeds in North America and winters in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. This swallow is about 5 inches long and weighs less than an ounce. The bill is tiny. The adult Tree Swallow has an iridescent blue-green upper body, white under side, and a very slightly forked tail. The female usually has duller colors...

Arizona Woodpecker
2006-07-17 13:14:25

The Arizona Woodpecker (Picoides arizonae) is a woodpecker native to southern Arizona and New Mexico and the Sierra Madre Occidental of western Mexico. This species is known in older field guides as a subspecies of Strickland's Woodpecker. Arizona Woodpeckers are nearly identical to Strickland's Woodpeckers, growing to be about 7 to 8 inches in length. Their plumage is mainly brown and white...

Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.