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Ash-throated Crake Porzana albicollis
2012-04-02 15:22:04

The Ash-throated Crake, (Porzana albicollis), is a species of bird in the Rallidae family. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela. Its habitat is subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland and swamps. The Ash-throated Crake is a small bird with a short bill. It has...

Black-headed Duck Heteronetta atricapilla
2012-03-22 22:46:19

The Black-headed Duck, (Heteronetta atricapilla), is a species of stiff-tailed duck from the subfamily Oxyurinae and the family Anatidae. It is the only member of its genus Heteronetta. Its habitat is swamps, lakes and marshes in Northern Chile, Paraguay, and Northern Argentina. This species is not considered threatened by the IUCN. The Black-headed Duck is the most primitive member of its...

Red-breasted Toucan
2009-04-07 14:57:16

The Red-breasted Toucan (Ramphastos dicolorus), also known as the Green-billed Toucan, is a species of bird found in southern and eastern Brazil, eastern Paraguay and far northeastern Argentina. It is a fairly common species and is considered to be of Least Concern by the IUCN. This bird is one of the smallest species of Ramphastos toucans, weighing only 12.33 ounces. It also has one of the...

Waxy Monkey Leaf Frog
2008-07-25 15:17:10

The Waxy Monkey Leaf Frog (Phyllomedusa sauvagii), is a hylid frog belonging to the subfamily of South and Central American leaf frogs, Phyllomedusinae. It inhabits the dry prairie (Chaco) of Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay. This subfamily contains about 50 species of frogs. These frogs are about 2 to 3 inches in length. Females are about 25% larger than males. They do not hop, but...

Ruby-crowned Tanager
2008-05-02 14:08:29

The Ruby-crowned Tanager (Tachyphonus coronatus), is a species of bird in the Thraupidae family. It is found in Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist mountain terrain, and heavily degraded former forest. Photo Copyright and Credit

Chalk-browed Mockingbird
2007-12-18 13:09:45

The Chalk-browed Mockingbird (Mimus saturninus ), is a bird species of the family Mimidae. It is found in most of Brazil, and parts of Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay, Argentina, and Suriname. It has an extremely large range (around 4,400,000 square miles). Photo Credit: Eurico Zimbres

Chacoan Peccary
2007-10-22 16:24:24

The Chacoan Peccary (Catagonus wagneri), is the closest living relative to the extinct genus Platygonus. It is found in the dry shrub habitat or Chaco of Paraguay, Bolivia, Argentina and southern Brazil. The Chacoan peccary has the unusual distinction of having been first described based on fossils and was originally thought to be only an extinct species. In 1975 the animal was discovered to...

Lesser Grison
2007-08-23 04:52:24

The Lesser Grison (Galictis cuja), is an animal that belongs to the ferret family Mustelidae. It is native to South America and is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Peru, and Paraguay.

Black phantom tetra
2007-03-26 13:31:53

The Black phantom tetra (Hyphessobrycon megalopterus) is a freshwater fish of the characin family (family Characidae) of order Characiformes. It is native to the Paraguay, Guaporé, and Mamore basins in Brazil and Bolivia. This fish is of roughly tetragonal shape and is light gray in coloring, with a black patch surrounded by iridescent silver edging posterior of the gills on each side....

Black Howler
2006-12-28 14:01:16

The black howler monkey (Alouatta caraya) is a species of howler monkey. It is a large New World monkey. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil and Paraguay. It lives in groups of 3 to 19 individuals (usually 7 to 9). There are usually 1 to 3 males for every 7 to 9 females in a group. When mating, males and females within a single group pair off. Named for their vocalizations, they may...

Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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