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Black-goggled Tanager
2008-05-02 14:14:20

The Black-goggled Tanager (Trichothraupis melanops), is the only species of bird in the genus Trichothraupis. Its distinctive black forehead and ocular area give it a "goggled" effect. It is found in tropical forests in eastern Peru to Bolivia, and in southern Brazil. Photo Copyright and Credit

Ashy-headed Greenlet
2008-04-29 00:17:00

The Ashy-headed Greenlet (Hylophilus pectoralis), is a species of bird in the Vireonidae family. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. Its habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, and heavily degraded former forest.

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...

Agami Heron
2008-02-05 14:13:20

The Agami Heron (Agamia agami), is a resident breeding bird from Central America south to Peru and Brazil. The Agami Heron's habitat is forest swamps and similar wooded wetlands. It is sometimes known as the Chestnut-bellied Heron, and is the only member of the genus Agamia. This uncommon and localized species is 26 to 30 inches in length. It is short-legged for a heron, but has a very long...

White-chinned Petrel
2007-10-24 13:46:19

The White-chinned Petrel (Procellaria aequinoctialis), is a large seabird in the family Procellariidae. It ranges around the Southern Ocean as far north as South Australia, Peru and Namibia, and breeds colonially on scattered islands; South Georgia, Prince Edward Islands, Crozet Islands, Kerguelen Islands, Auckland Island, Campbell Island and Antipodes Islands. The diet of the...

Vicua
2007-10-22 10:42:28

The vicuña (Vicugna vicugna), is a camelid species native to South America. They are most commonly found in Bolivia, Peru, Chile, and northwest Argentina. Peru has the largest number. Bolivia has great number of wild vicuñas in the Southwestern side of the country. It lives in the high alpine regions of the Andes. Vicuñas live in the grass lands and plains in the mountain regions at an...

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.

Thorny catfish
2007-04-19 10:20:38

Thorny catfish, Raphaels, or Talking catfish are a family, Doradidae, of catfishes native to South America, primarily in Brazil, Peru, and the Guianas. There are approximately 35 genera and 90 species. Typical features of the family are a row of armored plates laterally along the body (known as scutes) often with spike like extensions along the center of the plates, three pairs of barbels...

Corydoras semiaquilus
2007-03-12 19:22:22

Corydoras semiaquilus is a tropical freshwater fish belonging to the Corydoradinae sub-family of the Callichthyidae family. It originates in inland waters in South America, and is found in the western Amazon River basin in Brazil and Peru. It was originally described by S.H. Weitzman in 1964. The fish will grow in length up to 2.4 inches (6.0 centimeters). It lives in a tropical climate in...

Venezuelan Red Howler
2006-12-28 13:58:47

The Venezuelan Red Howler Monkey (Alouatta seniculus) is a South American species of howler monkey. It is a type of New World monkey. It is found in Colombia, Venezuela, Trinidad, Guyana, French Guiana, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. It lives in groups of 3 to 9 individuals (usually 5 to 7).

Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.