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Pallass Long-tongued Bat Glossophaga soricina
2012-06-28 21:03:53

Pallas's long-tongued bat (Glossophaga soricina) is native to Central and South America. It has the fastest metabolism of all mammals, and feeds on nectar. Fifty percent of its stored fat can be used in one day, although it mainly uses eighty percent of its energy, derived from simple sugars, to function. Pallas’s long-tongued bat is listed on the IUCN Red List as a species of “Least...

Pallass Leaf Warbler
2008-06-13 22:25:45

The Pallas's Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus proregulus), is a leaf warbler which breeds in southern Siberia, Mongolia and parts of Tibet and China. It is strongly migratory and winters in subtropical Asia. This bird also occurs as far as western Europe in late October and November, despite an 1800 mile distance from its natural breeding grounds. This is a bird of coniferous mountain woodlands....

Pallass Sandgrouse
2008-02-05 14:39:18

The Pallas's Sandgrouse (Syrrhaptes paradoxus), is a medium large bird in the sandgrouse family. This species breeds across middle latitudes of central Asia on dry steppes and similar habitats. It is a partial migrant, especially from the northern parts of its range in Kazakhstan and Mongolia, but the extent and distance of the southerly winter movement depends on the amount of snowfall....

Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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