Quantcast

Yellow Reference Libraries

Page 4 of about 39 Articles
Northern Flicker
2006-07-17 14:02:24

The Northern Flicker, Colaptes auratus, is a medium-sized woodpecker. Adults are brown with black bars on the back and wings. Their breast and belly are beige with black spots; they have a black neck ring. The tail is dark on top. They show a white rump in flight. There are two variants which were formerly considered separate species: The Yellow-shafted Flicker resides in eastern North...

Yellow-billed Pintail
2006-03-22 14:14:35

The Yellow-billed Pintail (Anas georgica) is a dabbling duck of the genus Anas.

Yellow-billed Duck
2006-03-20 11:13:50

The Yellow-billed Duck (Anas undulate) is a dabbling duck which is an abundant resident breeder throughout southern and eastern Africa. This duck is not migratory, but will often wander during the dry season in search of suitable waters. It is highly gregarious outside the breeding season and forms large flocks. These Mallard-sized ducks are mostly grey with a darker head and bright...

Starling
2006-03-06 11:14:08

PHOTO CAPTION: Metallic Starling Starlings are small to medium-sized passerine birds in the family Sturnidae. Starlings occur naturally in the Old World (Europe, Asia and Africa). Some forms can be found as far East as Australia. However, several European and Asian species have been introduced to North America and Australia. These birds typically have strong feet and their flight is...

Magpie
2006-02-24 10:07:02

Image Credit: Thinkstock.com Magpies are medium to large passerine birds of the crow family, Corvidae. These colorful and noisy birds are closely allied to the jays and treepies. The names 'jay', 'treepie' and 'magpie' are to a certain extent interchangeable, and do not reflect any genuine genetic difference between the groups. Research has recently cast doubt on the taxonomy of the Pica...

Yellowjacket
2005-09-08 12:09:25

Yellowjackets are typically black-and-yellow wasps of the genus Vespula or Dolichovespula (though some can be black-and-white, the most notable of these being the bald-faced hornet, Dolichovespula maculata). They are characterized mostly by their distinctive combination of black-and-yellow color, small size (slightly larger than a bee), and entirely black antennae. They live in colonies and...

Yellowjacket
2005-07-14 11:42:55

Yellowjackets are black-and-yellow wasps of the genus Vespula or Dolichovespula (though some can be black-and-white, the most notable of these being the baldfaced hornet, Dolichovespula maculata). They can be identified by their distinctive combination of black-and-yellow color, small size (slightly larger than a bee), and entirely black antennae. Like some other vespids, they live in...

Yellow-spotted tropical night lizard
2005-06-15 13:05:13

The yellow-spotted tropical night lizard (Lepidophyma flavimaculatum) is a night lizard ranging from central Mexico to Panama. It includes two subspecies: Lepidophyma flavimaculatum flavimaculatum and Lepidophyma flavimaculatum obscurum. Yellow-spotted tropical night lizards are among the largest of the night lizards, reaching a length of 12.7 cm. They are nearly black in color, with a...

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
Related