Mourning doves are one of the more familiar birds sound from southern Canada to Mexico. They abundant in the open country and along countrysides and are prolific breeders so that they are very common. Its scientific name is Zenaida macroura. The Mourning Dove is a slim bird having a small head and a long, pointed tail with adults that are about 12 inches or 30 cm in length and weigh about 5 oz or 140g.
American Oil Beetle The American Oil Beetle is a type of Blister Beetle. These beetles are referred to as oil beetles. They are called this because they release oily droplets of hemolymph when they feel threatened. When the beetle feels threatened or put under pressure, they will release a chemical called cantharidin, which creates blisters and will irritate the human skin.
Have you seen the amazing peregrine falcons , dive down great heights for their prey, or even circle the sky? You probably, most likely have. Peregrine Falcons are very common animals. They live in a vast majority of the world making them very common birds.
In Science class, we needed to select a type of Hawaiian Honeycreeper and make a "newsletter" about the specie 's adaptive radiation. We also, needed to make a personal story of their life in Hawaii and the background life of the Honeycreeper we chose. I chose the Palia, this is one of the most extremely endangered honeycreepers. This assignment dresses thinking and problem solving because there were many obstacles to complete the project. First, was getting enough information on the honeycreeper, finding the right format for the project, creating a adaptive radiation graph and making a personal story.
The Nutria is a large rodent and its native habitat is South America. They are predominantly found in rivers, marshes that are fresh, several types of wetlands, and on some occasion’s swamps. Nutrias were imported to the United States because of their fur. They were eventually released into the environment and are reported to have spread to many parts of Maryland (Kendrot). These animals are detrimental to the marshes in Maryland, and need to be prevented from spreading more before the damage done becomes irreversible.
The Eastern Bluebird is one of the most popular song birds, ranging all over North America. Being a permanent resident in the southern and eastern United States running down into Central America. It is a breeding resident in North Dakota among many other states, residing in rural and suburban areas all over the bird’s range. The Eastern Bluebird have a beautiful royal blue back and head, reddish-brown on the breast with a white belly. The males are more brightly colored than the females, the females have this grayish hue amongst the royal blue.
The Wild Turkey is the largest game bird in North America it is related to pheasant, quail and grouse. The wild turkey is very popular for hunting. Turkeys were once close to extinction, but careful management and help from the National Wild Turkey Federation has turkey populations thriving today and even expanding the range beyond its past range. Wild Turkeys are very large, plump birds with long legs wide rounded tails, and a long slim neck.
Have you ever seen a duck, otter, and beaver all mashed into one animal? That would be a platypus, not a figure of your imagination. The plural of platypus is either platypuses or platypi it doesn’t matter. They were first discovered by an unknown “taxidermist”, at first scientist thought he has sewn a duck, beaver, and otter together to fool them. Therefore the went to go find this “made up creature” and found some in eastern Australia.
In recent years, scientists have come to realize that the honeybee population has been dropping at a substantial rate. This is a problem not only in the United States, but throughout the world. The current fear is that food crops will be devastated because there are not enough bees to pollinate the existing crops. Honeybee decline is occurring for several reasons. However, current research shows a promising future.
There are 25,000 types of bees in the whole world. Bees are a very important part of our life. They provide one out of three bites of food that end up on our table. The bees work non-stop, pollinating everything they can to provide food for their own, and in turn, give us our needed crops. Of one hundred crops, seventy are pollinated by bees.