Monday, January 9, 2012

Blue Bird of Paradise Photos-Facts

Blue Bird of Paradise Facts and Blue Bird of Paradise Photos :

> The Blue Bird of Paradise is regarded by ornithologists as the loveliest of all birds.

> The Blue Bird-of-paradise is a medium-sized Bird.

> The scientific name is Paradisaea rudolphi.

The species is approximately 30 cm long, black with a bluish-white bill, dark brown iris, grey legs, broken white eye-ring and bright blue wings. The male Bird is adorned with violet blue and cinnamon flank plumes and two long ribbon-like tail feathers. The female has a chestnut brown below.

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Blue Bird of Paradise Photos
Blue Bird of Paradise

Emperor Penguin Pictures, Emperor Penguin Facts

Emperor Penguin Facts and Emperor Penguin Pictures :

The Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) is the tallest and heaviest of all living penguin species and is endemic to Antarctica. The male and female are similar in plumage and size.

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Emperor Penguin Pictures
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A male Emperor penguin must withstand the Antarctic cold for more than two months to protect his eggs from extreme cold. During this entire time he doesn't eat a thing. Most male penguins will lose about 12 kg (26 lb) while they wait for their babies to hatch. The mean weight of males at the start of the breeding season is 38 kg (84 lb) and that of females is 29.5 kg (65 lb). After the breeding season this drops to 23 kg (51 lb) for both sexes.

Diet: Carnivore
Size (H): 100cm - 120cm (39in - 47in)
Weight: 22kg - 45kg (49lbs - 99lbs)
Life Span: 20 - 50 years
Lifestyle: Flock
Conservation Status: Least Concern
Colour: Black, White, Yellow, Grey
Skin Type: Feathers
Favourite Food: Squid
Habitat: Antarctic ice and sea
Average Litter Size: 1
Main Prey: Squid, Fish, Crabs
Predators: Leopard Seals, Sharks, Killer Whales
Distinctive Features: Large body size and bright yellow feathers on neck

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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Kakapo Parrot Pictures, Kakapo Parrot Facts

Kakapo Parrot Facts & Pictures

> Kakapo Parrot scientifically known as Strigops habroptila

> Kakapo Parrot is also called owl parrot. As of now it is world’s only known flightless parrot (having short wings for its size and lacking the pronounced keel bone (sternum) that anchors the flight muscles of other birds)

> Kakapo are vegetarians! They have a strict rule not to eat any meat. They would rather chew on almonds and the females in particular like the taste of kumara.

> Kakapos have a weird habit when enemies approach, they stand completely still, like a statue, hoping to blend in with their surroundings.

> The male Kakapo measures up to 60 centimetres (24 in) and weighs between 2 and 4 kilograms (4.5–9 lb) at maturity.

Kakapo Parrot
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Tragopan Bird Facts - Photos

* Tragopan blythii is the State Bird of Nagaland. It belongs to the Order – Galliformes, Family – Phasianidae & Species –Tragopan blythii.

* They (Tragopan Birds) eat mostly ferns, fleshy and succulent/tender vegetative shoots, white ants, insects, snails, worms, beetles, pebbles, feed on grains, seeds and fruits found in their natural habitats.

* Temperature varying 5 to 25 Degrees centigrade and average rainfall varying from 200 to 250 Cm is most suitable for their habitat.

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Tragopan Bird
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Long Tailed Ground Roller Birds

Long-tailed Ground Roller is a species of bird in the family Brachypteraciidae, a unique mix of a roadrunner, pitta & roller. Binomial name Uratelornis chimaera.

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long tailed Ground Roller
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Scientific classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Brachypteraciidae
Genus: Uratelornis
Rothschild, 1895
Species: U. chimaera

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