By: Matilda Willows
Barred owls are a common owl, also known by the names of rain owl, wood owl, eight hooter, or the hoot owl. The reason behind its main name as the barred owl comes from the brown and white bars lined across its chest. They are...
By: L.S. Watts
Although penguins are naturally found in the Southern Hemisphere, there are several aquariums and zoos in the United States that feature penguin exhibits. The Newport Aquarium in Newport, Kentucky is one such aquarium. Aside from the Penguin Palooza exhibit where it showcases five different species...
By: Marsha George
The Black footed penguins make the southern shores of Africa their home; more commonly known as the African penguin. Most people don’t think of Africa when they think penguins because of the assumption that it is too warm a climate for the animal. However...
By: Shannon Farlouis
The African Black-footed Penguin is also called the African Penguin. This penguin lives along the southern African waters. Another name for this penguin is the Jackass Penguin. These penguins allow people to approach them as close as three feet. They grow up to 70 cm...
By: Stacie Bradshaw
The native habitat of barred owls is vast; these hardy birds range from southeastern Alaska south to Honduras and El Salvador. Non-descript in appearance, both males and females share a buff-white upper body with dark brown barring and vertical streaking of the lower breasts and...
The structure of a fire ant nest
By: Kevin W Byrom
Fire ant nests may be distinguished by a unique mound-shaped structure which is oblong in shape. No visible entrance or exit may be seen on the top of the mound, but when viewed closely, ants may be seen entering and exiting the mound from openings...
The structure of a fire ant nest
By: Mitchell Sibley
The structure of a fire ant nest The structure of a fire ant nest is unique. While comparable to other ant nests, it stands out from the rest. Fire ants are attracted naturally to warm, damp places. They nest depending on this variable only. They...
By: Sandra Petersen
Many times the common name of an animal or bird reflects a distinguishing characteristic of that creature. That is the case with the burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia). The owl shelters itself and its young in holes in the ground dug by itself or other animals...
By: Lillian Henry
The Western Screech Owl (Megascopts kennicottii), is a small owl native to the United States, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua. It has been known as Kennicott’s Screech Owl, Vinaceous Screech Owl, Guadeloupe Screech Owl, California Screech Owl, Pasadena Screech...
By: L.S. Watts
The Osprey gets its common name from the latin word ossifragus, which means “bone breaker”. Ospreys (Pandion haliaetus) are commonly referred to as fish hawks. They get this name because most of their diet consists of live fish. In fact, live fish make up...

 

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