Thursday, June 14, 2012

Toucans, family Ramphastidae

Toucans, tucancitos, and arasarĂ­es are studied in Ramphastidae family. These birds are native to the Americas and most live in tropical forests. The location extends from southern Mexico to northern Argentina. At arasarĂ­es also seen to be called toucan-tilingo

All members of this family have long, thick beak. Despite its rugged appearance, the peak is very light weight. Not being any disruption to the flight, and although they look a little awkward when you see them flying in the bush, do so with great skill. 

The peak, as pens, is different and attractive colors. The legs are strong and spend the most time perched in trees. The diet is based mainly on fruits, being supplemented with insects and small animals, including other birds and their eggs.

The nest is made ​​in holes in trees. Do not add any material to the nest, lay eggs in the bottom of the hole. Little is known of breeding birds, those that have been studied, the clutch is two to four white eggs.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Hummingbirds, Family Trochilidae

Among the Hummingbirds (Family Trochilidae) are the smallest birds in the world. Some are the size of small birds like canaries; some are even smaller than the birds. The variety of colors in these little birds, and its brilliance, is unique among birds.

Besides its small size and beautiful colors are distinguished by how fast they move their wings so rapidly that they often do not see. And they can fly in all directions, forwards and other birds, or backward, or up, or down, or where they want to go, to make matters worse, you can keep the air in one place, do something like helicopters.

Hummingbirds feed on nectar, which obtained by introducing their long beaks into the flowers. All are endemic to the Americas. The species are more varied and numerous in the tropics but can be found from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Pelecanus conspicillatus, Australian Pelican.

Distribution: Spectacled Pelican, or Pelican Australian, is a native of Australia, Tasmania, New Guinea and some islands of Indonesia. Some go to New Zealand. It is considered common.

Habitat: Except for the deserts in Australia can be found everywhere where there is freshwater, brackish or salt.

Habits: He looks lonely and in large flocks. It rests on the sand banks.
Description: does length of 1.5 to 1.9 meters. The usual weight is 3.3 to 5.9 kilograms, the maximum being 8.2 kg. The wings reach a wingspan of 2.4 to 3.4 meters. The pouch under the beak can hold up to 13 liters. 
The predominantly white in the plumage of the pelican, except for the wings, top and back of the body and tail. 
Nesting: Nests in colonies. The nest is rudimentary; they do in high vegetation and soil. The usual clutch has two dull white eggs, but may be one to four. Incubation takes 32 to 35 days, being done by both parents.

Longevity: In nature is estimated longevity of 25 years. 
Food: Like the other pelicans, pelican feeding mainly on fish glasses is supplemented with small crustaceans. The pelican uses the method to other white pelicans fish. A group of them formed a semicircle scaring the fish where they can round up and then catch.

Other names: The Glasses Pelican also called Australian Pelican. In English it is known by Australian Pelican.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012



Penguins are birds. There are "birds", but are definitely birds because they have feathers. Perhaps more surprising to some people is that despite spending the most time in the water and cannot fly through the air like many other birds, they are birds of flight.

Some species of penguins are kept most of the time swimming in the ocean far from land, which creates some difficulty for us to see them. Fortunately, during the breeding season come ashore to nest and raise their young. After the nesting and return to the sea shortly after returning to earth again, or a floating ice floe for a couple of weeks to molt their feathers. It is during these breaks out of the water when we can see well.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Gouldian Finch

Both sexes are brightly coloured with black, green, yellow, red and other colours. The females tend to be less brightly coloured. One major difference between the sexes is that the male's chest is purple, while the female's is a lighter mauve colour.