The Scarlet Macaw is arguably the most magnificent bird of the parrot family. With their wide strong wings, macaws can reach speeds of 35 miles per hour. They often fly in pairs or small groups and often call to each other in raucous hoarse voices.Macaws appear to prefer higher elevations and riparian (riverine) forests. They are known to have very large territories. They prefer to nest in holes high up in trees and lay one or two eggs. They feed on specific fruits such as polewood, roaming large areas searching for clumps of their favorite foods.As recent as 1989, the reported Belizean population of Scarlet Macaws was a total of 24 birds. But in 1996, a new population of over 100 birds was "discovered" south of the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary. Unfortunately, over most of its range, the Scarlet macaw is endangered, a victim of human greed - many have been taken as a commodity in the pet trade.Key Facts Size35 inches Range:E. Mexico to Brazil Habitat:Tall deciduous trees of forests and rivers.Food:Tropical forest fruits
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Merry Christmas! I hope all of you had a very merry Christmas this year! I know I did! We got to spend time with my mom's mom and dad, they live in Grand Junction, Colorado, so we don't get to see them very often. We also got to see our dad's mom and step-dad. Katy and I got a Cricut for Christmas. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Meet Sonador! Our new eight-week-old puppy! Sonya is unbelievably cute and loves to play and chew. She is a mix of Jack Russell terrier and rat terrier and Corgey. She is very smart and spunky. I can't get a picture of her when she's moving, She's so spunky!
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
I think octopuses are amazing creatures. Not only do they have eight tentacles, But they are just plain beautiful.Sometimes my mom wishes she had eight arms.And really loooong arms, at that! First arm, Feed Caleb, second Arm, Start the bath for Ana, Third arm, Help Katy and I with school, Fourth arm,cook dinner,fifth arm, Vacuum the house,sixth arm, clean the home school room,seventh arm, make her bed,eighth arm, mop the floor. Yeah, I can see her as an octopus.
Friday, November 11, 2011
The green iguana, known locally as "bamboo chicken", is the largest lizard in Belize and one of the largest in the world. A full grown male can reach nearly 7 feet, most of it being tail. It is often found perched on a branch overhanging a river, and when threatened will plunge into the water for safety.The iguana diet changes with age. The juvenile often forages on the forest floor, searching for invertebrates such as insects, grubs, worms and snails. The adult is mainly a plant eater, feeding on berries, leaves and fruit. Occassionally it will catch and eat small mamals and nestling birds.
The delicious flesh of the iguana and the rich eggs are a delicacy in Belize. Prior to protection, the iguana was heavily hunted. Today, there are numerous captive breeding programs spawned by the pilot project at the Belize Zoo.
The Keel-billed Toucan, known as the "bill bird"locally, is the national bird of Belize. The most obvious characteristic of the toucan is the huge yellow, orange, red, green and black bill. The toucan's bill is amazingly dextrous and allows the bird to feed on a variety of tropical forest fruits.The Keel-billed toucans are a very social bird and can often be seen in flocks of six or more birds. They are found throughout Belize's forests and nest in holes in tree trunks. They lay one to four eggs and the parent birds take turns incubating the eggs. This bird displays a rapid, heavy flapping of the wings when flying and calls with a creek creek sound, similar to a frog.
Toucans are primarily fruit eaters, feeding on a wide variety of tropical fruits of the forest. It feeds by snipping off the fruit and flipping its head back to gulp the fruit. Toucans will also feed on insects, lizards, snakes and event the eggs of smaller birds.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
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Thursday, September 29, 2011
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Friday, August 19, 2011
My family and I just moved.To Weatherford TX. We've been here for about a month, and sometimes we have lizards in the house. Hardly any more, but we used to have lizards in the bathroom,in the garage, even in the kitchen! once, my mom was in the kitchen, and she (by the way, the lizards were babies)lifted up her frying pan and there was a baby lizard in the frying pan! my mom was totally freaked out, and called my Mimi,MIMI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!she hurried over and killed the poor thing! did I mention they were incredibly cute? and I love to hold them? well, they were cute and I do love to hold them but,(I wasn't present at the time)when I herd about incident frying pan,even though I was sad about the lizard dieing, I could not help laughing about it.
Oh, I just woke up this morning and,Oh my goodness, Liliana's new family have more than they need for Liliana's ransom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Can you believe this? Prayer helps. That is all that I can say. GOD IS SO GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you, if you prayed, entered the drawing,or donated.THANK YOU, GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Monday, June 20, 2011
You know why I like animals? because they are like us in some ways, and in some ways they aren't like us. they have a lot of humor and sometimes they can be pretty mild too.but you know how we all have different faces? maybe they look the same some of them but not on the inside like we are be cause identical twins and twins may look alike but on the inside they aren't.