Conservation Status: Least Concern
Habitat: Tropical rainforest, woodlands
Weight: 1-2 lbs
Lifespan: 25-30 years
Gestation Period: 36 days
Number of Young: 1-2
- Spectacled owls are the largest of the New World tropical owls that inhabit the rain forest
-A group of owls has many collective nouns, including a "bazaar", "glaring", "parliament", "stooping", and "wisdom" of owls.
- They can roost as high as 4,000 feet above sea level.
- Feed on bats, small birds, insects, rodents, and other small mammals
- The Spectacled Owl was named because of its facial markings that look like a pair of spectacles.
Habitat: Freshwater, salty and brackish lakes and rivers
Weight: 2-3.5 lbs
Length: 24-26 in.
Average Lifespan: 9 years
Incubation Period: 28-29 days
Number of Young: 8-9 eggs
- Also known as brahminy duck or ruddy sheldrake
- Identified by its trumpeting and honking “choor” and “aakh” calls
- Diet consists of aquatic and terrestrial vegetation, insects, fish, frogs and worms
- Their nest is a cavity created in a sand or clay bank
- Male guards the nest while female incubates the eggs
Ruddy Shelduck Coloring Sheet
Habitat: Semi-arid woodland, arid scrub and savannas, mangroves, clearings in deciduous forest, Pacific swamp-forest, evergreen gallery forest
Weight: 17-19 oz
Lifespan: 60 years
Incubation Period: 26-28 days
Number of Young: 2-3
Conservation Status: Vulnerable
- Gets its name from a bright yellow patch that develops on the nape of the neck.
- Also known as the Golden Yellow-naped Amazon.
- Besides being quite intelligent, they are very affectionate and mimic human speech.
- Mated pairs produce coordinated vocal duets.
Yellow Naped Amazon Coloring Sheet
[Anser anser domesticus]
Habitat: Large gardens, pastures, orchards
Weight: 20-30 lbs
Average Lifespan: 10 years
Incubation Period: 28-35 days
Number of Young: 25-40 eggs per year
- Named for the French city where it originated
- Derived from European Greylag Goose
- Originally bred for their ability to gain weight rapidly
- These heavy birds are not good fliers
- Distinguished by the exaggerated dewlap on their neck
- Mate for life