Birds

 

Blue-and-Gold-Macaw-Ara-ararauna-ZiggyBlue and Gold Macaw (Ara ararauna), “Ziggy”

Central and South America

The Blue and Yellow Macaw, also known as Blue-and-gold Macaw, is a member of the macaw group of parrots. The Blue and Yellow Macaws breed in the swampy tropical rainforests of South America from Panama south to Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay. Although classed as ‘Least Concern’ by the IUCN, the Blue and Yellow Macaw is an endangered species in Trinidad. The Blue and Yellow Macaw is often considered to be one of the most trainable and intelligent birds of these parrots. The Blue and Yellow Macaw is considered to be the most beautiful of all parrot species. The Blue and Yellow Macaw measures around 34 – 36 inches in length from the tip of its head to the tip of its tail making them one of the biggest parrots in the world. It has a wing span of 41 to 45 inches and weighs between 900 and 1300 grams. In the wild, Blue and Yellow Macaws eat palm fruit and other tree fruits. One of the Macaws favourite foods is the seeds of the Hura crepitans tree. They usually roost at a different place from where they eat. Their feeding ground may be some distance away. Often macaws gather at clay licks to eat mineral and salt bearing clay, which is found on river banks.

Canary-Winged-Parakeet-Brotogeris-versicolurus-Kiki-jungle-joes-wildlife-adventuresCanary-Winged Parakeet (Brotogeris versicolurus) “Kiki”

South America

The White-winged Parakeets or Canary-winged Parakeets are also known as “Bee Bee” and “Pocket parrots.” Canary-winged parakeets are small stocky parakeets – about 8.5 to 10 inches long, nearly half of its length, 4.3 inches, made up by its pointed tail. They are slightly larger than grey-cheek parakeets and lovebirdsThese boldly marked parakeets have an extensive native range throughout most of South America and can be found along the Amazon River, south over east, central and south Brazil, into north and east Bolivia, Paraguay, northern Argentina and eastern Peru. They are usually found near open forests, savannahs, seasonally flooded forests and river islands; but are also seen in suburban areas, parks and gardens – sometimes in flocks of up to about 50. Populations of released or escaped pet birds have established themselves in California (Los Angeles / Hollywood, San Francisco, San Fernando and San Gabriel Valley), Florida (Miami), in New York City and Puerto Rico. They are not noted as being great talkers – but some say that Canary-wing Parakeets are better talkers than the popular grey-cheeks. They usually can pick up a few words or sentences. They are considered to be semi-noisy birds. These parakeets are generally friendly and grow very tame; however, they may be jealous of other pets. When they feel threatened, the canary-winged parakeets raise their wings and clap them together to make explosive sound.

Eurasian-Eagle-Owl-Bubo-bubo-OliverEurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo) “Oliver”

Eurasia

The Eurasian eagle-owl (Bubo bubo) is a species of eagle-owl that resides in much of Eurasia.It is one of the largest species of owl, and females can grow to a total length of 30 inches, with a wingspan of 6 ft 2 in, males being slightly smaller. Besides being one of the largest living species of owl, it is also one of the most widely distributed. The Eurasian eagle-owl is found in a number of habitats but is mostly a bird of mountain regions, coniferous forests, steppes and other relatively remote places. It is a mostly nocturnal predator, hunting for a range of different prey species, predominantly small mammals but also birds of varying sizes, reptiles, amphibians, fish, large insects and other assorted invertebrates. It typically breeds on cliff ledges, in gullies, among rocks or in some other concealed locations.

Blue and Gold Macaw (Ara ararauna), “Ziggy”

Central and South America
Blue-and-Gold-Macaw-Ara-ararauna-Ziggy

The Blue and Yellow Macaw, also known as Blue-and-gold Macaw, is a member of the macaw group of parrots. The Blue and Yellow Macaws breed in the swampy tropical rainforests of South America from Panama south to Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay. Although classed as ‘Least Concern’ by the IUCN, the Blue and Yellow Macaw is an endangered species in Trinidad. The Blue and Yellow Macaw is often considered to be one of the most trainable and intelligent birds of these parrots. The Blue and Yellow Macaw is considered to be the most beautiful of all parrot species. The Blue and Yellow Macaw measures around 34 – 36 inches in length from the tip of its head to the tip of its tail making them one of the biggest parrots in the world. It has a wing span of 41 to 45 inches and weighs between 900 and 1300 grams. In the wild, Blue and Yellow Macaws eat palm fruit and other tree fruits. One of the Macaws favourite foods is the seeds of the Hura crepitans tree. They usually roost at a different place from where they eat. Their feeding ground may be some distance away. Often macaws gather at clay licks to eat mineral and salt bearing clay, which is found on river banks.

Canary-Winged Parakeet (Brotogeris versicolurus) “Kiki”

South America
Canary-Winged-Parakeet-Brotogeris-versicolurus-Kiki-jungle-joes-wildlife-adventures

The White-winged Parakeets or Canary-winged Parakeets are also known as “Bee Bee” and “Pocket parrots.” Canary-winged parakeets are small stocky parakeets – about 8.5 to 10 inches long, nearly half of its length, 4.3 inches, made up by its pointed tail. They are slightly larger than grey-cheek parakeets and lovebirdsThese boldly marked parakeets have an extensive native range throughout most of South America and can be found along the Amazon River, south over east, central and south Brazil, into north and east Bolivia, Paraguay, northern Argentina and eastern Peru. They are usually found near open forests, savannahs, seasonally flooded forests and river islands; but are also seen in suburban areas, parks and gardens – sometimes in flocks of up to about 50. Populations of released or escaped pet birds have established themselves in California (Los Angeles / Hollywood, San Francisco, San Fernando and San Gabriel Valley), Florida (Miami), in New York City and Puerto Rico. They are not noted as being great talkers – but some say that Canary-wing Parakeets are better talkers than the popular grey-cheeks. They usually can pick up a few words or sentences. They are considered to be semi-noisy birds. These parakeets are generally friendly and grow very tame; however, they may be jealous of other pets. When they feel threatened, the canary-winged parakeets raise their wings and clap them together to make explosive sound.

Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo) “Oliver”

Eurasia
Eurasian-Eagle-Owl-Bubo-bubo-Oliver

The Eurasian eagle-owl (Bubo bubo) is a species of eagle-owl that resides in much of Eurasia.It is one of the largest species of owl, and females can grow to a total length of 30 inches, with a wingspan of 6 ft 2 in, males being slightly smaller. Besides being one of the largest living species of owl, it is also one of the most widely distributed. The Eurasian eagle-owl is found in a number of habitats but is mostly a bird of mountain regions, coniferous forests, steppes and other relatively remote places. It is a mostly nocturnal predator, hunting for a range of different prey species, predominantly small mammals but also birds of varying sizes, reptiles, amphibians, fish, large insects and other assorted invertebrates. It typically breeds on cliff ledges, in gullies, among rocks or in some other concealed locations.