Category: Animals

Cascabel de rombos (Crotalus scutulatus)

They are medium-sized, heavy-bodied snakes. They generally measure from 45 cm to 90 cm. The longest known are around 130 cm. The background color of these snakes can be greenish gray, olive brown, yellowish green or brown. The color depends on the environment. The spots on the back are diamond-shaped or oval to hexagonal and […]

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Northwest Horned Rattlesnake. (Crotalus cerastes)

  It is a viper that reaches the 50 cm to 80 cm of total length, with some records of specimens reaching up to 82.4 cm, where females reach the greatest lengths, unlike other species of rattlesnakes. Their most distinctive feature are the cairns-shaped scales, pointed and upward, which give them the name of “hornets”, […]

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Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

Habitat: It is probably the best known of all ducks. Its distribution extends throughout the northern hemisphere. This migratory bird also frequents Central America and the Caribbean and has been introduced to Australia and New Zealand.   This migratory bird inhabits temperate areas of North America, Europe, Asia, and North Africa. It can be found […]

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Ruddy duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)

Adult males have an oxide-red body, a blue beak, and a white face with a black top head. Adult females have a greyish-brown body, blackish head, and bill, with a whitelist horizontally crossing the whitish cheek and throat, and neck.   Habitat: Marshes, ponds, freshwater lakes; in winter, saltwater bays. It breeds in freshwater and […]

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American coot (Fulica americana)

They are beefy birds that require a lot of effort to fly; they pedal through the water with their legs before rising. In the face of a threat, they take a low flight, giving the impression of walking on water. The way their heads wiggle when they walk or swim has earned them the nickname […]

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Turkey vulture (Cathartes aura)

It locates corpses with its keen vision and sense of smell, flying low enough to detect the gases produced by the early decomposition process of dead animals. The turkey aura feeds almost exclusively on carrion.   Habitat: It is found in open country, forests, deserts, and foothills. It is most common in the open or […]

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Great horned owl (Bubo virginianus)

The horned owl is an American predatory nocturnal bird and is considered an important element in the structure and function of ecosystems where it regulates small wild or introduced mammal species.   Habitat: The horned owl has a wide distribution, from the Nearctic region in Alaska to Argentina in South America. It can be distributed […]

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Cooper´s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)

Medium-sized big-headed hawk. Diurnal migratory raptor species from North America can be found in the desert of Sonora, Mexico, although some specimens migrate to the south, where some specimens can even be seen in Panama. It can have a regulatory effect on prey populations and on the maintenance of local diversity. They are solitary birds, […]

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American Kestrel (Falco sparveríus)

It inhabits much of America, from Canada to Tierra del Fuego. It is a widely used bird in falconry. It is one of the few species of raptors with evident sexual dimorphism, even in juvenile plumage.   The males, as usual among the diurnal raptors, are smaller than the females; their adult plumage has both, […]

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Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)

Medium-sized birds of prey appear on all continents except Antarctica. In spring, around the month of May, the courtship begins, which consists of a spectacular series of acrobatic flights over the nest, ascending to high altitude and then making a dive to almost the ground. The paired birds also perform joint flights, with rapid chases […]

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