The Majestic Peacock

The Peacock Peacocks are large, colorful pheasants (typically blue and green) known for their iridescent tails. These tail feathers, or coverts, spread out in a distinctive train that is more than 60 percent of the bird’s total body length and boast colorful “eye” markings of blue, gold, red, and other hues. The large train isContinue reading “The Majestic Peacock”

Monkeying Around!

Gibbon Monkey Species There are more than 260 species of Monkeys found in the world today. They are derived from early primates that have been around for millions of years. There isn’t enough information about evolution to say with certainty how they came to be.  The gibbon monkey — or, more properly, gibbon ape —Continue reading “Monkeying Around!”

What’s good for the goose?

The Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii) occurs in North America, where it is regionally common. This species has adapted well to living in urban and suburban areas and are commonly found on lakes, ponds and rivers.  In the past, the Cackling Goose was considered to be a smaller subspecies of the Canada Goose. However, in JulyContinue reading “What’s good for the goose?”