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13-08-2015, 01:11 PM
RE: Metazoa info
Loggerhead shrike

[Image: 6160_Loggerhead_Shrike_02-19-2007_6.jpg]

Size: 22.86cm with 28-32cm wingspan

Weight: 35-54 grams

When it first appeared: No data

Location: This bird lives in open woodland. They live across south canada, the U.S, and Mexico

[Image: lh_shrike_na.gif]

Taxonomy:
Class: Aves
Infraclass: Neognathae
Superorder: Neoaves
Clade: Passerea
Clade: Telluraves
Clade: Australaves
Clade: Euflaconimorphe
Clade: Psittacopasserae
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Passeria
Family: Laniidae
Genus: Lanius
Species: Lanius Indovicianus

Diet: This avian kombatant is a carnivore. They eat land living arthropods, amphibians, reptiles, small mammals, and birds.

Behavior: This bird is a solitary animal. It spends its time hunting. It will swoop down and grab prey with its feet. Because it lacks talons, it kills its prey win a mortal kombat fashion by stabbing its prey into spikes.

Reproduction: When stabbing its prey, a shrike will decorate the prey it caught to attract such mates. After mating, both would build a nest. The female will lay about 5-6 eggs, with a 15-17 incubation period.

Relationship with other animals: No data

[Image: shrike-impaling-dunnock.jpg]

FATALITY!!

Other sources:

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Loggerhead_Shrike/id

https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird...ead-shrike

http://eol.org/pages/1050634/overview

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13-08-2015, 09:24 PM
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Zeke - I just spent a good portion of this evening watching about a dozen hummingbirds enjoying the feeders on the side of my buddy's shop/home. Fascinating birds! I'd always seen pictures of them hovering, but they're just as amazing as aerial acrobats in level flight. They're little AV-8B Harrier II jump-jets! Whatcha got on them?

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14-08-2015, 05:57 AM
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(13-08-2015 09:24 PM)RocketSurgeon76 Wrote:  Zeke - I just spent a good portion of this evening watching about a dozen hummingbirds enjoying the feeders on the side of my buddy's shop/home. Fascinating birds! I'd always seen pictures of them hovering, but they're just as amazing as aerial acrobats in level flight. They're little AV-8B Harrier II jump-jets! Whatcha got on them?

I think I have done the humming bird before. But I will try another species.

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14-08-2015, 10:49 PM
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Oh, never mind, then. I'll go back through the previous pages to find it. Smile

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14-08-2015, 11:02 PM
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http://www.thethinkingatheist.com/forum/...nfo?page=2

There it is.

That was the best part of watching the hummingbirds at my friend's place. Wasps had taken over the center feeder of three on his porch, and the hummingbirds were performing amazing acrobatics to try to drive them away, while the wasps fought back. That's what made me think of the Harrier II.

Only one of the males had a highly-visible ruby throat, though. It was the grey-on-grey females that I found most beautiful, despite the colors displayed by the males. One interesting male was a super-bright shade of "radioactive green" like my boonie hat, in my photo on the "show yourself" thread. Smile

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17-08-2015, 09:42 AM
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House fly

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Musca domestica

Size: 6-7mm

Weight: 12mg

Life expectancy: 28 days is the longest seen

When it first appeared: Said to evolve in the Cenozoic era

Location: Where humans are, house flies are. They have a large frame of habitats

Taxonomy:
Class: Insecta
(unranked): Dicondylia
Subclass: Pterygota
Branch: Metapterygota
Infraclass: Neoptera
(unranked): Eumetabola
(unranked): Endopterygota
Superorder: Panorpida
(unranked): Antilophora
Order: Diptera
Suborder: Brachycera
Infraorder: Muscomorpha
Section: Schizophora
Subsection: Calyptratae
Superfamily: Muscoidea
Family: Muscidae
Subfamily: Muscinae
Tribe: Muscini
Genus: Musca
Species: Musca domestica

Diet: These flies will eat any organic matter.

Anatomy: The house fly is a strong flier for its size. It can beat its wings 200-200 times per second. Their landing skill has also sparked some debate. This animal lands on the ceiling by kicking its front legs over its head. This animal can also taste with its feet, giving it the ability to find good food. This fly has mouth parts that consist of the labella and the proboscis, which are soft. When they want to eat solid food, they spit on it making it liquid.

Behavior: It spends its day flying and eating.

Reproduction: The female will lay 75-150 eggs. The eggs will hatch larvae. The pupae is the next stage. This will lead to the adult. The flies will develop faster in warmer areas.

Relationship with other animals: House flies have a lot of predators. Domesticated cats, dogs, birds, spiders, frogs, and are attacked by humans.

[Image: house_fly.jpg]

Look at this pretty face

Other sources:

http://bugguide.net/node/view/39559

http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/urba...se_fly.HTM

http://www.insect-o-cutor.com/flyfacts.shtml

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20-08-2015, 01:26 PM
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Domestic horse

[Image: horse-6.jpg]

Equus ferus caballus

Size: Depends on the breed. Largest 220cm

Weight: Depends on the breed. 54-998 kg

Life expectancy: 25-30 years

When it first appeared: 3,500BC

Location: The domestic horse lives were humans are. They are usually held on areas like farms and ranches.

Taxonomy:
Class: Mammalia
Clade: Holotheria
Superlegion: Trechnotheria
Legion: Cladotheria
Sublegion: Zatheria
Infralegion: Tribosphenida
Subclass: Theria
Clade: Eutheria
Infraclass: Placentalia
Subcohort: Exafroplacentalia
Magnorder: Boreoeutheria
Superorder: Laurasiatheria
Clade: Scrotifera
Clade: Ferungulata
(unranked): Pegasoferae
(unranked): Zooamata
Order: Perissadactyla
Suborder: Hippomorpha
Family: Equidae
Genus: Equus
Species: Equus ferus
Subspecies: Equus ferus caballus

Diet: Horses have a diet that mainly consist of grass and hay.

Anatomy: Horses are known for their ability to run. Horses can breath about 8-12 a minute. They also have a guttural pouch, which is exclusive to horses. It is said to equalize air pressure on the tympanic membrane. Horse muscles are also strong, so it can carry the the animals heavy body while it is running quickly.

Behavior: Horses are social animals. They will graze and run most of the time. Horses will communicate with each other and can even discriminate. Horse's all so have organized groups. When sleeping for example, while some horse sleep some horses stand watch.

Reproduction: Domestic horses have a gestation period of 320-370 days. They will have one foal usually, though they can have twins. The foal is weaned when the are four-six months of age. Horses reach sexual maturity at 18 months.

Relationship with other animals: This horse shares a major relationship with domestic humans. Humans will care, protect, give a home, and feed the horses, which in turn the horses will work for humans, whether giving them a ride or helping them on the farm.

[Image: War-Horse.jpg]

Never forget

Other sources:

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/an...als/horse/

http://www.livescience.com/50714-horse-facts.html

http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/past-exh...-of-horses

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01-01-2016, 02:36 PM
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Sidewinder

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Crotalus Cerastes

Size:43-80cm, females are larger than males

Weight: They can weigh up to 200g

Life expectancy: 13 years max males, 5 years max females.

When it first appeared: No data

Location: This snake can be found in southwestern deserts of the U.S, and northwestern Mexico. This snake makes its habitat in the in desert, of course.

[Image: SIDEWINDER-RANGE.jpg]

Taxonomy:
Class: Reptilia
Clade: Eureptilia
Clade: Romeriida
Clade: Diapsida
Clade: Neodiapsida
Clade: Sauria
Infraclass: Lepidosauromorpha
Superorder: Lepidosauria
Order: Squamata
Clade: Toxicofera
Clade: Ophidia
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Viperidae
Genus: Crotalus
Species: Crotalus cerastes

Diet: Sidewinders will eat birds rodents, and lizards. Juveniles will eat bugs

Anatomy: The venom of this snake is weaker than that of other rattlesnakes. Despite this, the bite is still dangerous. It has an average of 33mg-80mg of venom. Bites can cause pain, swelling, hemmorhagic bleb formation, and echymosis.

Behavior: The sidewinder here is a nocturnal animal during the warmer months and diurnal during the cooler ones. This snake is well know for its movement. It moves by moving its throwing each end of its body over to traverse over the sand. It helps them avoid heat, climb up sandy slopes, and is great for moving around fast in general. Its movements are seen because of the winds blowing. They are also solitary animals.

Reproduction: The mating ritual of this animal is not really well known. Sidewinders will mate from April to May. These snakes have a gestation period of 2-3 months. A female will on average, give birth to up to 10 offspring. The female will defend and protect her young, if she survives the process. Females in the species are commonly known for dying while giving birth.

Relationship with other animals: The sidewinder is both prey and predator. Birds of prey, for example, will hunt and eat any sidewinder that is not careful. They also have a relationship with humans, as humans will kill sidewinders if they are not careful.

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Other sources:

http://www.saczoo.org/document.doc?id=358

http://www.desertusa.com/reptiles/sidewinder.html

http://www.factzoo.com/reptiles/snakes/s...style.html

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02-01-2016, 11:58 AM
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Northern River Shark

[Image: 220px-Glyphis_garricki_csiro-nfc.jpg]

Size: 2.5m

Weight: No data

Life expectancy: No data

When it first appeared: No data

Location: As the name suggest, this shark is found in a few northern estuaries,bays, and rivers in Australia

[Image: 220px-Glyphis_garricki_rangemap.png]

Taxonomy:
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Superorder: Selachimorpha
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Carcharhinidae
Genus: Glyphis
Species: Glyphis garricki

Diet: These sharks is said to eat fish and marine mammals.

Anatomy: Northern River Sharks are special, as they live their young lives entirely in rivers. As they grow older, they will move to saltier waters. The young can handle fresh water due to the fact they do not need as much salt as other sharks.

Behavior: As usually with most sharks, it spends its life hunting and swimming

Reproduction: Glyphis garricki is viviparous, meaning it gives birth to live young. The female gives birth in October. It is unknown how many young they have, but one female was found with nine fetus.

Relationship with other animals: Glyphis garricki is critically endangered thanks to human interactions with it. Saltwater crocodiles may also prey on they young.

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Other sources:

http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/42712/0

http://www.lrm.nt.gov.au/__data/assets/p..._FINAL.pdf

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_river_shark

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02-01-2016, 12:02 PM
RE: Metazoa info
(02-01-2016 11:58 AM)Metazoa Zeke Wrote:  Northern River Shark

[Image: 220px-Glyphis_garricki_csiro-nfc.jpg]

Size: 2.5m

Weight: No data

Life expectancy: No data

When it first appeared: No data

Location: As the name suggest, this shark is found in a few northern estuaries,bays, and rivers in Australia

[Image: 220px-Glyphis_garricki_rangemap.png]

Taxonomy:
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Superorder: Selachimorpha
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Carcharhinidae
Genus: Glyphis
Species: Glyphis garricki

Diet: These sharks is said to eat fish and marine mammals.

Anatomy: Northern River Sharks are special, as they live their young lives entirely in rivers. As they grow older, they will move to saltier waters. The young can handle fresh water due to the fact they do not need as much salt as other sharks.

Behavior: As usually with most sharks, it spends its life hunting and swimming

Reproduction: Glyphis garricki is viviparous, meaning it gives birth to live young. The female gives birth in October. It is unknown how many young they have, but one female was found with nine fetus.

Relationship with other animals: Glyphis garricki is critically endangered thanks to human interactions with it. Saltwater crocodiles may also prey on they young.

[Image: 93pj9gdm-1365989837.jpg]

Taggin' and baggin'

Other sources:

http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/42712/0

http://www.lrm.nt.gov.au/__data/assets/p..._FINAL.pdf

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_river_shark

This species was featured in one of the River Monster episodes.
http://www.animalplanet.com/tv-shows/riv...rk-filmed/

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