Lovely bird and extraordinary flowers. What tree or bush is that?
I saw tons of them on my last trip to Mexico (Yucatan). They travel in large packs/families. Since the growth of resorts south of Cancun, people are getting closer to their habitats.
It was the very first time I saw them. I was coming back to the entrance of the Floresta da Tijuca national park when this huge family came over.
The Tijuca Forest (Portuguese: Floresta da Tijuca) is a tropical rainforest in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is claimed to be the world's largest urban forest, covering some 32 km² (12.4 mi²), although there are sources assigning this title to the urban forest of Johannesburg, South Africa, where between 6 and 9.5 million trees were planted. Similar to Rio de Janeiro's Tijuca Forest, the UNESCO World Heritage Site Singapore Botanic Gardens (established in 1859) is another renowned gar Th...
Biologists reintroduced some turtles to the Floresta da Tijuca National Park.
I was looking for a waterfall when I saw a rock with a radiotransmitter glued on the top.It was a turtle sleeping behind a restaurant.
Since its inception in the 1960s, wildlife radio telemetry has become a valuable tool to track the movement and behavior of animals. This technique uses the transmission of radio signals to locate a transmitter attached to the animal of interest. It is often used to obtain location data on the animal's preferred habitat, home range, and to understand population dynamics. The different types of radio telemetry techniques include very high frequency (VHF) transmitters, global positioning system Th...
I answered your question early because I thought I found the name of the tree in the bananquit´s photo. But it was not the same, i mean, the flowers looked like the same, but the leaves are quite different. So, I had to delete the reply.
I knew the name of the tree but I couldn´t remember. I remember It was something related to bathing. Brush? Sponge? Scrubbing stuff? sandpaper to break up heavy dirt stuck to the body after a hard day?
After a lot of try, I could remember the local name of the flower. I bet this is the one:
Calliandra brevipes, the pink powderpuff, is an attractive shrub with finely divided leaves and clusters of red powder-puff flowers. It is native to southeastern Brazil, Uruguay, and northern Argentina.
Portuguese common names include: Esponja, Esponjinha, Manduruvá, Quebra-foice. Botanical synonyms include Acacia selloi Spreng. and Calliandra selloi Macbr.
The Ratel kit decided that the cats aren’t getting enough fiber.
Bonus Cat is feeling very pretty.
Kiddo decided that she’s too grown up now to have a doll’s cradle in her room. (Sniff… growing up too fast) While I figure out how to store it longterm, he colonized it, with the gracious permission of Alpha Cat, of course.
Watch a cheeky pademelon immediately contradict almost everything I say:
Looks like you just found a new cat bed!
Tree frogs in Katherine, NT (Australia)
(2nd picture wont upload. Grrr.)
Ah! Never hear about the Northern Territory here in the US.
The Northern Territory (NT; formally the Northern Territory of Australia) is an Australian territory in the central and central northern regions of Australia. It shares borders with Western Australia to the west (129th meridian east), South Australia to the south (26th parallel south), and Queensland to the east (138th meridian east). To the north, the territory looks out to the Timor Sea, the Arafura Sea and the Gulf of Carpentaria, including Western New Guinea and other Indonesian islands. T...
Look at how adorable that thing is!!! So fuzzy. Such big eyes and ears!!!
I was first thinking “Northwest Territories” in Canada, but it would be way too cold for frogs in that part of the world right now.
Are you thinking of luring it into your house and feeding it?