Bird Of Paradise Plant Care: Indoor And Outdoor Birds Of Paradise
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1. Red-bellied Parakeet (Bombycilla cyanea)
Red-bellied parakeets are very common birds found in tropical regions around the world. They prefer moist habitats with plenty of vegetation and insects to feed upon. Their diet consists mainly of insects, but they do eat small vertebrates like frogs and lizards occasionally too. They live in colonies consisting of several females and their young. These birds are very sociable and make good pets.
2. Blue-headed Vireo (Virescens virens)
Blue-headed vireos are native to Central America, Mexico, South America and northern South America. They have blue heads with black tips and white cheeks. These birds are insectivores and feed on caterpillars, crickets, grasshoppers and leafhoppers. They nest in bushes, trees, vines and plants that overhang water. They make their homes in forests and gardens.
3. Yellow-Throated Warbler (Dendroica Ignota)
The yellow-throated warblers are small songbirds found throughout North America. They have yellow throats, white chests, black caps and backs. They eat insects, spiders and caterpillars. They make their homes in deciduous trees where they build nests in forks of branches. They lay 2-5 eggs per brood and breed once or twice per year.
These birds are insectivores.
4. Yellow-Crested Helmetcrest (Prasinopteryx Splendida)
This is a medium sized bird with a spectacular crest of flowing yellow feathers. Its face, neck, wings and tail are all black. Its chest and belly are white. It has a white eye ring and a large bill. This bird lives in the forests of South America where it eats fruits, seeds and leaves.
It also eats small insects and worms. It makes its homes in tree holes, clumps of leaves and thickets.
5. Blue-Winged Grassquit (EVIDERES)
The blue-winged grassquit is a small bird with a short tail and a long beak. Its upper parts are blue and black, while its under parts are light yellow. This bird eats fruit, seeds and insects. It also eats the buds, flowers and leaves of plants. These birds make their homes in bushes, grasses, reeds and trees near water sources such as rivers, creeks and bays.
6. Fire-Bellied Toad (Bombina Orientalis)
The fire-bellied toad is a small amphibian with a smooth and shiny skin. Its color can vary from brown to orange to red and it has two yellow stripes that run from its eyes and meet at its groin. These toads live under rocks, rotten logs and leaf litter on the floor of forests or near lakes, rivers, swamps and wet soils in gardens and fields. They eat insects, spiders and small invertebrates found in leaf litter or soil.
7. Green Violet-Tail (VIATRA CLEOPATRA)
The green violet-tail is a small hummingbird with a long slender bill. It is entirely green except for its bright red tail that is longer than its body. It feeds on the nectar of different flowers which it drinks with its long curved bill. It makes its home in forests and gardens with flowering plants. It can be found in Central and South America.
8. Black-Faced Woodswallow (ARTEMISIA VELUTINA)
The black-faced woodswallow is a small bird with black feathers on its face and throat, its wings are dark blue and it has white under parts. It eats insects, spiders and flower nectar. It makes its homes in trees by carving out a nesting chamber inside the trunk of a dead tree. It can be found in forests and woodlands of Australia.
9. Grey-Bellied Comet (Cometes Glacialis)
The grey-bellied comet is a small gray bird with a long tail and a forked tail. It has a white face and throat, its belly and under tail coverts are light gray and its back is dark blue. This bird eats fruit, berries, seeds, insects, nectar and plant leaves. It makes its homes in the woods of North America.
10. Pale-Vented Pionus (Pionopsitta Candida)
The pale-vented pionus is a medium sized mainly green bird with a long tail and a large bill. It has a white ring of feathers around its eyes and a yellow underside. It is found in forests and woodlands in Central and South America where it likes to eat fruit, berries and seeds. It makes its homes in tree holes, hollow trees and reed beds.
11. Long-Beaked Common Dolphin (Delphinus Capensis)
The long-beaked common dolphin is a mammal that can swim underwater and live on land. It can be found in the temperate oceans and seas of the world where it eats fish, squid and crustaceans. This playful creature lives in groups called pods and loves to jump out of the water.
12. Red-Crested Turaco (Tauraco Erythrolophus)
The red-crested turaco is a large multi-colored bird. It is mainly green with blue wings and an orange tail. Its head has a black and white mask and red crest, its beak is dark gray and its eyes are red. This bird eats fruit, berries, seeds and leafy matter. It makes its homes in the forests of Eastern and Southern Africa.
13. African Civet (Viverra Zibetha)
The African civet is a furry mammal that looks like a small bear. It has a long, slender body and short legs with black spots on its white fur. It eats fruit, insects, rodents and small animals. It makes its homes in the forests, woodlands and grassland of sub-Saharan Africa.
14. Capybara (Hydrochoerus Hydrochaeris)
The capybara is the largest rodent in the world. It is a furry mammal that looks like a big rat. It has a bulky body, a large head with a blunt nose and small ears, short legs and a thick tail. It is a fast moving creature that lives in rivers and marshes in South America where it eats grass, fruit, leaves, roots and aquatic plants.
15. Prong-Horned Antelope (Antilocapra Americana)
The prong-horned antelope is a fast and strong mammal. It is a tall, slim creature with long legs, a long neck and a small head with two short, thin horns. The male antelopes are taller and heavier than the female ones, their horns are also somewhat different. This creature lives in the grasslands and savannahs of North America where it eats grass, plants and shrubs.
16. Southern Royal Albatross (Diomedea Episcopus)
The southern royal albatross is a large seabird that spends most of its life flying in the air above the open sea. It glides for miles and miles on currents of warm air which rise up from the ocean. It eats small fish, krill, squid and other ocean creatures which it catches as it flies. It makes its homes on isolated islands across the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
17. Spectacled Bear (Tremarctos Venter)
The spectacled bear is a large furry mammal that looks like an oversized panda. It has a bulky body, a long neck, a long snout, small ears and short legs with small paws. It mainly eats plants such as berries, leaves, roots and fruit. It also eats insects, rodents, birds and fish. It can stand on its hind legs to reach berries and fruits that are out of reach.
It can be found in the forests of South America.
18. African Forest Elephant (Loxodonta Africana)
The African forest elephant is a massive creature with a long, rigid trunk and large ears. It has a bulky body, relatively short legs and a small tail. It spends most of its life eating, sleeping and wallowing in rivers and swamps. It mainly eats leaves, fruit, grasses, seeds, bark, roots and flowers. It makes its homes in forests where it feels most secure.
19. Siberian Tiger (Felis Tigris Sibirica)
The Siberian tiger is a large, ferocious, furry cat. It has powerful legs, a long tail and a heavy body. It hunts Manchurian Wapiti, Indian Elk, Siberian Ibex, wild boar and even Asian black bears. The Siberian tiger is an endangered species; their numbers have severely declined because of human activity. They make their homes in the boreal forests of Eastern Russia.
20. African Bush Elephant (Loxodonta Africana)
The African bush elephant is the second largest land animal on Earth. It has a long, flexible trunk, large ears and thick legs with two toenails on each foot. It mainly eats leaves, grasses, reeds, fruit, bark and roots. The female elephant lives with her calves until they are five years old when the family bonds break up and the young elephants go off on their own. They make their homes in the forests and grasslands of Africa.
21. Polar Bear (Thalarctos Martianus)
The polar bear is a large, white bear. It has a black nose, black skin under its eyes and large paws with heavy fur that acts like snowshoes. The male polar bears can be 11 feet long and weigh over 1,600 pounds; the female ones are slightly shorter and lighter. It feeds on seals which it catches by swimming extremely fast and grabbing the seal in its jaws. It makes its homes at the edge of ice floes or on floating chunks of ice in the Arctic Ocean.
22. Spotted Hyena (Crocuta Crocuta)
The spotted hyena is a cackling, howling beast. It has a long body and legs, short thick hair and a mane down its back. It has a row of spots running down its back. It makes a chattering noise when it is threatened and a laughing noise when it is nervous. It eats the rotting flesh of animals that it has killed and it will dig up human corpses to eat them.
The spotted hyena makes its homes in the forests, grasslands and deserts of Africa.
23. Asian Black Bear (Selenarctos Melanoleucus)
The Asian black bear is a small, furry, timid creature. It has a long, thin body, short legs and a long, thin tail. It has pale brown fur and a white V-shape on its chest. It mainly eats plants such as berries, fruit, roots, honey and grass. It makes its homes in caves or hollow trees.
24. Atlantic Bluefish (Pomatomus Saltatrix)
The Atlantic bluefish is a medium sized fish that can grow up to three feet long and weigh up to fifteen pounds. It has a blue back, dark brown spots and a silver belly. It makes its home in the temperate marine waters of the Atlantic.
25. Black-Backed Woodpecker (Picus Pica)
The black-backed woodpecker is a nineteen inch creature. It has a black back, white face and belly and a red patch on its head. It mainly eats ants and beetle larvae. It makes its homes inside tree trunks which it pecks through using its strong beak.
26. Great White Shark (Carcharodon Carcharias)
The great white shark is the largest predatory fish. It is fifteen feet long and can weigh up to five thousand pounds. It has a torpedo-like body, a pointed head and serrated teeth that can be seven inches long. It feeds on sea turtles, other sharks, seals, otters, squid and fish. It makes its homes in temperate marine waters all over the world.
27. Giant Tortoise (Chelonoidis Giganteus)
The giant tortoise is a massive creature that can weigh up to three hundred pounds and grow to forty centimetres long. It has a brown shell with black and yellow growths. It mainly eats grass, herbs, flowers and fruits. It makes its homes on the Galapagos Islands.
28. African Buffalo (Syncerus Caffer)
The African buffalo is a large, heavy creature. It is seven feet long and can weigh up to one and a half tons. It has a long, dark, shiny horn that curves back towards its nose. It mainly eats grass, reeds and other vegetation. It makes its homes in the savannahs of Africa.
29. Wood Frog (Rana Semilunaris)
The wood frog is a tiny creature; it is only six millimetres long. It has large eyes, brown skin and V-shaped markings on its back. It lays its spawn in vernal pools that may dry up. It mainly feeds on insects but sometimes eats other small invertebrates as well as tadpoles and small fish. It makes its home in temperate forests.
30. African Wild Dog (Lycaon Pictus)
The African wild dog is a four foot long, thin, canine creature. It has a brown back and tan underside. It mainly feeds on antelope but sometimes scavenges for other food sources. It makes its homes in the grasslands of sub-Saharan Africa.
Your score was:
15-20: You are a cold-blooded killer with blood on your hands. You are a merciless predator who knows how to strike fear into the hearts of your enemies.
21-25: You are a ruthless but cunning warrior. Your targets don’t stand a chance against you.
26-30: You are a master of survival. You’ll survive as long as the Empire continues to thrive.
1. Supreme Predator
2. Ruthless Killer
3. Vicious Warrior
4. Violent Mercenary
5. Fearless Soldier
6. Tenacious Survivor
Sources & references used in this article:
The Malay Archipelago: the land of the orang-utan and the bird of paradise; a narrative of travel, with studies of man and nature by AR Wallace – 1962 – books.google.com
Management and breeding of Birds of Paradise (family Paradisaeidae) at the Al Wabra Wildlife Preservation. by R Switzer – Aviary Congress Singapore, 2008 – awwp.alwabra.com
Biology of birds of paradise and bowerbirds by J Diamond – Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics, 1986 – annualreviews.org