Animals for Kids: Blue and Yellow Macaw Bird Back to Animals for Kids The Blue and Yellow Macaw is a type of Parrot with the scientific name Ara ararauna. It gets its nickname from its beautiful bright yellow and blue feathers. Typically the wings and tail are blue, while the under parts are yellow or golden. It also has a green forehead, a white face, and a black beak. The macaw can get pretty big. Bird Identification What Makes a Bird? Birds are the only animals that have feathers, which are made of keratin, just like your hair and fingernails. A bird’s wings have the same bones as a human arm, but they are arranged differently. Some of the bones in a bird’s skeleton are hollow. This makes the bird light enough to fly.
Common krait Description The average length is 0.9 m (3.0 ft), but they can grow to 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in). Males are longer, with proportionately longer tails. The head is flat and the neck hardly evident. The body is cylindrical, tapering towards the tail. The tail is short and rounded. India's feared snake no. 1 - the Krait The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling features the well-known story ofRikki-Tikki-Tavi, where a krait threatens a boy but is defeated by a mongoose. The story takes place in India, where kraits (Bungarus spp.) are common. The common krait, Bungarus caeruleus is a relatively small (3 foot) venomous snake and one of the most venomous snakes in India. Lethal Seas Sally Ingleton Julia Cort Simon Enderby Peter Zakharov Uri Mizrahi Simon Wright Why Sharks Attack Why Sharks Attack PBS Airdate: May 7, 2014 NARRATOR: It's a perfect predator, a creature that inspires fear and awe, because, on rare occasions, in the wrong place at the wrong time…
Spider Monkeys, Spider Monkey Pictures, Spider Monkey Facts Spider monkeys (of several species) live in the tropical rain forests of Central and South America and occur as far north as Mexico. They have long, lanky arms and prehensile (gripping) tails that enable them to move gracefully from branch to branch and tree to tree. These nimble monkeys spend most of their time aloft, and maintain a powerful grip on branches even though they have no thumbs. These New World primates are social and gather in groups of up to two- or three-dozen animals. At night, these groups split up into smaller sleeping parties of a half dozen or fewer.
Journey of the Butterflies The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies PBS Airdate: January 27, 2009 NARRATOR: It's one of the most profound mysteries in the natural world, an amazing transcontinental odyssey: the migration, each year, of millions of Monarch butterflies from Canada, across America, to Mexico. CHIP TAYLOR (University of Kansas): You got a butterfly that's originating in Toronto, or it's originating in Detroit, Michigan, or it's coming down from St.
Rat Attack Rat Attack PBS Airdate: February 24, 2009 NARRATOR: It is 1959: in this remote corner of India, freshly dug graves, too numerous to count, speak of an unfathomable horror. In the forests, men desperately search for food, as famine stalks the countryside. Mothers dig up roots to fill bellies. Some hike hundreds of miles to find rice for their starving children. Lizard Kings Lizard Kings PBS Airdate: October 20, 2009 NARRATOR: On this island, there lives a hunter that smells its prey with its tongue, that will ambush pigs, deer, even people, tearing them apart. It looks primitive, like a dinosaur, though it's not.
First Primates First Primates PBS Airdate: July 9, 2008 NEIL DeGRASSE TYSON: As inhabitants of Earth, we humans are relative newbies. In fact, our branch of the evolutionary tree may have split with these apes only about 6,000,000 years ago. But what if we look further back in our primate family tree? Spider Monkey Animal Profile Spider monkeys have long, thin arms with hooklike hands that allow them to swing through the trees. They do not have opposable thumbs. The spider monkey has a prehensile tail, which means it can grasp and can be used like a fifth limb to grab trees. During the day, the brown-headed spider monkey searches for fruit, which makes up the main part of its diet. They will also eat flowers, seeds, bark, leaves, and small insects during the dry season when fruit isn’t available. They spend most of the daylight hours climbing and swinging through the high canopy of trees.
Daboia Russell's Viper (Daboia russelli) in a sensing moment Daboia are commonly known as Russell's viper and chain viper, among other names. Description Russell's viper in Pune Zoo