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Play: Coccothraustes vespertinus has a FLIGHT of 2
Fact: The Evening Grosbeak is one of North America’s larger finchesCool, WarmImage by Dafne-1337art www.dafneart.com/Peter Wallack en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Evening_Grosbeak_Male.jpg
The Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus) is a large finch. In the past, it was treated in a genus of its own as Hesperiphona vespertina, but is now usually placed in the same genus as the Hawfinch of Eurasia. The breeding habitat is coniferous and mixed forest across Canada and the western mountainous areas of the United States and Mexico. It is an extremely rare [...]read more
Play: Cyanocitta cristata has a FLIGHT of 2
Fact: Blue Jays are highly curious and are considered intelligent birdsCool, WarmImage by Jessica Dixon www.etsy.com/shop/Corvid337
The Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) is a passerine bird in the family Corvidae, native to North America. It is resident through most of eastern and central United States and southern Canada, although western populations may be migratory. It breeds in bothdeciduous and coniferous forests, and is common near and in residential areas. It is predominately blue with a white chest [...]read more
Play: Archilochus colubris has a FLIGHT of 2.
Fact: the ruby-throated hummingbird can beat its wings 55 times per second.
Cool, WarmImage by Silverfox5213 poke-a-doodle-doo.tumblr.com/
The Ruby-Throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) is a small hummingbird. It is the only species of hummingbird that regularly nests east of the Mississippi River in North America. The RubyThroated Hummingbird is 7–9 cm (2.8–3.5 in) long and has a 8–11 cm (3.1–4.3 in) wingspan. Weight can range from 2 to 6 g (0.071 to 0.21 oz), with males averaging 3.4 g (0.12 oz) against the [...]read more
Play: Alces alces has a MOVE of 2.
Fact: In Europe, a moose is known as a European Elk.Cold, CoolImage by Ilya Meshkovskiy www.behance.net/IlyaMeshkovskiyUSDA Forest Service en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Moose_superior.jpg
The moose (North America) or Eurasian elk (Europe) (Alces alces) is the largest extant speciesin the deer family. Moose are distinguished by the palmate antlers of the males; other members of the family have antlers with a dendritic (“twig-like”) configuration. Moose typically inhabitboreal and mixed deciduous forests of the Northern Hemisphere in temperate to subarcticclimates. Moose used to have a much wider range but hunting [...]read more
Play: Taeniopygia guttata has a FLIGHT of 2
Fact: Taeniopygia guttata are loud and boisterous singers.Cool, WarmImage by Sonya Hallett bonzaialsatian.deviantart.com/
The Zebra Finch, Taeniopygia guttata (formerly Poephila guttata), is the most common and familiarestrildid finch of Central Australia and ranges over most of the continent, avoiding only the cool moist south and the tropical far north. It also can be found natively in Indonesia and East Timor. The bird has been introduced to Puerto Rico, Portugal, Brazil and the United States. The ground-dwelling Zebra Finch [...]read more
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Play: Pteromys momonga has a MOVE of 2
Fact: Pteromys momonga blend so well with the coloration of the tree bark that they practically become invisible.Cool, WarmImage by Wison Hendrik cicakkia.deviantart.com/
The Japanese dwarf flying squirrel (Pteromys momonga; Japanese: ニホンモモンガ;Hepburn: Nihon momonga) is a type of flying squirrel. Its body is 14–20 cm long and the tail length is 10–14 cm. It weighs 150–220 g. It is much smaller than the Japanese giant flying squirrel which can reach 1500 g. Its back is covered with grey brown hair, and its belly [...]read more
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