Category: In The Air

King Vulture

The King Vulture is a large bird found primarily between Mexico, Argentina and some areas of central America. Observed to have a lifespan of around 30 years the King Vulture is a scavenger just like most of its species and is known to commonly get the first pick of scavenged carcasses.  The name ‘King’ vulture

Bumblebee Bat

The Bumblebee Bat, or otherwise known as Kitti’s Hog-nosed Bat is a species of bat that is unique to the western regions of Thailand and currently has an estimated population of around 4000. The nickname ‘Bumblebee Bat’ was given to these unique bats for their size as they are not much bigger than a Bee,

Ivory-billed Woodpecker

The Ivory-billed Woodpecker (Campephilus Principalis) was though to extinct until a recent discovery.The elusive Ivory-billed Woodpecker is now classed as critically endangered with sightings of this beautiful bird still as scarce as always. The Ivory-billed woodpecker is classed as an American Woodpecker but there are actually two distinct sub-species of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, those being

Screech Owl

The Screech owl is one of the smaller owls, standing just seven to ten inches tall when fully grown, but the noise that can emit from one of these tiny owls is nothing short of hair raising. They emit a short series of very mellow sounding hoots, rather like a wooden flute once in a

Red winged Blackbird

The Red-winged blackbird is a common site in the wetlands and farmlands across North America, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and parts of Costa Rica. The red-winged blackbird migrates during the winter to southern climates. The male of the species, is a medium sized songbird ranging from seven to nine inches, with a tail of medium length

Red Munia | Strawberry Finch

The Red Munia is a small bird that is found in Southern Asia, and other areas including India. It is estimated that there are about ten million of the Red Munia, which is also called the Strawberry Finch. The Red Munia will flock and move to feeding areas in large groups literally covering the ground

The Horrible Hoatzin

One of the most unusual birds, this interesting animal is one bird that no one wants to keep in a cage. In fact, the Hoatzin just doesn’t have many friends. Considered to be a hold over from the days of the dinosaur, they are the only still existing part of a family of birds that

The Deadly Mosquito

Although bears have bigger teeth and sharks have a bigger bite, and scorpions do have their sting, the most dangerous insect, or animal in the world, the one that is responsible for the most sicknesses and deaths, is the simple little mosquito. There are, in the course of just one year, as many as a

Eurasian Black Vulture

The Eurasian Black vulture looks a great deal like the normal featherless headed vulture that you might envision. The adult birds have dark brown or blackish brown feathres and a sort of blue gray colored head, neck and legs. The Eurasian Black Vulture has a very broad wingspan, about 8 to 10 feet in total.

American Sweet gum tree

The American sweet gum tree is also known as the red gum, star-leafed gum, gum tree and alligator wood. Sweet gum is found in the eastern part of the United States and it prefers wet acidic soils such as those of swamps, streams or ponds. Sweet gum is a pioneer species, being one of the


Flamingos are one of the more gregarious of birds. They are wading birds to be more precise, found in both Eastern and Western Hemisphere, but are far more well known and more numerous in the eastern hemisphere. There are four varieties of Flamingo in the Americas while two exist elsewhere. Flamingos filter-feed which means that

Northern Mockingbird

The northern mockingbird is the only mockingbird that is found in North America, though the species has been known since the mid 1700s. The northern mockingbird is closely related to two other species that are found south of the United States and these are the tropical mockingbird and the Socorro mockingbird. Though not common, it

Cicada Wasp

The cicada wasp is known by several different names including Giant Cicada killer, Cicada killer wasp and sand hornet. They measure 2 to 3 inches in length and appear in mid-summer, usually July and August. While they are fearsome in appearance, the male of the species has no sting but is quite territorial, and the

Hen Harrier

The Hen Harrier is a hawk of sorts whose body will measure between 45 and 55 centimeters long with a wingspan that may measure as much as 120 Cm in width. The plumage will vary greatly between males and females, and the females will be larger in most cases than the males, and can weigh

Queen Butterfly

The Queen is a very large butterfly that is colored chocolate brown which has wings that are edged in black as well as a few white spots on its wings. Primary it is brown, so that the image that you get as you view it will be chocolate coloration. The Queen is a close relative