Helmeted curassow

Curassow: Courtship, Curassow Call, Nest, and Their Eggs

There are 12 kinds of curassow, belonging to the same order as chickens, Pheasants, and quails. They range in size from a Pheasant to a small turkey, the largest being the great curassow, which weighs 10.5 lb. The male’s Plumage is usually dark brown or black, sometimes relieved with white and glossed with dark green. …

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Cuckoo-Shrike

Cuckoo-Shrike Nest

Although the cuckoo-shrikes look like both cuckoos and shrikes, they are related to neither. Many of them have a shrike-like hooked bill and cuckoo-like black and white barred Plumage on their underparts. In general, the Plumage is a dull combination of grey, black, and white. The red-shouldered cuckoo-shrike does have a patch of red on …

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Cuckoo Birds Nesting Habits

Cuckoo Birds: Nesting Habits, Eggs Color, and Mimicry Other Birds

The cuckoo is regarded in sharply contrasting ways; it is to some the harbinger of spring, to others, a base Parasite. Of the many species, only the common cuckoo of Europe and Asia gives the loud insistent call that has given rise to the name. It is called Coucou in French, Kuckuck in German, Kukushka …

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Crossbill: Facts, Nest, Eggs, and Diet

Crossbill: Facts, Nest, Eggs, and Diet

Crossbills are Parrot-like finches with unmistakable bills in which the upper and lower mandibles cross over, as if deformed. The male crossbill has brick-red or carmine plumage with blackish wings and tail. The females are yellowish or olive and are easily confused with greenfinches. The two-barred crossbill has distinctive white bars on its wings. The …

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Crocodiles: How Do They Walk

Crocodiles: How Do They Walk? Body Temperature, and Nest

The crocodiles and their close relatives alligators, caimans, and gharials are the sole survivors of the great group of reptiles, the Archosauria, that included the well-known and awe-inspiring dinosaurs. The crocodile family itself includes the dwarf crocodiles and the false gharial as well as the dozen or so species of true crocodiles. Crocodiles are often …

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Croaker Croak

Croaker: Why Does the Croaker Croak? How They Make This Sound?

Croaker is the name given to 160 species of the family of North American fishes, remarkable for the noises they make. Some of them have been called drums or drum-fishes. They usually have a rounded snout, two dorsal fins almost joining, the front part being spiny. Some have a number of small barbels under the …

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