Monday, 15 December 2008

More on jacamars and on global warming.

Here is a newspaper clipping that I am glad came out, on
how trees can help global warming.I am realy thankful to
photocopyers, otherwise I couldn't put this up.

More on jacamars:
For once, I think I have all the answers to your questions. I have taken information from "Birds of Trinidad and Tobago" by Richard Ffrench.
Below excerpt lovingly typed by Mummy!!! Ahem.
"Food: insects, including flies, beetles, bees, dragonflies and butterflies. Some of the latter are quite large. Usually prey is caught in the air and brought to a perch where it is battered to death!
Description: Approximately 10.5 inches. Male underparts and band across upper breast iridescent golden green; throat white, rest of underparts chestnut; tail long (5 inches), outer feathers chestnut. Female as male but throat buff. Bill black, long, straight and very thin.
Nesting: Breeding recorded in Trinidad from February to June, especially March and April; in Tobago many nests recorded from February to July; moult is in August. The unined nest is a tunnel up to 18 inches long, usually in a sandy bank, sometimes in a termites nest, a few feet above the ground, or even in the earth round the roots of a fallen tree. Clutch is usually three white eggs, both parents incubate alternately during the day, the female at night."
Mummy signing out.....
Many thanks to my mum for typing as I called.


Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Do tarantulas live in rainforests? Do they eat birds? Who would win, a baby bird or a baby tarantula if they fought?

Theresa said...

What is the best soil type for growing shadow benny?

Islandgirl said...

TRINI soil Theresa..TRINI soil! :-)

Chas, Sam and Max said...

it's spelled shadon beni:)