Dove (Emerald)

The emerald dove have very distinctive bright emerald green back and wings. Males have a blue-grey crown and a white mark on the edge of their shoulders, whereas females are browner in complexion. They are omnivores and often eat a variety of seeds, fruits and worms. They are quite terrestrial, and are often seen on […]

Dove (Luzon Bleeding Heart)

Found on islands of the Philippines, bleeding hearts are omnivorous, feeding on food from the forest floor. This includes berries, seeds, and various insects. These birds mate for life in captive surroundings. Nesting, which is the only things they use trees for, occurs in mid-May. Males will attract females with courtship displays, where the male […]

Duck (White faced whistling)

The White-faced Whistling Duck is a whistling duck which breeds in sub-Saharan Africa and much of South America. This species is gregarious, and at favoured sites, the flocks of a thousand or more birds arriving at dawn are an impressive sight. This species has a long grey bill, long head and longish legs. It has a white […]

Dart Frog (Yellow Banded Poison)

The yellow-banded poison dart frog is a native of South America. These diurnal (day active) frogs usually live in tropical or evergreen rain forests. They are frequently found over damp rocks and soil, below logs and underneath heaps of foliage close to rivers and other humid locales. Insects make up the bulk of the yellow-banded […]

Duck (Mandarin)

The Mandarin duck, or Mandarin, is a medium-sized perching duck, which originated in China. It is easily recognisable by the distinctive plumage of the male. The female has plain cryptic colouration. In the wild, Mandarins live in densely wooded areas near shallow lakes, marshes or ponds often in mountain regions. They feed mainly near dawn […]