What Is A Frugivore?

What Is A Frugivore Monkey Hanging From A Tree

What Is A Frugivore? What Does A Frugivore Eat? Frugivores are a classification of animals that have adapted to eat primarily fruit as their main food source. The term “frugivore” originates from Latin, where “frux” means fruit and “vorare” means to devour or consume. So, frugivores are essentially fruit eaters. Frugivory is a form of … Read more

A Checklist of Birds of the World

A Checklist of Birds of the World This checklist gives no taxonomic data, it is simply a list of Orders, Families and Species. It is divided into two sections Non-passerines and Passerines. Both files are very large so if you want to see them be patient. If you want more information than is supplied here … Read more

Order Non-Passeriformes Checklist

Non-Passeriformes Checklist

Order Non-Passeriformes Checklist Checklist of the Non-passerine Birds of the World   Order Struthioniformes     Family Struthionidae   1   Ostrich Struthio camelus   Family Rheidae   2   Greater Rhea Rhea americana 3   Lesser Rhea Rhea pennata   Family Casuariidae   4   Southern Cassowary Casuarius casuarius 5   Dwarf Cassowary Casuarius bennetti 6   Northern Cassowary Casuarius … Read more

Order Passeriformes Checklist

Order Passeriformes Checklist Tiny Brown thornbill (Acanthiza pusilla)

Order Passeriformes Checklist World Checklist of Birds = Based on Sibley and Monroe 1993           Family Acanthisittidae   3964     Rifleman Acanthisitta chloris 3965 Bush Wren Xenicus longipes 3966 South Island Wren Xenicus gilviventris 3967 Stephens Island Wren Xenicus lyalli   Family Pittidae   3968 Eared Pitta Pitta phayrei 3969 Blue-naped … Read more

Sea Anemones and Corals

Sea Anemones Close Up

Sea Anemones and Corals (Anthozoa) For several centuries scientists have been unable to completely understand how coral reefs, among the most diverse ecosystems on the planet, could live in crystal clear tropical waters where there appears to be too little food to support them. Recent studies by scientists from Australia and America have discovered that … Read more

Is Fish Farming Bad?

Is Fish Farming Bad

Is Fish Farming Bad & Should It Be Reevaluated? Fish farming is already an activity with a mixed image, while many people love it because it is economically successful, others dislike the dislocation of natural systems that this allows. Especially disliked are ocean pens where the fish are kept in large cages of nets in … Read more

Checklist of Hornbills

  Checklist of Hornbills of the World   Common Name Scientific Name Distribution Habitat Weight of Male in Grams % animal content in Diet Max No. Eggs Northern Ground Hornbill Bucorvus abyssinicus Central Africa Savanna 4000 100 2 Southern Ground Hornbill Bucorvus leadbeateri Southern Africa Savanna 4191 85 3 Austen’s Brown Hornbill Anorrhinus austeri Mainland … Read more

The Spider and the Fly

An Apologue.             A New Version Of An Old Story. Will you walk into my parlour?” said the Spider to the Fly, ‘Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy; The way into my parlour is up a winding stair, And I’ve a many curious things to shew when you are there.” Oh no, … Read more

A Provisional World List of the Corvidae

A Provisional World List of the Corvidae

A Provisional World List of the Corvidae   Corvidae (crow family) is a family of oscine passerine birds that includes the crows, ravens, rooks, magpies, jackdaws, jays, treepies,choughs, and nutcrackers.   They are known as the crow family or corvids. Currently, 135 species are included in this family.             Common … Read more

The Dipterists Forum

The Dipterists Forum The Dipterists Forum was launched at Dipterists Day on 12th of November 1994 at the Natural History Museum, London. It arose out of the old Diptera Recording Schemes’ Central Panel and is now a fully fledged society dedicated to the study of the Diptera of Britain. It produces a number of publications and organizes a large … Read more