Animal news, facts, and pictures! Get your daily dose of cuteness!

Peruvian Firestick (Oreophoetes peruana) 0

Peruvian Firestick (Oreophoetes peruana)

The Peruvian Firestick (Oreophoetes peruana), or Peruvian Fern, is indigenous to Peru. As the name suggests, their diet consists mainly of ferns. Peruvian Firestick Defenses O. peruana is exceptional from many of its relatives in...

Burrowing owls 0

Burrowing Owls

Burrowing Owls’ Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Strigiformes Family: Strigidae Genus: Athene Diet Small mammals (moles, mice) Insects (grasshoppers, beetles) Some birds, amphibians, and reptiles. Physical Features Dark yellow or brown...

Photo credit: Rain0975 via flikr.com 0

Wild Birds Along Contaminated River Have Altered Songs

  Photo credit: Rain0975 Wild birds have…”simpler, shorter, lower-pitched songs.” Wild birds that live along the mercury contaminated South River just outside of Waynesboro, Virginia were found to sing “simpler, shorter, lower-pitched songs.” Wild birds...