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Tufted Coquette, Lophornis ornatus, hummingbird, Asa Wright Nature Centre, Comprising...

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Caption: Tufted Coquette, Lophornis ornatus, hummingbird, Asa Wright Nature Centre, Comprising nearly 1,500 acres of mainly forested land in the Arima and Aripo Valleys of the Northern Range, the AWNC's properties will be retained under forest cover in perpetuity, to protect the community watershed and provide important wildlife habitat. located on a former cocoa-coffee-citrus plantation, previously known as the Spring Hill Estate. This estate has now been partly reclaimed by secondary forest, surrounded by impressive rainforest, where some original climax forest on the steeper slopes have a canopy of 100-150 feet. Trinidad, Caribbean; CoquetteT6317czvtse.tif
Location: Asa Wright Nature Centre
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Hoatzin, Opisthocomus hoazin, also known as the stinkbird, or Canje pheasant, is a species of tropical bird found in swamps, riparian forests, and mangroves of the Amazon and the Orinoco Delta in South America.eating leaves and fruit, and has an unusual digestive system with an enlarged crop used for fermentation of vegetable matter, in a manner broadly analogous to the digestive system of mammalian ruminants. The alternative name of "stinkbird" is derived from the bird's foul odour, which is caused by the fermentation of food in its digestive system.[3] Wikipedia; Hoatzins feed on swamp plants, grinding foliage in a greatly enlarged crop, not the gizzard, as in other birds. It is notable for having chicks that possess claws on two of their wing digits. ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny; Lago Soledad, Lago Soledad Amazon Rainforest Wildlife Lodge, La Piedras Rainforest, Río Piedras, Amazon, primary forest, oxbow lake, Peru, South America, Hoatzin17546czssz.jpg
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Imitator salamander, Desmognathus imitator; Imitator Dusky Salamander, often mimics the bad tasting Jordan's Salamander, Red-cheeked Salamander, Plethodon jordani; = Appalachian Woodland Salamander, endemic to GSMNP, prefers higher elevations}; Chimneys Picnic area, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, GSMNP, Tennessee, TN, SalamanderImRc4995.cr2
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