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Aggressive Eagle Captured
A man found an eagle's egg and put it in a nest of a barnyard hen. The eaglet hatched with the brood of chicks and grew up with them. All his life the eagle did what the barnyard chicks did, thinking he was a barnyard chicken. He scratched the earth for worms and insects. He clucked and cackled. And he would thrash his wings and fly a few feet into the air. Years passed and the eagle grew very old. One day he saw a magnificent bird above him in the cloudless sky. It glided in graceful majesty among the powerful wind currents, with scarcely a beat on his strong golden wings. The ol...
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Wrinkled-Lipped Bat (Tadarida plicata)
Order: Chiroptera, Family: Chaerephon
The wrinkled-lipped bat has a relatively small skull, with an extra-small upper premolar. The upper part of its body is covered with short brown fur, and its underparts are paler with gray tips to the fur. Its upper lip is heavily wrinkled, and it has large, round, forward-pointing ears that are joined across the top of its head by a narrow flap of skin. This species has piglike nostrils. Known as a free-tailed bat, the wrinkled-lipped bat is distinguished by a thick tail that protrudes from the membrane stretching between its legs. The bat's wings are an evolutionary modification of t...
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Malayan Flying Fox / Common Flying Fox (Pteropus vampyrus)
Order: Chiroptera, Family: Pteropodidae
In reality a bat, the Malayan flying fox has a wingspan up to 79 inches in length and weighs 53 ounces. A membrane, called the "patagium," extends from its fingers and arms. It has large eyes and a face resembling that of a fox, thus its name. Its fur is reddish brown fur, and it has leathery black wings and a black nose.
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Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus)
Order: Psittaciformes, Family: Psittacids
Hyacinth macaws grow to approximately 33 to 40 inches in length, and weigh about 3 pounds. Their wingspan measures 46 to 50 inches and their tail 21 inches. The hyacinth has violet-blue plumage with a deeper shade on its wings. The underside of its wings and tail feathers are blackish-blue. It has a black beak and dark brown iris a with yellow circle of skin around the eyes. A yellow line lies across its black tongue. Its huge bill is deeply curved and sharply pointed, and it has a pair of short, sturdy legs and gray feet.
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Hornbill
The hornbill is a big, spectacular bird with a massive "double-story" bill consisting of a long, deep beak with a projection (known as a casque) on top. Hornbills usually have large heads, thin necks, broad wings and long tail feathers. There are 46 species of hornbill in Borneo, with the four most prominent being the black, pied, rhinoceros and wreathed hornbills. All are basically blackish or dark brown in color, and most have markings of white and other colors.
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Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)
Order: Falconiformes, Family: Accipitridae
The golden eagle is about 30 to 40 inches in length and weighs between 9 and 13 pounds. Its wingspan can be as wide as 7.5 feet, which makes the golden eagle the largest predatory bird in North America. The tail of the golden eagle is grayish brown, while the head, body and other feathers on the wings are typically black in color. The feathers at the head and nape of the eagle's neck are golden brown. Adult eagles have dark brown eyes, while their bill and claws are black. Their cere (a waxy, fleshy area at the base of the beak) and feet are yellow, and their legs are feathered...
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