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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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Location: Birds & Bats
Snail Kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis)
Order: Falconiformes, Family: Accipitridae
Snail Kites can be found in both South and Central America. Some are also found in Mexico and Cuba. The United States also has a small population concentrated in Florida. Mass: 340 to 567 g. Snail kites are medium-sized hawks, weighing from 12-20 oz. They are about 14-16 inches long and have a wingspan of 43-36 inches. The females are very slightly smaller than the male.
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Location: Birds & Bats
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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Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)
Order: Ciconiiformes, Family: Ardeidae
There are several types of herons in the southeastern states: green heron, little blue heron, tricolored heron, yellow-crowned heron, black-crowned night heron and the great blue heron, which is one of the most prominent. Approximately 4 feet high, the great blue heron is the largest heron in North America. It has a wingspan of about 6 feet. Above, the great blue heron is bluish gray, while its belly is black. Its head is white, with a black stripe along the sides of the crown. During the breeding season, this stripe extends to elongated black plumes.
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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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Common Black Hawk (Buteogallus anthracinus)
Order: Falconiformes, Family: Accipitridae
The common black-hawk is found in the southwestern United States, throughout Mexico, Central America, and northern South America to Guyana. They can also be found in Cuba and The Isle of Pines. Mass: 630 to 1,300 kg. The common black-hawk averages 53 cm in length (21 inches) and has a wingspan of 127 cm (50 inches.) Like most other raptor species, common black-hawks are sexually dimorphic, with the females being larger than the males.
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Location: Birds & Bats
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Order: Falconiformes, Family: Accipitridae
The bald eagle is the U.S. national bird; it is the only eagle unique to North America. Spanish name: Aguila Cabeza Blanca, Aguila French name: Pygargue à Tête Blanche Other names: American eagle, white-headed eagle, white-headed sea-eagle Adult bald eagles have brown plumage with a white head and tail. Immature eagles are irregularly mottled with white until the fourth year. Their legs are feathered halfway down the tarsus, and their beak, feet and eyes are bright yellow. Bald eagles have massive tarsi, short and powerful grasping toes, and long talons. The talon of t...
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Elf Owl (Micrathene whitneyi)
Order: Strigiformes, Family: Strigidae
The elf owl is the smallest owl in North America. It is the size of a sparrow, with a rounded head and body. It has a short tail, sturdy unfeathered legs and big yellow eyes. With a wingspan of 9 inches, the elf owl measures 5 to 6 inches tall and weighs 1 to 1.4 ounces. It has pale, grayish-brown plumage with a row of white spots and white and buff barring on its flight feathers. Its face has no marks except for thin, pale eyebrow lines.
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