Tag: desert

  • Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus)

    The Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus) is not purple and does not cry “Beep Beep” when ready to speed away. It does, however, run at great speeds and is extremely agile. At fifteen to seventeen miles per hour, it can give most animals a run for their money. The Greater Roadrunner is 22 inches in length, […]

  • Ostrich (Struthio camelus)

    The Ostrich (Struthio camelus) is undoubtedly the largest bird on the planet. Ostriches can grow to a height of 2.7 meters and can easily weigh in the region of 156 kilograms. They have no plumage over their heads, and extremely long necks. The male Ostrich is covered in thick, soft black feathers over his body […]

  • The San Diego Bird Festival

    The 12th San Diego Bird Festival, sponsored by the San Diego Audubon Society, is set to take place from 6 February through to 11 February 2008. The venue for this popular birding festival is ...

  • Remarkable Bird Watching in Egypt

    Egypt is at the junction of three continents: Asia, Europe and Africa. Egypt’s unique location means that the country is fortunate to have a large selection of habitats. Ecosystems ...

  • Desert Birds: How Do Birds Drink Water? Part 1

    Like all animals, birds need water in order to survive. They need even more water than mammals do, to help fuel their energetic flight. So how do birds, especially ones that live in deserts, ...