Birds of Eden the largest free flight bird aviary in the world, Plettenberg Bay Garden Route Adventures South Africa
Birds of Eden the largest free flight bird aviary in the world, Plettenberg Bay Garden Route Adventures South Africa
Birds of Eden the largest free flight bird aviary in the world, Plettenberg Bay Garden Route Adventures South Africa
A bird's heart beats 400 times per minute while they are at rest. When they are flying however, their heart could beat up to 1000 beats per minute.
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Dry Forests

Dry forests occur in areas that are warm and may receive lots of rain, but have long dry seasons during which the trees lose their leaves to conserve water. Dry forests are found in southern Mexico, southeastern Africa, the Lesser Sundas of Southeast Asia, central India, Indochina, Madagascar, New Caledonia, eastern Bolivia, central Brazil, the Caribbean, valleys of the northern Andes and along the coasts of Ecuador and Peru. Although biodiversity is less than in rainforests, dry forests still contain many plants and animals, including monkeys, large cats and parrots, with special adaptations for the extremes of the dry season. Dry forests are important areas for timber species such as mahogany, ebony and teak.

Douc Langur

(Pygathrix nemaeus; Family: Cercophithecidae) A 10 kilogram leaf-monkey found in the rainforests and gallery forests of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam.

Dominance Hierarchy

a social order of dominance sustained by aggressive or other behavior patterns

Diurnal

active during daylight hours

Deciduous Forest

a forest made of trees that shed leaves habitually on a cyclic basis

Dispersal

the emigration of an animal from its birthplace or birth group

Debeaking

A cruel process that involves cutting through bone, cartilage and soft tissue with a blade to remove the top half and the bottom third of a chicken’s, turkey’s or duck’s beak. This measure is taken to reduce the excessive feather pecking and cannibalism seen among stressed, overcrowded birds in factory farms.

Dispensers

Dispersers are animals that spread plant seeds. Some dispersers include birds, insects, bats, and furry animals like monkeys.

Dihedral

Wings of a flying bird held at an angle appearing to form a "V". No picture yet.

Deforestation

Deforestation is the loss of forests. Deforestation has many causes, including man's cutting down trees, forest fires, severe drought, disease, volcanic eruptions, changes in sea level, changes in the Earth's temperature, etc.

Duiker

 Small (less than 40 kilogram) African antelopes that dive into dense vegetation for protection (duiker means "diving buck"). Some inhabit dense jungles, others open country with scattered trees and bushes. Duikers eat plants, but will also hunt small animals such as birds. They are territorial but, unlike most antelopes, solitary.

Dry Forests

Dry forests occur in areas that are warm and may receive lots of rain, but have long dry seasons during which the trees lose their leaves to conserve water. Dry forests are found in southern Mexico, southeastern Africa, the Lesser Sundas of Southeast Asia, central India, Indochina, Madagascar, New Caledonia, eastern Bolivia, central Brazil, the Caribbean, valleys of the northern Andes and along the coasts of Ecuador and Peru. Although biodiversity is less than in rainforests, dry forests still contain many plants and animals, including monkeys, large cats and parrots, with special adaptations for the extremes of the dry season. Dry forests are important areas for timber species such as mahogany, ebony and teak.

Douc Langur

 (Pygathrix nemaeus; Family: Cercophithecidae) A 10 kilogram leaf-monkey found in the rainforests and gallery forests of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam.

Dipterocarps

The predominant family of canopy trees (up to 60 meters tall and 2 meters wide) in the lowland tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia. They dominate the forest – often more than half of the trees in the canopy are dipterocarps – and they dominate the forest industry. Their most remarkable feature is their reproduction; they do not fruit every year, but in cycles apparently tied to El Niño (every about 5 years). The reproduction of many other tree (and animal) species are tied to the "masting" of the dipterocarps.

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