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Alicia’s Wabbidashery & Bunny Central – Equipment, Guides, Breeds, Links And More.
Australian Companion Rabbit Society – Includes Bunny Care, Shopping, Links, Gallery And More.
Funny Bunny Pages – I Site About What One Owner Learned About Rabbits.
Fuzzy-Rabbit.com – A Site Dedicated To Providing Information For Rabbit owners.
House Rabbit Society Rabbit Care Guide – Includes Information, Behavior, Care, Pictures, Links And More.
Iddy Biddy Bunny Barn Rabbitry – One Of The Cutest Personal Rabbit Information Sites On The Internet.
KV’s Bunny Site – Photos And Information On This Personal Site.
Language Of Lagomorphs – Did You Know Your Bunny Can Speak And You Can
Speak Back To It? A Site All About That.
Larissa’s Bunny Guide – Rabbit Care, Behaviour, Taxonomy And More.
Little Rascals – A Rabbit Page With Many Great Disney Characters Dressed Up As Rabbits.
MyBunnies.com – Miriam’s Bunny Site With Rabbit Stamps, Bunnies for Sale And
Pictures Of Her 25 Personal Bunnies.
My Netherland Dwarf Rabbits – A lifetime challenge to breed the perfect one.
Ontario Rabbit Education Organization – A registered non-profit organization, established to promote the health and well-being of domestic rabbits in Ontario.
Rabbit Care For Beginners And Helpful Information On Rabbits – Extensive Resource For Pet Rabbits.
Rabbit Fanciers Society – Has Information On Breeding, Show Dates, Competitions And Competition Results And More. In New South Wales.
Rabbit Hutch – Care, Nutrition, Breeds, Links And More.
Rabbit Hutch.com – A place to learn how to care for house rabbits!
Rabbit Information Service – Includes The Largest Collection Of Rabbit Information We Have Seen On The Internet.
Rabbit Language – If You’ve Ever Wanted To Know What Your Rabbits’ Body Language Means, This Is the Site For You.
Rabbit Rescue’s Home Page – By visiting this page you will become a dyed-in-the-wool avid rabbit person, become educated to the rabbit’s relationship with us humans.
Rabbit Ring – Home Of The Rabbit Web Ring. Links To Many other Bunny Sites.
Rodney Rabbit Homepage – A Website Dedicated To This Personal Rabbit.
“Tiny R” The Bunny – Tiny R is all ready to greet Halloween trick-or-treaters!
Welcome To Kaninchen-net – The Homepage For Bunny-Friends!
World Wide Warren – Peter Rabbit, Humbug Bunny And Friends. Advocating That People Care More For Rabbits.

The animal Alces alces

Moose in North America and the Elk in Europe (see also elk for other animals called elk) is the largest of all the deer family Cervidae, distinguished from other members of Cervidae by the form of the antlers of its males. These arise as cylindrical beams projecting on each side at right angles to the middle line of the skull, which after a short distance divide in a fork-like manner. The lower prong of this fork may be either simple, or divided into two or three tines, with some flattening. The word “moose” is thought to be from “mus” or “moos” of the Algonquian (northern American Indian) family of languages.

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In the East Siberian race of the Elk (Alces alces bedfordiae) the posterior division of the main fork divides into three tines, with no distinct flattening. In the Common Elk (Alces alces alces), on the other hand, this branch usually expands into a broad palmation, with one large tine at the base, and a number of smaller snags on the free border. There is, however, a Scandinavian phase of the Common Elk in which the antlers are simpler, and recall those of the East Siberian race.

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About The Hyena – Hyena Pictures & Lifestyle
Animal Fact Sheets – The Spotted Hyena
Animal Web – The Spotted Hyena
BlackEvil The Hyena – Foreign Language Website With Different Informational Sections.
Brown Hyena Research Project – Inforamtion
Elephants’ Graveyard – Includes Images, Music, Videos And Other Hyena Information From A Site About The Lion King Hyenas.
Gypseywolfs’ Den – A Site About Hyena, Dogs And Wolves. Great Site! Cartoon Images Too!
Hyena Skull Information & Scans
Hyena University – Links, Info, & Pictures
Spotted Hyena Page – Website With Information & Facts About The Hyena as Well as pictures.
Spotted Hyena Photos – Twenty Spotted, Ten Striped & Ten Brown Hyena Photos.

A weevil is a beetle from the Curculionoidea superfamily

There are over 60,000 species in several families, mostly in the family Curculionidae (the true weevils). They are usually small, less than 6mm (¼ inch), and herbivorous. Due to the shape of their heads, weevils are commonly known as snout beetles. Weevils are destructive to crops. The grain or wheat weevil (Sitophilus granarius) damages stored grain. The boll weevil (Anthonomus grandis) attacks cotton crops. It lays its eggs inside unripe cotton bolls, and the young weevils eat their way out. Biscuit weevils (Stegobium paniceum) were previously known for eating the biscuits on board ships. The Zyzzyva weevil is a genus of tropical American weevil.

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Above Images Are From The USDA

The Gobies form the family Gobiidae

the largest family of marine fishes, with over 2000 species. Among the most typical members of the family are the Mudskippers. While fish from several different genera bear this name, most mudskippers are classified in one of two genera, Gobius and Periophthalmus Periophtalmus barbarus (which has also been known as P. cantonensis and as Gobius barbarus) is a typical mudskipper. This fish is found in tidal areas from Japan to East Indies, India South Pacific Islands, East Africa, and Australia. It usually is about 1 foot long. This fish can jump, walk, skip, and see in the air. It is said that a mudskipper is agile enough to outrun a boy. It has two big bulgy eyes at the top of its head that are very close together.

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It can control its eyes and one eye can look above water while the other can look under water. This fish has strong muscles and has been reported to have jumped over 20 feet. The fish lives in mudholes and can move about in a root system of a swamp. A pair of these fish will engage in fights if kept together. Gobies are not generally suitable for captivity, although they are sometimes kept in aquaria. They are of some value as food; in Japan they are used in tempura or sliced into sashimi. This fish likes humidity and lives in about a 70–85F. The dwarf variety can be as small as 7mm (for a weight of 1g).

Above Pictures Are From The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

The Tricolored Heron, Egretta tricolor, is a small heron

It is a resident breeder in the Caribbean including the Gulf states of the USA. There is post-breeding dispersal to well north of the nesting range. Tricolored Heron’s breeding habitat is sub-tropical swamps. It nests in colonies, often with other herons, usually on platforms of sticks in trees or shrubs. In each clutch 3-7 eggs are typically laid. This species is about 56 cm long, with a 96 cm wingspan. It is a medium-large, long-legged, long-necked heron with a long pointed yellowish or greyish bill with a black tip. The legs and feet are dark.

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Adults have a blue-grey head, neck, back and upperwings, with a white line along the neck. The belly is white. In breeding plumage, they have long blue filamentous plumes on the head and neck, and buff ones on the back. Tricolored Heron stalks its prey in shallow or deeper water, often running as it does so. It eats fish, crustaceans, reptiles and insects.

Above Images Are From The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The Welcome Swallow (Hirundo neoxena) is a small passerine bird in the swallow family

It is a species native to Australia and nearby islands, but not until recently to New Zealand, which has been colonised in the last half century. It is very similar to the Pacific Swallow with which it is often considered conspecific. This species breeds in southern and eastern Australia in a variety of habitats, but not desert or dense forest. Eastern populations are largely migratory, wintering in northern Australia. Western birds, and those in New Zealand are mainly sedentary.

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The Welcome Swallow is metallic blue-black above, light grey below on the breast and belly, and rusty on the forehead, throat and upper breast. It has a long forked tail, with a row of white spots on the individual feathers. These birds are about 15 cm long, including the outer tail feathers which are slightly shorter in the female. The call is a mixture of twittering and soft warbling notes, and a sharp whistle in alarm. Young Welcome Swallows are buffy white, instead of rufous, on the forehead and throat, and have shorter tail streamers. Welcome Swallows readily breed close to human habitation. The nest is an open cup of mud and grass, made by both sexes, and is attached to a suitable structure, such as a vertical rock wall or building. It is lined with feathers and fur, and three to five eggs are laid. Two broods are often raised in a season.

Above Images Are From The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Mergus is a genus of ducks in the seaduck subfamily Merginae

For an overview of the duck, goose and swan family of birds, see Anatidae. Although they are seaducks, most of the mergansers prefer riverine habitats, only Red-breasted Merganser being common on the sea.. These large fish-eaters have serrated edges to their bills to help them grip their prey. Along with the Smew and Hooded Merganser, they are therefore often known as “sawbills”.Species are:

Brazilian Merganser Mergus octosetaceus
Auckland Islands Merganser Mergus australis (extinct)
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator
Common Merganser or Goosander Mergus merganser
Chinese Merganser Mergus squamatus 

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Above Images From The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The Double-spurred Francolin

 Francolinus bicalcaratus, is a gamebird in the pheasant family Phasianidae of the order Galliformes, gallinaceous birds. Like most francolins, it is restricted to Africa. It is a resident breeder in tropical west Africa, but there is a small and declining isolated population in Morocco. This bird is found in open habitats with trees. It nests in a lined ground scrape laying 5-7 eggs. Double-spurred Francolin takes a wide variety of plant and insect food. The male is mainly brown, with black and white flank streaking. The face is pale, and the head features a chestnut crown and white supercilium. It has a chestnut neck collar, white cheek patches and brown wings. The male has two spurs on each legs. The female is similar, apart from the double spurs, but slightly smaller, and the young birds are drabber versions of the adult.

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This is a very unobtrusive species, best seen in spring when the male sings a mechanical krak-krak-krak from a mound. It has a Pheasant’s explosive flight, but prefers to creep away unseen.

Above Images Come From The U.S. NRCS

The Common Pied Oystercatcher

Europe just Oystercatcher is a wader in the Oystercatcher bird family Haematopodidae. It is the most widespread of the oystercatchers, with three races breeding in western Europe, central Eurasia, and Kamchatka and China. No other oystercatcher occurs within this area. This is a migratory species over most of its range, wintering in north Africa, southern most Europe and south Asia. It is present all year in Ireland, Great Britain and the adjacent European coasts. It is highly gregarious outside the breeding season. These are large obvious and noisy plover-like birds, with black and white plumage, red legs and strong broad red bills used for smashing or prising open molluscs such as mussels or for finding earthworms. The bill shape varies; oystercatchers with broad bill tips open molluscs by prising them apart or hammering through the shell, whereas pointed-bill birds dig up worms. This oystercatcher is unmistakable in flight, with white patches in the wings and tail, otherwise black upperparts, and white underparts. Young birds are browner, have a white neck collar, and a duller bill. The call is a distinctive loud piping.

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The nest is a bare scrape on pebbles, on the coast or on inland gravelly islands. 2-4 eggs are laid. 
Because of its large numbers and readily identified behaviour, the Oystercatcher is an important indicator species for the health of the ecosystems where it congregates. Extensive long-term studies have been carried out on its foraging behaviour, in northern Germany, in the Netherlands and particularly on the River Exe estuary in south-west England, and these form an important part of the foundation of the modern discipline of behavioural ecology.

Above Images Are From The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service