Thrush (lat. Turdus) is a bird which belongs to the order Passeriformes. To the family Drozdovich is 62 species, in Russia there are about 20 species. The most common is the song thrush, its mass reaches 55-100 grams, body length 21-25 cm Back and tail are painted in chocolate brown with silver stains. Abdomen white, flanks mottled. Breast yellowish, with dark brown spots, the area under the wings reddish. Young color dimmer, sexual dimorphism is not pronounced.
Thrush the Redwing is smaller, its weight rarely exceeds 60 grams. Back painted in olive-brown color, the area under the wings and sides of breast rufous; above the eyes are “eyebrows”, pigmented whitish-yellow, so the bird got a name.
Blackbird is completely black, the beak is bright orange.
White-throated thrush is very similar to Blackbird, but the chest there is a distinct white stripe, the orange beak is pigmented.
Also common Fieldfare, red thrush, mistle thrush, red-throated, grey, olive, Siberian, Golden and other species. The appearance of various kinds of blackbirds you can see in the video below. Continue reading
Doctors Spain are warning residents about the need to be careful while walking outdoors, especially with children, and dogs. Because of early spring in Spain observed the invasion of toxic caterpillars, lovers of pine needles.
Caterpillars marching moth ( Thaumetopoea Pityocampa ) can be found in any European country where there are pine and coniferous forests, as their main diet are pine needles.
Disturbing bright coloration of these caterpillars, the trunk of which is provided with longitudinal orange band and unpleasant to look at long hairs, clearly warns of the danger, and all those who want to get to know them.
Unfortunately, the instinct of self-preservation in children is underdeveloped, and domestic dogs he suppressed their incredible curiosity.
For this reason, the Ministry of health of Spain, where this year the emergence of caterpillars of a silkworm camp was not only much earlier than usual, but in huge quantities, has published a special press release. Spaniards urged to avoid prikosnovenii the tracks and make sure their not touching children and Pets. Continue reading
Siamese cats, in addition to graceful appearance, are intelligent, playful and loyal Pets. This breed has many unique characteristics, and they are one of the most recognizable cats in the world, thanks to the exotic color and vigor. Siamese cats have a long body, beautiful almond-shaped blue eyes, large ears and wedge-shaped muzzle. They have a short silky coat with dark points – markings.
1. Siamese cat is an ancient breed
Like most cat breeds, the true origin of Siamese cats is shrouded in mystery. Some argue that these cats were the Pets of kings, while others believe that they were raised by Buddhist monks.
When members of the Royal family died, it was believed that the Siamese cat has received their soul. The cat was transferred to the temple, she and the rest of your life spent in luxury under the care of the monks.
Thai manuscript “Poems cat books” you can find the first description of cats with darker color on the extremities, made between the 14th and 18th centuries. This suggests that the Siamese cat is a very old breed, even if we don’t know where it came from. Continue reading