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
Even adults are touched, looking at a kitten or a puppy. I want to take him in his arms, to stroke, to kiss the pink nose. What to expect from children? For a child a pet is not just a heartthrob and partner in the game. A puppy, kitten, or Guinea pig becomes the child’s friend. He is with him in close constant contact, takes him to bed, feeds from his spoon (while the parents do not see). Not drawing attention to possible allergies or animal bite, talk about an invisible danger.
Even if a pet lives in the house and never going out, it does not guarantee that it is a vector of parasitic diseases. Coming from the street, you can bring the sole of the Shoe pieces of land that went to the infected animals.
Toxocariasis is a disease that a baby may get infected from dogs. Parasites can enter the body of the child, if after playing with the puppy, he washed his hands and sat down at the table. The larvae penetrate the intestinal wall and are disseminated by the circulatory system and from there transferred to the lungs, liver and even the eyes. The disease may be asymptomatic, giving only slight discomfort. Toxocariasis requires consultation with a medical parasitologist and purpose of anti presidentialpalace. Continue reading