Bird World Part 4
The Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus, shown here feeding its young belongs to a group of birds which even experienced birdwatchers have difficulty in identifying by sight, and the various Reed Warblers and their song. This is probably also the main way in which the various species identify their mates. Reed Warblers are only found in the Old World where they live in a wide variety of marshy habitats. Bird-lovers delight in the brilliant colours of the small finch-like tanagers of the New...
Bird World Part 5
The Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata is common over most of eastern North America, except for the far north, and inhabits both deciduous and coniferous forests, The photograph shows the parent bird removing a faecalsac from the nest. This is the way in which most small birds keep their nests clean and tidy; the young produce their droppings in a sort of natural polythene bag, which is then removed by one of the adults and either eaten or deposited at some distance from the nest. This is important,...
Ground Birds Part 1
Large birds that have lost the power to fly frequently have to rely on their speed to escape predators. One of the fastest running birds, and certainly the largest living bird, is the Ostrich Struthio camelus, which stands 7-8 feet (2.1-2.4 m) tall.]
Our picture shows a pair of Ostriches. The cock has the handsome black and white plumage, prized by African tribesmen.
Birds of Africa’s arid plains, Ostriches travel in small parties, sometimes in the company of antelopes and zebras whose...
Bird World Part 2
Village Weavers are gregarious birds, nesting in large colonies. They select a tree, sometimes quite close to a village, and load the branches with their beautiful suspended nests until the tree looks as if it is growing strange, exotic fruits. Throughout the year, the colony remains faithful to its original building site, and there is much coming and going as the birds forage for the seeds and insects on which they chiefly live.
Unique among weavers is the Social Weaver Philetairus socius....
Long Legged Birds Part 1
Every year, as winter approaches, the graceful, long-legged White Stork Ciconia ciconia of Europe makes its migratory journey to Africa. When it returns, Europeans welcome it as a joyful harbinger of spring. For centuries these beautiful birds have been looked upon as symbols of marital happiness and good fortune, but today there are only a few villages in northern Europe which still have storks nesting on the rooftops and chimney stacks of their houses; further south they are more common. The...
Water Birds Parts 1
Widely distributed throughout the tropical and warm regions of the world, pelicans are birds of ancient lineage. Large heavy birds, they are not very adept at getting themselves airborne but once this is achieved, they are powerful fliers.
The White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus is found in south-east Europe, Africa and Asia and is typical of most of the species. Thousands of Brown Pelicans Pelecanus occidentalis nest in colonies on the Peruvian coast where their guano, or bird droppings, is...
Water Birds Parts 3
The Emperor Goose Anser canegieus has rarely been seen in the wild by ornithologists because its breeding grounds are confined to a small area in the far west of Alaska and the far east of Siberia. The photograph shows a nest site on the flat open wastes of the Alaskan tundra, and it also nests on coastal marshes and islands. Although birdwatchers have rarely seen the Emperor Goose, it is well known to the local Eskimos. During August the geese moult their flight feathers and the Eskimos take...
Long Legged Birds Part 2
Cranes normally build bulky nests on or close to the ground and the chicks can run about as soon as they are hatched, although it will be several weeks before they are able to fly. Most species of crane make long migratory journeys to warmer lands with the approach of winter. They take to the air in flocks, flying in ‘V’ formation, with necks extended and long legs stretched out behind.
Also illustrated are a pair of stately Saurus Cranes Cyrus antigone , indigenous to India, and the...
Herbal Beverages mapraw coconut
Scientific Name:Cocos nucifera Linn.
Other names:Maakon Mogoon, Mapraaw (In general) Heddung (Petchboon) Praaw, Mapraaw (The Southern Part ) Yo (Malayu – The Southern Part ) Korsaa (Karen – Mae Hongsorn) Dung (Chong-Chanburi) Pole (Karen - Karnijanuburi) Eiajee (Chinese)
Trunk A perennial tree for about 20-30 metres high; the trunk which is very tall and thin does not produce any branch.
LeavesThe leaves of a coconut tree are in a...
10 Ways To Make The Most Your Time At Bangkok s New Airport Suvarnabhumi
1. Make some new friends. People from all over the world are commuting though the same point as you; why not strike up a conversation?
2. If it’s your first time at the new airport, whip out your digital camera and take a video clip. This is the world biggest airport, and as we all know it’s taken the longest to build, so take advantage.
3. Using the moving sidewalk like a treadmill. Why bother paying for a pricey fitness center?
4. Don’t forget to call your honey before taking off.