The smallest bird


The smallest bird in the world is the bee hummingbird (Mellisuga helenae). The 5-cm beauty is found in Cuba, where they call it “zunzuncito”. Other amazing facts:

+ Weighs less than 2 grams
+ Has the second fastest heart rate of all animals (1,260 BPM)
+ Has the highest body temperature of all birds (40 degrees Celsius)
+ Flaps its wing up to 200 times per second

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humming bird

Humming bird

humming bird

humming bird

Amazing bird of nature..


The Guianan Cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola rupicola) is a South American passerine about 30 cm (12 in) in length. The bright orange male has a prominent half-moon crest, which is used is competitive displays in lek gatherings to attract a female. Although the Guianan cock-of-the-rock sometimes munches on small vertebrates and insects, its diet is mainly composed of fruit –and a study found that up to 75% of the fruit eaten by this bright orange South American bird is either red or black coloured.


Guianan Cock-of-the-Rock

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Guianan Cock of the rock

Three eyelids of camels…isn’t interesting!


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camel

Camels are equiped to deal with harsh desert conditions, such as flying sand- The camel’s eyes are protected by long eyelashes and have an extra thin eyelid. He can see through this 3rd eyelid allowing him to find his way even in a harsh desert storm.Also, the ears are small and very hairy, to keep flying sand from entering, and the nostrils can close completely or leave just a tiny opening for breathing.

Reference: www.information-facts.com/animal/camels-have-three-eyelids-to-protect-themselves-from-blowing-sand

Giraff…also become conscious while selecting friends


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giraff

giraff

Female giraffes choose their ‘friends’ carefully. Researchers found that female giraffes prefer to be in groups with particular peers and avoided others—their network, however, wasn’t based on home range overlap or kinship. This information, which also tells scientist how diseases spread and how individuals learn from one another, will help them develop better conservation programs

Reference: http://bit.ly/10SFAMD

Panda…an antibiotic factory


Pandas produce a super powerful antibiotic that kills bacteria and fungi. The substance is released by the panda’s immune system to protect them from catching infections in the wild. Researchers are trying to decode the substance’s makeup as it could be used to develop treatments against drug-resistant superbugs.

Pandas

Pandas

Pandas

PandasReference: http://bit.ly/12RGDe1