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Month: November 2017

Rainforest Birds – Zebra Finch

Bird Name: Zebra Finch Latin Name: Taeniopygia guttata Status: Least Concern Scientific Classification: Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Passeriformes Family: Estrildidae Genus: Taeniopygia Species: T. guttata General Information: The Zebra Finch is also known as the Chestnut-eared Finch, the Shelley, and the Spotted-sided Finch. It is common across Australia, and has become broadly kept for both research and culture. Physical Description: On average, it is about 3.9 inches long and weighs close to 17 g. The Zebra Finch has black and white tear-like stripes coming down below its eyes and reddish-brown ear patches on the sides of its head. Its upperparts are grayish-brown and its flanks are chestnut colored with white spots. There are thin black and white bars on its throat and the rump is white with a barred tail. The female does not have the reddish-brown ear patches, the stripes on the throat, or the spotted chestnut colored flanks of the male. Juveniles are similar in appearance to the female, but have black bills instead of the orange bills found on adult males and females. The differences between the aforementioned race, Tg castanotis, and the other, Tg guttata, are that the latter subspecies does not have the fine firing of the throat and are smaller in size. Diet: The Zebra Finch is primarily a seedeater, but is also known to feed on fruits and insects....

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Getting in Shape for Elk Hunting

If you are considering an elk hunt, you should already be aware of the fact that this is not something that you should undertake lightly. Elk hunting is not comparable to hunting things like whitetail deer for example. If you are on an elk hunt, you will be hunting under some fairly strenuous situations, and you want to be sure that when you are so exhausted that you can not see your rifle! Elk hunting is not a sport for those who are not physically in shape, and if you have an interest in hunting game this large, you should be aware of the need for fitness and working towards this goal well in advance of your hunt. Many hunters condition themselves all year round for an elk hunt and all of them are glad that, when the time comes, that they are in such a good shape. One of the prime reasons that such a degree of health is necessary when it comes to elk hunting is that the territory where elk range is so different from that where the elk hunters live. Elk live at fairly high altitudes and because of this, the air is significantly thinner where the elk roam. A hunter who comes and does not anticipate this fact will soon fall behind or even suffer from stress to his lungs and his body when...

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Religious Blindness Defeats Spiritual Healing

Trying to get people to understand about the Great Spirit of the Universe and the wonderful healing it provides to its people is like banging one's head against a brick wall. In fact there is a wall and it is stronger than bricks, bigger than anything one can circumvent alone, and deeper than the earth's crust. It is the product of the two beasts of Revelation and the commitment that is invented to ensure it lasts as a permanent feature. My awareness of it came about two-fold. First through my reincarnation wherey memory of my last death, passage from that life to this, and then from day to day that proves that heaven and hell are myths. While between lives a vision showed me that age 45 years would be special. It was then that the Spirit came upon me with great power and commissioned me to " tear down the wall of churches, go out to the people, and bring back the young. " Other visions followed and in one a man on a cross stand in front of me, looked me in the eye, called my name and inside I heard " take me off the cross ." In another these words stand up in the air before my eyes: CONSTANTINE IS 666. Years of research helped me identify the wall of churches and the great treasure...

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Using Knives For Hunting

It's a pretty well known fact that a pen is mightier than sword. But unfortunately a mighty pen can not help you when you are deep into the jungle, into the dense woods full of wild creatures. Many kinds of weapons are used for hunting ranges from rifles, bows, crossbows, air guns, pistols, barrels, etc. But all these weapons need some kind of ammo. When they are short of their load these weapons become useless. In such times acquaints come in handy. Knives do not need any kind of ammo or battery. Knives just need a right handler. Knives can be used as deadly as any other weapon. There are some factors that make a good knife. Among them the most important factor is the blade. The blade of a knife should be at least 5-6 inches long and very sharp. A sharp knife obeys well more than a rough one. Another factor which determinates the quality of a knife is the handle. The handle should be large enough to comfortably hold the knife. The handle should also be provided with proper grip. Without proper grip, the knife will slip off from the hand. Knives can be used in hunting when the hunter is close to the game (the hunted species). When the hunter is close to the game, using of hunting gears like guns, rifles, etc., would be...

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Is the Yellow Headed Amazon the Right Parrot For You?

In the wild, the Yellow Headed Amazon parrot is now becoming extremely rare, because its natural habitats are continuously being destroyed by humans. They originally came from Mexico, but they also live in other locations where there are mangroves and tropical forests – locations such as Guatemala and Honduras. They are medium sized parrots, which grow up to around 16 inches tall (including the full length of the tail). They have a typical parrot beak (ie hooked, powerful and stout), which they use to crack open nuts and seeds, and to help them to explore and climb things. They cleverly use their beaks in combination with their feet to climb things, and to eat – their feet are the parrot equivalent of human hands! Yellow Headed parrots have been very successfully bred in captivity, which means they are widely available to purchase as pets. The fact that they are so wide available, coupled with the fact that they are a very attractive looking bird (ie a mainly green body; a yellow head; and a red patch on both wings), has made them a very popular pet parrot. Another reason for their popularity is the fact that they are very capable talkers – in fact, they are deemed to be the second best talker of all parrot species (only the African Gray is a better talker). Yellow Headed Amazons are...

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