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Featured Animals

Trinidad MotmotTrinidad Motmot

(Momotus bahamensis)

The Trinidad Motmot is endemic to the islands of Trinidad and Tobago. It inhabits tropical lowland evergreen forests. This colourful bird is solitary by nature.

The nest is at the end of a long tunnel in the ground.

The Trinidad Motmot's diet is an omnivorous one and includes fruit and small prey such as insects and lizards.

 

Blue and Yellow Macaw

Blue and Yellow Macaw

(Ara ararauna)

Blue and Yellow macaw, also known as the Blue and Gold Macaw, inhabits forests of Central and South America and Trinidad.
This large bird, as the name implies, is covered with many blue and yellow feathers. It exhibits a large black beak ad naked white face lined with small black feathers.

Blue and Yellow macaws typically mate for life. Eggs are incubated by the mother while the father hunts and returns with food to the nest.

The diet of these beautiful birds consists mainly of fruit. Their powerful beaks enable them to crack seeds and nuts.

Like other species of macaws, the blue and yellow macaw has an average lifespan of up to 60 years in the wild!

 

Brown Pelican

Brown Pelican

(Pelecanus occidentalis)

The Brown Pelican inhabits the Pacific, Atlantic and Gulf coasts north to Nova Scotia.

This large bird can measure up to 54 inches in length and weigh up to 12 lbs. Like all other species of pelican, this species has a large bill, reaching up to approximately 13 inches in length!

Brown pelican rest in trees, bushes or on the ground. Females lay 1 to 4 chalky white eggs. Both parents actively care for their young.

This species primary method of feeding is diving from the air into the water to catch its prey, mainly fish.



 

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