Avian Quiz – April 15, 2011

10,000 Birds

Here are the clues: 1. Some references indicate that this country has nearly 900 different species of birds. 3. Corey has written about one of the species, which I will most likely see when I go. And another list shows 6 endemics and 11 endangered species. 6. On one list, it is the 27th country with the most number of different bird species. Instead, name one of the endemic species in this country.

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Ferruginous Pygmy-Owls

10,000 Birds

But nevertheless, this part of the country is home to an astonishing variety of birds and a good number of species that are found nowhere else in the US. These wily and diminutive owls occur from Bolivia and Argentina northward through Central America (check out this post on Pico Bonito ) and only just occur in the United States in Arizona and south Texas. In fact, this sub-species was formerly classified as endangered in the US under the Endangered Species Act.

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Flight to Freedom

4 The Love Of Animals

Pat Derby, President and Founder of the Performing Animal Welfare Society, said, “Animal Defenders International contacted PAWS last year about providing a permanent home for the African lions remaining in Bolivia. Derby said, “We congratulate ADI for their tireless efforts to rescue these animals and we applaud the government of Bolivia and its good citizens for banning the cruel exploitation of animals used in circuses.

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