Birds of New England: A Falcon Pocket Guide by Todd Telander

By Todd Telander

Falcon Pocket courses are full-color, visually beautiful, on-the-go courses for making a choice on crops and animals and studying approximately nature.

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US △ LIVING ON LAND Unusually for an amphibian, the ensatina salamander’s entire life cycle is based on land. Found in and around mountain pools and streams, the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog lives at altitudes of up to 11,800 ft (3,600 m). It spends winters hibernating at the bottom of frozen lakes. In summer, it hunts by day, rarely straying more than a metre or two from water. Three species of yellow-legged frogs have now been identified, all with a pale yellow underside. The main difference between the three lies in their distinct mating calls.

Found mainly in the north, a small population of great gray owls remains in the Sierra Nevada of California. wide facial disk short, broad tail broad, fingered wings Mountain kingsnake Lampropeltis zonata The California Mountain kingsnake has an extensive distribution from Baja California, Mexico, north into Washington state. z. multicincta) is restricted to that area. Living in uplands and mountains up to altitudes of 10,000 ft (3,000 m), this habitat generalist basks by day in remote gullies or on old logs; rests at night among boulders or tree roots; and shelters in burrows through winter.

The dark staining is caused by algal growth. CANADIAN ARCTIC Beluga small, rounded flippers Delphinapterus leucas The beluga is the only whale that is white in color when adult, a feature that helps it to hide from predators among the sea ice. If chased, the absence of a dorsal fin allows the beluga to escape by swimming away beneath the ice. It is also able to move its head up and down and from side to side because its neck vertebrae are unfused. Thick blubber makes up 40 percent of its body mass.

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