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Where Do Hummingbirds Nest? Picture

Before we dive into where hummingbirds nest, let's first take a closer look at these amazing creatures. Hummingbirds are small, colorful birds known for their incredible ability to hover in… Read More

By A-Z Animals Staff 2 months ago


What Do Orangutans Eat? Picture

Orangutans are a group of great ape species native to Indonesian and Malaysian rainforests. Until approximately 10,000 years ago, they enjoyed a wider range throughout China and Southeast Asia. Today,… Read More

By A-Z Animals Staff 2 years ago


What Do Bluegill Eat? Picture

The bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus) is a North American freshwater fish. The species is commonly referred to as copper nose, bream, sunny, or brim. They are the state fish of Illinois… Read More

By A-Z Animals Staff 2 years ago


What Do Beluga Whales Eat? Picture

The beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas) is a unique marine mammal that lives in Arctic waters. The species has earned a few common nicknames that relate to their special characteristics: Sea… Read More

By A-Z Animals Staff 2 years ago


What Do Inchworms Eat? Picture

Inchworms are the larvae form of the Geometridae moth family. These caterpillars get their name from their peculiar method of moving. They have both front and hind appendages and seem… Read More

By A-Z Animals Staff 2 years ago


Types of Crane Birds Picture

Key Points These omnivorous birds can be found in the wetlands of just about every continent with the Arctic and South America being the sole exceptions. Crane birds often have… Read More

By A-Z Animals Staff 2 years ago


Types of Big Birds Picture

Key Points Some big birds can weigh as much as a human adult or even two average sized men.Certain of them have powerful legs and clawed feet with which they… Read More

By A-Z Animals Staff 3 years ago


Types of Working Dogs Picture

Dogs have been by humanity's side since before the earliest models of civilization, but it can be hard to underestimate the important roles they played in our growth as a… Read More

By A-Z Animals Staff 3 years ago


What Do Bluebirds Eat? Picture

Key Points Bluebirds eat Grasshoppers, crickets, beetles, ants, spiders, and other insects.If you want to leave food out for bluebirds, you can feed them meal worms, suet, sunflower hearts, softened… Read More

By A-Z Animals Staff 3 years ago


Types of Big Dogs Picture

Key Points Dogs in this category are an excellent example of just how varied and versatile this species is.Some of them look like real life plush toys with their chord-like… Read More

By A-Z Animals Staff 3 years ago


What Do Cardinals Eat? Picture

What Do Cardinals Eat? Cardinals eat seeds, fruits, grasshoppers, and spiders. When most people speak colloquially about cardinals, they're referring to one specific type of cardinal: the northern cardinal. Known… Read More

By A-Z Animals Staff 3 years ago


Types of Herding Dogs Picture

Key Points: Some herding dogs are capable of herding all kinds of livestock.Others, however, have been specifically bred to handle a certain kind, such as sheep, for example.Certain herding dogs… Read More

By A-Z Animals Staff 3 years ago


Do Birds Pee? Picture

Key Points Birds (with a few exceptions) do not have a bladder or a urethra and so are unable to urinate.However they do have kidneys which get rid of excess… Read More

By A-Z Animals Staff 3 years ago