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Animals of the Florida Everglades: Moorhens & Osprey

 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 12:15 pm    Post subject: Animals of the Florida Everglades: Moorhens & Osprey Reply with quote
Animals of the Everglades series continues with two more write-ups by C.M. Shorter:

Arrow Florida Moorhen
"Members of the Rallidae family of birds, commonly referred to among bird enthusiasts as “Rails” they number over 142 species worldwide. Nine of which make their home in the United States - the Black Rail, Clapper Rail, King Rail, Virginia Rail, Yellow Rail, American Coot, Common Moorhen, Purple Gallinule and Sora."

Arrow North American Osprey
"Osprey’s scientific name “Pandion” refers to the mythic King of Athens whose daughters were turned into birds in Greek mythology. The word “Haliaetus” comes from the Greek word “Halos” (Sea or Salt) combined with “Aetos” or Eagle. However, it is the Latin word “Ossifragus” which translates to “bone breaker” that gave this bird its common name –“Osprey”.

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Arrow Click Here to Learn More About the Florida Everglades >>

Arrow Click Here for a Listing of Florida Everglades Endangered Species >>

Arrow Click Here to See the Tigerhomes.org Growing Index of Florida Everglades Animals >>




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