Joined: 03 May 2004
|Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 12:15 pm Post subject: Animals of the Florida Everglades: Moorhens & Osprey
|Animals of the Everglades series continues with two more write-ups by C.M. Shorter:
"Members of the Rallidae family of birds, commonly referred to among bird enthusiasts as â€œRailsâ€ 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."
North American Osprey
"Ospreyâ€™s scientific name â€œPandionâ€ refers to the mythic King of Athens whose daughters were turned into birds in Greek mythology. The word â€œHaliaetusâ€ comes from the Greek word â€œHalosâ€ (Sea or Salt) combined with â€œAetosâ€ or Eagle. However, it is the Latin word â€œOssifragusâ€ which translates to â€œbone breakerâ€ that gave this bird its common name â€“â€œOspreyâ€.
Click Here to Learn More About the Florida Everglades >>
Click Here for a Listing of Florida Everglades Endangered Species >>
Click Here to See the Tigerhomes.org Growing Index of Florida Everglades Animals >>