They are frequent visitors to backyard feeders, especially those containing niger seeds.
The species name, spectabilis, is Latin for “showy” or “remarkable,” referencing the attractiveness of the adult male’s plumage.
A male red deer shows his age in his antlers, which become longer and more branched every year.
Rough-Legged Hawk (Rough-Legged Buzzard)
Its scientific name, lagopus, is Ancient Greek for “hare” and “foot,” referring to its feathered feet and toes.
The Schapendoes numbers decreased significantly during the Second World War, along with many other European Sheepdog breeds.
The short-eared owl is one of the most widespread owl species in the world, covering five continents.
Old House Borer
Depending on the habitat and climate, these beetles can live between 2 to 10 years, often staying in their larval stage for several years, making them extremely dangerous to wooden structures.
Devil’s Coach Horse Beetle
The Devil’s coach horse beetle can emit a noxious substance to deter predators