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Straw- Colored Fruit Bat

Eidolon helvum Order: Chiroptera Family:Pteropodidae Straw- colored fruit bat Chiroptera is the family of bats. Overview  Natural History Information  Range and Habitat  The straw- colored fruit bat can be found throughout Africa in tropical forests, savannas, and any other area that contains many trees and enough food. They most commonly roost in trees during the day but can also be

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Scarlet Macaw

Ara macao Order: Psittaciformes Family: Psitticidae Scarlet Macaw    The class Aves comes from the Latin for both birds and flight. Overview  Natural History Information  Range and Habitat  Scarlet macaws are native to Central and South America. They inhabit woodland areas and the humid lowland tropical rainforest (up to 3,000 feet). These macaws spend most of their time in the

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American / Common Crow

Corvus brachyrhchos Order: Passeriformes Family: Corvidae American/ Common Crow   Overview  Natural History Information  Range and Habitat  Crows are highly adaptable and will live throughout North America wherever there are open places that offer perches and reliable sources of food. Physical Description 450-570 grams 17-21 inches tall 33-39 inch wingspan Longevity  In their native habitat: 15 months to 9 years

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Goffin’s Cockatooo

Cacatua goffini Order: Psittaciformes Family: Psitticidae Overview  Natural History Information  Range and Habitat  Living in both forest and agricultural land, the Goffin’s Cockatoo can be found in coastal, lowland areas of the Tanimbar Islands of Indonesia.   Longevity  Median life expectancy in the wild: unknown Median life expectancy in captivity: up to 75 years Ecosystem Role  Cockatoos are important seed

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