Rainforests

Rainforest Birds – Purple Grenadier

Bird Name: Purple Grenadier Latin Name: Uraeginthus ianthinogaster Status: Least Concern Scientific Classification: Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Passeriformes Family: Estrildidae Genus: Uraeginthus Species: U. ianthinogaster General Information: The Purple Grenadier is a common finch of eastern Africa. They occur in small family groups and loose flocks, but separate off into pairs during the breeding season. Physical Description: ...

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Rainforest Birds – Green-Cheaked Conure

Bird Name: Green-cheeked Conure Latin Name: Pyrrhura molinae Status: Least Concern Scientific Classification: Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Psittaciformes Family: Psittacidae Genus: Pyrrhura Species: P. molinae General Information: Another common name for the Green-cheeked Conure is the Green-cheeked Parakeet. This small parrot is common in captivity, where it's known for being playful and intelligent. In the wild, this ...

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Rainforest Birds – Yellow-Crowned Gonolek

Bird Name: Yellow-crowned Gonolek Latin Name: Laniarius barbarous Status: Least Concern Scientific Classification: Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Passeriformes Family: Malaconotidae Genus: Laniarius Species: L. barbarous General Information: The Yellow-crowned Gonolek is also known as the Common Gonolek or the Barbary Shrike. It is a medium-sized passerine bird in the bushshike family. It is range lies within equatorial ...

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Rainforest Birds – Green-and-Gold Tanager

Bird Name: Green-and-gold Tanager Latin Name: Tangara schrankii Status: Least Concern Scientific Classification: Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Passeriformes Family: Thraupidae Genus: Tangara Species: T. schrankii General Information: The Green-and-gold Tanager is a South American bird in the Thraupidae family. It has two subspecies: T. s. schrankii and T. s. venezuelana. These species typically are seen in pairs ...

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Rainforest Animals – Spectacled Bear

Name: Spectacled Bear Scientific Name: Tremarctos ornatus Status: Vulnerable Scientific Classification: Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Ursidae Genus: Tremarctos Species: T. ornatus General Information: The Spectacled Bear, also known as the Andean bear, is a reliably small bear of the Western Hemisphere. It is the only extant bear species of South America. Currently considered an endangered ...

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Rainforest Plants – Ayapana

Family: Asteraceae Taxon: Ayapana triplinervis Synonyms: Eupatorium ayapana, Eupatorium triplinerve Common names: aypana, aiapana, aiapaina, aipana, cagueña, curia, daun panahan, daun perasman, diapalma ianpana, diarana-guaco, japana, japana-branca, sekrepatatoe wiwir, pool root, white snakeroot, yapana General Description: Ayapana is a small ornamental herb with aromatic leaves with interesting medicinal properties. It is a member of a genus with more than 14 ...

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Rainforest Animals – Ocelot

Name: Ocelot Scientific Name: Leopardus pardalis Status: Least Concern Scientific Classification: Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae Genus: Leopardus Species: L. pardalis General Information: The ocelot is a small, versatile predator of the Western Hemisphere. It is a wild cat that is both nocturnal and diurnal, hunting a variety of prey through Central and South America. ...

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National Parks In Panama In A Word: Rainforests

Rainforests institute much of the landscape of Panama, which is reported to attract many of the tourists that visit through the year. It has a vast selection of flora and fauna. As a result there are at least sixteen national parks in Panama. Covering areas in Panama and Costa Rica, the Amistad National Park is the first of its kind: ...

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Rainforest Plants – Samambaia

Family: Polypodiaceae Genus: Polypodium Species: decumanum Common names: Samambaia, calaguala, huayhuashi-shupa, cotochupa, mirane, temakaje, kalawalla General Description: Samambaia is a fern native to the rainforests. It was historically used for medicinal properties. The roots in particular were used. As with most ferns, Samambaia, has an intricate creeping root system. It is this rhizome and the frond (or leaves) that are ...

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Rainforest Plants – Quebra Pedra

Family: Euphorbiaceae Genus: Phyllanthus Species: niruri, amarus Common Names: Chanca piedra, quebra pedra, stone-breaker, arranca-pedras, punarnava, amli, bhonya, bhoomi amalaki, bhui-amla General Description: Related to the spurge family, it belongs to the leaf flower genus of The Phyllanthaceae family. It grows 15 to 25 inches tall, has smooth light green bark and pale green flowers. Its fruit is a small ...

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