The Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) is one of the most striking birds in North America. These icterid (new world) blackbirds are easily recognizable by their bright orange and black plumage. Orioles are on the medium to small side, averaging roughly six to nine inches in … [Read more...]
Animals in North America
The North American continent is one of the world's seven continents. It is located in the Northern Hemisphere and is made up of three countries: Canada, the United States, and Mexico. The continent has a total area of 24,709,000 square kilometers (9,500,000 sq mi) and a population of over 538 million people.
This continent is bounded by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the Pacific Ocean to the west, and the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico to the south. The climate of North America varies from region to region. In general, the further north you go the colder it becomes, and the further south you go the warmer it becomes.
The geography of North America is very diverse, with mountains, forests, deserts, and rivers. The Rocky Mountains are a major mountain range that runs through the western United States and Canada.
Other notable mountain ranges include the Appalachian Mountains in the east and the Sierra Nevada in the west.
The Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) is a plover-like bird, native to the Americas, found widely across Canada, the USA, Central and South America. In general, it is a small bird (large for a plover), brown and white with a black necklace.It prefers to live by water and nests … [Read more...]
The American kestrel (Falco sparverius) is the smallest North American falcon. It is often called the sparrow hawk, not to be confused with the Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) which is a different bird of prey species entirely. It is found throughout most of the American … [Read more...]
The Canadian Marble Fox is a hybrid breed of fox that came about from selective breeding across species. These foxes are sometimes called the Arctic Marbled Fox, or just the Marbled Fox. As the name suggests, it is 'native' to Canada and the parent breeds are found in the … [Read more...]
The burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia) is one of the smallest owl species. Also known as the shoco, they are found in both North and South America, primarily in grasslands, deserts, and other open habitats. These owls are long-legged, sandy coloured, and have bright-yellow eyes. … [Read more...]
The great grey owl (Strix nebulosa) is a very large owl and is considered to be the world's largest species of owl by length. As its name suggests, the great grey owl is grey in colour and has a dense, fluffy plumage, a large head, and long wings and tail.The great grey owl … [Read more...]
The Northern Mockingbird is one of the most fascinating creatures in North America. This small songbird has an interesting history and a unique appearance.The northern mockingbird is an omnivore that feeds on insects as well as fruits. It forages in grassy land and is … [Read more...]
The cactus wren is a unique bird that can be found in the Southwestern United States. This bird is known for its distinctive song, as well as its habit of building nests in cacti. The cactus wren is a beautiful bird, and it is a popular tourist attraction in the Southwestern … [Read more...]
The willow ptarmigan is a beautiful bird that can be found in the northern parts of the world.This bird is medium to large in size, and its feathers are a mix of brown, white, and black. It has a reddish-brown crest on its head. Willow ptarmigans live in cold climates, and … [Read more...]
The Yellowhammer is Alabama's state bird. It was adopted as the state bird in 1927. The yellowhammer is a small, brown songbird with a bright yellow head and breast. They can be found throughout Alabama year-round. Yellowhammers are common birds and are not considered to be … [Read more...]