In contrast the conductor wore knee breeches, silk stockings and brown, swallow-tailed
Among the members of the family Trochilidae, the swallow-tailed
hummingbird Eupetomena macroura attracts a lot of attention because of its length of 18 cm, its long bifurcated tail, and its aggressive territorial behavior (Morales, 2003; Pizo and Silva, 2001).
The Mississippi kite and the swallow-tailed
kite sweep the Southeastern skies snatching grasshoppers, dragonflies and cicadas in mid air.
Other migratory birds known to frequent traditional coffee farms include the ovenbird, wood thrush, Baltimore oriole, ruby-throated and buff-bellied hummingbirds, swallow-tailed
kite, Kentucky warbler, hermit warbler, painted bunting, greater pewee, chuck-will's-widow and short-tailed hawk.
* The Industry Cooperator Award was given to the Avian Research and Conservation Institute (ARCI) for its contribution to the Swallow-tailed
In summer, perhaps attracted by the night's sweet Aspen mist, the Swallow-tailed
Butterfly flits in and out of the foliage, some of which is now showing the gray trails of an almost microscopic insect, the Poplar Leaf Miner that earns its living excavating chlorophyll from the top surface of Aspen foliage.
During my short drive I saw red-shouldered hawks, northern caracara, swallow-tailed
kites, burrowing owls, and loggerhead shrikes.
Upland and flood-plain forests provide homes for birds as diverse as swallow-tailed
kites, hairy woodpeckers, and Bachman's sparrows.
The birdlife is exceptional with over 520 species recorded, including the maguari stork, harpy eagle, rare red-throated piping-guan, swallow-tailed
hummingbird, concolored woodcreeper, and aplomado falcon.
In the case of swallow-tailed
kites that breed in Florida, their migration route and ultimate destination were unknown until 1996, when biologist Ken Meyer of the Avian Research and Conservation Institute in Gainesville first deployed PTTs on seven birds and tracked their 5,000- mile journey through Central America and onward to southeastern Brazil.
According to Guidon Partners, it was founded by leaders in health care services and derives its name from a small, swallow-tailed
flag that serves to rally the troops and signifies leadership.
You drive past a swamp with road signs warning of Crocodiles Crossing, then there's the man-made marvel of the Seven Mile Bridge - where you drive with turquoise sea all around you and huge white egrets and swallow-tailed
kites circling overhead.