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Rocky Mountain Goat (Oreamnos americanus)

By Kyle Shaffer The Rocky Mountain goat or mountain goat (Oreamnos americanus) is not really a true goat. It belongs to a small family of goat/antelopes whose members include the European Chamois and have been restricted to North America for the last 100,000 years. They live in the mountains of the American and Canadian west…

Mallard Duck (Anseriformes)

Artikel auf Deutsch lesen Order: Anseriformes (Anseriformes) Family: Ducks (Anatidae) Subfamily: Anatinae Tribus: Dabbling ducks (Anatini) Genus: Actual ducks (Anas) Type: Mallard Appearance: The breeding plumage of the drake is gray with a brown breast, brownish black back and upper and lower tail coverts. The head is a metallic green with a white collar below the…

Stock Ente (Anseriformes)

Ordnung: Gänsevögel (Anseriformes) Familie: Entenvögel (Anatidae) Unterfamilie: Anatinae Tribus: Schwimmenten (Anatini) Gattung: Eigentliche Enten (Anas) Art: Stockente Aussehen: Das Prachtkleid des Erpel ist grau mit brauner Brust, bräunlichem Rücken und schwarzen Ober- und Unterschwanzdecken. Der Kopf ist metallisch grün mit weißem Hals Ring darunter, der Schnabel grün-gelb. Am Hinter Rand der Flügel befindet sich ein metallisch blaues, weiß gesäumtes Band,…

Pine marten (Martes martes)

Artikel auf Deutsch lesen Class Mammals (Mammalia) Order carnivores (Carnivora) Raccoon family (Mustelidae) Generic real-marten (Martes) Figure 1 “Photo” of a Pine Marten in it’s natural habitat. Photograph source – © benno hansen – Fotolia.com Appearance:The fur of the pine marten is medium, discolored to a dark brown. One of the most typical features is its yellowish throat patch…

Baummarder (Martes martes)

Klasse Säugetiere (Mammalia) Ordnung Raubtiere (Carnivora) Familie Marder (Mustelidae) Gattung Echtmarder (Martes) Figure 1 “Bilder” Baummarder in Natur. Von © benno hansen – Fotolia.com Aussehen: Das Fell des Baummarders ist von mittel – bis dunkelbraun verfärbt, eines der Typischen Merkmale sind sein gelblicher Kehlfleck der ihm auch den Beinamen “Goldkehlchen” gibt und seine behaarten Pranken, die relativ großen, gelb…

Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)

The ring-necked pheasant, also known as common pheasant, was introduced into North America from Asia and has established itself over much of the continent, especially in agricultural regions, specifically cultivated ground interspersed with hedges, grass ditches, marshes, brushy groves, and woodland borders. It is a very distinctive and colorful species and is a popular game…

Fallow Deer (Dama dama)

Fallow Deer in English, Daim in French, or Damhirsch in German are native to modern day Turkey and the Middle East where the rare Persian Fallow Deer (Dama mesopotamica) continue to live today. Although Dama dama was introduced to Europe by the Romans as early as 100 A.D., the original native subspecies, Dama mesopotamica, are…

Chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra)

Chamois in English and French or Gams in German are native to rugged, high altitude, mountainous regions all across the Alps from the Pyrenees through Austria, Balkans, Carpathians, and even the Caucuses. Specimens range is size, shape, and color but generally average between 40-60 pounds (20-35 kg), close to three feet or one meter in…

North American Elk (Cervus canadensis)

Elk (also known as Wapiti) are one of the largest deer species in the world and native to North America and Eastern Asia (This article covers the North American Elk only). Six subspecies of North American Elk have been identified. Of these, only four remain including the Roosevelt, Tule, Manitoban and Rocky Mountain. The Eastern and Merriam…

Mule Deer (Odocoileous hemionus)

The Mule Deer is a very distinctive animal, with a pair of large ears, forked antlers and a large body mass. It is one the biggest deer species in North America. The Mule Deer, or Muley, is capable of weighing over 200 pounds for males and an average of about 100-120 pounds for females. Its…

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