How many ants does an Anteater eat?

How many ants does an Anteater eat?

The Giant Anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) is a large mammal in the Myrmecophagidae family from Central America and South America. Its head is elongated, with a thick neck, and a long, and tubular snout (nose). At the end of the snout are small nostrils and a small mouth with no teeth. 

The Giant Anteater is insectivorous – it eats insects – especially termites and ants, as well as beetles and honeybees. It does not destroy the ant nest or termite mound completely – instead, it leaves some ants and termites so that they can rebuild the colony to ensure that there are more ants and termites in the future. It uses its claws to dig them up, and then it uses its long, sticky tongue to collect the insects. Its tongue has backward-curved papillae with sticky saliva. 

Continue reading “How many ants does an Anteater eat?”

Crested Pigeon  

The Crested Pigeon (Ocyphaps lophotes) is a common Australian bird.

The Crested Pigeon is grey with tints of brown. Its wings are brown-grey with black stripes. Its primary feathers are brown, purple, blue, and green. Its crest is black. Its black tail is long with a white tip. It has a grey beak, down-turned at the tip, with pink-grey legs, and brown-orange eyes. It has a bright orange eye-ring.

Continue reading “Crested Pigeon  “

Australian Wood Duck

The Australian Wood Duck (Chenonetta jubata) is a common Australian dabbling duck.

The Australian Wood Duck is grey with a dark brown head and mottled black and white chest, with mainly white feathers. The male has a patch of bright green feathers towards the tail. It has grey wings with some black feathers. The female has white stripes above and below the eye, and is predominantly brown, speckled with white.

Continue reading “Australian Wood Duck”