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2015-06-07 10:43:10 (426 comments, 523 reshares, 4097 +1s)Open 

Bora Bora
Island in French Polynesia

Bora Bora is a small South Pacific island northwest of Tahiti in French Polynesia. Surrounded by sand-fringed motus (islets) and a turquoise lagoon protected by a coral reef, it’s known for its scuba diving. It's also a popular luxury resort destination where some guest bungalows are perched over the water on stilts. At the island's center rises 727m Mt. Otemanu, a dormant volcano.

Max length: 2.63 km
Max width: 3.81 km
Population: 8,880 (Aug 2007)
Island groups: Leeward Islands, Society Islands

Most reshares: 523

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2015-06-07 10:43:10 (426 comments, 523 reshares, 4097 +1s)Open 

Bora Bora
Island in French Polynesia

Bora Bora is a small South Pacific island northwest of Tahiti in French Polynesia. Surrounded by sand-fringed motus (islets) and a turquoise lagoon protected by a coral reef, it’s known for its scuba diving. It's also a popular luxury resort destination where some guest bungalows are perched over the water on stilts. At the island's center rises 727m Mt. Otemanu, a dormant volcano.

Max length: 2.63 km
Max width: 3.81 km
Population: 8,880 (Aug 2007)
Island groups: Leeward Islands, Society Islands

Most plusones: 4606

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2015-05-31 11:54:27 (174 comments, 419 reshares, 4606 +1s)Open 

Painted bunting
Bird

The painted bunting is a species of bird in the Cardinal family, Cardinalidae, that is native to North America. 
Scientific name: Passerina ciris
Rank: Species
Lower classifications: Eastern Painted Bunting
Higher classification: Passerina

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2015-07-02 20:27:50 (55 comments, 155 reshares, 1388 +1s)Open 

Diamond firetail
Bird

The diamond firetail is a species of estrildid finch that is endemic to Australia. 

The diamond firetail is a finch that has a fiery red bill, eyes, and rump. Just below the throat, it has a thick black band that extends horizontally until it reaches the lower part of the wings which are also black with white spots. There is also a black eye band that starts at the beak and ends right at the eye. The bird's tail is also black. The rest of the wings are a slightly tan, light brown colour. Its head and back is light grey and its belly and chin are white. The colour of the egg is also white. This bird is considered one of the smallest of the finches
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Scientific name: Stagonopleura guttata
Rank: Species
Higher classification: Stagonopleura

Diamond firetail
Bird

The diamond firetail is a species of estrildid finch that is endemic to Australia. 

The diamond firetail is a finch that has a fiery red bill, eyes, and rump. Just below the throat, it has a thick black band that extends horizontally until it reaches the lower part of the wings which are also black with white spots. There is also a black eye band that starts at the beak and ends right at the eye. The bird's tail is also black. The rest of the wings are a slightly tan, light brown colour. Its head and back is light grey and its belly and chin are white. The colour of the egg is also white. This bird is considered one of the smallest of the finches
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Scientific name: Stagonopleura guttata
Rank: Species
Higher classification: Stagonopleura___

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2015-07-01 22:26:12 (178 comments, 127 reshares, 2305 +1s)Open 

Pit bull  with beautiful markings
Dog Breed

Pit bull is the common name for a type of dog. Formal breeds often considered of the pit bull type include the American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, and Staffordshire Bull Terrier. he American Bulldog and Bull Terrier (standard and miniature) are also sometimes included. Many of these breeds were originally developed as fighting dogs from cross breeding bull-baiting dogs (used to hold the faces and heads of larger animals such as bulls) and terriers. After the use of dogs in blood sports was banned, such dogs were used as catch dogs in the United States for semi-wild cattle and hogs, to hunt and drive livestock, and as family companions, although some owners still bred and used them for illegal dog fighting.This practice continues to this day, but is illegal in many nations.

The term pit bull is often used loosely... more »

Pit bull  with beautiful markings
Dog Breed

Pit bull is the common name for a type of dog. Formal breeds often considered of the pit bull type include the American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, and Staffordshire Bull Terrier. he American Bulldog and Bull Terrier (standard and miniature) are also sometimes included. Many of these breeds were originally developed as fighting dogs from cross breeding bull-baiting dogs (used to hold the faces and heads of larger animals such as bulls) and terriers. After the use of dogs in blood sports was banned, such dogs were used as catch dogs in the United States for semi-wild cattle and hogs, to hunt and drive livestock, and as family companions, although some owners still bred and used them for illegal dog fighting.This practice continues to this day, but is illegal in many nations.

The term pit bull is often used loosely to describe dogs with similar physical characteristics, and the morphological (physical) variation amongst "bully breed" dogs makes it difficult for anyone, even experts, to visually identify them as distinct from "non-pit bulls". While mixed breed dogs are often labeled as "pit bulls" if they have certain physical characteristics such as a square shaped head or bulky body type] visual identification of mixed breed dogs is not recommended by the scholarly community
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Scientific name: Canis lupus familiaris
Higher classification: Gray wolf
Rank: Breed___

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2015-06-30 20:45:01 (67 comments, 212 reshares, 2096 +1s)Open 

Rufous-backed kingfisher
Bird

The rufous-backed kingfisher is a species of bird in the Alcedinidae family. It is found in Brunei, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand in tropical lowland forests near lakeshores and streamsides. The small bird is solitary and hunts from a low perch over the water by diving for insects and frogs. It is sometimes considered a subspecies of the Oriental dwarf kingfisher.

Scientific name: Ceyx rufidorsa
Rank: Species
Higher classification: Ceyx

Rufous-backed kingfisher
Bird

The rufous-backed kingfisher is a species of bird in the Alcedinidae family. It is found in Brunei, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand in tropical lowland forests near lakeshores and streamsides. The small bird is solitary and hunts from a low perch over the water by diving for insects and frogs. It is sometimes considered a subspecies of the Oriental dwarf kingfisher.

Scientific name: Ceyx rufidorsa
Rank: Species
Higher classification: Ceyx___

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2015-06-29 14:50:23 (45 comments, 34 reshares, 883 +1s)Open 

Bichon Frise
Dog Breed

A Bichon Frisé, is a small breed of dog of the Bichon type. The Bichon Frise is a member of the Non-Sporting Group of dog breeds in the US, and a member of the Toy Dog group in the UK. 

Hypoallergenic: Yes
Lifespan: 12 – 13 y
Mass: 5 – 10 kg (Adult)
Higher classification: Dog
Height: 23 – 30 cm (Adult, At the withers)
Temperament: Playful, Feisty, Gentle, Cheerful, Affectionate, Sensitive

Bichon Frise
Dog Breed

A Bichon Frisé, is a small breed of dog of the Bichon type. The Bichon Frise is a member of the Non-Sporting Group of dog breeds in the US, and a member of the Toy Dog group in the UK. 

Hypoallergenic: Yes
Lifespan: 12 – 13 y
Mass: 5 – 10 kg (Adult)
Higher classification: Dog
Height: 23 – 30 cm (Adult, At the withers)
Temperament: Playful, Feisty, Gentle, Cheerful, Affectionate, Sensitive___

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2015-06-26 19:57:53 (118 comments, 300 reshares, 3082 +1s)Open 

Striped manakin
Bird

The striped manakin is a small South American species of bird in the Pipridae family. Its distribution is highly disjunct: The nominate subspecies is found in Atlantic Forest in eastern Brazil, while ... the striolatus group is found in forests in western Brazil, northeastern Peru, eastern Ecuador, Colombia, and western and southern Venezuela. Males of the former group have redder underparts than males of the latter, and the two are sometimes treated as separate species, the eastern striped manakin (M. regulus) and the western striped manakin (M. striolatus). In both, the males have a bright red crown, which the female lack.

Like many other manakins, the males cluster in a leks to attract females. After mating, the females rear the chicks on without the help of the males.

Scientific name: Machaeropterus regulus
Rank: Species
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Striped manakin
Bird

The striped manakin is a small South American species of bird in the Pipridae family. Its distribution is highly disjunct: The nominate subspecies is found in Atlantic Forest in eastern Brazil, while ... the striolatus group is found in forests in western Brazil, northeastern Peru, eastern Ecuador, Colombia, and western and southern Venezuela. Males of the former group have redder underparts than males of the latter, and the two are sometimes treated as separate species, the eastern striped manakin (M. regulus) and the western striped manakin (M. striolatus). In both, the males have a bright red crown, which the female lack.

Like many other manakins, the males cluster in a leks to attract females. After mating, the females rear the chicks on without the help of the males.

Scientific name: Machaeropterus regulus
Rank: Species
Higher classification: Machaeropterus___

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2015-06-22 22:45:27 (23 comments, 72 reshares, 615 +1s)Open 

Yellow-fronted woodpecker
Bird

The yellow-fronted woodpecker is a species of bird in the Picidae family. It is found in Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and heavily degraded former forest. 

Scientific name: Melanerpes flavifrons
Rank: Species
Higher classification: Melanerpes

Yellow-fronted woodpecker
Bird

The yellow-fronted woodpecker is a species of bird in the Picidae family. It is found in Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and heavily degraded former forest. 

Scientific name: Melanerpes flavifrons
Rank: Species
Higher classification: Melanerpes___

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2015-06-21 22:25:25 (177 comments, 128 reshares, 2963 +1s)Open 

Affenpinscher  - " Monkey Dog " 
Dog Breed

The affenpinscher, also known as the African terrier or Monkey Dog, is a terrier-like toy breed of dog. 

Hypoallergenic: Yes
Higher classification: Dog
Lifespan: 11 – 14 y
Mass: 2.9 – 6 kg (Adult)
Height: 23 – 30 cm (Adult, At the withers)
Temperament: Playful, Adventurous, Fun-loving, Curious, Stubborn, Active

Affenpinscher  - " Monkey Dog " 
Dog Breed

The affenpinscher, also known as the African terrier or Monkey Dog, is a terrier-like toy breed of dog. 

Hypoallergenic: Yes
Higher classification: Dog
Lifespan: 11 – 14 y
Mass: 2.9 – 6 kg (Adult)
Height: 23 – 30 cm (Adult, At the withers)
Temperament: Playful, Adventurous, Fun-loving, Curious, Stubborn, Active___

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2015-06-20 21:46:49 (106 comments, 290 reshares, 3217 +1s)Open 

Greater blue-eared glossy- starling
Bird

The greater blue-eared starling or greater blue-eared glossy-starling is a bird that breeds from Senegal east to Ethiopia and south through eastern Africa to northeastern South Africa and Angola. It is a very common species of open woodland bird, and undertakes some seasonal migration.

Scientific name: Lamprotornis chalybaeus
Rank: Species
Higher classification: Lamprotornis

Greater blue-eared glossy- starling
Bird

The greater blue-eared starling or greater blue-eared glossy-starling is a bird that breeds from Senegal east to Ethiopia and south through eastern Africa to northeastern South Africa and Angola. It is a very common species of open woodland bird, and undertakes some seasonal migration.

Scientific name: Lamprotornis chalybaeus
Rank: Species
Higher classification: Lamprotornis___

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2015-06-19 00:19:53 (136 comments, 455 reshares, 4277 +1s)Open 

Azure-winged magpie
Bird

The azure-winged magpie is a bird in the crow family. It is 31–35 cm long and similar in overall shape to the Eurasian magpie but is more slender with proportionately smaller legs and bill. It belongs to the genus Cyanopica.

It has a glossy black top to the head and a white throat. The underparts and the back are a light grey-fawn in colour with the wings and the feathers of the long (16–20 cm) tail are an azure blue. It inhabits various types of coniferous (mainly pine) and broadleaf forest, including parks and gardens in the eastern populations.

Scientific name: Cyanopica cyanus
Rank: Species

Azure-winged magpie
Bird

The azure-winged magpie is a bird in the crow family. It is 31–35 cm long and similar in overall shape to the Eurasian magpie but is more slender with proportionately smaller legs and bill. It belongs to the genus Cyanopica.

It has a glossy black top to the head and a white throat. The underparts and the back are a light grey-fawn in colour with the wings and the feathers of the long (16–20 cm) tail are an azure blue. It inhabits various types of coniferous (mainly pine) and broadleaf forest, including parks and gardens in the eastern populations.

Scientific name: Cyanopica cyanus
Rank: Species___

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2015-06-17 00:49:00 (53 comments, 43 reshares, 1229 +1s)Open 

Dalmatian
Dog Breed

The Dalmatian is a large breed of dog noted for its unique black or liver spotted coat and was mainly used as a carriage dog in its early days. Its roots trace back to Croatia and its historical region of Dalmatia.Today, this dog remains a well-loved family pet, and many dog enthusiasts enter their pets into kennel club competitions.
 
Hypoallergenic: No
Lifespan: 11 – 13 y
Mass: 15 – 32 kg (Adult, Male)
Height: 53 – 66 cm (Adult, Male)
Temperament: Outgoing, Playful, Energetic, Friendly, Active, Intelligent, Sensitive
Origin: Greece, Croatia

Dalmatian
Dog Breed

The Dalmatian is a large breed of dog noted for its unique black or liver spotted coat and was mainly used as a carriage dog in its early days. Its roots trace back to Croatia and its historical region of Dalmatia.Today, this dog remains a well-loved family pet, and many dog enthusiasts enter their pets into kennel club competitions.
 
Hypoallergenic: No
Lifespan: 11 – 13 y
Mass: 15 – 32 kg (Adult, Male)
Height: 53 – 66 cm (Adult, Male)
Temperament: Outgoing, Playful, Energetic, Friendly, Active, Intelligent, Sensitive
Origin: Greece, Croatia___

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2015-06-15 23:33:46 (42 comments, 87 reshares, 1390 +1s)Open 

Splendid fairywren
Bird

The splendid fairywren, also known simply as the splendid wren or more colloquially in Western Australia as the blue wren, is a passerine bird of the Maluridae family. It is found across much of the Australian continent from central-western New South Wales and southwestern Queensland over to coastal Western Australia. It inhabits predominantly arid and semi-arid regions. Exhibiting a high degree of sexual dimorphism, the male in breeding plumage is a small, long-tailed bird of predominantly bright blue and black colouration. Non-breeding males, females and juveniles are predominantly grey-brown in colour; this gave the early impression that males were polygamous as all dull-coloured birds were taken for females. It comprises several similar all-blue and black subspecies that were originally considered separate species.

Like other fairywrens, the splendid... more »

Splendid fairywren
Bird

The splendid fairywren, also known simply as the splendid wren or more colloquially in Western Australia as the blue wren, is a passerine bird of the Maluridae family. It is found across much of the Australian continent from central-western New South Wales and southwestern Queensland over to coastal Western Australia. It inhabits predominantly arid and semi-arid regions. Exhibiting a high degree of sexual dimorphism, the male in breeding plumage is a small, long-tailed bird of predominantly bright blue and black colouration. Non-breeding males, females and juveniles are predominantly grey-brown in colour; this gave the early impression that males were polygamous as all dull-coloured birds were taken for females. It comprises several similar all-blue and black subspecies that were originally considered separate species.

Like other fairywrens, the splendid fairywren is notable for several peculiar behavioural characteristics; birds are socially monogamous and sexually promiscuous, meaning that although they form pairs between one male and one female, each partner will mate with other individuals and even assist in raising the young from such trysts.Male wrens pluck pink or purple petals and display them to females as part of a courtship display.

The habitat of the splendid fairywren ranges from forest to dry scrub, generally with ample vegetation for shelter. Unlike the eastern superb fairywren, it has not adapted well to human occupation of the landscape and has disappeared from some urbanised areas. The splendid fairywren mainly eats insects and supplements its diet with seeds.

Scientific name: Malurus splendens
Rank: Species
Higher classification: Malurus___

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2015-06-12 21:04:39 (69 comments, 197 reshares, 1861 +1s)Open 

Reddish Egret
Bird

The reddish egret is a medium-sized heron. It is a resident breeder in Central America, The Bahamas, the Caribbean, the Gulf Coast of the United States, and Mexico. There is post-breeding dispersal to well north of the nesting range. In the past, this bird was a victim of the plume trade.

According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, there are only 1,500 to 2,000 nesting pairs of reddish egrets in the United States — and most of these are in Texas.[3] They are classified as "threatened" in Texas and receive special protection.

Scientific name: Egretta rufescens
Rank: Species
Higher classification: Egretta

Reddish Egret
Bird

The reddish egret is a medium-sized heron. It is a resident breeder in Central America, The Bahamas, the Caribbean, the Gulf Coast of the United States, and Mexico. There is post-breeding dispersal to well north of the nesting range. In the past, this bird was a victim of the plume trade.

According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, there are only 1,500 to 2,000 nesting pairs of reddish egrets in the United States — and most of these are in Texas.[3] They are classified as "threatened" in Texas and receive special protection.

Scientific name: Egretta rufescens
Rank: Species
Higher classification: Egretta___

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2015-06-11 20:48:14 (99 comments, 318 reshares, 3673 +1s)Open 

Red avadavat
Bird

The red avadavat, red munia or strawberry finch is a sparrow-sized bird of the Estrildidae family. It is found in the open fields and grasslands of tropical Asia and is popular as a cage bird due to the colourful plumage of the males in their breeding season. It breeds in the Indian Subcontinent in the monsoon season. The species name of amandava and the common name of avadavat are derived from the city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat, India, from where these birds were exported into the pet trade in former times.
 
Scientific name: Amandava amandava
Rank: Species
Higher classification: Amandava

Red avadavat
Bird

The red avadavat, red munia or strawberry finch is a sparrow-sized bird of the Estrildidae family. It is found in the open fields and grasslands of tropical Asia and is popular as a cage bird due to the colourful plumage of the males in their breeding season. It breeds in the Indian Subcontinent in the monsoon season. The species name of amandava and the common name of avadavat are derived from the city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat, India, from where these birds were exported into the pet trade in former times.
 
Scientific name: Amandava amandava
Rank: Species
Higher classification: Amandava___

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2015-06-11 02:04:28 (173 comments, 155 reshares, 3425 +1s)Open 

Siberian Husky Puppy  on snow
Dog Breed

The Siberian Husky is a medium size, dense-coat working dog breed that originated in north-eastern Siberia. The breed belongs to the Spitz genetic family. It is recognizable by its thickly furred double coat, erect triangular ears, and distinctive markings.

Huskies are a very active, energetic, and resilient breed whose ancestors came from the extremely cold and harsh environment of the Siberian Arctic. Siberian Huskies were bred by the Chukchi of Northeastern Asia to pull heavy loads long distances through difficult conditions. The dogs were imported into Alaska during the Nome Gold Rush and later spread into the United States and Canada. They were initially sent to Alaska and Canada as sled dogs but rapidly acquired the status of family pets and show dogs.

Lifespan: 12 – 15 y
Higher classification: Dog
Origin:Si... more »

Siberian Husky Puppy  on snow
Dog Breed

The Siberian Husky is a medium size, dense-coat working dog breed that originated in north-eastern Siberia. The breed belongs to the Spitz genetic family. It is recognizable by its thickly furred double coat, erect triangular ears, and distinctive markings.

Huskies are a very active, energetic, and resilient breed whose ancestors came from the extremely cold and harsh environment of the Siberian Arctic. Siberian Huskies were bred by the Chukchi of Northeastern Asia to pull heavy loads long distances through difficult conditions. The dogs were imported into Alaska during the Nome Gold Rush and later spread into the United States and Canada. They were initially sent to Alaska and Canada as sled dogs but rapidly acquired the status of family pets and show dogs.

Lifespan: 12 – 15 y
Higher classification: Dog
Origin: Siberia
Height: 53 – 60 cm (Adult, Male)
Mass: 20 – 27 kg (Adult, Male)
Temperament: Outgoing, Alert, Gentle, Friendly, Intelligent___

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2015-06-09 06:41:12 (51 comments, 202 reshares, 2374 +1s)Open 

Yellow-Crowned Gonolek
Bird

The yellow-crowned gonolek, also known as the common gonolek, is a medium-sized passerine bird in the bushshrike family. It is a common resident breeding bird in equatorial Africa from Senegal and Democratic Republic of Congo east to Ethiopia. It frequents dense undergrowth in forests and other wooded habitats. It is not as extremely shy as some other bushshrikes, and can sometimes be seen on watered hotel lawns. The nest is a cup structure in a bush or tree into which two eggs are laid.

The yellow-crowned gonolek is 22 cm long with a long tail and short wings. The adult is a stunning bird, although easily overlooked as it lurks in undergrowth. It has solidly black upper parts apart from its golden crown, and scarlet underparts other than a buff-yellow undertail. The legs are dark. Sexes are similar, but juveniles are paler and duller.

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Yellow-Crowned Gonolek
Bird

The yellow-crowned gonolek, also known as the common gonolek, is a medium-sized passerine bird in the bushshrike family. It is a common resident breeding bird in equatorial Africa from Senegal and Democratic Republic of Congo east to Ethiopia. It frequents dense undergrowth in forests and other wooded habitats. It is not as extremely shy as some other bushshrikes, and can sometimes be seen on watered hotel lawns. The nest is a cup structure in a bush or tree into which two eggs are laid.

The yellow-crowned gonolek is 22 cm long with a long tail and short wings. The adult is a stunning bird, although easily overlooked as it lurks in undergrowth. It has solidly black upper parts apart from its golden crown, and scarlet underparts other than a buff-yellow undertail. The legs are dark. Sexes are similar, but juveniles are paler and duller.

This species has duetted calls, with a fluted too-lioo overlapped by a rattling ch-chacha.

The yellow-crowned gonolek feeds on insects located in bushes or on the ground.

Scientific name: Laniarius barbarus
Rank: Species
Higher classification: Laniarius___

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2015-06-08 22:44:30 (15 comments, 89 reshares, 891 +1s)Open 

Natural beauty of the Maldives

Maldives is very famous for its natural beauty which includes the blue ocean and white beaches, accompanied by clean air and pleasant temperatures. The climate of the Maldives is ideal for visitors to get engaged in water sports such as swimming, fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, water-skiing. windsurfing and kite boarding.

The natural beauty of Maldives attracts tourist all over the world and every year, a large number of people visit this lovely place for many good reasons. So its tourism industry is today Maldives largest revenue generator.

Due to its extraordinary underwater scenery and clean water, Maldives is ranked among the best recreational diving destinations of the world. It was also reported to be the world's top honeymoon destination, according to a global survey by Agoda.com.

Natural beauty of the Maldives

Maldives is very famous for its natural beauty which includes the blue ocean and white beaches, accompanied by clean air and pleasant temperatures. The climate of the Maldives is ideal for visitors to get engaged in water sports such as swimming, fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, water-skiing. windsurfing and kite boarding.

The natural beauty of Maldives attracts tourist all over the world and every year, a large number of people visit this lovely place for many good reasons. So its tourism industry is today Maldives largest revenue generator.

Due to its extraordinary underwater scenery and clean water, Maldives is ranked among the best recreational diving destinations of the world. It was also reported to be the world's top honeymoon destination, according to a global survey by Agoda.com.___

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2015-06-08 11:04:27 (51 comments, 127 reshares, 1535 +1s)Open 

Many-Coloured Rush Tyrant
Bird

The many-coloured rush tyrant is a small passerine bird of South America belonging to the tyrant flycatcher family. It is the only member of the genus Tachuris and its relationships with the other members of the family are uncertain. It inhabits marshland and reedbeds around lakes and rivers. It is particularly associated with stands of Scirpus. The nest is built among plant stems.

Scientific name: Tachuris rubrigastra
Rank: Species
Higher classification: Tachuris

Many-Coloured Rush Tyrant
Bird

The many-coloured rush tyrant is a small passerine bird of South America belonging to the tyrant flycatcher family. It is the only member of the genus Tachuris and its relationships with the other members of the family are uncertain. It inhabits marshland and reedbeds around lakes and rivers. It is particularly associated with stands of Scirpus. The nest is built among plant stems.

Scientific name: Tachuris rubrigastra
Rank: Species
Higher classification: Tachuris___

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2015-06-07 21:42:34 (22 comments, 72 reshares, 976 +1s)Open 

Pink robin
Bird

The pink robin is a small passerine bird native to southeastern Australia. Its natural habitats are temperate forests and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. Like many brightly coloured robins of the family Petroicidae, it is sexually dimorphic. Measuring 13.5 cm (5.3 in) in length, the robin has a small thin black bill, and dark brown eyes and legs. The male has a distinctive white crown and pink breast, grey-black upperparts, wings and tail. The belly is white. The female has grey-brown plumage. The position of the pink robin and its Australian relatives on the passerine family tree is unclear; the Petroicidae are not closely related to either the European or American robins but appear to be an early offshoot of the Passerida group of songbirds.

Scientific name: Petroica rodinogaster
Rank: Species
Higher classification: Petroica

Pink robin
Bird

The pink robin is a small passerine bird native to southeastern Australia. Its natural habitats are temperate forests and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. Like many brightly coloured robins of the family Petroicidae, it is sexually dimorphic. Measuring 13.5 cm (5.3 in) in length, the robin has a small thin black bill, and dark brown eyes and legs. The male has a distinctive white crown and pink breast, grey-black upperparts, wings and tail. The belly is white. The female has grey-brown plumage. The position of the pink robin and its Australian relatives on the passerine family tree is unclear; the Petroicidae are not closely related to either the European or American robins but appear to be an early offshoot of the Passerida group of songbirds.

Scientific name: Petroica rodinogaster
Rank: Species
Higher classification: Petroica___

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2015-06-07 10:43:10 (426 comments, 523 reshares, 4097 +1s)Open 

Bora Bora
Island in French Polynesia

Bora Bora is a small South Pacific island northwest of Tahiti in French Polynesia. Surrounded by sand-fringed motus (islets) and a turquoise lagoon protected by a coral reef, it’s known for its scuba diving. It's also a popular luxury resort destination where some guest bungalows are perched over the water on stilts. At the island's center rises 727m Mt. Otemanu, a dormant volcano.

Max length: 2.63 km
Max width: 3.81 km
Population: 8,880 (Aug 2007)
Island groups: Leeward Islands, Society Islands

Bora Bora
Island in French Polynesia

Bora Bora is a small South Pacific island northwest of Tahiti in French Polynesia. Surrounded by sand-fringed motus (islets) and a turquoise lagoon protected by a coral reef, it’s known for its scuba diving. It's also a popular luxury resort destination where some guest bungalows are perched over the water on stilts. At the island's center rises 727m Mt. Otemanu, a dormant volcano.

Max length: 2.63 km
Max width: 3.81 km
Population: 8,880 (Aug 2007)
Island groups: Leeward Islands, Society Islands___

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2015-06-06 18:49:50 (82 comments, 220 reshares, 1969 +1s)Open 

Green Magpie
Bird

The green magpie is a member of the crow family, roughly about the size of the Eurasian jay or slightly smaller. It is a vivid green in colour, slightly lighter on the underside and has a thick black stripe from the bill to the nape. Compared to the other members of its genus, the white-tipped tail is quite long. This all contrasts vividly with the red fleshy eye rims, bill and legs. The wings are reddish maroon.

It is found from the lower Himalayas in north eastern India in a broad south easterly band down into central Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra and northwestern Borneo in evergreen forest (including bamboo forest), clearings and scrub.

This bird seeks food both on the ground and in trees, and takes a very high percentage of animal prey from countless invertebrates, small reptiles, mammals and young birds and eggs. It will also take flesh from a... more »

Green Magpie
Bird

The green magpie is a member of the crow family, roughly about the size of the Eurasian jay or slightly smaller. It is a vivid green in colour, slightly lighter on the underside and has a thick black stripe from the bill to the nape. Compared to the other members of its genus, the white-tipped tail is quite long. This all contrasts vividly with the red fleshy eye rims, bill and legs. The wings are reddish maroon.

It is found from the lower Himalayas in north eastern India in a broad south easterly band down into central Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra and northwestern Borneo in evergreen forest (including bamboo forest), clearings and scrub.

This bird seeks food both on the ground and in trees, and takes a very high percentage of animal prey from countless invertebrates, small reptiles, mammals and young birds and eggs. It will also take flesh from a recently killed carcass.

The nest is built in trees, large shrubs and often in tangles of various climbing vines. There are usually 4–6 eggs laid.

The voice is quite varied but often a harsh peep-peep. It also frequently whistles and chatters.

Scientific name: Cissa chinensis
Rank: Species
Higher classification: Cissa___

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2015-06-05 20:27:24 (68 comments, 206 reshares, 2087 +1s)Open 

Lilac-breasted roller
Bird

The lilac-breasted roller is a member bird of the roller family of birds. It is widely distributed in sub-Saharan Africa and the southern Arabian Peninsula, preferring open woodland and savanna; it is largely absent from treeless places. Usually found alone or in pairs, it perches conspicuously at the tops of trees, poles or other high vantage points from where it can spot insects, lizards, scorpions, snails, small birds and rodents moving about at ground level. Nesting takes place in a natural hole in a tree where a clutch of 2–4 eggs is laid, and incubated by both parents, who are extremely aggressive in defence of their nest, taking on raptors and other birds. During the breeding season the male will rise to great heights, descending in swoops and dives, while uttering harsh, discordant cries.The sexes are alike in coloration. Juveniles do not have the longt... more »

Lilac-breasted roller
Bird

The lilac-breasted roller is a member bird of the roller family of birds. It is widely distributed in sub-Saharan Africa and the southern Arabian Peninsula, preferring open woodland and savanna; it is largely absent from treeless places. Usually found alone or in pairs, it perches conspicuously at the tops of trees, poles or other high vantage points from where it can spot insects, lizards, scorpions, snails, small birds and rodents moving about at ground level. Nesting takes place in a natural hole in a tree where a clutch of 2–4 eggs is laid, and incubated by both parents, who are extremely aggressive in defence of their nest, taking on raptors and other birds. During the breeding season the male will rise to great heights, descending in swoops and dives, while uttering harsh, discordant cries.The sexes are alike in coloration. Juveniles do not have the long tail feathers that adults do.This species is the national bird of Botswana and Kenya.

Scientific name: Coracias caudatus
Rank: Species
Higher classification: Coracias___

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2015-06-05 15:13:57 (16 comments, 36 reshares, 174 +1s)Open 

A  Rose For EVERYONE  ... I Just Wanna Say ☽☆♡✯ Good night my very special  G+ FRIENDS ✯♡☆☾  .... Hope this rose will  be exact for everybody...have a good day to all !!!  ZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzz!!!  sleeping time here . Good night!!! and God bless you all, * :* :*❤

A  Rose For EVERYONE  ... I Just Wanna Say ☽☆♡✯ Good night my very special  G+ FRIENDS ✯♡☆☾  .... Hope this rose will  be exact for everybody...have a good day to all !!!  ZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzz!!!  sleeping time here . Good night!!! and God bless you all, * :* :*❤___

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2015-06-04 19:57:18 (74 comments, 242 reshares, 2617 +1s)Open 

Ivory-billed woodpecker
Bird

The ivory-billed woodpecker is one of the largest woodpeckers in the world, at roughly 20 inches in length and 30 inches in wingspan. It was native to the virgin forests of the southeastern United States. (along with a separate subspecies native to Cuba). Due to habitat destruction, and to a lesser extent hunting, its numbers have dwindled to the point where it is uncertain whether any remain, though there have been reports that it has been seen again. Almost no forests today can maintain an ivory-billed woodpecker population.

Scientific name: Campephilus principalis
Rank: Species
Lower classifications: Cuban ivory-billed woodpecker
Higher classification: Campephilus

Ivory-billed woodpecker
Bird

The ivory-billed woodpecker is one of the largest woodpeckers in the world, at roughly 20 inches in length and 30 inches in wingspan. It was native to the virgin forests of the southeastern United States. (along with a separate subspecies native to Cuba). Due to habitat destruction, and to a lesser extent hunting, its numbers have dwindled to the point where it is uncertain whether any remain, though there have been reports that it has been seen again. Almost no forests today can maintain an ivory-billed woodpecker population.

Scientific name: Campephilus principalis
Rank: Species
Lower classifications: Cuban ivory-billed woodpecker
Higher classification: Campephilus___

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2015-06-03 21:54:10 (58 comments, 174 reshares, 1877 +1s)Open 

Indian roller
Bird

The Indian roller, is a member of the roller family of birds. They are found widely across tropical Asia stretching from Iraq eastward across the Indian Subcontinent to Indochina and are best known for the aerobatic displays of the male during the breeding season. They are very commonly seen perched along roadside trees and wires and are commonly seen in open grassland and scrub forest habitats. It is not migratory, but undertakes some seasonal movements. The largest populations of the species are within India, and Several states in India have chosen it as their state bird.

Scientific name: Coracias benghalensis
Rank: Species
Higher classification: Coracias

Indian roller
Bird

The Indian roller, is a member of the roller family of birds. They are found widely across tropical Asia stretching from Iraq eastward across the Indian Subcontinent to Indochina and are best known for the aerobatic displays of the male during the breeding season. They are very commonly seen perched along roadside trees and wires and are commonly seen in open grassland and scrub forest habitats. It is not migratory, but undertakes some seasonal movements. The largest populations of the species are within India, and Several states in India have chosen it as their state bird.

Scientific name: Coracias benghalensis
Rank: Species
Higher classification: Coracias___

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2015-06-03 21:19:31 (13 comments, 35 reshares, 354 +1s)Open 

Pharaoh Hound (up to $6,500 )
Dog breed

Expensive Dog Breeds. Despite its impressive name, the Pharaoh Hound is not an Egyptian dog breed. The national dog of Malta, the Pharaoh Hound has a lot going for him, starting with its very royal look, its athletic disposition, and its high intelligence. Plus, the Pharaoh Hound has something that makes him unique: their noses and ears can blush when they’re extremely happy or excited.

Pharaoh Hounds have very short, reddish coats and paw-pads, whiskers and noses that match that tone. While they can reach a weight of up to 55 lbs., many are smaller and slimmer. Females can be as short as 21 inches high, while males can reach a height of up to 25 inches. Stubborn and independent, these dogs can be a challenge to train, but they do well in competition obedience if you manage to crack their tough exterior.

Pharaoh Hound (up to $6,500 )
Dog breed

Expensive Dog Breeds. Despite its impressive name, the Pharaoh Hound is not an Egyptian dog breed. The national dog of Malta, the Pharaoh Hound has a lot going for him, starting with its very royal look, its athletic disposition, and its high intelligence. Plus, the Pharaoh Hound has something that makes him unique: their noses and ears can blush when they’re extremely happy or excited.

Pharaoh Hounds have very short, reddish coats and paw-pads, whiskers and noses that match that tone. While they can reach a weight of up to 55 lbs., many are smaller and slimmer. Females can be as short as 21 inches high, while males can reach a height of up to 25 inches. Stubborn and independent, these dogs can be a challenge to train, but they do well in competition obedience if you manage to crack their tough exterior.___

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2015-06-02 23:26:23 (111 comments, 344 reshares, 4049 +1s)Open 

Asian Golden Weaver Male
Bird

The Asian golden weaver (Ploceus hypoxanthus) is a species of bird in the Ploceidae family. It is found in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, swamps, and arable land. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Asian Golden Weaver Male
Bird

The Asian golden weaver (Ploceus hypoxanthus) is a species of bird in the Ploceidae family. It is found in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, swamps, and arable land. It is threatened by habitat loss.___

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2015-06-02 20:19:08 (32 comments, 45 reshares, 620 +1s)Open 

Dachshund
Dog Breed

The dachshund is a short-legged, long-bodied dog breed belonging to the hound family. The standard size dachshund was bred to scent, chase, and flush out badgers and other burrow-dwelling animals, while the miniature dachshund was developed to hunt smaller prey such as rabbits. In the American West they have also been used to hunt prairie dogs. Today, they are bred for conformation shows and as family pets. Some dachshunds participate in earthdog trials. According to the AKC, the dachshund continues to remain one of the top 10 dog breeds in the United States of America.

Hypoallergenic: No
Lifespan: 13 y
Mass: 7.3 – 15 kg (Standard Size)
Higher classification: Dog
Origin: Germany
Temperament: Lively, Playful, Devoted, Clever, Stubborn, Courageous

Dachshund
Dog Breed

The dachshund is a short-legged, long-bodied dog breed belonging to the hound family. The standard size dachshund was bred to scent, chase, and flush out badgers and other burrow-dwelling animals, while the miniature dachshund was developed to hunt smaller prey such as rabbits. In the American West they have also been used to hunt prairie dogs. Today, they are bred for conformation shows and as family pets. Some dachshunds participate in earthdog trials. According to the AKC, the dachshund continues to remain one of the top 10 dog breeds in the United States of America.

Hypoallergenic: No
Lifespan: 13 y
Mass: 7.3 – 15 kg (Standard Size)
Higher classification: Dog
Origin: Germany
Temperament: Lively, Playful, Devoted, Clever, Stubborn, Courageous___

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2015-06-02 02:06:57 (14 comments, 58 reshares, 579 +1s)Open 

Diederik cuckoo
Bird

The diederik cuckoo, formerly dideric cuckoo or didric cuckoo, and sometimes called Diederik's cuckoo, is a member of the cuckoo order of birds, the Cuculiformes, which also includes the roadrunners, the anis, and the hoatzin. 
Scientific name: Chrysococcyx caprius
Rank: Species
Higher classification: Chrysococcyx

Diederik cuckoo
Bird

The diederik cuckoo, formerly dideric cuckoo or didric cuckoo, and sometimes called Diederik's cuckoo, is a member of the cuckoo order of birds, the Cuculiformes, which also includes the roadrunners, the anis, and the hoatzin. 
Scientific name: Chrysococcyx caprius
Rank: Species
Higher classification: Chrysococcyx___

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2015-05-31 22:10:24 (5 comments, 45 reshares, 369 +1s)Open 

Beautiful Channel Billed Toucan with baby.

Beautiful Channel Billed Toucan with baby.___

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2015-05-31 11:54:27 (174 comments, 419 reshares, 4606 +1s)Open 

Painted bunting
Bird

The painted bunting is a species of bird in the Cardinal family, Cardinalidae, that is native to North America. 
Scientific name: Passerina ciris
Rank: Species
Lower classifications: Eastern Painted Bunting
Higher classification: Passerina

Painted bunting
Bird

The painted bunting is a species of bird in the Cardinal family, Cardinalidae, that is native to North America. 
Scientific name: Passerina ciris
Rank: Species
Lower classifications: Eastern Painted Bunting
Higher classification: Passerina___

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2015-05-20 19:59:08 (160 comments, 171 reshares, 3548 +1s)Open 

Yorkshire Terrier ♥
Dog Breed

The Yorkshire Terrier is a small dog breed of terrier type, developed in the 19th century in the county of Yorkshire, England, to catch rats in clothing mills, also used for rat-baiting. 
Hypoallergenic: Yes
Lifespan: 13 y (Adult)
Higher classification: Dog
Height: 17 cm (Adult, Male)
Origin: England
Temperament: B

Yorkshire Terrier ♥
Dog Breed

The Yorkshire Terrier is a small dog breed of terrier type, developed in the 19th century in the county of Yorkshire, England, to catch rats in clothing mills, also used for rat-baiting. 
Hypoallergenic: Yes
Lifespan: 13 y (Adult)
Higher classification: Dog
Height: 17 cm (Adult, Male)
Origin: England
Temperament: B___

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2015-05-19 19:12:44 (34 comments, 111 reshares, 833 +1s)Open 

Asian Paradise Flycatcher

The Asian paradise flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi) is a medium-sized passerine bird native to Asia. Males have elongated central tail feathers, and in some populations a black and rufous plumage while others have white plumage. Females are short-tailed with rufous wings and a black head. They feed on insects, which they capture in the air often below a densely canopied tree.

Asian Paradise Flycatcher

The Asian paradise flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi) is a medium-sized passerine bird native to Asia. Males have elongated central tail feathers, and in some populations a black and rufous plumage while others have white plumage. Females are short-tailed with rufous wings and a black head. They feed on insects, which they capture in the air often below a densely canopied tree.___

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2015-05-12 22:05:31 (35 comments, 89 reshares, 377 +1s)Open 

Snow Rose ...♡♥♡♥♡♥Love★it

Snow Rose ...♡♥♡♥♡♥Love★it___

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2015-05-12 20:28:15 (49 comments, 144 reshares, 1184 +1s)Open 

Tarsiers in Bohol, Philippines 

Endangered species. This is the smallest primates. Tarsiers are haplorrhine primates of the family Tarsiidae, which is itself the lone extant family within the infraorder Tarsiiformes. Although the group was once more widespread, all the species living today are found in the islands of Southeast Asia.

Tarsiers in Bohol, Philippines 

Endangered species. This is the smallest primates. Tarsiers are haplorrhine primates of the family Tarsiidae, which is itself the lone extant family within the infraorder Tarsiiformes. Although the group was once more widespread, all the species living today are found in the islands of Southeast Asia.___

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2015-05-03 21:26:12 (11 comments, 55 reshares, 388 +1s)Open 

Swallow’s Nest Castle, a symbol of Crimea (Ukraine), is one of the best-known romantic castles near Yalta.

Swallow’s Nest Castle, a symbol of Crimea (Ukraine), is one of the best-known romantic castles near Yalta.___

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2015-05-03 20:37:48 (8 comments, 120 reshares, 321 +1s)Open 

The rose represents beauty
The stem represents strength.
The petals are soft as skin.
The fragrance pure and sweet.
The leaves represent arms outstretched.
Always loving, always giving, each time you look at this rose, remember…
God made you special.💖

The rose represents beauty
The stem represents strength.
The petals are soft as skin.
The fragrance pure and sweet.
The leaves represent arms outstretched.
Always loving, always giving, each time you look at this rose, remember…
God made you special.💖___

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2015-05-02 20:39:52 (6 comments, 24 reshares, 329 +1s)Open 

SHELTIE, Blue merle

The Shetland Sheepdog, often known as the Sheltie, is a breed of herding dog. They are small to medium dogs, and come in a variety of colors, such as sable, tri-color, and blue merle. They are vocal, excitable, energetic dogs who are always willing to please and work hard. They are partly derived from dogs used in the Shetland Isles for herding and protecting sheep. The breed was formally recognized by The Kennel Club in 1909.

The Shetland Sheepdog's early history is not well known. Although of obscure origin, the sheltie is probably a descendant of small specimens of the Scottish Collie and the King Charles Spaniel. It was developed to tend the diminutive sheep of the Shetland Islands, whose rugged, stormy shores have produced other small-statured animals such as the Shetland pony. Today it is raised as a farm dog and family pet.They were originally a small... more »

SHELTIE, Blue merle

The Shetland Sheepdog, often known as the Sheltie, is a breed of herding dog. They are small to medium dogs, and come in a variety of colors, such as sable, tri-color, and blue merle. They are vocal, excitable, energetic dogs who are always willing to please and work hard. They are partly derived from dogs used in the Shetland Isles for herding and protecting sheep. The breed was formally recognized by The Kennel Club in 1909.

The Shetland Sheepdog's early history is not well known. Although of obscure origin, the sheltie is probably a descendant of small specimens of the Scottish Collie and the King Charles Spaniel. It was developed to tend the diminutive sheep of the Shetland Islands, whose rugged, stormy shores have produced other small-statured animals such as the Shetland pony. Today it is raised as a farm dog and family pet.They were originally a small mixed-breed dog, often 10–13 inches (250–330 mm) in height and it is thought that the original Shetland herding dogs were of Spitz type, and were crossed with collie-type sheepdogs from mainland Britain. In the early 20th century, James Loggie added a small Rough Collie to the breeding stock, and helped establish what would become the modern Shetland sheepdog. The original name of the breed was Shetland Collie, but this caused controversy among Rough Collie breeders at the time, so the breed's name was formally changed to Shetland Sheepdog___

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2015-04-21 23:10:28 (15 comments, 58 reshares, 348 +1s)Open 

Puya berteroniana Blooming Blue 

Strange Wonderful Things .Rare and exotic plants & seeds .From outer space - I mean Chile - comes the amazing, rare Bromeliad, the Blue Puya.  With its massive, 7 foot flower cluster, this is one of most outrageous plants anywhere.  The turquoise-blue color is very rare in the plant world, and it's even rarer to be combined with orange.The Blue Puya (P. berteroniana) is a terrestrial Bromeliad related to Pineapple.  The plant forms a rosette of silvery-green leaves about 3 feet long.  The leaves are spiny, so move carefully around the plant.  The flower stalks themselves are soft, and the flowers are silky-smooth.  These other-worldly blooms appear around May or June.  It is an unforgettable experience to stand next to one of these massive, blue stalks.  The blooms are pollinated by birds, which love to sit on the outward-pointing tips and drinkthe nect... more »

Puya berteroniana Blooming Blue 

Strange Wonderful Things .Rare and exotic plants & seeds .From outer space - I mean Chile - comes the amazing, rare Bromeliad, the Blue Puya.  With its massive, 7 foot flower cluster, this is one of most outrageous plants anywhere.  The turquoise-blue color is very rare in the plant world, and it's even rarer to be combined with orange.The Blue Puya (P. berteroniana) is a terrestrial Bromeliad related to Pineapple.  The plant forms a rosette of silvery-green leaves about 3 feet long.  The leaves are spiny, so move carefully around the plant.  The flower stalks themselves are soft, and the flowers are silky-smooth.  These other-worldly blooms appear around May or June.  It is an unforgettable experience to stand next to one of these massive, blue stalks.  The blooms are pollinated by birds, which love to sit on the outward-pointing tips and drink the nectar inside!  This species is rare, and if you can find it, it's sometimes a similar species, Puya alpestris, mislabeled as Puya berteroniana.  Alpestris is a smaller plant, with shorter, less impressive clusters.  This is the genuine Puya berteroniana.___

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2015-04-14 20:15:14 (22 comments, 77 reshares, 404 +1s)Open 

European goldfinch
Bird

The European goldfinch or goldfinch, is a small passerine bird in the finch family.

Scientific name: Carduelis carduelis
Higher classification: Carduelis
Rank: Species

European goldfinch
Bird

The European goldfinch or goldfinch, is a small passerine bird in the finch family.

Scientific name: Carduelis carduelis
Higher classification: Carduelis
Rank: Species___

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2015-04-14 19:45:53 (13 comments, 47 reshares, 568 +1s)Open 

Brassia (Spider Orchid) 

Brassia is a genus of orchids classified in the Oncidiinae subtribe. It is native to Mexico, Central America, the West Indies, and northern South America, with one species (B. caudata) extending into Florida.

Brassia species and its popular hybrids are common in cultivation, and are notable for the characteristic long and spreading tepals (in some clones longer than 50 cm), which lend them the common name "spider orchid".

Brassia (Spider Orchid) 

Brassia is a genus of orchids classified in the Oncidiinae subtribe. It is native to Mexico, Central America, the West Indies, and northern South America, with one species (B. caudata) extending into Florida.

Brassia species and its popular hybrids are common in cultivation, and are notable for the characteristic long and spreading tepals (in some clones longer than 50 cm), which lend them the common name "spider orchid".___

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2015-04-11 00:22:08 (9 comments, 91 reshares, 366 +1s)Open 

Beautiful  Colorful Hummingbird reflection

Beautiful  Colorful Hummingbird reflection___

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2015-04-10 17:00:03 (45 comments, 106 reshares, 723 +1s)Open 

Blue Vanda Orchid

Vanda is a genus in the orchid family (Orchidaceae) which, although not large (about fifty species), is one of the most important florally. This genus and its allies are considered to be the most highly evolved of all orchids within Orchidaceae. The genus is very highly prized in horticulture for its showy, fragrant, long lasting, and intensely colorful flowers. Vanda is widespread across East Asia, Southeast Asia, and New Guinea, with a few species extending into Queensland and some of the islands of the western Pacific.

Blue Vanda Orchid

Vanda is a genus in the orchid family (Orchidaceae) which, although not large (about fifty species), is one of the most important florally. This genus and its allies are considered to be the most highly evolved of all orchids within Orchidaceae. The genus is very highly prized in horticulture for its showy, fragrant, long lasting, and intensely colorful flowers. Vanda is widespread across East Asia, Southeast Asia, and New Guinea, with a few species extending into Queensland and some of the islands of the western Pacific.___

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2015-04-08 22:59:07 (44 comments, 100 reshares, 2194 +1s)Open 

Cavapoo
Dog Breed

Mix: ½ Cavalier King Charles Spaniel & ½ Poodle
Size: Up to 20 pounds, 11 – 15 inches tall
Coat: Coat is soft and can be wavy, or curly.  Coat colors can range from solid black, gold, white, chestnut and white, or tri-colour (black, white and tan).

Cavapoo
Dog Breed

Mix: ½ Cavalier King Charles Spaniel & ½ Poodle
Size: Up to 20 pounds, 11 – 15 inches tall
Coat: Coat is soft and can be wavy, or curly.  Coat colors can range from solid black, gold, white, chestnut and white, or tri-colour (black, white and tan).___

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2015-04-07 21:26:45 (84 comments, 175 reshares, 2593 +1s)Open 

Broadbill
Bird

The broadbills are a clade of small passerine birds, Eurylaimidae. The Smithornis and Pseudocalyptomena species occur in sub-Saharan Africa; the rest extend from the eastern Himalayas to Indonesia and the Philippines.

Broadbill
Bird

The broadbills are a clade of small passerine birds, Eurylaimidae. The Smithornis and Pseudocalyptomena species occur in sub-Saharan Africa; the rest extend from the eastern Himalayas to Indonesia and the Philippines.___

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2015-04-07 19:31:32 (17 comments, 90 reshares, 874 +1s)Open 

Cutie Baby English Bulldog
Dog Breed

The Bulldog is a medium-sized breed of dog commonly referred to as the English Bulldog or British Bulldog. Other Bulldog breeds include the American Bulldog, Old English Bulldog, Olde English Bulldogge, and the French Bulldog. The Bulldog is a muscular, heavy dog with a wrinkled face and a distinctive pushed-in nose The American Kennel Club (AKC), The Kennel Club (UK), and the United Kennel Club (UKC) oversee breeding standards. Bulldogs are the 5th most popular purebreed in the United States in 2013 according to the American Kennel Club.

Cutie Baby English Bulldog
Dog Breed

The Bulldog is a medium-sized breed of dog commonly referred to as the English Bulldog or British Bulldog. Other Bulldog breeds include the American Bulldog, Old English Bulldog, Olde English Bulldogge, and the French Bulldog. The Bulldog is a muscular, heavy dog with a wrinkled face and a distinctive pushed-in nose The American Kennel Club (AKC), The Kennel Club (UK), and the United Kennel Club (UKC) oversee breeding standards. Bulldogs are the 5th most popular purebreed in the United States in 2013 according to the American Kennel Club.___

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2015-04-07 06:29:29 (67 comments, 344 reshares, 3875 +1s)Open 

Western crowned  pigeon bird

The western crowned pigeon, also known as the common crowned pigeon or blue crowned pigeon is a large, blue-grey pigeon with blue lacy crests over the head and dark blue mask feathers around its eyes.

Western crowned  pigeon bird

The western crowned pigeon, also known as the common crowned pigeon or blue crowned pigeon is a large, blue-grey pigeon with blue lacy crests over the head and dark blue mask feathers around its eyes.___

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2015-04-06 00:49:25 (9 comments, 23 reshares, 413 +1s)Open 

♥  Red tricolor Australian shepherd puppy. ♥  # aussie
Dog breed

The Australian Shepherd, commonly known as the Aussie, is a medium size breed of dog that was developed on ranches in the western United States. Despite its name, the breed was not developed in Australia, but rather in the United States where they were seen in the West as early as the 1800s. The breed rose gradually in popularity with the boom of western riding after World War I. They became known to the general public through rodeos, horse shows, and Disney movies made for television.

For many years, Aussies have been valued by stockmen for their versatility and trainability. They have a similar look to the popular English Shepherd and Border Collie breeds. While they continue to work as stock dogs and compete in herding trials, the breed has earned recognition in other roles due to their trainability andeager... more »

♥  Red tricolor Australian shepherd puppy. ♥  # aussie
Dog breed

The Australian Shepherd, commonly known as the Aussie, is a medium size breed of dog that was developed on ranches in the western United States. Despite its name, the breed was not developed in Australia, but rather in the United States where they were seen in the West as early as the 1800s. The breed rose gradually in popularity with the boom of western riding after World War I. They became known to the general public through rodeos, horse shows, and Disney movies made for television.

For many years, Aussies have been valued by stockmen for their versatility and trainability. They have a similar look to the popular English Shepherd and Border Collie breeds. While they continue to work as stock dogs and compete in herding trials, the breed has earned recognition in other roles due to their trainability and eagerness to please and are highly regarded for their skills in obedience. Like all working breeds, the Aussie has considerable energy and drive and usually needs a job to do. It often excels at dog sports such as dog agility, flyball, and frisbee. They are also highly successful search and rescue dogs, disaster dogs, detection dogs, guide dogs, service dogs, and therapy dogs.___

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2015-04-05 22:46:18 (24 comments, 53 reshares, 376 +1s)Open 

Tree House

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Red-fan parrot

The red-fan parrot (Deroptyus accipitrinus), also known as the hawk-headed parrot, is an unusual New World parrot hailing from the Amazon Rainforest. It is the only member of the genus Deroptyus.

It dwells in Ecuador, Suriname, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, areas of northeast Peru, Venezuela, French Guiana and Guyana.

Red-fan parrot

The red-fan parrot (Deroptyus accipitrinus), also known as the hawk-headed parrot, is an unusual New World parrot hailing from the Amazon Rainforest. It is the only member of the genus Deroptyus.

It dwells in Ecuador, Suriname, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, areas of northeast Peru, Venezuela, French Guiana and Guyana.___

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