Small white vulture, with a yellow to orange bare face and a thin yellow bill with sharp, curved black tip. Adult is almost entirely white, except for the flight feathers. Adult's white plumage is usually soiled to beige or brown color by sand or mud.
O arapaçu-de-cerrado (Lepidocolaptes angustirostris) é uma ave passeriforme da família Dendrocolaptidae. Recebe, também, os nomes populares de arapaçu-de-supercílio-branco, arapaçu-do-cerrado, cata-barata e cutia-de-pau. Seu nome científico significa: do (grego) lepis, lepidos = com escala, com marcações, com listas; e kolaptës = bicador; e do (latim) angustus = estreito; e rostris, rostrum = bicador, bico. ⇒ Ave bicadora com listas e bico estreito. Tem cerca de 20 centímetros. É inconfundível pelo branco muito vivo da faixa supra-ocular e das partes inferiores. Sua voz caracteriza-se por um chamado melodioso “djü-rüt” e por melancólicos tremulantes assobios, “drüiü”.
This is not the largest Bunya cone I've ever seen but it could still make a mighty mess of things. I would estimate it weighs approximately 4-5 kgs, but some specimens have been recorded as weighing as much as 10 kgs and are about the same size as a soccer ball. This cone has just fallen from the tree into the drop zone, an area where it's advised not to linger nor to park your car; they are incredibly solid and very sharp. It has fallen from a height in excess of 20 m onto grass, but even had it fallen onto solid concrete it would not break open or barely scratch the surface. To give this cone a sense of scale, I have used one of my cats and a large lemon for comparison. Information on the tree itself can be found at one of my previous spottings - http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/237...
For the developers at New York start-up Networked Organisms, smartphones are the butterfly nets of the 21st Century. Their tool, Project Noah, lets people upload photos of plants and wildlife around them, creating a map of the natural world and contributing to scientific research in the process.
Bespectacled scientists of yore would carry around hefty field guides, made up of hundreds of pages of text and photos. But these days, smartphone owners have a lighter option: an app called Project Noah, which aims to help people identify plants and animals as well as collect data from "citizen scientists" about where certain species are located.
Project Noah enables us to be part of a more focused online community where we can learn more about wildlife around us and contribute to scientific research. It pulls participants into deeper, more meaningful engagement by enabling people to go on “missions” to collectively map changes based on sightings.
A modern invention that may also hold the key to saving species in the future. Project Noah is a global study that encourages nature lovers to document the wildlife they encounter, using a purpose built phone app and web community. In addition to the virtual "collection" of species, Project Noah encourages citizen science by linking up with existing surveys including the International Spider Survey and the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network.