Raccoons

Raccoon

Scientific name: Procyon lotor: The raccoon is the largest of the procyonid family, having a body length of 40 to 70 cm (16 to 28 in) and a body weight of 3.5 to 9 kg (8 to 20 lb). Its grayish coat mostly consists of dense underfur which insulates … Continue reading

Common Kestrel

Common Kestrel

Scientific name: Falco tinnunculus Height: 320mm to 390mm Geographical distribution: It is widespread in Europe, Asia, and Africa, as well as occasionally reaching the east coast of North America Habitat: The common kestrel readily adapts to human settlement, as long as sufficient swathes of vegetation are available, and … Continue reading

Burrowing Owl

Scientific name: Athene cunicularia Height: 200mm to 260mm Geographical distribution: northern, central and southern America Habitat: open grassland Diet: small birds; insects, especially large beetles and crickets; small rodents, for example, kangaroo rats and voles Status: locally threatened Here are the … Continue reading