THE KILLER OF RIVERS

European Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis, Linnaeus 1758). As beautiful as fearsome, with iridescent blue plumage, this bird is actually the killer of rivers. His technique is simple and effective: it alights on a branch and carefully scrutinizes the water surface. Thanks to superfine view, it is able to polarize light without…

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A HUMP FOR “BOTTLE”

Dromedary (Camelus dromedarius, Linnaeus 1758) is an artiodactyl, family Camelids, widespread in Asia, North Africa and, for human intervention, even in Australia. Not to be confused with its closest relative, Camel (Camelus bactrianus, Linnaeus1758), who lives in the desert and steppe of Central Asia, between Anatolia and Mongolia. The Camel,…

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