The new koalazf website

My website is back with a more specific theme, focusing on the photography of animals and wildlife.

The site will have two main objectives:

* pictures exhibition;

* promotion of privileged sites for observation of animals & wildlife.

Initially the sites to be highlighted will be the ones where I’ve been recently but in the future I would like to have the participation of others photographers.  Amateurs or professionals.

Soon I will talk about several places in Portugal where I was and where I took many photos. Some of them are already identified in my website.

Stay cool!

Koalazf

Stork (cegonha)

Scientific name: Ciconia ciconia

Lagoa dos Salgados (Algarve – Portugal)

Cegonha – Lagoa dos Salgados

Storks are large, long-legged, long-necked wading birds with long stout bills, belonging to the family Ciconiidae.

They are the only family in the biological order Ciconiiformes, which was once much larger and held a number of families.

As cegonhas (Ciconia ciconia.) são aves migrantes da família Ciconiidae. As cegonhas têm cerca de 1 metro de altura e 3 kg de peso. O seu habitat é variado e a alimentação inclui pequenos vertebrados. São animais migratórios e monogâmicos. As cegonhas não têm faringe e por isso não emitem sons vocais, emitem sons batendo com os bicos, actividade a que se dá o nome de gloterar.

Crow (corvo)

Scientific name: Corvus corax

St James’s Park (London).

Corvo – St James’s Park (Londres).

The true crows are large passerine birds that form the genus Corvus in the family Corvidae. Ranging in size from the relatively small pigeon-sized jackdaws (Eurasian and Daurian) to the Common Raven of the Holarctic region and Thick-billed Raven of the highlands of Ethiopia, the 40 or so members of this genus occur on all temperate continents (except South America) and several offshore and oceanic islands (including Hawaii).

In the United States and Canada, the word “crow” is used to refer to the American Crow. The crow is a year round species. The crow genus makes up a third of the species in the Corvidae family. Other corvids include rooks and jays. Crows appear to have evolved in Asia from the corvid stock, which had evolved in Australia. A group of crows is called a “murder”.

O corvo é uma ave da família Corvidae, representantes de maiores dimensões da Ordem passeriformes. Possuem ampla distribuição geográfica nas zonas temperadas de todos os continentes, vivendo em bandos com estrutura hierárquica bem definida e formam, geralmente, casais monogâmicos. Sua alimentação é omnívora e inclui pequenos invertebrados, sementes e frutos; podem ser também necrófagos. Tais aves surgiram na Ásia, mas todos os continentes temperados e várias ilhas (como o Havaí) tem representantes de 40 ou mais membros do genêro. Na mitologia, os corvos são vistos geralmente como portadores de maus presságios, devido à sua plumagem negra e hábitos necrófagos.