The Andean Mountain Cat
Scientific name: Leopardus jacobita (L. jacobita)
It is thought that fewer than 2500 of these cats still exist in the wild, classifying them as “Endangered”. The Andean Mountain Cat is found in the Andes mountains (as one can probably gather from the name) in South America, and is one of only 2 dozen small wild cat species in the world. Adults usually only grow to be about 12lbs and attain a length of 25 inches with a 48 inch tail!
Photograph by Dario Endara.
Taken in Croatia.
An excellent shot of some Parakeets. Budgies are often kept as pets, and are native to Australia, predominately in the drier parts of the outback.
Parakeets, Budgeriers, Keets, or Budgies, breed best in groups, but are usually fine breeding in pairs. Hearing other parakeets encourages a pair to breed, which is why breeding in groups is more successful. However, many breeders choose to breed in pairs because that way they know which parents produced any given offspring.
The Eurasian Eagle Owl
Scientific name: Bubo bubo (B. Bubo)
This species of owl can be found from Spain to the Pacific coast of China. A truly magnificent bird.