Animals and birds are the biggest wealth of the Earth. They have all the power to persuade you with their appearance and behavior, but also the power to properly scare you. Although South America doesn't have so many national animals, those native to this area are certainly special and specific.
Cute Representative of Argentina
Perhaps Argentina has no national animal on land, but when it comes to an airspace the place of honor belongs to the cute and gentle Rufous Hornero. This bird is characterized by simple and modest colors that will not fascinate you at first. However, if you look closely this unique being, your heart will thrill of grace.
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Love Without Borders Always Lasts Forever
When the couple of male and female meet and get in love, such love usually lasts a lifetime. Although they do not bond papers and verbal promises, something much stronger links them and makes them never separate. This is why every year they jointly raise their young. Their nests are very specific. Although sometimes Rufous Horneros use already existing structures that nature created or man made, they are real artists in building nests. They are very caring parents, and can serve as an example for all those who want to have children.
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Warm Colors and Recognizable Song
The reddish color of plumage is the main feature of this beauty, although it is in the overflow to brown. The very top of the bird's head is of a darker brown color, while the white part is placed under the neck. Males and females sing a similar song, but the sounds produced by males are much faster. What is also characteristic of this bird is that they are beating their wings while singing, so you can easily identify the kind of bird if you are a resident or guest of Argentina.
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Empire of Llama Cousins in Peru
A special feature by which Peru stands out from others is Vicugna. This specific kind of llamas, or maybe more correct its close relative, is precisely the country's national animal. Many consider it to be the ancestor of alpacas, although Vicugna always been regarded as wild animal for many years.
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Get in Line for a Beautiful Coat
If you manage to get yourself a coat or sweater made of wool from these animals, consider that you have a lot of luck. This wool is very expensive and sought, because one can get it rarely after a long period. Only every third year, the animals can give a wool to impatient people. However, another aggravating circumstance is that you have to catch your animal in the wild before you get what you want.
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The Recovery Was Successful
Many years ago Vicugnas were vulnerable and were in almost total extinction. However, thanks to the conscientious people with enough goodness and self-sacrifice, the population of these animals was restored. These animals are now safe and can again go ahead with a carefree life. Residents and visitors of Peru will continue to have the opportunity to sometimes see this beautiful creature in the wild.
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Different and Unique
If we ever talked about Columbia and their natural wealth, be sure that we have to mention an Andean Condor. This bird is their national animal and is a real unique realization of Mother Nature. His black feathers cover the entire body, and there are also specific white feathers that wrap the back part of the neck. It is impossible not to notice this combination. Specific head is characterized by strange folds and very strong beak. This bird is a beautiful when you see it from far away and the enormous threat when is nearby.
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They say that the wings of an albatross and pelicans are the largest in the world because they have the greatest wingspan. However, if we compare the wings of Andean Condor with other birds in accordance with the size of their bodies, such an attitude is in favor of the condor. In terms of his body, his wings are the largest in the world, and this bird has the wingspan of around 10 feet. This enables him to move rapidly through the air, but also to make nests on high rocks where his youngsters are safe.
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The Hunting Time
Although perhaps we are not thrilled with how some animals provide their food, we have to be aware that the laws of nature cannot be changed. An Andean Condor feeds mainly on corpses, and belongs to a group of vultures. Once there are not any corpses in their sights, it is not difficult for these birds to hunt down their victims and get some food thanks to extremely sharp claws and strength they possess. The life span of condors is very long, so they live a life which is an average of 70 years. Males are larger than females, and therefore stronger. These birds seem really impressive and they are a real challenge for the imaging and recording.
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