How Fast Is A Gyrfalcon? – Earth Unplugged

 

By: BBC Earth Unplugged

Originally published on Apr 19, 2017

First we raced a Peregrine falcon against a Red Bull downhill mountain bike champion! Now it’s the turn of Lloyd’s Gyrfalcon, how fast can this magnificent bird of prey chase the Bentley along the airstrip?! Maddie finds out first hand how incredibly fast the gyrfalcon can fly on the flat and catches up with bird handling legend Lloyd Buck who explains the gyrfalcon’s evolutionary adaptations.

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DANGEROUS Caiman Catch!

 

By: Brave Wilderness

Published on Mar 24, 2017

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On this episode of Breaking Trail, Coyote finally encounters and catches the one reptile that has eluded him for years, the Spectacled Caiman!

Related to Crocodiles and Alligators these smaller Crocodilians are notorious for their surprising strength and aggressive nature. Of course these attributes only added to Coyote’s fascination! Unfortunately when the moment finally arrived for the team’s muddy encounter things didn’t quite go according to plan…

Get ready to witness one Dangerous Caiman Catch!

Breaking Trail leaves the map behind and follows adventurer and animal expert Coyote Peterson and his crew as they encounter a variety of wildlife in the most amazing environments on the planet!

The Brave Wilderness Channel is your one stop connection to a wild world of adventure and amazing up close animal encounters!

Follow along with adventurer and animal expert Coyote Peterson and his crew as they lead you on three exciting expedition series – Emmy Award Winning Breaking Trail, Dragon Tails and Coyote’s Backyard – featuring everything from Grizzly Bears and Crocodiles to Rattlesnakes and Tarantulas…each episode offers an opportunity to learn something new.

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Giant Screaming Frog

 

By: Brave Wilderness

Published on Mar 17, 2017

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On this episode of Breaking Trail, Coyote finally catches the Frog that has eluded him for years, the enormous Smokey Jungle Frog!

In addition to being the largest frog species in Latin America these forest dwelling amphibians are also well known for their shrill alarm calls. Once captured by a predator these giants immediately begin to belt out high pitch alarm screams in an effort to startle their attacker just long enough to escape.

Will Coyote be able to hold onto this giant screaming frog?

Get ready to find out!

HUGE THANKS to Brian Kubicki for the epic drone footage and for hosting the crew at this location! To visit his amazing amphibian reserve check out his website for details – http://bit.ly/crfrogs

Breaking Trail leaves the map behind and follows adventurer and animal expert Coyote Peterson and his crew as they encounter a variety of wildlife in the most amazing environments on the planet!

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Sneaky Banana Boa!

 

By: Brave Wilderness

Originally published on Jan 17, 2017

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On this episode of Breaking Trail, Coyote finds a Banana Boa, the smallest Boa in all of Costa Rica!

Also known as the Bromeliad Boa, these Dwarf Boas are famous for their striking color patterns and their propensity to wind up in bunches of bananas. It goes without saying finding one of these in your grocery bag would be quite the surprise!

Get ready to meet one sneaky tropical snake!

Breaking Trail leaves the map behind and follows adventurer and animal expert Coyote Peterson and his crew as they encounter a variety of wildlife in the most amazing environments on the planet!

The Brave Wilderness Channel is your one stop connection to a wild world of adventure and amazing up close animal encounters!

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Flying Dragons Of The Jungle – Planet Earth II

 

By: BBC Earth

Originally published on Nov 16, 2016

Draco lizards have the amazing ability to be able to fly from tree to tree in search of food, a mate and to avoid predators.

This clip was taken from the third episode of Planet Earth II which focuses on jungles.

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The Donald Trump Caterpillar and Nature’s Masters of Disguise

 

By: It’s Okay To Be Smart

Originally published on Oct 3, 2016

They have some of the best caterpillars in Peru. The best.
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Special thanks to Andy Warren, David Pfennig, Alex Wild, and Gustavo Londoño for helpful discussions for this video!

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Cinerous mourner nest video courtesy of Dano Grayson: http://danograyson.com/
Cinerous mourner photos by Santiago David

References:
d’Horta, Fernando Mendonça, Guy M. Kirwan, and Dante Buzzetti. “Gaudy juvenile plumages of cinereous mourner (Laniocera hypopyrra) and Brazilian laniisoma (Laniisoma elegans).” The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 124.3 (2012): 429-435.

Forbes, Peter. Dazzled and deceived: mimicry and camouflage. Yale University Press, 2011. http://amzn.to/2dE444Z

Kikuchi, David W., and David W. Pfennig. “Predator cognition permits imperfect coral snake mimicry.” The American Naturalist 176.6 (2010): 830-834.

Londoño, Gustavo A., Duván A. García, and Manuel A. Sánchez Martínez. “Morphological and behavioral evidence of Batesian mimicry in nestlings of a lowland Amazonian bird.” The American Naturalist 185.1 (2015): 135-141.

Rabosky, Alison R. Davis, et al. “Coral snakes predict the evolution of mimicry across New World snakes.” Nature communications 7 (2016).

Savage, Jay M., and Joseph B. Slowinski. “The colouration of the venomous coral snakes (family Elapidae) and their mimics (families Aniliidae and Colubridae).” Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 45.3 (1992): 235-254.

Thompson, Martin J., and Martijn JTN Timmermans. “Characterising the phenotypic diversity of Papilio dardanus wing patterns using an extensive museum collection.” Plos one 9.5 (2014): e96815.

Wickler, Wolfgang. Mimicry in Plants and Animals: Trans. by RD Martin. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1968.

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