The Quest for the Tree Kangaroo: An Expedition to the Cloud by Sy Montgomery

By Sy Montgomery

It appears like a endure, yet isn’t one. It climbs bushes as simply as a monkey— yet isn’t a monkey, both. It has a stomach pocket like a kangaroo, yet what’s a kangaroo doing up a tree? Meet the fantastic Matschie’s tree kangaroo, who makes its domestic within the old timber of Papua New Guinea’s cloud wooded area. And meet the fantastic scientists who tune those elusive animals.

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This and young spend the rest of form is generally found the year at sea. in the Pacific Ocean. Migrant 17–20 ½ in (43–52 cm) 20–23 oz (575–650 g) No nest; single egg laid on rock or grass, on exposed ledges, cliff slopes 1 egg; 1 brood Least Concern Flocks/colonies ALBATROSSES, PETRELS, AND SHEARWATERS | PROCELLARIIDAE Land predator Feeding on land as well as at sea, the southern giant petrel has two color forms. The more common form has mottled gray plumage. 8–5 kg) Shallow depression in ground, bordered with stone and dry vegetation 1 egg; 1 brood Least Concern Colonies 59 tubular nostrils Macronectes giganteus SOUTHERN GIANT PETREL Large and aggressive, the southern giant petrel is a highly opportunistic seabird with a lifestyle that is partly predatory and partly scavenging.

The sitting bird guides its partner by making a strange wailing sound—even if thousands of birds may be calling, each one manages to find its mate. It takes 10 weeks for the chick to fledge, nourished by supplies of regurgitated oily food. Once the chicks can fly, the birds migrate south until the following year. 62 GREBES Relatively few in terms of species, grebes are highly distinctive, fish-eating birds found all over the world. Propelled by their toes and waterproofed by lustrous feathers, they are widespread inhabitants of calm lakes and waterways.

SIMILAR SPECIES ash-gray upperparts Gray-headed albatross Black bill with yellow ridges; white crescent behind eye gray-black upperparts Laysan albatross Black patch around eye; pink bill with dark tip Thalassarche melanophris BLACK-BROWED ALBATROSS Named for its charcoal-colored “eyebrows,” the black-browed albatross is an inhabitant of the southern oceans, soaring over windswept seas as far south as Antarctica. 142). However, unlike a gull, this albatross spends most of its time on the wing, often roaming hundreds of miles from the coast in search of food.

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