Tag Archives: Wildlife Videos

Views: Watching Gorillas In A Rwanda Rainforest

The African country of Rwanda, once better known for its horrifying history of genocide, is now gaining a reputation as one of Africa’s safest – and cleanest – countries. Join Youtuber @Dhruv Rathee and girlfriend Juli on a rain forest tour, where they spot a fascinating species – the gorilla!

California Views: Brown Pelicans At Rodeo Lagoon

“Sunday Morning” takes us among Brown Pelicans at California’s Rodeo Lagoon near Sausolito. Videographer: Lee McEachern.

The brown pelican is a bird of the pelican family, Pelecanidae, one of three species found in the Americas and one of two that feed by diving into water. 

Rodeo Lagoon is a coastal lagoon located in the Marin Headlands division of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which is in southern Marin County, California. This brackish water body is separated from the Pacific Ocean by a sand bar that forms Rodeo Beach. 

Nature Views: Sandhill Cranes In Lodi, California

“Sunday Morning” visits sandhill cranes dancing at dusk at the Woodbridge Ecological Reserve near Lodi, California. Videographer: Lee McEachern.

The sandhill crane is a species of large crane of North America and extreme northeastern Siberia. The common name of this bird refers to habitat like that at the Platte River, on the edge of Nebraska’s Sandhills on the American Plains.

Views: Two Andean Condors Released Back Into The Wild In Bolivia

The Andean condor is a South American bird in the New World vulture family Cathartidae and is the only member of the genus Vultur. Found in the Andes mountains and adjacent Pacific coasts of western South America, the Andean condor is the largest flying bird in the world by combined measurement of weight and wingspan. Two Andean condors were released back to the wild in the mountains of Bolivia after they were nursed back to health.

Views: Hawk-Eagles And Oriental Pied Hornbills Hunt Bats In Malaysia

Hawk-eagles and hornbills play to their unique strengths as they pluck bats mid-flight.

The oriental pied hornbill is an Indo-Malayan pied hornbill, a large canopy-dwelling bird belonging to the family Bucerotidae. Two other common names for this species are Sunda pied hornbill and Malaysian pied hornbill. The species is considered to be among the smallest and most common of the Asian hornbills.

Wildlife: Top ‘Hornet Moments’ (BBC Earth)

From overthrowing an empire to battling with bees, here are some of our most memorable hornet moments.

The Asian giant hornet, including the color form referred to as the Japanese giant hornet, is the world’s largest hornet. It is native to temperate and tropical East Asia, South Asia, Mainland Southeast Asia, and parts of the Russian Far East.

Views: Ecuador’s ‘Sword-Billed Hummingbirds’

The sword-billed hummingbird has exclusive access to food that other birds simply cannot reach, but having such a long bill does have its drawbacks.

The sword-billed hummingbird is a neotropical species of hummingbird from the Andean regions of South America. It is the sole member of the genus Ensifera and is characterized by its unusually long bill; it is the only bird to have a beak longer than the rest of its body. 

Views: Red-Tailed Hawk On The U.S.- Canada Border

A vole has made a fatal mistake and wandered into ‘The Slash’–the narrow cleared pathway that serves as a border to Canada. Out in the open, she’s easy to spot and a predator would need no second invitation.

The red-tailed hawk is a bird of prey that breeds throughout most of North America, from the interior of Alaska and northern Canada to as far south as Panama and the West Indies. It is one of the most common members within the genus of Buteo in North America or worldwide.