Love the diversity among different animals species!
The Black Vulture's (Coragyps atratus) range extends from the southern United States south to central Chile and Argentina. Vultures as carrion eaters fill an important ecological niche. I don't believe we would be very happy in a world without them. Taken on Loop Road, Dade County, Florida, USA.
Red-breasted or Green-billed Toucan - Atlantic forest of eastern and southern Brazil, eastern Paraguay and extreme northeastern Argentina. Its range is the southernmost of all toucans. Toucans eat mostly fruit therefore filling an ecological niche in that they aid in the dispersal of seed. Additionally, they will prey on insects, small reptiles and raid nests of other birds in order to add necessary protein to th...
September 10, 2016, Botanical Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa. The Southern Double-collared Sunbird (Cinnyris chalybeus), also called the Lesser Double-collared Sunbird is endemic to South Africa. Sunbirds belong to the Nectariniidae family because like hummingbirds they feed on the nectar of flowers. There are no hummingbirds in Africa but these warbler-like birds with curved beaks fill the same ecological niche.
Souza et al. investigate the role of Pleistocene climate changes in driving the geographic distribution and genetic diversity of Dimorphandra mollis a tree species endemic to the Cerrado the largest Neotropical savanna and a biodiversity hotspot. Statistical phylogeography coalescent analyses and ecological niche modelling (ENM) revealed an extensive site of historical refugium across Central Brazil. A spatial cline of genetic diversity decreasing outwards from the centre of this…
"Faith thrives in the ecological niche between experience and expectation." Key quote from my book "Reaching for Healing".