Friday, February 20, 2009

Beautiful Birds: Woodpeckers


The Golden-fronted Woodpecker is composed of four subspecies that differ in size, amount of barring on the tail, and the color of the nape (back side of the neck), nasal tufts, and belly. Whereas the nape of the form found in Texas and most of Mexico is yellow to orange, it is red on the Yucatan Peninsula and orange farther south. The four forms were formerly considered different species.

The Golden-fronted Woodpecker consumes about as much fruit and nuts as it does insects.

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Rules and regulations for Carnaval 2009

*Sunday and Monday, February 22nd and 23rd painting is permitted only on the beach side between the hours of 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

*Tuesday, February 24th painting is permitted only on the beach side between the hours of 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

*Comparsas (street dances) are permitted all over the streets of the town.

*Painters are asked to respect all people in uniform and all those not wanting to participate.

*All Traffic is requested to be respectful to the street dancers.

Enjoy a couple shots of the Comparsas and Painting fun had at last year's Carnaval! See you there!