Each animal species‘ unique hue is a gift from nature. Others utilize it to attract mates, while some use it to hide from predators. We want to present you some members of the “green family” in this collection because their green coloring makes it easier for them to blend in with their surroundings foliage.
GREAT GREEN MACAW
The great green macaw, or Ara ambiguus, is a Central and South American parrot that can be found in Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, and Ecuador. It is sometimes known as Buffon’s macaw or the large military macaw. There are two allopatric subspecies recognized; Ara ambiguus ssp. Guayaquilensis appears to be restricted to dry forest remnants on the southern Pacific coast of Ecuador, while Ara ambiguous ssp. ambiguus, the type subspecies, occurs from Honduras to Colombia. The almond tree, Dipteryx oleifera, is typically linked with the nominate subspecies in Costa Rica, which dwells in the canopy of moist tropical forests.
EMERALD GREEN TREE BOA
Non-venomous tree boas are a species of snake native to South America. They stand out among South American snakes due to their vivid coloring and markings. Before turning emerald green, juveniles can be any shade of light to dark orange or brick red (usually after 9 to 12 months of age). The length of an adult Emerald green tree boa reaches around 6 feet (1.8 meters). They have highly developed front teeth that are proportionately bigger than those of any other non-venomous snake.
WESTERN GREEN MAMBA
The Western green mamba is a timid snake with a high level of venom. American herpetologist Edward Hallowell initially described this species in 1844. It is a quick-moving snake that primarily inhabits the tropical coastal thickets of western Africa. Western green mambas are regarded as not being very aggressive snakes, however some claim they are quite nervous and prone to attack fiercely when trapped. When compared to certain other animals present in the area, conflict with humans is negligible. Western green mamba bites on humans are relatively rare, although they do have a significant death rate.
Meet Myanmar’s national bird. The green peafowl is possibly the longest existing wild bird and one of the largest living galliforms in terms of size overall. The tail coverts (or “trains”) of the males, which measure 1.4-1.6 m (4 ft 7 in. – 5 ft 3 in.), add up to a total length of 1.8-3 m (5 ft 11 in. – 9 ft 10 in. Particularly in the wild, the Green peafowl sexes look remarkably similar to one another. They are ground-nesting woodland birds with the ability to fly for extended periods of time. Green peafowl are frequently seen flying, and their average wingspan is roughly 1.2 m (3 ft 11 in).
LONG-NOSED WHIP SNAKE
A poisonous tree snake from Sri Lanka is called a long-nosed whip snake. It is a slow-moving species that spends its entire existence in trees and hides among the greenery by disguising itself as vines. It is the only species of snake that can successfully seek prey using binocular vision and horizontal pupils.
These extraordinarily green tiny birds are found only in the evergreen woods of Asia. They sit silently inside the canopy or just below, are sometimes ignored due to their beautiful green plumage, and if disturbed, immediately move to a different spot. Green broadbills have great camouflage due to their coloring. They mostly consume soft figs, which they also help disperse across the forest floor.
WHITE-LIPPED PIT VIPER
The snake species known as the White-lipped Tree Viper is poisonous. It lives in Southeast Asia and spends the majority of its time in trees, where it patiently awaits passing prey. Like the majority of snakes, pit vipers normally avoid conflict and only strike when cornered or threatened.
Originally from Africa and the Indian Subcontinent, rose-ringed parakeets are now widespread throughout the world. This occurred as a result of feral populations that have spread throughout many other nations and are also being bred for the exotic pet trade. In the wild, this species’ males and females both have a striking green hue. Females and young birds of both sexes either do not display neck rings or have shadow-like pale to dark grey neck rings, while adult males have red and black neck rings.
BAMBOO PIT VIPER
A poisonous snake called the Bamboo pit viper can be found in Indian woods. Its heat-sensing pit organ, which is present on both sides of the head between the eye and the nostril, distinguishes it from other snake species. The external openings of a pair of incredibly sensitive infrared-detecting organs, known as loreal pits, serve as the snakes’ sixth sense, allowing them to locate and possibly even gauge the size of the small, warm-blooded food they feed on. When they detect danger, bamboo pit vipers become aggressive and do not think twice before biting. They hunt at night.
The Military Macaw is so named because of its primarily green plumage, which resembles a uniform worn by soldiers in parades. These birds can live for 50 to 60 years in the wild and are seen in big flocks. They make a lot of noise and are frequently audible before they are seen. Military macaws frequently visit mounds of clay known as “macaw licks” that are situated by riverbanks or even deep within the Amazon rainforest. The poisons in the seeds and vegetation of the rest of their diet are cleansed by these clay deposits. It is also believed that the clay gives the macaws nutritional salt that is absent from their typical diet.
GREEN TREE PYTHON
The females of this species are a little bit bigger and heavier than the males, and they can grow to a total length of 2 m (6.6 ft) in this bright green snake. The Green Tree Python typically inhabits trees and hunts and consumes tiny reptiles and mammals. It is a well-liked pet, and Indonesian-based large-scale green tree python smuggling has had a negative impact on the species’ wild population numbers.
American anoles are tiny lizards that live in trees. However, they are not true chameleons and are very closely related to iguanas. They are noted for their ability to change their color to a variety of colours from brown to green. Green anoles’ color varies according to their mood, amount of stress, level of activity, and as a social signal (for instance, exhibiting dominance). The skin directly behind the lizard’s eyes may turn black when it is under stress, such as during a battle, deviating from the rest of the animal’s colour and generating “postocular spots.”
GREEN VINE SNAKE
Native to northern South America and Central America, this slim green colubrid snake. Its body is barely 2 cm thick (0.79 in) and can grow to a maximum length of 1.5–2 m (59–79 in). This snake’s long, green tongue is used to glide up and down while remaining outside the mouth. Green vine snakes are thought to travel incredibly swiftly through trees and brush, using their tongues as sights much like a cat uses its whiskers.
Birds of tropical woods and mangroves, yellow-crowned amazons can be found outside of the Amazon jungle. They frequently congregate in bigger groups near clay licks and reside in pairs or small flocks. In addition to fruits, nuts, and berries, Yellow-crowned Amazons enjoy maize and flower buds. Additionally, diets high in salt and sugar can be harmful to them.
SMOOTH GREEN SNAKE
The silky dorsal scales of this little, delicate snake give it its popular name. The smooth green snake is a non-venomous, non-aggressive snake found in North America. It rarely bites and typically runs away when threatened. Young Smooth green snakes have a distinct dorsal colour at birth than they do as adults. They can be brown, blue-gray, or even olive green at first, but after they shed their skin for the first time, they turn bright green. By the way, another intriguing feature of smooth green snakes is that they frequently bob their heads to simulate wind-blown grass.
Asia is the home of these slim, brightly colored birds. They frequently roost communally in huge numbers and are typically observed in tiny groups. They enjoy cuddling up next to one another on wires in the mornings, sometimes with their bills tucked neatly behind their backs. Green bee-eaters mostly consume bees, wasps, and ants, which they swoop down on from an open perch to capture in the air. These shrewd birds repeatedly beat their prey on the perch to remove stings and crack its exoskeleton before consuming it.
CHINESE WATER DRAGON
These lizards can be any shade of green, from dark to light, or even purple with an orange tummy. The pineal eye, also known as the parietal eye or, more commonly, the third eye, is a tiny, iridescent, photosensitive spot found between the eyes of Chinese water dragons. It is believed to help thermoregulate their bodies by detecting changes in light to aid in basking and seeking shelter after dusk. The parietal eye’s ability to distinguish between variations in light can also assist lizards escape being eaten by birds and other aerial predators. It can also wake them up from deep slumber in response to even the slightest variations in light from above.