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Yellow is for Pineapple fish

by Ella Whitehead

Discovering the world's perfectly yellow animals

THE WORLD OF WEIRD ANIMALS

Yellow is for the Pineapplefish

The Pineapple Fish is a small black and yellow fish. Due to the size, this fish can have many of its species living in one cave. In these coasts the Pineapple Fish lives in rocky caves or reefs. In the ocean the sea creature lives 20-656 ft down. Since that is where divers can go, many Pineapple fish get caught in nets and are taken to an aquarium. This fish is also known as the knightfish or the coat-of-mail fish. 



“Cut, Cut Scales”

The Pineapple Fish has quite interesting scales. You’d think “oh the scales are so pretty!”, but really there is something interesting and scary. This sea creatures scales are so sharp! The scales have little spikes that the pineapple fish uses when it thinks its in trouble, or being harmed. It can be very harmful to other sea creatures and humans.

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Name

Pineapple Fish

Species name 

Cleidopus Gloriamaris

Size

25 cm long, 55g

Diet  

Fish and shrimp

Habitat  

Australia, in rock caves and reefs

Predators and threats

Octopuses and Reef Sharks






Yellow is for swallowtail butterfly


The Swallowtail Butterfly is a very large insect, about the size of half of a pencil! This butterfly is so enormous due to its body and wingspan. To be exact the wingspan is 2.6-3.4 inches long. Any other insect should watch their wings when flying. If you saw one you’d be blown away like a kite lost from a hand.



“Fly with me”

Butterflies usually  just have wings but this butterfly has a tail on its wing! The Swallowtail butterfly is born with the tail. The tail is only out when the butterfly is flying or resting. The tail is located on the on the very end of the wings. So it’s really cool to see the tail close up.


  Name

  Swallowtail Butterfly

  Species name: 

Papilionoidea

  Size and weight

  3.5”-5.5” , 0.3g

  Diet

  Garden plants, nectar, mud, manure

  Habitat

  Lives in every continent but Antartica

  Predators and threats

parasitoids (tiny insects.)



Yellow is for Golden Poison Frog


The Golden Poison Frog is one of the most dangerous amphibians out there. The frog is also very easy to spot because of its bright yellow color. It turns bright because it’s a warning that the predators shouldn’t come near them. These frogs are almost extinct due to the rainforests being cut down, so less people are getting bitten. Besides that when you see a bright colored frog it’s good to STAY AWAY.

 

“Toxic time”

The Golden Poison Frog is very toxic. It is covered in alkaloid toxin, one of the most dangerous. The Golden Poison Frogs poison can kill over 10 people. The frogs poison can kill off predators or anything trying to harm it. The poison is located on the frog’s vivid yellow skin. This poison is one of the most dangerous. 



Name

Golden Poison Frog

Species name

Phyllobates Terribilis

Size

47 to 55mm, 28g

Diet

Insects

Habitat

Columbia in 

the  rainforest  

Predators and threats

The Water Snake

Yellow is for The American Warbler

America has many Yellow Warblers. To be exact there are about  90 million yellow warblers found around America and Canada. WOW, that’s a lot of Yellow warblers. When the male and female mate, the females lay 4-5 eggs. Since the Yellow Warbler lays so many eggs even more Yellow Warblers will be born.

“MUSIC!”

The Yellow Warbler bird call is so fascinating. This Bird likes to sing its songs from high perches. They sing in spring and usually on hot summer mornings. If you listen to the sound you will hear that the male will sing a beautiful sound and the female will respond with a “chip!” But when it comes to territorial defense both sexes make a high pitched hissing sound.

Name:

The Yellow Warbler

Species Name:

Setophaga Petechia

Size:

10-18 centimeters, 7-25g

Diet

Insects and different types of berries

Habitat

South and North America

Predators and threats

Garter snakes, Red squirrels, Crows, Raccoons, Weasels

Yellow is for Yellow Sac Spider

The Yellow Sac Spider is a very sneaky insect. They are attracted to the smell of gasoline, so check that you don’t have a gas leak. When you see one it’s a good idea to kill it or take it out of your house. If you happen to get bitten put some ice on it to numb the pain, then go to the doctor. Check your house to make sure you don’t have any Yellow Sac Spiders.

“Jump, Jump Venom”

The Yellow Sac Spider is venomous and poisonous. This spider is most likely to be seen in a house, on the floor or a wall. If you try to kill one it will give you a venomous and poisonous bite. If you get  bitten stay calm the bite is not as bad as you think. At first you will have some pain but as you get better you will feel nothing. So stay away!



Name

The Yellow Sac Spider

Species name

Cheiracanthium

Size

¼ of an inch, 0.5-1g

Diet

Insects or any insect egg.

Habitat

North America

Predators and threats

Nothing because of its venom and poison




Yellow is for The Lutino Cockatiel

The Lutino Cockatiel is one of the most physical and popular Cockatiels. It can talk to you! It can ask questions or just have a regular conversation. It can also sing and dance! It is a very talented bird to see and talk to.

“Dancing Queen”

The Lutino Cockatiel can DANCE! Why? It dances to attract all the females so they will mate. What dance moves do they make? They shake their heads and  make heart shapes with their wings.



Name

The Lutino Cockatiel

Species Name

Nymphicus Hollandicus

Size

12 inches, 75-125 g

Diet

Seeds and nuts

Habitat

United States

Predators and threats

Nothing because they can camouflage

Yellow is for The Saffron Finch

The Saffron Finch has a very cool winter system. In the winter the birds live in flocks. Which means they don’t migrate. Since they don’t fly during winter they look on the floor for food. After no migrating the spring comes and the birds pair off to mate. 

“Graceful songs”

The Saffron finch’s song is so beautiful. If you listen to a video you will hear that the song goes from high to low. But you can also notice that the songs it sings are repetitive. Sometimes the finch like to pause in the middle of singing and takes a break. Its song is a tweet to listen to. 



Name

The Saffron Finch

Species name

Sicalis Flaveola

Size

5.5 in to 6in, 20-22 g

Diet

Little insects and seeds

Habitat

Semi open areas in the lowlands

outside of the Amazon Basin in South America

Predators and threats

Snakes, cats, and Raptors



Yellow is for The Eyelash Viper

The Eyelash Viper is a very tiny, beautiful snake. Even if it’s tiny it stands out because of its appearance. It is called the Eyelash Viper because on top of its eyes there are scales that look like eyelashes. You’d think the “eyelashes” are spikes but really they are harmless scales. If you were to ever run into a Eyelash viper you would definitely see all its features.



“Slither, slither bite!”

The viper’s venom is deadly and dangerous. If you get bitten by The Eyelash Viper, the venom can kill you within minutes. Since the Eyelash Viper is arboreal it only bites at a humans head, fingers, or face. They bite with extremely large fangs on the upper jaw. The bite can cause severe pain, bruising, and swelling.




Name

The Eyelash Viper

Species name

Bothriechis  Schlegelii
Size

55-82 cm, 6.6 pounds

Diet

Birds, Nestlings, Lizards, Frogs

Habitat

South and Central America

Predators and threats

Hedgehogs, Badgers, Foxes, 

other Snakes, Fishes, and Birds of prey



Yellow is for The Yellow Tang

The Yellow Tang is one of the most popular fish, especially because of its body! The tangs body is remarkable. The body type is amazing because the fins are thin but the scales are very thick. But if they are feeling in danger the fins get bigger and so does the sea creature. But it wouldn’t be easy for a predator to get to them because the move around a lot.



“Camo clothes”

The Yellow Tang has quite interesting scales and fins. What's interesting about them is that they camouflage. At night when predators come out to eat the yellow tang, it camouflages itself to a darker color so it can't be seen. Then in the morning, it turns back into a bright yellow.

Name

The Yellow Tang

Species name

Zebrasoma Flavescens

Size

20 cm, 2-3 pounds

Diet, 

Algae, and other marine plant material

Habitat

Mediterranean Sea

Predators and threats

Crabs and Octopi

Yellow is for Yellow-Rumped Cacique

The Yellow-rumped Cacique is a very attractive bird. The Yellow-rumped Cacique is also very social, so the colonies breed up to 2-250 nests a year. When the Yellow-rumped caciques mate they make a great team. When they mate the male gets highly protective. When the female builds the nest they usually build it close to a wasp nest to tell mammals stay away.



“Yell, Scream, sing”

The Yellow-rumped Cacique has a beautiful song. It makes all sorts of sounds when its singing. It can sing nicely then all of a sudden it will screech and make many sounds. The sounds it will make will be like a dog whining, a kid screaming, and then a regular bird sound. This bird song is so interesting.

Name

The Yellow-rumped Cacique

Species name;

Cacicus Cela

Size

12 in., 60-104g

Diet

Insects, fruit, and nectar

Habitat

South America, in open woodlands with large trees

Predators and threats

Goshawks, sparrowhawks, and falcons

  • Migrate: Move from one place to another according to the seasons

Arboreal: Living in the forest; nature

Camouflage: Blending into something; where you can't be seen

Social: Like to be involved; wants to be part of everything

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