Monday, 1 December 2014

Almond ie tarhamanteli of almond

Almond ie tarhamanteli of almond ( Prunus dulcis , the previous classification of Prunus amygdalus or Amygdalus communis ) is a small tree . Its fruit is a drupe , inside which the seed reminds nuts . Almonds also means that the seed.

The tree grows about 4-10 feet high, and its foliage may be the same width. 

Wild species of most forms of the seeds of bitter almonds and include toxic amygdalin , which produces hydrolysis of prussic acid . It has been cultivation varieties whose seeds have not amygdalin, in which case they are edible.
Stone fruits such as rose plants belonging to Prunus genus of tree fruits such as cherry , plum , peach , almond and apricot , as well as the same family of bird cherry "berry". At the same tribe within the Rubus genus plants such as raspberries , arctic bramble and the lacquer is one of many small increased drupe formed hedelmystö, multiple drupe. Drupe is a number of other tribes within the plants, such as olive and taateli .
Besides hydrocyanic acid is highly toxic, but the evaporation and thermal sensitivity of it accumulates in the heated and bitter for food produced from just a harmless amount. Instead, heated preparation of bitter almonds intake is very dangerous because of the hydrocyanic acid formed in the stomach. Adult serious poisonings are rare, but children may be at risk for small amounts of uncooked bitter almonds. Fatal prussic acid poisoning in a quantity adjusted for body weight is about 10 children and adults from 50 to 60 pounds per bitter almond, already one of the symptoms caused by the Bitter Almond kg body weight.
Amygdalin have a bitter taste and a toxic substance. It is easily decomposed by water, when one of its degradation products generated highly toxic hydrogen cyanide or prussic acid. It blocks cell respiration and in high doses cause immediate death in humans and other living. Hydrogen cyanide salts known as cyanides. Besides hydrocyanic acid, the name comes from the fact that the prussic acid to form iron with complex compounds that are colored blue.
Before the year 1959 on the variety name may be Latinized , but after laying must be contemporary language. If the variety is a multi- species hybrid or species is not known, write the variety name directly to the family after the name, such as Rosa 'FJ Grootendorst'. 

Thursday, 14 March 2013


Kukkia is a lake in Finland. It is a part of a chain of lakes that begins from the lakes Lummene, Vehkajärvi and Vesijako at the drainage divide between the Kokemäenjoki and Kymijoki basins and flows westwards from there through the Lake Kuohijärvi into Lake Kukkia. From Kukkia the chain of lakes drains into Lake Mallasvesi through the lakes Iso-Roine, Hauhonselkä and Ilmoilanselkä. The lake is part of the Kokemäenjoki basin and is located for the biggest part in the municipality of Pälkäne in the Pirkanmaa region and for a smaller part in the area of the city of Hämeenlinna in the Tavastia Proper region.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Bullock's Oriole

Physical description

Bullock's orioles are sexually dimorphic, with males being more brightly colored than females. In addition, adult males tend to be slightly larger and heavier than females. In general, adults range in mass from 29 to 43 grams. Adults have a pointed bill with a straight culmen. In adult males, the tail is long, square, and jet black. All exposed skin is black, as are the claws and bill, though the base of the lower mandible lightens to bluish-gray.

Adult males are characterized by strongly contrasting orange and black plumage, a black throat patch and a white wing bar. The underparts, breast, and face are orange or yellow; by contrast, the back, wings, and tail are black. A black line extends from each eye to the black crown.

The wing coverts (feathers not directly used in flight) are fringed white, forming a wing patch. Although the tail is mostly black, the outermost three or four retrices (flight feathers) are tipped orange, forming a T shape. Adult females, by contrast, have grey-brown upperparts, duller yellow on the breast and underparts, and an olive crown. Some females may also have a dark throat patch, similar (but less extensive) to the one found in adult males; in all cases females lack the black eye-line present in adult males. It is hypothesized that females with throat patches are older individuals.

Following the general pattern observed among icterids, the overall plumage pattern seen in immature male Bullock's orioles closely resembles that seen in adult females. Juveniles resemble adult females but have darker wings, fresh wing coverts, and a pink or whitish bill. Sexual dimorphism is not obvious in juveniles.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Intermediate Egret

The Intermediate Egret, Median Egret, or Yellow-billed Egret (Mesophoyx intermedia) is a medium-sized heron. It is a resident breeder from east Africa across tropical southern Asia to Australia. It often nests in colonies with other herons, usually on platforms of sticks in trees or shrubs. Two to five eggs are laid, the clutch size varying with region. This species, as its scientific name implies, is intermediate in size between the Great Egret and smaller white egrets like the Little Egret and Cattle Egret, though nearer to Little than Great. It is about 90 cm tall with all-white plumage, generally dark legs and a thickish yellow bill. Breeding birds may have a reddish or black bill, greenish yellow gape skin, loose filamentous plumes on their breast and back, and dull yellow or pink on their upper legs (regional variations). The sexes are similar.
Some taxonomists put this species in the genus Egretta or Ardea.

The Intermediate Egret stalks its prey methodically in shallow coastal or fresh water, including flooded fields. It eats fish, frogs, crustaceans and insects.