One-Word-Sunday-Small-Smaller-Smallest

~~~~~

~~~~~

Some

Small, Smaller, Smallest fauna

from Africa.

The Masked Weaver, 11–14.5 cm (4.3–5.7 in) long,

which makes it nearly the same length

as the Scrub Robin.

However, at 35 grams, the Weaver weighs

nearly twice as much.

The Scrub Robin is roughly the same length

as the Weaver, however, at just 17–23 grams

it is the Roboin is the smaller of the two.

The of my images today is the Dung Beetle,

which varies in size from 5mm to 30mm,

or about 0.2 to 1.2 inches.

  Some dung beetles can bury dung 250 times

their own mass in one night.

~~~~~

One Word Sunday Challenge:...Small, Smaller Smallest

 

 

 

Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk197-Fathers

~~~~~~~

 

  The male Southern Masked Weaver

builds a nest for its beloved. 

He pays attention to details because

his future bride will pull it to pieces

if the nest is not up to her standard. 

Future father weaver commences all over again.  

Father lion allowed his wives and children

to rest on the other side of the road. 

Apparently this is an unusual sight,

seeing the male and female ostrich together. 

Less than 10 percent of nests survive

the 9 weeks of laying and incubation. 

Of those that do survive only fifteen percent

of chicks survive to one year of age.

However, if an ostrich can survive to adulthood,

they are expected to live 40-45 years in the wild

and over 60 years in captivity.

~~~~~

Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk197-Fathers